Honoured to be included on this podcast – Sweet Sorrow
As presenter, Rebekkah Hilgraves, says herself –
” Perhaps the world has always been ruled by madness where humans are concerned. There have been times of relative peace, but there is always conflict somewhere in the world. In the US, the madness seems to be spinning out of control as madmen infiltrate all levels of government and law enforcement.
The events of the past week dominate the news. Protests, counter-protests, terrorist actions and calls for the death of any who oppose this madness — and actual loss of life — are bitter and disheartening to those who fought to bring inclusion and awareness to this culture.
We face a new civil war, and the threat of a new world war hangs over our head as the current occupant of the White House continues his childish antics on the world stage.
Today’s program, called “Sweet Sorrow”, was originally about partings, but it felt important to expand that to include statements from artists about what’s happening in the world. So while goodbyes are certainly still a key component of the program, they’re placed in the context of both resistance…
Resist oppression and terrorism.
Work for peace.
Most of all, do not mistake peace for complacency.”
Here is the video I created for Lament.
The piece is about the pain of grief and I wrote this track not long after the death of my Father. I thought for a long time about how to represent the music as it is not easy listening.
On finding Leonardo Da Vinci’s’ drawing of a ‘Female Head’, I thought the serene look on her face also held an inner grief and by fading it to white I tried to represent how with the death of someone close , the grief can erase a part of you.
This track is from the first SOUNDICIAN cd – SOUNDICIAN (2000)