Seven Testimonies (2009)
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Instrumentation: tenor, electric guitar, electric bass, synthesizer, drums and real time digital signal processing
Duration: 13 minutes
Text: Nick Flynn
World Premiere: February 17, 2010, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Joey Wilgenbusch, voice; Alex Kurland, drums; Jent LaPalm, bass; Michael Harlen, guitar; Andrew Struck-Marcell, keyboard; Guy Barash, live electronics
Other Performances: May 21, 2010, The Tank, NYC
Joey Wilgenbusch, voice; Alex Kurland, drums; Jent LaPalm, bass; Michael Harlen, guitar; Andrew Struck-Marcell, voice; Carol Minor, keyboard; Guy Barash, live electronics
Seven Testimonies for male voice, rock band and interactive electronics is a musical rendering of the eponymous poem by Nick Flynn. The poem, according to him, is composed of redacted versions of the testimonies of seven Abu Ghraib detainees as transcribed by the artist Daniel Heyman, in Amman and in Istanbul, from 2006 to 2008.