NCP performs DJ Spooky's Peace Symphony and a program for flute, violin, cello and piano.
New Work for flute, violin, cello, and piano by Jillian Bloom
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus from Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen
Peace Symphony by DJ Spooky
Peace Symphony: 8 Stories is inspired by the everyday stories of the last remaining survivors of the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The idea behind this work came from Miller's personal interaction with eight Hibakusha Atomic Bomb survivors on Peace Boat's 83rd Global Voyage where Miller recently served as a guest educator and artist-in-residence.
Hibakusha's stories highlight the humanitarian consequence of these weapons of mass destruction, educate youth, and help to bring about a nuclear free world, Miller has sampled the words and stories of Hibakusha to create electric and acoustic musical portraits that resonate with some of the deepest issues facing modern society.