HIMMEL WALL MEMORIAL IMPROVISATION (2009)

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simple improvisation for a nearly 30 year old memorial, a vestige of the Cold War, designed like a segment of the Berlin Wall (or perhaps a literal "iron curtain") located in Himmel Park, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.

The memorial was mic'ed, amplified and played with implements of mass percussion.

Nice acoustics and plenty of irony considering that today the Soviet Union is a ghost, many of the countries listed on the memorial are democratic or headed that way, the Berlin Wall has become a souvenir item for tourists and America is building a literal iron curtain of her own along the southern border.

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simple improvisation for a nearly 30 year old memorial, a vestige of the Cold War, designed like a segment of the Berlin Wall (or perhaps a literal "iron curtain") located in Himmel Park, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.

The memorial was mic'ed, amplified and played with implements of mass percussion.

Nice acoustics and plenty of irony considering that today the Soviet Union is a ghost, many of the countries listed on the memorial are democratic or headed that way, the Berlin Wall has become a souvenir item for tourists and America is building a literal iron curtain of her own along the southern border.

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