FROM TED HEARNE:

 

My piece The Source is an oratorio for four singers and a band of seven musicians.
 
The subject is Chelsea Manning, the US Army Private who infamously leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.
The text, culled and arranged by librettist Mark Doten, sets Manning's words and sections of the classified material now known as the Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs.

The Source was premiered at the BAM Next Wave Festival in a Beth Morrison Production directed by Daniel Fish to rave reviews and four sold-out performances this past fall. 

The Source is now available as an album:
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Learn about the music, text, and musicians behind the piece.

 
 
Mellissa Hughes in The Source (with video by Jim Findlay and Daniel Fish) 2014 BAM Next Wave Festival photo by James Matthew Daniel

Mellissa Hughes in The Source
(with video by Jim Findlay and Daniel Fish)
2014 BAM Next Wave Festival

photo by James Matthew Daniel

Isaiah Robinson in The Source (with video by Jim Findlay and Daniel Fish) 2014 BAM Next Wave Festival photo by James Matthew Daniel

Isaiah Robinson in The Source
(with video by Jim Findlay and Daniel Fish)
2014 BAM Next Wave Festival

photo by James Matthew Daniel

critical acclaim

The Source received extremely positive and thoughtful reviews
from many critics when it was premiered in Oct. 2014.

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