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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