To the Hands

for voices & strings
first performed on June 24, 2016 in Philadelphia, by The Crossing & ICE
as part of the Seven Responses project, created by Donald Nally and The Crossing

Thanks to The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre for the important work that they do. Figures from their 2015 database were used for the fifth movement.


I’ve made all parts available here. With the understanding that any performance of this piece is accompanied by rigorous solicitation of donations for those without homes (locally and globally), and strong support for active & informed conversation with policy makers. Let us open our hands to those of others. (What are these wounds, in my hands, and in yours?) Walls are not the answer. We are all creatures.

The full Seven Responses recording is available on itunes or on cd or spotify.