New Classical Featured Playlist – 01/03/22 – 01/16/22
This week’s playlist theme is in observance of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. January 11th is also National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This has become a growing issue in our time not just in the United States, but also across the globe. We are raising awareness on this issue through music, specifically, composer Du Yun. Du Yun was born and raised in Shanghai, China. Currently based in New York City, Du Yun is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, activist, and curator for new music, who works at the intersection of orchestral, opera, chamber music, theatre, cabaret, musical theater, oral tradition, public performances, sound installation, electronics, visual arts, and noise. Du Yun’s second opera, Angel’s Bone, won a Pulitzer Prize for music in 2017. In 2018 she was named a Guggenheim Fellow, and in 2019 she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Composition category.
Du Yun’s award-winning opera, Angel’s Bone, is an eye-opening allegory for human trafficking in today’s world. Connect with Classical Music Indy’s New Classical channel to hear and learn more about this work, as well as other works by Du Yun.
For more resources and how we may all help in combating human trafficking, visit Blue Campaign.
Image Credit: Zhen Qin