A young mother describes the pain of being separated from her children.
Separation is an intense experience full with raw emotion. Whether it is the healthy parting of a young adult from their family for the first time, or the forced dislocation of one person from another, we have all been affected by separation of one kind or another. The music seeks to mirror the fierce flux of complex feelings that are at times, overwhelming.
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Our Town is a composition of music, speech, and ambient sounds forming an integrated whole and where all elements are treated musically. This is an extract from the third movement. Not So Long Ago is also available to listen to at Public Art World.
Our Town was composed to celebrate the lives of those living and working in Mike's home town in Hampshire, England.
From infancy to old age, bankers and beekeepers, mothers and fathers, rich, poor, happy, angry, sad. Some tell of their passions, of those who have left an indelible mark on their lives, and others of their journey as it nears its end.
Mike de Sousa
Free to enjoy at Public Art World. May not be used for commercial gain. Copyright maintained.
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