Review – Alternative Facts for Organ

April 5, 2023

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Review – Alternative Facts for Organ
Given free rein by the composer, James Walker has constructed a sound and color scheme for the organ replication of Alternative Facts that is even more menacing than the original piano version, perhaps because the organ is such a cavernous instrument. Walker has found the deep gut of apprehension and disbelief that is the heartache and neuralgia of Babcock’s Global Music Award-winning glimpse into nascent fascism.

The aural equivalent of the disturbing stream of consciousness paintings by Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) which depict the infernal regions of the human psyche, the composer doesn’t want hearty handclasps for Alternative Facts for Organ. Rather, sober consideration of current and future threats to American democracy.
Daniel Kepl | Performing Arts Review

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