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Timothy Nohe Composition
Ashes, Ashes Performed at Christ Lutheran Church
Friday, October 28th, 2011 //

Timothy Nohe's composition, Ashes, Ashes was performed on September 11, 2011 at Christ Lutheran Church Inner Harbor, Baltimore. The composition is an elegiac concert work in memoriam of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy. The final 7 minute movement is available at the link listed above and the full work is available on DVD from the artist.

Lyrics and Music by Timothy Nohe. Improvisations by the musicians. Diane Schaming, mezzo soprano; Lisa Cella, winds and water; Andy Hayleck, bowed percussion; Timothy Nohe, laptop synthesis and sequences, waterphone, water and ash.

The concert was organized by Hollis Thoms for the National Capital Area Chapter of the Fulbright Alumni Association. With gratitude to the musicians and UMBC; La Trobe University, Bundoora; The Visual Arts Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo; our families and lost loved ones.

Final movement lyrics:

  • The day is done, the day is past
  • The conspiracy remains,
  • at a distance,
  • menacing us, controlling us, invading us,
  • Hands against us, without and within
  • and we do strike out
  • directing our wrath
  • but no consolation is found as
  • fire eats fire

  • This bone is bitter
  • in our mouths
  • and our cries for
  • mother, father
  • sister, and brother
  • rise into clear blue sky
  • Clear sky

  • Lift
  • Lift
  • Lift
  • your voice
  • to the clear
  • clear blue sky
  • to the clear blue sky
  • to the clear