The Crack in The Wall
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Houston, Aaron Albert Lee, 1991-
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The Crack in The Wall is a composition constructed to serve as a “concept” work and a response to the recent increase of violent rhetoric in the political and social climate of the United States of America. In an effort to respond to these words that have validated, encouraged, and often incited violence, the work utilizes an electronic element of previously recorded speeches from public figures, readings of news headlines detailing the tragic, violent deaths of citizens, and scriptures from the Bible that encourage us towards love. As the music progresses, listeners are confronted with the juxtaposition of the violence and hatred that have stemmed from the harmful rhetoric that has become common for our society against the call for peace and love found in the scriptures of Christianity. The hopeful goal is to move the listeners towards a place of peace and unity with each other.