KISS2015 -- To Heaven: Mei-ling Lee
This piece is dedicated to the memory of the Sandy Hook Elementary School children.
The piece has three sections, each of them conveying a similar idea. In the first section, the names of the children are floating in the air. The second section’s lyric is based on the poem “Cradle Song”, a lullaby by the 17th century dramatist Thomas Dekker. Though 400 years old, the poem may seem familiar from its use in a song by the Beatles. The last section is a traditional Taiwanese lullaby, depicting a mother swinging her baby to sleep.
To Heaven was created live with real-time processed sound. The only pre-recorded sounds were the names of the Sandy Hook tragedy.