Salles des Departs

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Imagine that you're a composer. Imagine getting this commission: ''Please write us a song that will allow family members to face the death of a loved one…'' Well, composer David Lang had to do just that when a hospital in Garches, France, asked him to write music for their morgue, or ''Salle Des Departs.''

What do you do? What should death sound like?

Producer Jocelyn Gonzales brings us this piece about David Lang and his commission for the ''Salle Des Departs.''

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