From the Besieged City
© By Kevin O'Connell
“I have never addressed the Troubles directly in my music. The subject is at once too big and too personal. Instead, I have attempted to address themes connected to conflict anywhere.
In From the Besieged City for mezzo-soprano and orchestra I set a poem by Zbigniew Herbert that addressed the subject of a siege as a kind of mental archetype: the siege inside the head.”
Recording courtesy of the artist