Shift (Ayanna Woods) – The Crossing
Donald Nally, conductor
The world premiere of Shift, commissioned by Thomas Kasdorf for The Crossing Votes: 2020.
The Crossing Votes: 2020
a pre-election project of four new films
more at https://www.crossingchoir.org/2020
music and words by Ayanna Woods
Why do we build monuments in stone?
Stone is brittle. When it cracks, it cuts to your churning core, America.
Tectonic plates collide; you shift in your seat.
I want a monument we imagine and reimagine and reimagine—
A monument we grasp and heave and bend in a long arc
bursting through the cracks in the story you tell, America.
film by Four/Ten Media
audio by Paul Vazquez