North Jersey: David Del Tredici's 'Bullycide' Honors Gay Teens

"The work is part of the 77-year-old composer's [David Del Tredici's] mission to compose music that celebrates the gay experience...."It's a celebration of their life as it was, and life in general," he said. He surprised himself when after writing the somber theme at the beginning he began writing joyous, happy sounds..."I wondered, 'What is this about?" Then I realized I was chronicling the life that they might have had, had they lived. I was suggesting a life beyond whatever age they were.""

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