What You Don’t See When You Read About War
“What You Don’t See When You Read About War” is an exploratory song cycle of the often-overlooked aspects of conflict. In a world saturated with statistics and casualty figures, each musical chapter in this series delves into the deeply personal and human experiences obscured by the broader narrative of war. From the joy of a wedding to the anticipation of childbirth to a group of children playing in a local playground, each lyrical chapter presents a unique perspective. Drawing inspiration from real-life events, the narrative challenges readers to view these numbers and statistics as individuals. It prompts reflection on societal acceptance of genocide, the manipulation of media, and the long-lasting impact of conflicts on future generations.
The focus for this Arts and Resistance cohort is on Chapter 1: The Wedding. The Wedding is a work in progress demo, accessible for listening (the complete song will need more time). Further chapters from the album will be displayed, four with completed lyrics. Incomplete chapters will be open to written submissions by the audience.
Project Contributors: Radiation Cat
Project team home units: Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering