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Country : Canada Label : Centrediscs Genres and styles : Year : 2015
Christos Hatzis

Going Home Star/L’Étoile du retour

· by Réjean Beaucage

Canadian composer Christos Hatzis offers a dense work, performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, abetted by pre-recorded sounds, elements of turntablism and the collaboration of singer Tanya Tagaq. With a nod to Steve Reich’s Different Trains and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and Inuit throat-singing as a backdrop, Hatzis builds a dense score that can be heard like a film. A tragedy in fact, the subject of which is the unenviable fate of First Nations children sent for re-education in Canadian religious residential schools. A great work of art.

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