Motet for Amplified Voices

John Greyson

2004, 05:00 minutes, Colour, English


On April 30th, 2004, York student and peace activist Dan Freeman-Maloy was suspended for 3 years for using a megaphone on campus. In a protest two weeks later, an impromptu megaphone choir performed the composition "Motet for Amplified Voices," with over 50 megaphones. The singers juxtaposed various quotes: headlines about Israeli raids in Rafah; poems by Auden, Darwish, Beissel; quotes by Said, Benjamin, Arendt, and statements by the York President and Freeman-Maloy.

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