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'In Translation': Musical responses to September 11, 2001

The Tribute in Light
Timothy Mulcare
The Tribute in Light

From rock and country songs to Broadway musicals to film music to classical music, hear dozens of different musical responses to the events of 9/11.

It's part of a project being presented by the Glen Arbor Arts Center about how artists have responded to living in the 21st century.

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is presenting a project entitled “In Translation,” which focuses on how visual artists translate the world around them.

For their exhibition, GAAC has invited visual artists to present works about how they interpret life in the 21st century.

Of course, visual artists aren’t the only people who respond creatively to the world around them.

To that end, IPR's music director Amanda Sewell sat down with Sarah Bearup-Neal, gallery manager at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, to talk about music and the 21st century.

For the conversation, they looked at one specific 21st-century event that was transformative for nearly everyone who lived through it: the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Hear their conversation on demand in this post or wherever you listen to podcasts.

"In Translation: Exploring the Role of the Arts in the 21st Century" is on display at the Glen Arbor Art Center from August 18 through October 26, 2023.

On-demand playlists featuring some of the music from this conversation are available on demand below.

Below is a playlist featuring some of the songs that Clear Channel effectively banned in the days and weeks after September 11, 2001.

Below, listen on demand to music from film, theater, pop, country, alternative, classical and many other styles - all written in response to 9/11 and featuring a variety of points of view about the attacks and the aftermath.

Learn more about additional musical responses to 9/11 here.

"In Translation" at the Glen Arbor Arts Center is supported in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.

Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.