|Dresden. Late February, 1945|
On the 14th February 1945, the German city of Dresden was engulfed in a firestorm as the British and US Air Forces dropped thousands of high explosive bombs and incendiary devices over the city. Over 25,000 people - mostly civilians - were incinerated.
This original piece offers a poetic reflection on the moral obscenity of aerial warfare as it has been exercised from the attack on Dresden in February 1945 to the sacking of Baghdad in March 2003.
Music: Nico Di Stefano
Voice: Vincent Di Stefano
Burning Horizons can be streamed using the media player above. A CD quality mp3 file is available for download here.