Anacostia Journal

for String Quartet

Anacostia Journal (2003) is a tribute to the endangered nature in the Anacostia River region in Washington, D.C. and the efforts of the Earth Conservation Corps to restore the natural environment to its original state. The piece is the result of a residency the composer did with the Earth Conservation Corps' Eagle Corps (Washington, DC). She interviewed each member about their experiences cleaning up the environment, from noticing ducks out on the river banks to pulling old tires out of the foul-smelling Anacostia waters, and their ideas were used as the basis for each movement of the piece. "Anacostia Journal" was premiered by the Vesalius String Quartet on the banks of the Anacostia River on Earth Day 2003.

 - This piece is available through Theodore Presser

Anacostia Journal recording

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit Boulding, violin
Kathy Hershberger, viola
Cara Elise Colon, cello

Recorded June 27, 2014 at the WFHB studios. Engineered by Jar.

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