Earlier this month, New Yorker music critic Alex Ross mentioned the world premiere of “…for we who keep our lives in our throats…” with the LA Philharmonic in the preamble to his list of Notable Recordings and Performances of 2018. Ross writes: “In October, at an event in the orchestra’s Green Umbrella new-music series, I was shaken by Tina Tallon’s “. . . for we who keep our lives in our throats . . .,” a response to sexual abuse. The electronic portion of the piece evokes, in Tallon’s words, the “muted whispers, tortured murmurings, and choked admissions of those who have been forced to remain silent far too long.” Agonizingly, those voices do not quite succeed in being heard: after hovering at the edge of comprehensibility, they lapse back into the fractured texture from which they emerged.”
To see the list, please check out the New Yorker article.