9/11 Live. On 9/11 FRDH host was presenting the NPR program The Connection as the twin towers came down. The Connection theme was a version of Herbie Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island. The music was too jaunty and wasn’t used that day. After the show went off the air the production team sat down to figure out what music was appropriate. On the tenth anniversary of the tragedy Goldfarb made this program, using extracts from the original broadcast, and continued that meditation: what music would have been appropriate? How do you find the sounds to convey an epoch defining tragedy? Grief, heroism, rage and hope all need to figure. The finished program originally aired on BBC Radio 3 and won a New York World Radio Festival award.
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