Still Rings (improvisation on Barbara Charline Jordan Statement on the Articles of Impeachment 1974)
This is an improvisation on the Barbara Charline Jordan’s 1974 Statement on the Articles of Impeachment delivered to the House Judiciary Committee during the Richard M. Nixon impeachment proceedings. From Wikipedia, “Barbara Charline Jordan was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.” My music was created and played realtime in Pure Data. This piece was created for the May 3, 4, 2019 Sound-In event.