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“Nobody Dies Anymore” from the song cycle Looking at Spring: Meditations on Aging

By Lembit Beecher

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Commissioned by the Vermont-based chamber music series, Scrag Mountain Music, Looking at Spring used interviews with senior citizens living in the community as the basis for an exploration of the many facets of aging. Librettist Liza Balkan culled short poems out of these conversations, often focusing on unexpected beautiful and humorous details of life, but also grappling with larger questions of mortality, loss and self-discovery. Performance by Scrag Mountain Music and animation by Lembit Beecher.