THIS IS OUR REPLY TO VIOLENCE

A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD

 

 

EVENT:  CD Recording at Salle Collone

DATE: 17 November 2015

DURATION: 1min 52s

MOVIE DIRECTOR: John Blanch

PIANIST: Julien Brocal

AUDIO ENGINEER: Etienne Collard

SPECIAL THANKS: Rise Festival

COUNTRY: Paris, France

 

On September 17th of last year, in a response to the chaos that resulted from the terrorist bombings of Paris, France, Julien Brocal performed the haunting "Funeral March," also known as Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B♭ minor, as part of the recording session of a new CD. This video was assisted partly by the Rise Festival providing a message of unity and spreading positive energy to the world. While some have remarked that the fourth, and final, movement of this piece is considered to be symbolic of winds howling through the plots of a memorial park, feel free to give this piece a listen and decide for yourself if it's an unfitting or perfect piece to sum up that tragedy.