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Out of the tragedy of the September 11th terrorist attacks has come some incredible music in tribute. We take a look at some of the very best pieces written by composers from America and beyond, whether they were there when the attacks happened or were simply inspired by the events themselves.
Minimalist Steve Reich's bold response to the 9/11 attacks is a daring synthesis of recorded voice and string quartet. Using radio recordings from air traffic controllers working during the attacks themselves as a counterpoint to the driving strings across three tense movements, the effect is not in any way sentimental, but terrifying.
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