This track weaves a tangled web of conspiracy theories and divergent views taken from interviews and public oratory at the 5th anniversary of 911. A complex set of arguments unravel to further question the real truth of 911, cutting between two main points of view - the protesters who believe it was really orchestrated by the government and want to re-investigate 911, and those who accept the mainstream view that it was the work of Osama Bin Laden and are bitterly opposed to the protesters’ intervention outside the memorial on this day of national mourning. The conversation flits from person to person as the exchange of opinions becomes increasingly passionate and emotional. Their heated arguments reveal how even contemporary events are fought over and continue to be manipulated for commercial and political motives on all sides of the political spectrum.
This spiders web of tangled opinions is musically scored with a building vibraphone melody by musician Sean Mcall, the epic drums of Scotty Leham and a driving Oud solo by Mavrothi Kontanis points a finger to the US response to these tragic events in the Middle East. Extra cinematic drama is brought in by the lush string arrangements by British composer and musician Mark McRae.
from True Fictions : New Adventures in Folklore
released September 28, 2014
Documentary interviews taken from recordings by Christopher Thomas Allen & Robert Rainbow at the 5th Anniversary of 911, Ground Zero, New York 2007.
Narrative Editing : Christopher Thomas Allen, Tim Cowie & James Price
Vibraphone : Sean McCaul
Oud : Mavrothi Kontanis
Drums : Brian Fishler
Music Production & Arrangement : Tim Cowie & Mark McRae
Additional Post-Production : Malcolm Litson
Initial Arrangement and Recording Engineer : Ben Allen
Music Producer : Christopher Thomas Allen