The Washington Post: In ‘Unknown,’ a composer and a poet offer new perspectives on war and 100 years of soldiers with names lost to time
"What does war sound like?
It depends upon your proximity to it. It can sound like the chaos and carnage of the battlefield. It can sound like the rhythmic roar of protest. It can sound like the austere brass of ceremony or the deafening silence left by those we’ve lost, the space we save for memory. “Unknown,” a new song cycle from composer Shawn Okpebholo and poet Marcus Amaker, attempts to examine war from every angle at once. And in succeeding, it offers a new mode of memorial and a reimagined take on what makes a piece of music patriotic..."