on Southern monuments, myths, and histories
for mezzo-soprano, wind ensemble, wind quintet, archival sound and film 
by David Kirkland Garner


I started this blog in December, 2017 when I began the research that eventually became this piece (and website!). Since then I have posted updates on the piece and with information on the research I was doing. A lot of the information on recent posts is now found with some updates on the research page of this site. I will continue to post with updates on the rehearsal process and performance, and in to the future as the work develops  and takes on a life of its own!

March 29, 2019

Yesterday, The State newspaper here in Columbia, SC published an op-ed I wrote about Red hot sun turning over and making art around Confederate monuments. 


March 27, 2019

Thanks to Patrick Wall for the nice blurb on Red hot sun turning over in the Columbia Free Times. Hopefully folks will come out on Sunday and check out the piece! 

Red hot sun turning over: on Southern myths, monuments, and histories finds composer David Kirkland Garner (he of the excellent...

March 27, 2019

UofSC writer Megan Sexton wrote a nice story on Red hot sun turning over for the UofSC today website! Included in the nice write-up is a short slideshow video with pictures from rehearsal and an excerpt from the beginning of 11. MONUMENT (Short winds)


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