“Pieces Of 9-11”: Song Looks Outside N.Y. For Inspiration

    September 3, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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As we approach the 12th anniversary of one of the most deadly and tragic days in our history, a musician is gearing up for the release of his double-CD set, which pays tribute to those who lost their lives when the twin towers fell as well as those they left behind.

Pianist and composer Jake Heggie says he took words from the survivors and those who worked at ground zero and turned them into song in an effort “to create a sense of hope and newness that can come from the grief…otherwise, the people who did it win.” The album, titled “here/after (songs of lost voices)”, won’t be released until October but many are curious about a tribute that looks outside of New York for inspiration. Heggie says he wanted to find a way to give a voice to all those who were changed forever by 9/11 despite being scattered around the country; that’s why everyone he interviewed as inspiration for the music came from somewhere outside of the city.

“I wasn’t in New York, I didn’t see the smoke and destruction, and yet my life changed that day — everyone’s life changed that day,” said Heggie. He says the point of the album is “to create a sense of hope and newness that can come from the grief. Otherwise, the people who did it win.”

Heggie, along with soprano Talise Trevigne and baritone Nathan Gunn, created the songs from the grief-stricken words of people who lost their loved ones during the attack. The song “Pieces Of 9-11” includes the story of one firefighter who worked at ground zero and recalled searching through the rubble:

“And everything belonged to somebody/To somebody gone/And we all belonged to each other/From that moment on.”

The album will be released on October 21 of this year.

Image: World Trade Center, Gavin Costello/Wikimedia Commons

  • Hmm….

    Yes, everyone’s life changed that day. All of our rights have been taken away because of that day. We have are now waging a war on terror that will never end because of that day. Our grandchildren will be fighting the war on terror because of that day.

    We owe it to those that died and ourselves to find out the truth about what happened that day. Anyone who has read the commission report knows that what we have been told is fiction. There are so many unanswered questions about that day. So many things that do not make sense.

    Anyone who has taken the time to study 9/11 knows that the official story does not make sense. We are living a lie in this nation.

  • Utter Madness

    America can’t handle the truth. They will not even acknowledge what they saw.

    Building 7 was not even hit and it fell in a controlled demolition manner. The building fell exactly like the tens of thousand of other controlled demolitions that we have seen throughout history. It fell so fast that according to the laws of physics the only thing that it could have been was a controlled demolition. We have experts from around the world that are risking their careers to tell people it was a controlled demolition. People that are explosives experts and who have done controlled demolitions for decades have come forth. No building in the history of mankind has collapsed like that due to fire or exterior damage. The owner of the building is taped saying to “pull” the building. Pull is a blatant demolition term. Heck, we had reporter go on TV and report that the building had already fallen even though the building was standing right behind her. Yet, America won’t believe it was a controlled demolition and it was planned in advance.

    This is just one small example of the madness that the American public believes about 9/11.

    Don’t even get me started on how the most secure building in the world, which has a freaking air force base right next to it, is attacked by plane and not one jet is scrambled to intercept the plane or the fact that the Pentagon that is covered with cameras cannot release one clear picture of a plane hitting it. This after all is the Pentagon. The most secure and important military building in the world. This isn’t your local Walmart. In addition to that, not one of the tens of other buildings surrounding the pentagon, which had extensive security cameras, caught a plane on tape either. There are no photos because a plane never hit the Pentagon. A missile did. Heck, the hole is the exact dimension of a missile hole and is not even big enough to fit the size of a plane. Yet, again, Americans will not believe what is right before their eyes.

    America doesn’t want to know the truth because it is to frightening to contemplate.

  • JK

    Just believe what the government tells you. After all, they never have lied to us before and it isn’t like they have used a false flag operation to start a war before. There isn’t any money to be made in war either.

    Just believe what the news tells you at night and what your elected officials tell you. They are very honest people who always follow through on all their campaign promises. So they have a history of being honest.

  • 7 Important Building 7 Facts


    1) If fire caused Building 7 to collapse, it would be the first ever fire-induced collapse of a steel-frame high-rise.

    2) Building 7’s collapse was not mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report.

    3) According to a Zogby poll in 2006, 43% of Americans did not know about Building 7.

    4) It took the federal government seven years to conduct an investigation and issue a report for Building 7.

    5) 1,700+ architects and engineers have signed a petition calling for a new investigation into the destruction of Building 7, specifying that it should include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives.

    6) Numerous witnesses say the possibility of demolishing Building 7 was widely discussed by emergency personnel at the scene and advocated by the building’s owner.

    7) Building 7 housed several intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and the NYC Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Operations Center, more commonly known as “Giuliani’s Bunker”.

  • BBC and Dan Rather Reports

    Here is the BBC report on building 7 collapsing. Problem was that they gave it 20 minutes before the building fell and the building can be seen relatively unharmed in the background.


    It is not as bad as this Dan Rather report though. If you guys can find a plane, at the Pentagon site let me know. My eyes are bad but not bad enough to miss a plane. Also, if a reporter at the scene immediately after the attack didn’t see a plane at all — well that just opens up a lot of questions.