"Thoughts and Prayers" by Leanna Keith for Flute and Tape, a Meditation on Recovery. From the composer: "The voice of this track is the real interview recording of Carrie S. - a woman who was present during the Westroads Mall Shooting in Omaha, Nebraska on December 5, 2007. The 19-year-old shot and killed eight people and wounded four others - including Carrie’s husband - before committing suicide and shooting himself in the head. During the process of writing this piece (from the original commission date in 2019 to the finished work in 2022), there have been 1,557 mass shootings in the United States in which the definition of mass shooting should be four or more people, excluding the shooter, who are shot in a single event regardless of the motive, setting or number of deaths."
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