All the Way with LBJ
On May 27, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson sought help from advisors. What can we do about "...this South Vietnam thing...?" This piece is based on tapes of these secretly recorded phone convsersations. They reveal a man tormented over a decision he feels he must make (to intervene), but, as he says, "I haven't got the nerve to do it." The texts were recorded from the History and Politics Out Loud web site with permission of the site's owner.
Recording: LARVA2: Propaganda
Performances: Concert of Kyma Music. Engine 27, New York, 1999;
International Computer Music Conference (ICMC99). Beijing, 1999