Alyssa Weinberg http://wrti.org en A Young Composer's Musical Mirror to Iraq War Veteran's Haunting Novel http://wrti.org/post/young-composers-musical-mirror-iraq-war-veterans-haunting-novel <p></p><p><strong>Curtis graduate student Alyssa Weinberg</strong> read and re-read this year’s <a href="http://libwww.freelibrary.org/onebook/obop14/index.cfm" target="_blank"><strong>One Book, One Philadelphia choice </strong></a>as she composed <strong><em>Prayer</em>,</strong> her work inspired by <strong><em>The Yellow Birds.</em> </strong>With war as its setting, the novel by Kevin Powers makes a zigzag journey in time and place between Iraq, Fort Dix, a base in Germany, and Virginia - the place a young Private Bartle leaves, and returns to, profoundly changed.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:35:44 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 7005 at http://wrti.org A Young Composer's Musical Mirror to Iraq War Veteran's Haunting Novel