Flowers don't do anything


This piece was composed in response to the 2015 Syrian refugee crisis and the November 2015 Paris attacks. It incorporates sampled material with audio clips from news reports and interviews with various United States politicians commenting on the refugee situation. The title comes from a CBS News report that interviewed a French citizen and his son. During the interview, as the father explains why there are flowers put out in the city, the child says, “But flowers don’t do anything, they’re for, they’re for…” Composed using Logic and SuperCollider.