Pandemic Permutations

Boston pianist Cholong Park’s virtual performance of my 77 Canonic Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Her selection ends on an especially poignant movement that remembers those lost to the pandemic. (Which is also a augmentation mirror canon–same type Bach’s holding in his portrait by Haussmann). The US may be saved by technology this time, but the country needs to urgently address the underlying issues that led to the massive, continuing deaths: the lack of healthcare, livable wage, critical thinking, and ability to manage anger and fear.