The Conversation (an online academic e-zine) published an article by John Burge on his composition, Flight 752 Elegies, to coincide with the second anniversary of the January 8, 2020 shooting down of Ukrainian Airline Flight PS752 by the Iranian military over Tehran.  All 176 passengers and crew were killed including 57 Canadian citizens and 29 Canadian permanent residents. The article describes the process of working with santur player, Sadaf Amini in creating this work, the composition’s relevance and meaning, and the resultant video premiere recording that was recorded at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts with the Kingston Chamber Choir, DAN School faculty members and Colleen Renihan, soprano, and Darrell Christie, soprano.

 

https://theconversation.com/2-years-after-ukrainian-airlines-flight-ps752-was-shot-down-in-iran-a-new-musical-composition-memorializes-the-victims-174312