Responding with Music: The Batman composer does it right

Thanks to Hans Zimmer, composer of the Batman: Dark Knight Rises soundtrack. This is the way to respond to tragedy. With healing. With music.
 

“Aurora” is dedicated to those who lost their lives and were affected by the tragedy in Aurora

, Colorado. I recorded this song in London in the days following the tragedy as a heartfelt tribute to the victims and their families. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Aurora Victim Relief organization. The track is available on iTunes shortly and you can donate here: http://bitly.com/QmUiWM ” – Hans Zimmer
 
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Amazing story of a composer’s survival from Aurora

It’s not the custom to post and discuss current events on this blog, but this story was simply too amazing not to share.  A young composer, Petra Anderson, was attending the Batman premiere in Aurora last Friday when the tragic events we know all too well unfolded. Apparently she has an anomaly in her brain structure that may have saved her life.  An amazing story that is still unfolding.

The story is reported at the link above and here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/07/24/157297103/in-aurora-an-uncommon-brain-saves-a-young-composers-life

A fund to help the family is located here: http://www.indiegogo.com/readytobelieve 

Petra’s website with clips of her music and poetry can be found here: http://petraandersonmusic.com/index.html