From the Maslanka Archive – No. 21, David’s Final Public Address

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It’s time for another edition of From the Maslanka Archive. We are actively building the Archive, but it won’t be ready for public viewing for a while. In the meantime, we wanted to show off some great items we’ve already collected.

We also wanted to inspire YOU to help grow the collection. We would love to feature you in an upcoming edition! Simply provide us with photos, video, audio, or stories of your time together and you may find them on the front page. 

This week, we are excited to feature David’s last known public address which was given at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford on May 6, 2017 – just over three years ago. David was in residency with Glen Adsit and the Hartt Wind Ensemble, and he was invited to say a few words prior to a performance of Symphony No. 4.

David spoke on the importance of musical tone and its fundamental relationship to peace.

“Musical tone is one of the most powerful forces in the world. Maybe even the most powerful. We don’t tend to think of it that way, but contemplate the idea of musical tone by itself. At the core of each tone is peace.” – David Maslanka

Watch below as David gives his full remarks.

A very special thanks to Glen Adsit for sharing this address with the David Maslanka Foundation.

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