David Krakauer discusses his contribution to A Far Cry’s new album Dreams & Prayers with Thought Catalog.
“I see [Golijov’s “The Dreams & Prayers of Isaac the Blind”] as a statement for humanistic values, and that’s very gratifying for me. Plus of course the Holocaust occurred on European soil. So given the events of the past along with the current political situation, I sense that Europeans have a specific context in which to relate to this music and ‘get it’ on a deeply multi-faceted level. That being said, the Golijov and this music in general is incredibly emotional and has tremendous power to both transport and profoundly move any audience. I believe that it stands on its own without needing to have any ‘cultural baggage’ attached to it.”