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Somtow's Requiem for Princess Galyani - an interview
NATION TV interviews Somtow
Somtow vividly recalled waking up one morning to the voice of Tom Mintier on CNN announcing the Space Shuttle disaster. It was an honour to decades later have an in-depth interview with Tom on his Thai network.
When Somtow returned to Thailand in late 2001, he was asked to compose a Requiem in memory of the 9-11 Tragedy. Tom Mintier of CNN caught up with him in rehearsal.