John Beeman - John Beeman
Fiat Lux was inspired by the democracy movements around the world including the Arab Spring and Occupy movements. Fiat Lux begins with the Latin text from Genesis about creation. Later, English words concerning the struggles to end repression are juxtaposed against the Latin text. The Westminster Quarters bell song is employed with the words, fiat lux and Li-yakun nur, Latin and Arabic for let there be light.