Thursday, October 2, 2008

Variations on the Katrina Hexacord

I'll let the composer explain it in detail, but the gist is that he composed a piece of music based partly on the non-chords George W. Bush strummed on a guitar given to him at a photo op in San Diego as the levees gave way in New Orleans during Katrina. The piece details the President's day which includes bringing John McCain a cake in Arizona and sitting on Trent Lott's porch, underscoring hubris with sing-song Ivesian referencing, dissonance and pileup.

Here is a link to the composer's GarageBand player
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