War Against Terror?
Just read about you on NPR. Nice build. Great song. Keep it up!
i’m listening to War Against Terror? again as i type.
first of all, your music is almost always enlightening to me…and i find many things within this composition that are musically appealing. My problem is with the title…and i guess your attempt to “put into music” the description you wrote along with the podcast….it just doesn’t fit. Music like this that you have composed is not awful enough…does that make sense? i almost didn’t listen to this piece for fear it would be…close to being awful enough to mirror my frustration and anger re Bush’s war…or even worse, as awful as what is happening to those caught in it.
i appauld you and your music…and your willingness to explore your feelings and point of view muscially…but for me it did not work.
Makes perfect sense. As I say, it just scratches the surface. If I simply composed something unlistenable, you might not have been willing to listen to it twice to make up your mind if it did or didn’t work for you. Think of the protest songs you know. They all have simple, appealing melodies, no?
Not to say this is a protest song. It’s what it is: Three chords and an arrangement which juxtaposes aggressive sounds against fluttery ones. I hear humanity, aggression, sadness, trepidation, and in the end, folly.
Hey… I thought this was great. I’d agree that the song doesn’t seem brutal enough to represent the war itself, but then again, no art really can, right? I did think that it very accurately represented how out of place war is among the poeple who experience it in their homes and everyday settings, what with the melody being overpowered by your “aggressive sounds”, and the constancy of your dissonance. I really enjoyed it, and I think its a great presentation of frustration and confusion of a difficult subject matter.
I also just read about you on npr. Really great work. Nice music while I work.
Something about the named “War Against Terror?” Well it’s not “war on terror” it’s different.
It’s like the title to a Godzilla movie (Godzilla against Anguirus ferinstance) Two nuclear behemoths wrestling, while we helpless humans look on in the ruins of our city.
i dont care what zephyr says..i thought it was an AWESOME song. and it did what you said it would. it just scratched the surface. it was great. keep up the awesome work.
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