Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Museday Tuesday

As part of this feature, which I started in 2007, I compose a very brief work (under 30 seconds) inspired by a randomly generated title from an online word generator. The composition can be for any instrumentation, and could even be a purely synthesized realization that might not be possible to perform in the real world.

I work on the excerpt continuously for an hour and then post whatever I've managed to complete, even if it's a poorly constructed slum of a song supported by a foundation of droning double stops and abused tubas.

Elegiac: (adj.) expressing sorrow or lamentation

My Composition (0:30 MP3)

This excerpt is mainly for harp and bassoon, although it ended up more maudlin than sorrowful. "Elegiac" sounds more like a cough medicine than a term of sadness.

Man faked his way into Harvard
Gulf hotel installs gold-dispensing machine
Paris scorns lovers with scour of romantic bridge

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