Tuesday, November 09, 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.

Captious: (adj.) apt or designed to ensnare or perplex, especially in argument

My Composition (0:30 MP3)

This excerpt is for accompanied horns, and mixes 9/8 and 2/4 time signatures like an astute arguer trying to change subjects.

'Wheel of Fortune' contestant solves puzzle with just 1 letter
Live in Australia for a dollar a week
Starbucks defeats woman's tea burn lawsuit

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