Sunday, January 06, 2013
Fiscal Cliff Suite (2013)
My newest musical composition, utilizing the excellent multi-tracking and track mixing of my Sonar X2 composing software. You'll be hearing me multiplied by eight or nine, with each individual part recorded "live" (i.e., not in step-time) from my superb Casio WK-3800. (Don't let the "Casio" part put you off. )
Appropriately (or ironically?), I was late getting the Fiscal Cliff Suite finished. The sections/movements are: The Fiscal Cliff, No One Listens to Paul Krugman, New Year's Eve (Last Minute Deal?), The Fiscal Cliff Polka, and Godzilla vs. the Debt Ceiling. This weirdness is my brand of political commentary.
And no one does listen to poor Paul--that is, no one in a position to act on his always correct advice. Re "Last Minute Deal?" I wrote that particular section before the after-deadline deal was struck. At least, I think the deal happened after the deadline. Come to think of it, I don't remember for sure. Maybe it was simply the House vote that was late. Heck, I don't know. Something as over-covered as the Fiscal Crisis/Cliff/Deadline/Battle/Pending Deal is easy to get hazy about. It's the brain's defense against constantly repeated detail.
To download the zip file: Fiscal Cliff Suite
The Fiscal Cliff
No One Listens to Paul Krugman
New Year's Eve (Last Minute Deal?)
The Fiscal Cliff Polka
Godzilla vs. the Debt Ceiling