“Poof! Bearer of Spontaneous Anti-Resourcefulness. Poof! (My Boss Walked in Drinking Coconut Water) Poof!,” by Andrew Choate

“Poof! Bearer of Spontaneous Anti-Resourcefulness. Poof! (My Boss Walked in Drinking Coconut Water) Poof!,” by Andrew Choate

  • Source: Andrew Choate
  • Year: 2013
  • Submitted by: Andrew Choate

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I’m not a trained musician, but was looking at some scores one day, and discovered that various combinations of letters (sfz, pp, ff, etc.) are used to designate the speed and style a musician is supposed to use when performing a composition. I immediately thought it would be a good idea to write a song using solely those designations. An homage to the rhythm of Captain Beefheart’s “Dropout Boogie” appears in the second half of the piece. This recording is from a performance at the wulf in Los Angeles.   

Resonate-Reverberate-Roar (Re-Re-Roar) is a growing archive of original sounds that express an experimental, independent, and socially progressive spirit.  The sounds on Re-Re-Roar include field recordings, interviews, songs, speeches, experimental music, and more. Re-Re-Roar is a site for activ[ist] listening, with the purpose of distributing sounds of resistance to eager ears around the globe. Visitors are encouraged to add their own sounds of resistance to the archive through the website's submit function.

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