Jeffrey Krieger, Henry Gwiazda: The Myth of Acceptance

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    The Myth of Acceptance

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    Performed by Jeffrey Krieger on e-cello. In The Myth of Acceptance (1991), using extensive sampling techniques, I attempt to create an expressive sound world through the juxtaposition of domestic, urban, animal, and human as well as more traditional musical sounds. For me, images of everyday objects and everyday sounds possess a certain mythology when they are combined and juxtaposed in surprising ways. They release a powerful impression of contemporary thought. My hope is to make sense of our aural environment through this fusion/fission of sound.

     

    The Myth of Acceptance started as a work that made a comparison between the mindless virtuosity that sometimes occurs in both classical and popular musics to athletic events. These sounds are combined throughout the beginning of the piece, but gradually change into sounds that to me reflect the nature of why we work and struggle and the myth of acceptance we hope to achieve.

     

    The work is written for electronic cello, with pitch transposer and a pre-recorded tape consisting of sampled sounds. The Myth of Acceptance was written for Jeffrey Krieger and commissioned by a grant from the Jerome Foundation administered by the Minnesota Composers Forum.


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    The Myth of Acceptance was written for Jeffrey Krieger and commissioned by a grant from the Jerome Foundation administered by the Minnesota Composers Forum.


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