The 12-tone world will never be the same again.
‘His music always made you think/it never made you smile’.
nice and funny
If Schoenberg could hear this, he’d be thrilled. John Cage would send it to all his friends.
It’s a hoot — thanks.
At last something delightfully worthwhile on SD.
Yep. I added it yesterday to the “composer who hates atonality and dodecaphony” on this thread (!) 😀
Well that made me smile. What a nice way start the day. The banjo solo…Too funny.
When I was in school every composition faculty and student “experimental music” opus sounded like that banjo solo.
I was flattered to be recruited for the world premieres of these avant-garde masterpieces… until I realized that all the good trombone players had already turned them down.
Stockhausen’s Tierkreis would sound terrific in a banjo.
I liked the tonal parts of the song. The atonal parts sucked.
Thank you, Norman, for posting this. How witty and delightful!
I especially liked the part in retrograde perversion (sic) [recte: inversion].
The banjo solo would have been more effective if the ‘rhythm’ section had dropped out and not continued with the standard chord progression behind her.
No, I think the obvious mismatch is part of the joke.
“Gimme some of that old Showenberg…”
I am really glad this track is getting some attention.
Merle Hazzard (songwriter/singer) is truly a gifted satirist. He has a lot of interesting music in his catalogue
The song’s Producer, Allison Brown, is probably one of the USA’s greatest 5 string Banjo players (I just don’t know if banjoista would be an actual word)
She and her husband have run a record label (Compass Records) http://compassrecords.com/labels/ for quite a while which serves a wide variety of independent artists and musical genres; especially Folk,Celtic,Appalachian and obviously Bluegrass. I saw her perform once with her band and she was totally amazing.
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