2014, Thu, May 08

Stupid Music - Opening

Pocket Symphonies

Stupid Music (Doofe Musik) | Guido Möbius | Photo: Martin Kurtenbach

Stupid Music (Doofe Musik) | Guido Möbius | Photo: Martin Kurtenbach

with Eliav Brand, Patric Catani, John Kameel Farah, Adi Gelbart, Juliana Hodkinson, Kammerensemble Neue Musik, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Guido Möbius, Alex Paulick, Ana Maria Rodriguez, and Zeitblom, moderated by Khan

Ringtones and audio CI have shrunk the idea of the “composition” to what must be the smallest possible unit. The musicians in this evening’s program were tasked with taking a prominent telecommunications company’s dreaded TV advertising jingle (doodle-doo-de-doo!) and blowing it up into compositions of three to five minutes in length, using means ranging from the laptop to the string quartet.