Joel Thompson

In Response to the Madness

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Duration: 6'

Instrumentation: String Quartet

Instrumentation: String Quartet
Delivery Method: Physical Delivery
Performance Materials: Full Score

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From the composer:
I only made one rule for myself: each time before sitting down to compose this piece, I had to ingest all the major news stories of the day. The result of this experiment in compositional process is a stream-of-consciousness response to the political mayhem, the massacres, the climate, and our seemingly futile attempts at trying to make things better. It is essentially a scream into the void — or perhaps into the mirror. What does this music do for all the chaos in the world? This craft to which I have dedicated my life cannot directly cool the planet, save lives, or reinstate civility and understanding into our government and society. The piece is merely a response to the madness — one to which I hope listeners can relate — but I also hope it gives voice to our current angst and perhaps inspires us to change our tune.

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Instrumentation: String Quartet
Delivery Method: Physical Delivery
Performance Materials: Full Score

About the Work

Duration: 6'

Instrumentation: String Quartet

Commissioned by: Commissioned by the Grant Park Festival, Carlos Kalmar Artistic Director and Principal Conductor