It is difficult to define the role of a piece of art that attempts to convey a specific message. Is it a reflection of the mind of its creator, an attempt to work through issues of personal relevance? Or is it an attempt to influence the perspectives of those who experience it? The latter runs the risk of deteriorating into propaganda, neither inspiring those who already share the perspective, or swaying the minds of detractors. And propaganda usually makes for intensely mediocre art. In this, as in most things, a balance between the two may prove most effective. Of course this is a personal exploration of issues so often on our minds these days- the war in Iraq, the behavior of the current administration, and so on. It seems especially important to emphasize right now: if you share these perspectives, you are not alone.
The Wondrous Delight of Profound Ineptitude was realized on a Macintosh G4 400, with a Digidesign AudioMedia III card. Csound was utilized for FM synthesis and sample processing, as was SoundHack. Several recordings of anti-war protests were incorporated as well as various instrument samples. All arrangement took place in emagic’s Logic.
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