Jocks: Fourth Quarter: Time Is a Factor David R. Mooney

This work is the Fourth Quarter section of a large scale work called Jocks, derived from recordings made in 1971 with the composer’s brother, Mark Mooney, as we watched an American football game. The work uses the varying degrees of intelligibility of the material to explore the nature of memory, perception, and the general silliness of the event. Artifacts of the cheap equipment, noisy recording environment, and 30 years of tape degradation--in short, all the stuff we normally work very hard to eliminate--figure prominently in the piece. The game is nearing its end. Time is a factor. The clock is running. The announcer sums it up: “What a game and what a finish!”

  • Year of composition: 2006
  • Duration of the submitted work: 6:00
  • Production: Home

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