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Old 02-26-2017, 03:11 AM
JoseB JoseB is offline
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Originally Posted by Brown Eyed Girl View Post

Originally Posted by JoseB View Post
I will be the first to share a composition that terrifies the bejeezus out of me: "Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima", by Penderecki. Hell in the form of sound, using nothing but strings.

Enjoy! (For certain values of "enjoy", that is). Here is the link:
What in the everloving fuck was that?!
Screaming, terror and death in the face of fiery, incomprehensible annihilation. Expressed purely by means of a string soundscape.

Interestingly, the author intended this piece to be "just" an experiment in sound clusters and soundscapes, but later, when he actually heard it played by an ensamble, he was so overwhelmed by the emotional impact of what he had written that he gave it its current title.
NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Last edited by JoseB; 02-26-2017 at 03:12 AM.