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"Blood For Speech": a de/recomposition of Radiohead's "Pyramid Song".

"Blood For Speech" is the fourth in a series of works that explore melodies as memes--musical ideas that are propagated through repetition--and how, through processes of variation and mutation, their meaning is altered.

Preserving only the core melodic and/or lyrical elements that provoke recognition, new and unexpected narratives emerge by modifying the structure and context of the original.

The composition is structured on harmonic reduction/distillation.

For soprano, low strings, 2 harpsichords, and psaltery ensemble.

lyrics

There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt.
All my pasts and futures
Were there with me.
A moon full of stars
I jumped in the river.

credits

from New Narratives Through Transformations Of Structure, track released July 22, 2014
Credits:
Music by Emlyn Ellis Addison
Realized from "Pyramid Song" written by Radiohead
Vocals by Kara Lund

Cover photo credit:
János Kerekes - www.facebook.com/ajnagraphy

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Emlyn Ellis Addison Providence, Rhode Island

Textural homogeneity, transformations of structure and rhythm, symmetry.

Addison is a native of South Africa and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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