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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.


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.


from New Narratives Through Transformations Of Structure, track released July 22, 2014
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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