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Elegy For A Stranger: a de/recomposition of the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine".

This is the first 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 symmetrical transformations (inversions, retrogressions and transpositions).


In the town
Lived a man

And he told us
Of his life.

We all live in the town.
We shall tell of our lives.


from New Narratives Through Transformations Of Structure, track released May 2, 2012
Music by Emlyn Ellis Addison
Realized from "Yellow Submarine" written by The Beatles
Vocals: Kara Lund


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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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