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This song is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school attack in Newtown, CT, whose lives were cut short on Friday, December 14th, 2012: Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt.

Let their deaths not be in vain.

All proceeds from the sale of this song will be donated to The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc.


Without You: a de/recomposition of U2's "With Or Without You".

This is the third 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 fragmentations, repetitions and condensations of discrete melodic and harmonic motifs from the original song. For piano, 7 hands.


from New Narratives Through Transformations Of Structure, track released January 3, 2013
Arrangement by Emlyn Ellis Addison
Realized from "With Or Without You" written by U2


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