|Lauritz Melchior - 2008-12-20 |
The piece is actually quite varied in its many sections. There's the beginning drone, a beautiful blues section, a motivically driven discordant atonal section and a recapitulation with brings all parts together.
Winnsboro Cotton Mill blues was originally a union laborer's protest song.
In my mind, this piece programmatically depicts the conflict between man and machine.
I wanted to preempt some who might not give it a listen based upon the first few seconds. I don't think that the first section would be good as a standalone (though in relation to the rest and as part of the whole it is brilliant) and if somebody assumed that the full ten minutes was like that they might not put forth the effort to watch.
If they do watch and don't like it, that's totally fine.
I'm glad that you liked it, though.
| Register or login To Post a Comment|