November 27, 2008
Wonder Wheel 17: Hello Picture! will be the first piece of 21st Century Music. The composition will properly herald the second millennia of the Common Era and verify the Future World envisioned by the speculators from the 1920's, 1950's through 1970's.
Future Music is the result of imagination and the anticipated creation within composed works. Highlighted points of musical perpetuation include the atonal development of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), the compiled sounds of "Poéme Électronique" by Edgard Varèse (1883-1965), the Sonic Signatures and Electronic Pop productions of Joe Meek (1929-1967), and the variation of tape and melody on "Discreet Music" by Brian Eno (1948-Present).
Utilizing Pop Music constructs (i.e. Western Scales, Verse/Chorus Structure, Conventional Rhythm, etc.), variations on melody, isolation and repetition of structure, false tempo, and folk-historical rhetoric provide the grounds to establish the Future Music of the 21st Century.
To combine the Future World with the Future Music, the tools and machines used in the documenting process acknowledge both worlds of digital and analog technology.
1. Recorded onto tape machines of the 1980's and 1990's
2. Performing with a digital interface of analog equipment
3. Manipulated by tape speed and/or pitch of plug-in
4. Transferred to computers of the mid 2000's
These primary directives are used to establish unique Sonic Signatures and conclude the composition.
All previous creations from the years of 2000-2007 have reflected the world of the 20th Century, relying on previous conventions and thematic influence to create music of, and not for, the new millennium. Until now, there has been no perpetuation to embrace 21st Century Music, yet the metropolises of the United States are very aware of the Future World aboard television billboards in public spaces, touch screen computer interfaces, and personalized global positioning systems. These details, current fashions, and consumption of media and technology outline present living in the Future World.
Welcome to the 21st Century, a period that acknowledges the many advances in technology and shifts in past societies. We are not to concern ourselves primarily with the theories and philosophies of the past; moreover we acknowledge and emphasize their truths to build upon the fundamental institutions, to provoke a new Future World.
Paul Andrew Rosales
The United States of America
www. number5music. org
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