Peter Elyakim Taussig | 101 Sound-Bite Symphonies - A Celebration of Short Attention Span

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101 Sound-Bite Symphonies - A Celebration of Short Attention Span

by Peter Elyakim Taussig

The tiniest symphonies ever, less than a minute each, 101 musical comments on God and science, war, love, history, and sex - a weird, funny, heartbreaking look at our ADD fractured life. Classical music will never be the same.
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1. This Loving God
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2. Doppleganger
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3. Holy Trinity
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4. Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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5. Pentagon
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6. Degrees of Separation
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7. Deadly Sins
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8. 8-ball
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9. Nine Lives
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10. Fingers
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11. Eleventh Hour
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12. Sun Signs
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13. Friday the 13th
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14. Valentine
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15. Beware the Ides of March
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16. Sweet Sixteen
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17. 17 Muscles Produce A Smile
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18. Gowns N Mortarboards
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19. 19th Century-victoria's Empire
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20. 20/20 Hindsight
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21. Gun Salute
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22. Catch-22
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23. The 23 Stabs That Killed Caesar
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24. 24/7
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25. 25%-quarter Moon
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26. 26 Letters A To Z
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27. 27 Bones In My Hand
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28. 28 February Days
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29. B-29 Over Hiroshima
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30. Turning 30
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31. Ice Cream Flavors
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32. Freeezing!
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33. Miracles & Crucifixion
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34. "if It Exists There's Porn of It"
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35. 35mm
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36. 36 Views of Mt. Fuji
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37. 37-a Prime
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38. The 38th Parallel (Korea)
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39. The 39 Steps
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40. Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves
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41. 1941-v For Victory
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42. Life, The Universe, & Everything
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43. Zeroes and Ones
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44. 4/4 Time
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45. A 45 Single
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46. Chromosomes
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47. Ak47
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48. 48 Days Under the Bodhi Tree
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49. The 49th Parallel (canada/usa)
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50. 50/50
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51. Area 51
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52. White Piano Keys
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53. 1953-lilibet Gets A Crown
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54. Rubik Squares
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55. No One Drives 55
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56. Cape Horn-56º S
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57. Carnegie Hall-57th St.
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58. Gold Oracles Doomed Montezuma
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59. Last Minute
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60. 60-to-zero In 1 Second
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61. "kill Me A Son On Hwy61"
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62. 1962-dancing With Nikita
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63. Question Marks
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64. Kama Sutra
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65. Out To Pasture
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66. 666-oh You Devil
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67. 1967-summer of Love
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68. Prague Spring With Tanks
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69. Soixante Neuf
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70. Threescore and Ten
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71. Symphony 71 Interrupted
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72. Virgins In Paradise
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73. Dots N Dashes
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74. The Ring (valkyrie's Pizza)
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75. Diamond Anniversary
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76. 76 Trombones
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77. Practice Your Scales
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78. Gramophone
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79. Pompeii 79ad
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80. Days Around the World
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81. 81(ha)- Hells Angels
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82. 82-legged Central Park Centipede
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83. A Second Bar-mitzvah
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84. 1984 - George Orwell
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85. '85 Live-aid “are We the World?”
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86. Eighty-sixed
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87. "fourscore and Seven Years Ago..."
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88. 88 Keys
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89. 1989-the Wall Came Down
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90. 90ºn-north Pole Summer
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91. India Long Distance
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92. 1492
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93. Million Miles To To the Sun
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94. #94-surprise Symphony
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95. 95 Theses of Martin Luther
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96. Petals of the Third Eye
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97. 97-just A Number
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98. 98.6-body Temperature
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99. 99-101:almost There/ 100th Monkey/ Music 101
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The longest symphony on this CD is one minute, the shortest just over 8 seconds. In the time it takes an orchestra to tune up you can pack in two or three complete sound-bite symphonies, AND acquire the same sense of cultural superiority that two tedious hours would give you at Symphony Hall.
It’s what you’ve been waiting for -
* Music from concentrate
* Lo-cal slymphonies
* Efficient, lean, no-pain Kultur
"My symphonies are to music what a 1000mg vitamin C pill is to 50 oranges" (Taussig)

Ranging in style from symphonic to heavy metal, from Bob Dylan to string quartet to African rhythms, these miniature masterpieces cover the entire range of human experience. They are a satire of the term symphony, usually describing a tedious affair at an archaic ritual gathering. But they are also an attempt to define the shortest duration in which a complete musical idea can be conveyed, without words!, not as an abstract exercise but as a reflection of our fractured attention-deprived mental landscape, our ADD Zeitgeist.

No acoustic instruments were used in these symphonies, though some may sound like it. A “sampled orchestra” may not seem as classy as the kind played by musicians dressing up in 18th century costumes, but it can be just as expressive, and is far more representative of our times. Consider that Beethoven did not use Renaissance crumhorns and lutes to capture the spirit of his times in his symphonies.

From a composer’s point of view though the best thing about a virtual orchestra is not having to hire cantankerous and unreliable live musicians. Computer samples don’t take coffee breaks.


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