CONSPIRACY THEORIES (2016)
For Concert Band
Duration Approximately 4:40
MSBOA (Michigan) Basic Music List -
High School Class A
FULL SCORE / 1 2 1 1 3 (+Bass) Alto (2), Tenor, Bari / 3 2 2 1 1 / Timp Perc (5)
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Nothing happens by accident. Nothing is as it seems. Everything is connected. A conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event or situation that invokes hypotheses that contradict the prevailing understanding of history. They often evolve to incorporate whatever evidence exists against them, so that they become a closed system that is unfalsifiable, and therefore a matter of faith rather than proof.
CONSPIRACY THEORIES is an exploration in suspicion. Modal harmonic power chords support a disjunct, odd-meter theme, recurring and weaving its way along a spiraling, hypnotic ride. Grassy knolls, moon landings, UFOs, etcetera.
Trust no one.