One night, I joked on Facebook about commissioning a piece with any of the following:
Music can be a powerful artistic response to things beyond our control, and many composers responded to the idea with great excitement and enthusiasm. So, I did a "Call for Scores" on Facebook where composers were welcome to use anything related to our 45th President (tweets, speeches, etc.) as source material to create a miniature, or small collection of miniatures, for solo piano. These serve as commentary on, or reaction to, words, attitudes, policies, and general behavior that they find amusing, unacceptable, confusing, disturbing, and so on.
Everyone who responded to the call was included. Check out the composers and scores here, and click here for a bunch of videos of many of the pieces. Read my article about the project in the "Speak Now" series on NewMusicBox, or this interview for Trax on the Trail.
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