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.
24 composers responded, and pieces are still coming in. Stay tuned for details on performances...
Stacey Barelos - A Meditation on Trump Tweets
Armando Bayolo - Not a Real Catastrophe (like Katrina)
Don Bowyer - The Best Notes and A Very Stable Genius
Corey Cunningham - People Are Saying
Rob Deemer - KNEEL
Michelle McQuade Dewhirst - Hail No!
Paul Dickinson - #45words
Michael Hall - A-Hole in One
Jennifer Jolley - Democracy Dies in Darkness
Brendan Kinsella - "SAD" (for Speaking Pianist)
Jim Olsen - Permutations on 45
Nick Omiccioli - LOCK HER UP! (for Speaking Pianist)
Samara Rice - Building the Wall
Garrett Schumann - Supremacy (toccata)
Jason Sifford - Look, Having Nuclear
Ethan Wickman - Through a Glass, Darkly
Mark Winges - 45: What Comes After Is More Important