The Birds Do Thus

January 27, 2007 7:44 PM

An ambient electronic piece I put together a long while back. This is a tonal explication of a Frost poem I love. I felt that his words were perfectly descriptive of my own dissociated days spent in a haze of necessarily indulgent coma, when I should have been out doing other things. I built it on a framework of 32 bar phrases. There was something significant about the numerology of it, but I have since forgotten why. Maybe because it was 2002 and I was born in 1970, or something like that.

posted by isopraxis (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I slept all day
The birds do thus
That sing a while
At eve for us.

To have you soon
I gave away
Well satisfied,
To give a day

Life's not so short
I care to keep
The unhappy days,
I choose to sleep.
posted by isopraxis at 7:46 PM on January 27, 2007

Nice, isopraxis. I like those warbly sounds.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:42 AM on January 29, 2007

Like Laurie Anderson and Peter Gabriel—though some of that may just be the "birds" connection—but creepier and more insistent. Very nice stuff, isopraxis.
posted by cortex at 11:24 AM on January 29, 2007 [1 favorite]

This is great. I was just talking to a friend about incorporating poetry into electronic music today. Keep up the great work.
posted by ageispolis at 8:53 PM on January 29, 2007

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