WHO CARES IF YOU LISTEN
for solo string and fixed media
The Twentieth-Century featured many composers who pioneered the expansion of the sonic palette to where now all sounds are possible. Many books, articles, lectures, and sermons espoused the dawn of a new era, of a new expression, of new sonic possibilities. Who Cares if You Listen embraces not only the vast array of sounds available both acoustic and digital, but also the rhythms and tonalities of the actual words used by a few of these trailblazing composers when stating their case for progress and evolution. Three Twentieth-Century composers and words attributed to them are used in the composition.
“Who Cares if you Listen?”
“Music was born free; and to win freedom is its destiny.”
“Get up and use your ears like a man!”
Who Cares if You Listen is dedicated to Jaqueline O'Donnell.
- Violoncello: by Christopher Ahn, Lineage Center for the Performing Arts, Pasadena, CA
- Violin: by Naha Greenstein, Davenport, IA.