Individual 1 (Living Under Occupation) was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0438: Deep Plan
Step 1: There is just one step this month: Compose a piece of music in which something special is situated at the very center.
Background: You might simply interpret that instruction as you choose to. For additional context, you might consider this centerpiece a surprise, or you might hint at it at the opening. It might be a gap, or a presence, or something in between.
At the moment there are over one and a half million confirmed cases of Americans contracting COVID-19, and within a few days the death count will reach 100,000.
However, at the center of everything is a leader with a serious psychological condition that demands him to be at the center of everything.
Accordingly, a Trombone with limited vocabulary is challenged by a Clarinet attempting to inject logic, only to be ignored by a chorus of sycophants.
America is living under occupation.
Individual 1 (Living Under Occupation) was written for Clarinet, Trombone, Harpsichord, Accordion, and Chorus of Sycophants.