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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Do you believe in the rapture?

I'm looking for people who believe that the world is going to end soon, or people who pray it ends soon. If you think the rapture is around the corner or that we're nearing the end times, I would really like to talk to you!

I would like to interview you talking about your beliefs. This can be in person, by phone or by skype. I'd like to record this interview, so I can use it as material in a musical piece that I'm writing. This piece will be played in England. Most of the people who hear it will have not previously heard the rapture described by a believer.

In order to make the music, your words will be put into a collage that makes musical sense. This does require some cutting, but I will preserve your meaning. I want to accurately convey your views, your beliefs and your hopes for the future.

This is for a 13 minute section of a longer piece of music performed by people with laptop computers. The entire thing will be an hour long. I'm calling it a "laptopera," but it does not actually contain singing. The title of the piece will be The Death of Stockhausen. Your section does not yet have a title, but will probably include the word "Apocalypse." The section will also include people with New Age beliefs surrounding 2012, but will make sure to differentiate their views from yours. (If you want to say anything about how the New Agers are right or wrong, I'd also like the hear that).

If you want to help, please leave a comment! Or, would you mind praying that somebody does want to help?

2 comments:

rukano said...

You being a composer this might be a silly question, but do you already know: "Uaxuctum: The Legend Of The Mayan City Which They Themselves Destroyed For Religious Reasons" ?

rukano said...

ehm... by Giacinto Scelsi... ;-)