I woke up with a list of things planned out, but in light of all that, I really just missed playing violin as much as I could in undergrad. I got out of bed early, put my phone in a corner, and played cold the last thing I worked on at length, my "Drone" sonata I wrote this past July. This piece was inspired by the tally of innocent civilians killed by drone bombing in the eastern world, as well as the drone of redundancy/fright tactics summer brought us via the media.
This is America's final stretch with Obama in office, and while he released that civilian tally, he is a president I will dearly miss. The upcoming election is our current "drone" of sorts on all media fronts, and has pushed stories like the DAPL, in conflicts/bombing in Syria, practically under the rug. In fact a video was just circulating here that asked Americans if they knew which countries the U.S. was currently bombing, and most were all but clueless.
(What goes on behind the public eye, does it follow a logical path, where are we headed?) These types of questions are the backbone of this piece, which is why it feels so logical to post the recording from this morning, as both a reaction and a question that will be partially answered by where we may or may not end up this coming Tuesday.
(...students will not be tackling the social issues presented above in such a reflective manner)