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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

obama’s inauguration

i just finished the last edit on my audio postcard for Obama’s inauguration. i hope you can find time to take a listen.

i put my all into this.

click here to listen.

(for context, the "classical" music heard in this piece is taken from "Air and Simple Gifts" performed live just prior to Obama's swearing-in.)


in a very real way, i feel as though i've been privately "making" this piece since i read a Frederick Douglass Golden Legacy Comic Book in the third grade.


Intrepid Flame said...

The craft of this piece is exquisite, and really shows your growth and a producer. The inter splicing of the speeches and voices, the music (Sam Cooke song was great)and the over all tone of the pieces was perfect. Great way to tell a story, to tell history through the words of not only the makers of history, but the regular people.

I loved it.

As for the content, I think you know how I feel about all that, so I will not say anything, except:

"And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more."

I hope you know enough about the state of the world to see the hyperbole in a statement like this one.

Nicely done. Still trying to stay optimistic, your piece helped.

Kol said...

Just listened. Good stuff. Thanks.