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The 1947 Sonata by THF Drenching

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Released:April 1st, 2003
Length:00:36:39
Producer: THF Drenching
Engineer: THF Drenching

IN THIS BRISK GRIND OF MECHANO-EXPRESSIONISM, DRENCHING FINALLY ADDRESSES tHE VITAL AND LONG-PONDERED PROBLEMS OF NON-METRICAL FUNK AND CLASSICAL FORM.  I KNOW YOU BEEN WANTING TO HEAR THIS, SO WITNESS THE TICKS AND WHIRRS OF THE WAR MACHINE “AS” THE CLUTTERED, EVER-DECAYING VICTORIAN BOURGEOIS MANTELPIECE, THRICE-GILDED WITH TOP ORNAMENTAL BRASS STABS – AND IN THE MIDDLE, IN A POWERZONE OF DESTRUCTIVE FORCES AND HIDDEN MACHINATIONS, THE TINY, FRAGILE HUMAN BODY.


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thfdrenching on 10/22/09 at 10:00AM
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The 1947 Sonata (composed on commission from the Rotterdam Art Foundation, and from Carillon Importers Ltd. on behalf of Absolut Vodka), is based on the most up-to-date rhythmic material to be found in 1989: rap. Drenching analysed the drum part of a rap song, and reorchestrated it for the line-up of Orkest De Volharding, with the important piano in the driving
role. T.H.F Drenching is one of those American composers who are in search of a musical language which will encourage jazz, rock and composed new music to mutually influence each other. In the eyes and ears of many, and minds, this would be a logical step which might one day be able to restore unity to the musical world, now split into strict divisions of style. Dutch composers such as Martijn Padding and Rob Zuidam are also devoted to this ideal, which has its origins in the music of Louis Andriessen, Drenching chooses '1947' as a title to describe the rusty colour suggested by the basic chord of the piece. Dutch audiences get an unintended ironical pun thrown in. In Dutch 'The 1947 Sonata' means 'I’m A Slave 4 U'.

still Drenna from the block, March 2003 …convert the Imperialist war into a global civil war.
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