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Rabble Rousers

From: Sarah Boothroyd
Length: 28:00

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Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, Rabble Rousers explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of improvised 'music' in public space.

Rabble_rousers_-_credit_stan_jourdan_small "Protest, evasion, merry distrust, and a delight in mockery are symptoms of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology."

- Friedrich Nietzsche


A crowd of dissenters claps, chants, cheers, and shouts into the open air. Their chance choral creations are at once jubilant and angry, orderly and chaotic, rhythmic and random, melodious and cacophonous. Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, Rabble Rousers explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of improvised 'music' in public space.


Rabble Rousers features field recordings of protests from around the globe – including many culled from the Occupy Movement – as well as Creative Commons contributions from Random Coil, Pleq, Papercutz, Carlos Lemosh, Marcus Fischer, Upsteria, Erstlaub, Aurastore, Aos Crowley (Matt Dean), Pocka (Brad Mitchell), Matthias Kispert, and the Prelinger Archives.

 

Recipient of a Silver Medal for Best Sound at the 2013 New York Festivals Radio Programming Awards.

 

VERSIONS AND EXCERPTS:

 

The original version of Rabble Rousers, featured on the first tab above, contains strong language at 1:38, 1:43, 6:03, 10:38 (muffled), and 16:17 (muffled).

 

A profanity-free version of Rabble Rousers is available on the second tab above.

 

The third tab above contains a 6-minute 45-second excerpt of the work, which could be broadcast as a standalone work or as a promo to the 28-minute piece. This excerpt contains strong language at 6:03. A profanity-free version of this excerpt is available at http://soundcloud.com/sarah-boothroyd/excerpt-of-rabble-rousers-6-45-censored

 

In addition, a 3-minute 38-second excerpt/promo is available for broadcast. You can preview the original version at http://soundcloud.com/sarah-boothroyd/excerpt-of-rabble-rousers There is also a profanity-free version of this short excerpt available here: http://soundcloud.com/sarah-boothroyd/excerpt-of-rabble-rousers-censored

 

SUGGESTED DATE PEGS:

 

February 20th - World Day of Social Justice

June 5 - World Environment Day

September 15 - International Day of Democracy

 

Please direct any requests or questions to me via my website: http://sarahboothroyd.com/contact.html

Piece Description

"Protest, evasion, merry distrust, and a delight in mockery are symptoms of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology."

- Friedrich Nietzsche


A crowd of dissenters claps, chants, cheers, and shouts into the open air. Their chance choral creations are at once jubilant and angry, orderly and chaotic, rhythmic and random, melodious and cacophonous. Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, Rabble Rousers explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of improvised 'music' in public space.


Rabble Rousers features field recordings of protests from around the globe – including many culled from the Occupy Movement – as well as Creative Commons contributions from Random Coil, Pleq, Papercutz, Carlos Lemosh, Marcus Fischer, Upsteria, Erstlaub, Aurastore, Aos Crowley (Matt Dean), Pocka (Brad Mitchell), Matthias Kispert, and the Prelinger Archives.

 

Recipient of a Silver Medal for Best Sound at the 2013 New York Festivals Radio Programming Awards.

 

VERSIONS AND EXCERPTS:

 

The original version of Rabble Rousers, featured on the first tab above, contains strong language at 1:38, 1:43, 6:03, 10:38 (muffled), and 16:17 (muffled).

 

A profanity-free version of Rabble Rousers is available on the second tab above.

 

The third tab above contains a 6-minute 45-second excerpt of the work, which could be broadcast as a standalone work or as a promo to the 28-minute piece. This excerpt contains strong language at 6:03. A profanity-free version of this excerpt is available at http://soundcloud.com/sarah-boothroyd/excerpt-of-rabble-rousers-6-45-censored

 

In addition, a 3-minute 38-second excerpt/promo is available for broadcast. You can preview the original version at http://soundcloud.com/sarah-boothroyd/excerpt-of-rabble-rousers There is also a profanity-free version of this short excerpt available here: http://soundcloud.com/sarah-boothroyd/excerpt-of-rabble-rousers-censored

 

SUGGESTED DATE PEGS:

 

February 20th - World Day of Social Justice

June 5 - World Environment Day

September 15 - International Day of Democracy

 

Please direct any requests or questions to me via my website: http://sarahboothroyd.com/contact.html

Related Website

http://soundcloud.com/sarah-boothroyd/boothroyd-rabble-rousers