Doug Opel


The Unbearable Being of Likeness

for digital audio

Written: 2009
Duration: 1:00
Instrumentation: digital audio

Program Notes

The Unbearable Being of Likeness exploits of a pet peeve of mine: the evolution and thriving art of text speak and the slaughter of conventional language in general. The use of an intentionally distorted and overly-repetitive orchestral lick creates a sort of shell-shocking backdrop for fragments of texting translations, coupled with reactions that are all too genuine.