Work Type: Choral / Vocal, Classical
Instrumentation: SATB chorus
Duration: 8-10 minutes
Having written a short, goofy choral piece about cats for New Century Voices (Four Cats), I felt compelled to write a longer, goofy piece about something else. Inspiration arrived in the form of a spam e-mail (set as the third movement of this piece) which seemed to me to have a particularly musical structure (Only ant best way…), and worthy of serving as the centerpiece for a new project. I set out to find other emails that would complement and contrast with this specimen of our culture.
It was harder than I expected. Nigerian scam emails are far too long; Bayesian filter-busters (consisting simply of random words; essentially, the infantry of spam, sent to confound our defenses) were not interesting enough; most were, simply, too boring and dull. I needed emails that were interesting to set while being markedly different from one another, with some semblance of a narrative.
Eventually, I decided to build around not only the theme of spam, but the subject matter of the original email; namely, sex (with some paranoia thrown in for relief). I hope you enjoy the fruits of my efforts to highlight the stupid things about our daily lives.
I. Fwd: I was looking at your profile
Hi, my name is Tiffany! 😉
My friend said you were a really cool person and I should get in contact with you!
I looked at your profile and thought I would contact you.
I love meeting new people, I also love to talk. I just got my videocam working so you can see me to! It doesn’t cost you anything if you wanna watch/see me! You don’t even need your own videocam! This is not my screenname, but a friends. To contact me you need to go to my personal site (dont worry it’s a FREE site like Yahoo!) its the only way to contact me! My personal site:
Just Copy and Paste in your Broswer
Best of love and regards, Tiffany
– “Carson” <[email protected]>
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What have you been searching for?
A married mom
A long lasting relationship
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– “Tommie Clark” <[email protected]>