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This project was created between November 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021 with the support of Musikfonds e.V.'s NEUSTART KULTUR Stipend. The goal of this project was to document ongoing world events as they happened within the project window. The immediate response allows for the creation of a raw, yet, clear picture of the events as they unfolded.  

 

The impression of these moments can never be changed, they exists as an atmosphere, bottled for eternity, ready to be inhaled whenever our memories become distant and our actions complacent. 

 

To convey the atmosphere, the work does not put distance between the listener and the events, but instead directly confronts the listener with the issues at hand.  At times, the content pushes the listener's tolerance of discomfort.

 

The entire musical work is structured in an episodic form.  Each work is documenting one phase within the larger cycle of events.    

In addition to the musical works, I have also included playlists and a written list of the sampled material.  As the digital media landscape shifts around us, these sources that once inescapably bombarded us with information slowly become lost underneath constant flood of new content.

This project is a continuation of an ongoing series of works dealing with social issues.  

 

The main topic of this project is the United States' 2020  presidential election.

Sources listed in order of first appearance. 

 

EP. 1 - America stands for…

Here's how healthcare workers observed the flyover meant to honor their work - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRYvyrRDw7k&t=163s

 

Live from DC as city boosts security in preparation for Biden’s inauguration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dRcozKw4ts

 

USA Anti-riot fence erected around White House amid post-election protest fears - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SL2Wv3JUu8

 

Coronavirus outbreak Blue Angels, Thunderbirds flyover Washington, D.C. tribute to health workers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCswSTIzXo

 

WATCH Thunderbirds, Blue Angels flyover Washington D.C. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fal7REunpsk

 

Blue Angels Flyover for Health Care Workers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0JBXIoR7lk

 

Southwest florida eagle cam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTfbB02IRLQ

 

Cathedral Bell Tolling for 300,000 COVID Deaths - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZTe8s_bYhI

 

Ariana Grande performing the National Anthem at the Seattle Seahawks game - NFL Football - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsdMfWJ7pvA

 

Trump-Fan „Sie zählen Stimmen von Haustieren“ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7kwinzcaUQ

 

DOCUMENTARY VIDEO: "Stop the Steal" activists protest at Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dx7E4lrR68

 

Breaking: Video from Baghdad showing the defense systems launching to intercept the rocket - https://twitter.com/thestevennabil/status/1328787243192913920?s=20

 

When you're recording a segment about the planned US troop drawdown in #Iraq and a rocket, followed by CRAM projectiles, fly over head #Baghdad - https://twitter.com/SimonaFoltyn/status/1328831547856875520?s=20

 

The rockets attack earlier tonight in #Baghdad resulted in the death of a young Iraqi girl and injuries to five civilians.  - https://twitter.com/thestevennabil/status/1328806536924131328?s=20

 

Trump supporters gather in front of Michigan State Capitol in protest against Biden's elex victory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiB6fTNTMg4&t=23s

 

Exploring around Bristol Wells Nevada and Desert Thunderstorm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyb4QCMEmy8

 

USA Trump supporters brave wind at Clark County protest as Biden announced pres elex victory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1FELOhCzZE

 

Trump Supporters Protest Outside Vote-Counting Centre in Phoenix - deleted video

 

C RAM. IRAQ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XceGKHATcYE

 

EP. 2 - An L Shaped W

 

NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1 Launch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VAq7SB8t0I

 

Fight Song at Democratic National Convention (C-SPAN) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEXJ_YyRH6A

 

SpaceX Starship SN8 Test Flight [Incredible Clean Audio & Real-time 4k Video] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIyKS_9tP08

 

USA Armed anti-Trump protesters face off with Trump supporters in Atlanta - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmkkAR24pAU

 

CHURCH BELL RINGS IN PARIS TO CELEBRATE PRESIDENT  JOE BIDEN'S ELECTION ( JOE BIDEN CELEBRATION) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCs49tjNIsg

 

Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye Michigan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WB0YEysmAY

 

Emergency Broadcast System Test (1983) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdpLWML_tDU

 

Audio Trump berates Ga. secretary of state, urges him to ‘find’ votes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3hrN0cP58Y

 

K3 kids recites the Pledge Of Allegiance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kOEg55vewU

 

LIVE Sidney Powell, Lin Wood attend 'Stop the Steal' rally in Georgia (Dec. 2)   NTD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8VIB_DxlrE

 

Newsmax issues humiliating retraction of its OWN bogus “election fraud” reporting ON AIR - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Ol2OJPZYY

 

Philadelphia Reacts to Biden’s Win - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5PuYEDxpSc

 

Celebrations Erupt After Joe Biden Wins the 2020 Election - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaIurXsX4kg

 

Trump Delivers Remarks From White House Amid Tense Presidential Race - https://youtu.be/rPZ2-1UIwF0

 

Moment US TV networks declared Joe Biden as the next President of the United States - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9_hJtHctY0

 

Biden's big night Democrats celebrate election win with fireworks display in Delaware - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D55sVCZMzC4

 

Protestors pound on U.S. Capitol door, break window amid massive protests in Washington D.C. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukU_aTzmF3M

 

President-elect Joe Biden's victory speech in full - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX20JkK5L3s

 

Portlanders celebrate Biden's victory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbDPNquFd4o

 

I lost my mind watching the launch and explosion of Starship SN8! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujCmpqWcJxk

 

You've got to reap just what you sow - https://archive.culturalequity.org/node/55876

 

Trump supporters were seen breaking windows, trying to breach Capitol Hill   ABC7 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEEEMB0c5So

 

Townhall's Frontline Footage of Capitol Building Riots - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzxvVi8wkrU&t=1008s

 

EP. 3 - LeT’s UniTe THe CoUntRy!!!!

 

Townhall's Frontline Footage of Capitol Building Riots - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzxvVi8wkrU&t=1008s

 

WATCH Sen. Ted Cruz's remarks before riots at US Capitol   KVUE - https://youtu.be/SLQUDnkpcVI

 

Mo Brooks Calls for Blood at Trump Rally - https://youtu.be/BEV1-qmICxk

 

🔴TRUMP RALLY LIVE IN DC President Donald Trump at Save America Rally at The Ellipse 1/6/21 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9nL6BowGJs&t=2566s

 

Climbing Wall FAIL at DC Protests Footage Trump supporter falls scaling Capitol Building - https://youtu.be/E_uKKY-_VpY

 

Watch Trump Dances To ‘YMCA’ At His Campaign Rallies   NBC News NOW - https://youtu.be/Zph7YXfjMhg

 

Yo-Yo Ma Amazing Grace Presidential Inauguration 2021- https://youtu.be/vWZwuK8D4Js

 

EP. 4 - ur simpin’ too hard (deleted scenes and extras)

 

'Let's have trial by combat!' Rudy Giuliani riles up crowd before riot - https://youtu.be/KM_OF6jYlwg

 

Ok Boomer Girl Tik Tok - Neekolu - https://youtu.be/xRIWwnO5f-s

 

TRUMP SIMPS - This HAS to STOP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c37fhc4oXmc&t=32s

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