Music Ain't For Airports

And don't you forget it!



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Artistic Statement

Think back to the last time you had to visit an airport in the United States. You’re sitting in some brazenly uncomfortable airport bench, anxious from having just had your junk fondled by an old person pushing sixty in a blue uniform; annoyed by the hoards of people who take far more personal space than they require, and; overwhelmed by the slap echo hustle and bustle that seems to be present in every such complex of buildings.

Only the deliberately psychopathic would dare look at such a scenario and suggest: “let’s AstroTurf this environment with the playback of commercial music recordings. That should plug up this glaring hole of thoughtlessness, bureaucracy, and corruption.” And yet, here we are.

Given all the events, which have transpired since 1978, one could easily conclude that music ain’t for airports. However, hindsight being 20/20, it was perhaps essential that somebody conceived of such an exaggerated expansion in the size and scope of music’s reach. For it is now exceedingly clear today, that the literate mind’s tendency to disrespect the confines of music’s glory, is on display in numerous social dilemmata.

Music may put more asses in the seats, more shoppers in the supermarket aisles, and more enthusiastic workers into boring office jobs - but what other human ingenuity have we tossed aside, which could have more adequately addressed such concerns? Worse yet, what has this severe mis-allocation of resources done to stall and disarm the lateral, multi-dimensional expansion of the sonic arts required for the survival and evolution of modern humanity?

Music can’t solve our problems; it can only synthesize new ones. It is our hope that you have a very, very troubled day after listening to this recording.

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TITLE PERFORMER INSTRUMENT CATEGORY DATE
Reflection, No. 4 Garrett Semmelink violin & percussion Reflection Sep 18, 20
Perspectrum Tyler Dinner guitar Live Score Sep 04, 20
Head in the Clouds Garrett Semmelink violin Live Score Sep 04, 20
CMYK Tyler Dinner guitar Live Score Sep 04, 20
Artifices Tyler Dinner guitar Live Score Sep 04, 20
Nineteen Years Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Aug 26, 20
People Over Platforms, 2020 Tyler Dinner guitar Album Aug 25, 20
PSEUDO Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Aug 23, 20
Upward Fall Garrett Semmelink / Tyler Dinner / Max Pena violin / guitar / guitar Album Aug 14, 20
Birthday Cake Chest Wound Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Feb 14, 20
Rococo Slaughter Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jan 31, 20
Adrift Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jan 17, 20
A Deep Sense of Responsibility Garrett Semmelink violin & percussion Composition Dec 18, 19
FIREROOM Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Dec 04, 19
Reflection No. 3 Garrett Semmelink violin Reflection Nov 02, 19
Music Ain't For Airports Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Oct 17, 19
Injection Time Lapse Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Oct 12, 19
Solfatara Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Nov 04, 18
Animals (Fucking) Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Aug 08, 15
Infatuated Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Aug 01, 15
Reflection No. 2 Garrett Semmelink violin Reflection Jun 13, 15
Mojo Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Apr 30, 15
Splatter Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Apr 23, 15
Luxury Prism Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Apr 23, 15
Prelude to Titan Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Mar 06, 15
Reflection No. 1 Garrett Semmelink violin Reflection Feb 27, 15
Theia Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Feb 25, 15
Electric Chair Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jan 14, 15
Titan Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jan 09, 15
Labor Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Dec 17, 14
Miasma Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Dec 12, 14
Inertia Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Oct 26, 14
Vasoconstriction Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Oct 23, 14
LEK4_AND Garrett Semmelink steel violin Composition Oct 19, 12
Untitled Cosmo D cello Composition Jul 06, 12
MAN QUA MAN Garrett Semmelink violin Composition May 30, 12
Maine Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Feb 10, 12
Drowned Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Feb 10, 12
Schadenfreude Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jul 11, 11
Freiburg Garrett Semmelink violin Composition Jul 28, 10