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.

music sorted by date

TITLE PERFORMER 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 (violin)
Tyler Dinner (guitar)
Max Pena (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