Music Ain't For Airports
And don't you forget it!
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||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|