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A Walk In The Countryside

R34A A Walk In The Countryside
Mark Sheeky
2018

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Track listing
1. The Cat Phone Song (02:25)
2. Life Is A Twitter Hashtag (01:44)
3. We All Have Hope (03:55)
4. Sonus (03:39)
5. Rhapsody On A Siren's Call (01:37)
6. The Glass Screen (04:47)

About this album
A short album of two halves, although all tracks have a theme of technological change in society. The first two songs are novelty songs about social media; the Cat Phone Song inspired in part as a satirical rebellion against the art-of-the-obvious.

Sonus is an instrumental piece about the ecological destruction created for experimental radio show ArtsLab. Rhapsody On A Siren's call is a previously unreleased romantic tune for solo piano, originally composed for the ArtsLab Opera: I, Leviathan.

The final track, The Glass Screen, began as a fast-paced, catchy computer game theme of the sort that I have been composing for twenty years or so. Live piano parts, and a new narrative was added to create a contemporary piece of music that reflects on my musical past.