We challenged ourselves to create music based on the ridiculous Fyre Festival musical direction notes which were leaked in 2017. Read the entire notes here.
This piece was featured in the Hulu documentary, Fyre Fraud as well as NPR’s 1A.
If you're like us, you can't get enough of reading about the disaster that was the Fyre Festival and just like every other musician, we were overjoyed when the bonkers music direction for the promo video was leaked. We were excited to realize Grant Margolin's unique and daring musical vision for the festival promotional materials. We humbly present our attempt to channel this incredibly modern approach to the rhythm of the world.
All the key elements from the email have been incorporated:
Xylophone, "sudro" and odd time signatures were utilized for the exploratory moments.
We throttled down the lusciousness of the strings.
We added a bassoon, but definitely not a French Horn.
We modulate from section to section but try to keep in the more "consonant" key signatures such as D and G.
Please enjoy filtered tablas over a fretless bass groove on top of a West African kora lead and experience some heavy "cutting" elements.
No references to video games or anything that sounds like you might want to go fight dragons.
Effective use of reverberation.
Enjoy life at every step.