Andrew Sorg - Voices In Da Fan

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Andrew Sorg - Voices In Da Fan

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I - Voices
II - Scherzo
III - Haunted Lullaby
IV - Nightmare

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"The idea for Voices In Da Fan, which I wrote for the Atlantic Brass Quintet, came to me after years of using the white noise of a fan to sleep. I started hearing strange gestures in the static sound of the fan while drifting into sleep. Squeaks, beats, rumbles, sounds of pain, people talking to screams of terror. Paranormal experts believe the dead are trying to communicate to us through white noise, including fans…This brass quintet represents what I hear in the white noise of the fan.

The first movement, 'Voices' demonstrates the contemporary stylings of the brass quintet starting with a single drone which morphs into a climactic blast. This is the main content of the piece, using extended techniques such as multi-phonics, savvy plunger work and dark dueling trumpets.
“Scherzo”, is a quarter-tonal movement which is fun, catchy, fast and soft. The players are muted, and this movement is meant to be the comedic relief, video game style.
“Haunted Lullaby” is a tonal movement, somber but pretty. A combination of two famous lullaby’s can be heard layered on top of each other and it represents actually falling asleep, which segues into the fourth movement 'Nightmare'. 'Nightmare' contains hip hop feels, difficult hocketing, complex multiphonics and singing."


-Andrew Sorg