unraveled
by Kit Watkins (Audio CD)
 

Sonic constructions and manipulations, created February 2003, one month before the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Support the troops ~ bring them home.

Kit Watkins ~ unraveled

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1. L’Océan

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2. Au Bois Dormant

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3. Le Petit Wave

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ABOUT THE RECORDING

Created in February 2003, this music was a response and reaction to the impending, illegal war in Iraq, and the associated French-bashing propagated by the right-wing in the U.S. Only 30 minutes in length, this CD presents music representing aspects of both hope and despair. While the CD is a political statement, it is also an evocative work of sparse sound design and texture, using “found” material from one of Kit's favorite composers, Maurice Ravel.

REVIEW

Unraveled is all samples or excerpts of Ravel orchestral works that have been manipulated and reconstructed. The title Unraveled is a play on words since it contains Ravel's name, but it also has to do with the idea of the music having been manipulated or unraveled in a sense. The other meaning to the title is that the world has become unraveled. —Douwe Fledderus, progVisions