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from Amy Denio: Corona Sonora by Amy Denio / Spoot Music



Immersion Composition Society Session Monday 20 April, 2020

The chords/melody are loosely based on the number of infected and dead in Massachusetts (28,163 / 957) when I started this project.

I moved to Colorado Springs in Fall, 1981 to attend the Colorado College. At orientation, they told me the town was 50% military, and handed me a rape whistle. It was a great leaping into the void with really nothing desirable when I moved there. I met inventor and musician Bob Tudor who introduced me to the world of improvised music. Someone told me that the military guys who worked below Cheyenne Mountain (the ones who would press the trigger to start nuclear war) were allowed to wear whatever they wanted to work, including clown suits. Through the years, the right wing Christian population has been growing.


Prayer deflector was erected in just the right spot
to make unwarranted pleas to god
ricochet loudly before exploding into smithereens

Rape whistles come in handy if you're a girl and happen to meet GI Joe in a back alley
It's OK to wear clown suits as long as you're wearing boots
God forbid we pull the trigger

50% military promoted or demoted, eating loud Lord pies
Garden of the Gods under crazy shepherd skies
We walk on the dust of those before us


from Amy Denio: Corona Sonora, released April 3, 2020
Amy Denio: voices, recording & production.
Metal sample provided by Gino Jevdjevic.
C Drone (musical) by Strathorn, found on Freesound.org. The pitch was adjusted to match the composition.
Mastered by Steve Turnidge, UltraViolet Studio.
c 2020 Spoot Music, ASCAP


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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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