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King County (4426​/​292)

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



Immersion Composition Society Session Sunday 12 April, 2020

Fourth composition of the day.

Seattle is in King County, one of the first epicenters of the Novel Corona Virus in the US. The first case was reported on January 21, 2020. I've been checking the (thankfully slow) growth of contagion almost every day.

That day the total of reported contagious cases was 4426, and the number of deaths was 292. I used my musical scale to assigned notes to KING and to those statistics, then played it on accordion

1 -7 = A - G, then

4426 ~ DDBF
292 ~ BBB

But I was stumped about what the lyrics would be. What would I write? I wondered how we would know when it was safe to return to "normal" activity. I found King County's list of conditions necessary for self-quarantine to be lifted. What a relief to at least have an idea.

But looking at the history of pandemics, this one seems particularly vigorous. So, when will restrictions will end?


When will restrictions end?

They say we will need:
Health care system readiness

They say we will need:
Sufficient staffing and bed space

They say we will need:
Widespread availability of rapid testing and reporting of results

And availability of proven treatments

Any second now
Any minute now
Any hour now
Any day now
Any week now
Any month now
Any season now
Any year now
Any decade now
Any age now


from Amy Denio: Corona Sonora, released April 3, 2020
Composed, performed and produced by Amy Denio:
Accordion, voice, percussion sample.
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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