October 23, 2008

palin song / different trains

Via Alex Ross at The Rest is Noise comes Palin Song, Henry Hey’s piano accompaniment to Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric. Just press play and give it a minute to sink in…

As Ross points out, listeners who appreciate Palin Song may also appreciate Steve Reich’s Different Trains. (If, like me, you’re too lazy to click through to anything, here’s a relevant snippet from Wikipedia: “In Different Trains, after each melody in the piece is introduced…a recording of the spoken phrase from which the melody derives is played.”)