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    My mind energized by recent events at the University of Mississippi, I present this germ of an idea, adaptable to any music style from Romantic to post-modern:

    Double-basses, slow crescendo... — pause — cymbal CLASH-'QUEER'-oboes & piccolos in diminuendo to silence... TAM-TAM-'******'...

    It goes on for some time, until the bigotries run out. As you can see, it requires voice, but anything from a suitably charged solo voice to large choir could work. There could be interludes, party-like and/or serene... .

    Many bigotries employ more than one 'touch-word'; how or if they should be used would be part of the creation process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltroll72 View Post
    Double-basses, slow crescendo... — pause — cymbal CLASH-'QUEER'-oboes & piccolos in diminuendo to silence... TAM-TAM-'******'...
    Should it be entitled Queer ****** Symphony then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Should it be entitled Queer ****** Symphony then?
    Entirely your option. Sammy Davis Jr. managed to combine at least two of the standard targets. There are many more bigotries than two, so your suggestion may be too limiting. My Humble Suggestion does not preclude any optional ingredients.

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    Mmmmmmkay?

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    So, whoever composes this is just creating controversy for the sake of controversy? Marvellous idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    So, whoever composes this is just creating controversy for the sake of controversy? Marvellous idea.
    Oh, Cage did that long ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarterJohnsonPiano View Post
    Oh, Cage did that long ago
    Cage didn't do that. He created, and dumb people were pissed off and made it into a controversy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    So, whoever composes this is just creating controversy for the sake of controversy? Marvellous idea.
    Motives for composing must vary (not being a composer, I'm guessing here). Were I composing something from this bit of chaos, it would not be for the sake of controversy. I consider all 'justifications' for bigotry to be absurd. If my composition were successful it would dramatize that absurdity with, ah, forceful subtlety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurningDesire View Post
    Cage didn't do that. He created, and dumb people were pissed off and made it into a controversy.
    Okay, I thought that it was clear that I was joking, but I guess not... Of COURSE Cage was not simply looking for controversy, he was an artistic pioneer...
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