Ok, so Dax hooked me up with a shiteload of iTunes downloads. With them I set out to find good electronic music to make a good CD with. During my perusings I came upon O Fortuna, which you probably won’t recognize as a strong choral peice (in Latin) which has a very chilling sound to it (as most Latin songs do.) I was curious to find the meaning of the song, since it sounds like it’s from an Opera, although not an aria, per se.
Anyway, the song strikes a chord with me because it is about misfortune – and fortune in general. Often, this is what happens when a truly gifted artist sets out to portray something through music – they create something really, really, REALLY good. If you’ve heard any of Monteverdi’s Vespers, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I’m not even that Christian (and definitely not Catholic), but it is, to me, very striking music.
Anyway, ’nuff about that.
Work has been rough tonight 🙂 That’s putting it mildly. I hope you’re all having a good time.