Gyula Csapó: Desert March

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‘Dedicated to all victims of the 1991 Gulf War, Desert March (1991-1993) is alternative music as it uses “found objects” in the course of its crushing progress reminiscent of the advances and deformations of a mechanized military machine. During the time of those television broadcasts of this particular “Star Wars”, I had a dream: I saw John Cage, in blue jeans, in the Saudi Arabian desert in blinding sunlight and sand, among soldiers, both Americans and Iraqis mingled in their khaki fatigues, distributing all sorts of instruments: toy pianos, ocarinas, bamboo flutes, didgeridoos…proposing to them that they start making music instead…’
(Gyula Csapó)

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