What manner of music will be chosen for the royal wedding tomorrow? Details are top-secret, although Christopher Warren-Green, the music director of the London Chamber Orchestra, promises that the program will "extremely beautiful, and fitting." Alas, these stock phrases suggest that the avant-garde end of the musical spectrum will be neglected. I suspect that it is too late to submit a score for the nuptial hootenanny, but I offer here a Fanfare that I composed for the occasion. Perhaps it is more accurate to say that I assembled it, but the boundary between composition and assemblage has of course been problematized in this post-postmodern age. Apologies to Dmitri Shostakovich, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Arne Mellnäs, Jan Morthenson, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Richard Wagner, Merzbow, Justin Bieber, and Magnus Lindberg.
Previously: Tristan + Isolde.