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Futures Past

for three instrumentalists

Year:  2021   ·  Duration:  11m
Instrumentation:  open instrumentation (two treble, one bass)

Year:  2021
Duration:  11m
Instrumentation  open instrumentation (two t...

Elliot Vaughan
Composer

Composer:   Elliot Vaughan

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Score

Sample: "Script", plus the first page of each appended score

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About

Futures Past takes three pieces of speculative fiction that were set in the near future when published, but where those futures have now passed. Each fiction gives two dates: when it was published and when it was set. The number 1 song of the time puts music to those pairs of dates, and these make the materials for ­the first three sections (1. Blade Runner ['Ebony And Ivory' and 'Old Town Road']; 2. On Thursday We Leave For Home (Twilight Zone episode) ['I Will Follow Him' and '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You']; and 3. 1984 ['(Ghost) Riders In The Sky: A Cowboy Legend' and 'Time After Time']). Where does one nostalgia end and another begin?

4. Future’s Passed is a dissolution of time, a mess of nested worlds, a soft apocalypse. Inevitable—the archetypical dystopias promised deliquesce into the fuzz of fictional endtimes.

These things are never tidy.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by STROMA for Essential Experimental 2


Contents note

  1. Blade Runner
  2. “On Thursday We Leave For Home"
  3. 1984
  4. Future’s Passed