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Porn Hour

Record: Non-Secure Connection (album) .. 2020

Features: Bruce Hornsby (piano, Chamberlin French horns, vocals); John Mailander (violin); University of Miami Frost School Orchestra.

From Bruce Hornsby on Apple Music:

“My friend Chip deMatteo and I were writing the song for our ill-fated play SCKBSTD [pronounced ‘sick bastard’]. And maybe the title just ruined us right at the beginning—it was too weird for the people, for our partners. So we kept the song for ourselves, and we’ve been playing it for the last two or three years in orchestral concerts that I do, because it works great as an orchestral song. It was inspired by a newspaper article I read about unlikely innovators in the early days of the internet, those unlikely innovators being the porn industry. I thought, since we’re writing a song a little bit about the birds and the bees, I would use some of the modern classical language that I’ve been dealing in, in my piano play. This song features the language of Olivier Messiaen’s musique des oiseaux. Messiaen is a famous French avant-garde composer who was famous for going out in the forest and fields of France to score and transcribe birdsong, chant des oiseaux. He had perfect pitch and he could write it all down, then he would go back to his music studio and compose. I call it Messiaen meets Diggler.”

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