Losing My Kicks

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This is a mash-up arrangement of Losing My Religion by R.E.M. and Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People. Pumped Up Kicks, with it’s enigmatic bassline, sits at the centre of the mash-up, its chorus melody only stated briefly as an exit line into a dream segment that takes us back to the R.E.M. tune. The Pumped Up Kicks section is relatively short but it is central to the combined meaning of the mash-up. The R.E.M. statement about ‘losing their religion’ over the state of things is increasingly poignant at a time when mass killings in schools is affecting the children of the people who grew up with this tune. Mash-up composition by Katheryn Petersen with extemporaneous solo by Mike WT Allen.

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from Giant Tree, released August 22, 2019
Mike WT Allen – Clarinet
Katheryn Petersen – Accordion
Alex Penny -Sound Engineer
Monarch Studios -Recording Studio

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Teapot in the Tuba Vancouver, British Columbia

Teapot in the Tuba are a miniature circus orchestra renowned for their playful musical agility. Their bulging repertoire suitcase contains tunes for rarified purposes such as calming savage beasts, stoking the fires of ceremony, or providing a high-diving diva with a flash of improvisational wonderment. Overflowing with surprises at every phrase, lick and cadence, they create worlds out of sound. ... more

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