#7. My Country

TITLE: My Country
CAT# (YEAR COMPOSED): #7 (1987)
INSTRUMENTATION: for electronic playback
DURATION (APPROX): 3’10
PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: electronic music concert at Michigan State University, 1987
NOTE: My Country is one of a series of electronic compositions concerned with the relationships between aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the U.S. Federal Government. In particular, this composition is structured around an analysis of the common 19th century belief of the European settlers that their right to divide and conquer the unsettled west was a gift from the divine and thus often referred to as their manifest destiny.