three MIDI keyboards, acoustic and electric drums
Premiered in 1991 [where?]
Published by Chez Vees Music (formerly Leisure Planet Music)
Puny Humans! revels or wallows in a misty-eyed view of the nostalgic or dated sounds of synthesizers of another era. Then there is the computer’s ability (or is it desire?), going with a 1950’s science fiction movie premise, to “possess” any one of the human played parts and take over, if only momentarily. This myth is retrofit with current technology, which of course, someday will have its own aura of nostalgia.
From the Composer:
[anecdote? Is there a funny story for the title?]