Composition -As silent as bombs
As silent as bombs is a data-based composition consisting of three parts: Overture, Bang, and Whiteness, written by Wei Ting Tseng/Zeng, dedicated to her brothers Wei Hsiang Tseng and Wei Chih Tseng.
The composition considers the ecology of fear and kinesthetic sound simulation. It aims to redefine the roles of the composer, performer, and the public, whether they exist in total synchronization or disconnection. Is our individual experience a constant relocation of estranged collective consciousness, or is it integral to the collective narrative as a whole?
KILGORE (to Willard)
We’ll come in low out of the rising sun - - We’ll put on the music about a mile out.
Yeah. Classical stuff - - scares the hell out of the slopes - - the boys love it.
51 MED. SHOT
POV behind the PILOT and CO-PILOT - - the ocean rushes
Big Duke six to Eagle Thrust - - turn on coordinates 1-0 - - nine, assume attack formation.
The helicopter banks into a tight turn and bears toward the coast.
Eagle Thrust formation target 2800 yards - - begin psych-war operations.
52 CLOSE SHOT -LOUDSPEAKERS
The ocean rushes below as suddenly the LOUDSPEAKERS BLARE out Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.”
53 FULL SHOT - HELICOPTERS
From the water we SEE the massive grouping of Hueys - - gun -ships - - troops carriers - - medieval and recon - - ROAR over low in battle formation BLARING out “Ride of the Valkyries.”
(Apocalypse Now, 1979)