From the Filter (2016)

I - Canadian-Pills
II - From the Desk of Barrister Samson Mohamed

From the Filter is a chamber piece in two movements, where I took two spam emails I found in my inbox and wrote music around them, imagining the messages were coming from real people. The first movement, Canadian-Pills, is a frantic sales pitch for Canadian pharmaceuticals, and the second one is a scam where the spammer is pretending to be the lawyer of a deceased West-African relative of mine.

The piece was written for the New York-based TAK ensemble, for two concerts in Iceland in the summer of 2016.