Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Tower of Babel

The iPad, Apple’s new toy, is truly amazing. And if you are into recording stuff there is an application called StudioMini XL (oxymoronic - extra large for the iPad as it was originally designed for the iPhone).

I just laid down three tracks for one of my mother’s poems.

Click here to play the song

There is an interesting story that goes with this poem. In the city of Nairobi, midst the filth of the central bus station, there was a row a stinking lavatories propping each other up. They were long overdue for demolition when this poem found a place in the East African Standard. Shortly afterwards they were pulled down. I particularly liked this poem and composed a tune to go with the words.