Elizabeth Zharoff - Dot. (Pong)

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Dot. (PONG) is the product of a late-night discussion between the composer, John Robert Matz, and our soloist, Elizabeth Zharoff. An off-topic comment was made, and the fragmentary germ of the text was written in response. This lent itself easily and naturally to a short-form art song in a style that draws influence from three great American composers: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, and Milton Babbitt. In the earliest days of video games, both sound and visuals were minimal, and imagination was key. Dot invites you back to those halcyon days with a short ode to one of gaming’s firsts.

lyrics

Dot.
Just a pixel.
Illuminating
Dreams,
Igniting
Imagination.

Dot.
On a screen.
Blip
Of triumph?
Or defeat?

Oh, Pong.

credits

from Song Cycle: The History of Video Games, released November 4, 2016
UPC 00191061943112
MCOL-0011
Ⓟ 2016 Materia Collective LLC

Elizabeth Zharoff: Vocalist
John Robert Matz: Composer, Lyricist
Trevor Alan Gomes: Piano


Compositions:
• "Dot Pong"
John Robert Matz Robert Matz (Composer/Author)

For complete credits and information about this release, please visit Materia Collective: www.materiacollective.com/music/song-cycle-the-history-of-video-games

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