Music for "Death Doesn't Bother Me, Anyway". The Story of Dan Pierotti

by Freddy Knop



In September 2014 the Wisconsin based radioprogram To The Best Of Our Knowledge asked me to compose six very short pieces to accompany a few sections of a fascinating 5-part-series on Death. The music that I produced is based on chrystal-clear fieldrecordings, Glockenspiel, old out-of-tune-instruments and the sounds of a Fazioli 308 grand piano. All six pieces are very raw and minimalistic. In a way I feel that they really BELONG to the story (as opposed to standing for themselves).

"'Death Doesn't Bother Me'. The story of Dan Pierotti".
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To The Best Of our Knowledge Info:
In 2014, Dan and Judy Pierotti invited us to be part of the end of Dan's life. From early conversations with Dan - a retired Lutheran Minister and social justice activist - about the afterlife, through his final days and funeral, the Pierotti's give us unique access to their process of living through death.


released May 28, 2016


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Freddy Knop Berlin, Germany

Frederik Knop is a Berlin based composer & mastering engineer. While pursuing a musicology PhD, Freddy worked as a lecturer and researcher in the field of 20th century music and audio technology, specializing on classical and popular music production and composition. He is the founder of LISTENERS Mastering in Berlin and Co-Founder of studio manufacturer HEDD | Heinz Electrodynamic Designs. ... more

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