"Al Gore Sighs" [2.3 MB .mp3]
Made this political musique concrete a few years ago for a group project I was invited to participate in and then rejected from as soon as this hit the curator's inbox!
Al Gore won the first Bush/Gore debate in 2000 by virtue of having a greater intellect than a head of cabbage. Then, media mavens decided a few months later that Gore lost the debate, because of his audible sighs while Bush was speaking. The debate was still up on one of the network websites so I recorded some of the sighs and made a music piece with them.
It unfortunately also includes some soundbites of Bush lying about, among other things, whether private banks would give citizens a "better rate of return" on their Social Security dollars.