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The Problem with Pandas for Quintet and Tape

Written for New Music Würzburg (Die Hochschule für Musik Würzburg) and Robert HP Platz

Often I feel strange titling pieces as being "with tape" in the digital age. However, here while the tape is referring to the electronic fixed media stereo playback, it is also referring to the Nixon tapes, of which all of the source material for this piece is derived and based on. Specifically, the fixed stereo playback is from a series of tapes where the President was concerned about the mating habits of the new pandas that arrived at the National Zoo.