Fatima Al Qadiri

Track name: Star-Spangled - Outer Space Edition

Sent on 18/10/2017

“'Star-Spangled' was originally an 8 minute piece made for Telfar Clemens Autum/Winter 2010 runway show, a collection about the USA. A shorter version was made for Adult Swim Singles in summer of 2014. The reason I chose this piece was because The Star-Spangled Banner is the world's most recognisable national anthem, yet nationalism is a dark concept and has been the cause of wars and genocide in human history. Even the space race started and continues to be part of a greater nationalist agenda, interfering with the objective premise of science and discovery. The idea that a song can encapsulate a designated group of people and borders is at odds with the vast unknown of outer space.”