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  2. Please accept my abstract submission for “The Future(s) of Music”

    McGinney, William L., “The ‘Natural Order’: Musical Oppositions in John Boorman’s Zardoz”

    John Boorman’s 1974 film Zardoz revolves around the theme of arrested human development and uses contrasting musical styles to support the broader implications of the developmental impasse. Boorman’s film presents a dystopian future marked by stagnation and a lack of human progress, all resulting from the accumulation of power and resources by an elite group of intellectuals, the Eternals, who have achieved immortality. It is only through the destruction of the Eternals’ enclave by a “barbarian” from outside that human development, progress, and evolution can continue.

    The film’s score contrasts paraphrases from Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony with avant-garde musical material, including dissonant harmonies, electronic sounds, and “sound mass” passages. The avant garde sounds are clearly associated with the Eternals, reinforcing their portrayal as effete and out of touch; this is most clearly shown in the group’s call to collective meditation by singing tone clusters. The Beethoven paraphrases hint at an underlying “natural order,” referred to as such in the film, that the hyper-intellectual pursuits of the Eternals have violated. The film’s opposition of musical styles contributes to an apparent reactionary stance behind the film in the wake of the social and political turmoil of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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