Music defines us. It unites us. It brings together people of different generations, different backgrounds, and different cultures in a common vision: to move and be moved.
The music of 2000 through 2009 represented a departure from what had come before, but couldn’t disconnect itself completely. This split is what Aught/Naught explores.
We celebrated the turn of the millennium, watched the dot-com bubble burst, saw the end of Concorde flights, the downgrading of Pluto, and the launch of Wikipedia. We watched as spacestation Mir deorbited, the iPod was launched, Iraq was invaded, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all launched, and Hurricane Katrina devastated the American South. Through all of this, we sang and danced and killed and did drugs and tried to cope with an everchanging global landscape we would never recognize again.
In the pages that follow, authors from around the globe dissect a decade that musically, politically, emotionally,was both salve and wound. The words are meant to rip you open, to heal you. The words are written to remind you of one thing that a decade of dichotomy could not change: we are all human, and this connects us.
“Descendants of the Unbroken Energy (Modul 28_17)” by Ryu Ando
“9 Crimes” by Jennifer Todhunter
“Sucking Lemons” by Christopher Iacono
“Ways to Make Me Leave You” by Christina Dalcher
“Friends Do Funny Things” by Azia DuPont
“Moments that Bomb” by Paul A. Hamilton
“The Believers” by Aaron Rudolph
“Urban Life Decays” by C.J. Pendergast
“Benadryl Destroyed My Brain” by Cathryn Shea
“Spoils of War” by George Smith Goodin
“The Birds We Drank” by Barit Angharad