Don't Be Evil

From Wind Repertory Project
Ryan Lindveit

Ryan Lindveit

Subtitle: Fanfare for Band

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Lindveit Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Don't Be Evil: Fanfare for Band is an irreverent critique of Big Tech neoliberalism, especially as practiced by Google, which celebrated its 20th birthday in 2018. The puzzling motto "Don't be evil" is part of Google’s corporate code of conduct. The idea of one of the world's largest tech companies telling itself to not be evil in the way it handles user data is both wildly hilarious and suggestively grim. Given that 2018 is also the 50th birthday of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, fragments of the song Daisy Bell (sung by the antagonist computer system HAL 9000 while it’s being shut down) appear in the piece in various guises.

- Program Note by composer

For the Yale Concert Band.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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