underscore

Candidate: 
Title of Event/Media: 
Momentum
Type of Event/Media: 
Type of Music: 
underscore
Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Notes: 
The underscore features an orchestral arrangement of strings and brass instruments driven by a marching snare drum and contrasted by delicate piano parts. The occasional vocal demonstrations from his supporters are forefronted in the mix. The piece is upbeat, hopeful, and triumphant, and reflects the message of Sanders as he champions the interests of the working class. The repetition of form provides continuous background music, supporting his rhetoric from sound bytes while the visual montage constantly changes. The music sounds like a commercial track produced for the given affect.