a.k.a. Vis cu vampiri ii
version for symphony orchestra of
R.E.M!X (a.k.a. Vis cu vampiri)
Duration: 7 minutes
Subtitled 'Vis cu vampiri' (literal translation 'Dream with vampires'), the piece is an ironic commentary with dadaist twists upon the contemporary pseudo-mythology of the vampire. Much like the historical prince and Romanian legends which were the basis of the fabrication of Dracula, the musical material is "remix"-ed beyond recognition (a clue for the keen musical detective: it's an iconic Romanian folk song from Transylvania). Bits of the distorted folk song clash with club rhythms and text fragments from Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and Cicero's 'De finibus dolorum et malorum'.