The Misinformation Machine

by Ewan Campbell

The Misinformation Machine was commissioned by Listenpony, and first performed at Listenpony #14, June 2017, by Magnard Ensemble.

Ewan Campbell says of the piece:
This pithy and whimsical musical satire is loosely inspired by the term used to describe the dissemination of falsehoods by political entities and corporate lobbyists. Manipulative linguistic methods such as Orwellian 'double-speak', fake-news, entrainment, and 'Chinese' whispers are interpreted musically in the piece.

Ewan Campbell

Ewan is a composer and conductor. Many of his recent compositions are written onto maps, which has lead to unusual collaborations with Ordnance Survey and the British Antarctic Survey. Ewan has conducts and composes for the Wilderness Orchestra and is Director of Music at two Cambridge colleges.

Magnard Ensemble

Wind Quintet The Magnard Ensemble is a group of musicians and friends who come together to make, perform and share wonderful music with our audiences. At our core, we are a wind quintet, and our work varies from formal recital and concert appearances to education and community work with children of all ages, and everything in between.