Walt Disney vs. Karlheinz Stockhausen

迪士尼主题公园的《小小世界》(It’s a Small World,上海迪士尼目前没有)同名主题曲,原本叫「Children of the World」

“Children of the World” was the working title of the attraction. Its tentative soundtrack, which can be heard on the album, featured the national anthems of each country represented throughout the ride all playing all at once, which resulted in disharmonic cacophony.

当然,由于这种不和谐性,这个版本最终没有被采用。我们今天听到的是一个和谐欣快得令不少人感到厌烦的版本

但同样的概念有别人执行出来了。德国电子音乐家 Karlheinz Stockhausen 一九六零年代的作品《国歌》(Hymnen):

…the substance of the work consists of recordings of national anthems from around the world.

Stockhausen’s original vision for the piece was also much freer. He referred to it as a work “for radio, television, opera, ballet, recording, concert hall, church, out of doors…” in his original program note. He added, “The work is composed in such a way that different scenarios or libretti for films, operas, ballets could be written to the music.”

把两者放在一起看,迪士尼公司可以说实现了 Stockhausen 的理想。

另,关于《小小世界》本身