THE BARREL, THE OVERTURE, & THE MOVEMENT OF SPIRIT
Composing and performing a great piece of music is not unlike producing and carefully aging a great bourbon. Both take time, both take great care and practice, and both produce something worthy of a standing ovation.
In collaboration with our partners at the RPO, Black Button has decided to meld both great arts through an experimental process known as sonic aging. By playing a piece of music directly to the aging barrel, the pulsating sound waves agitate the bourbon making it more vibrant and flavorful. The agitator chosen for this experiment was the RPO’s own performance of Beethoven’s Overture from Egmont. A piece perfectly suited to sonic aging. While the overture begins more reserved, it builds to themes of heroic defiance representing the underlying tones of the play. The strength of the brass and the percussion are especially key to creating the vibrations for this aging process. The piece concludes in a victorious Fortissimo, just as the character of the bourbon it has helped mature.
We look forward to releasing this bourbon with a date to be announced shortly.