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Francisco Rangel
Entrance and Exit
video and live piano (2017) – 2’24”

Entrance and Exit is based on the scene in the film Metropolis when the main protagonist Freder is searching for his true love Maria. The music attempts to explore the ambiguity of technology and address the question of what happens when technology stops working for us? The automatic doors keep Freder from finding Maria. The dramatic conflict between the doors and Freder is where the underscore is created.

Francisco Rangel (b. 1996) is a fourth-year Music Major with a concentration in performance at the University of California, Riverside. He has taken several composition courses and seminars, but this is his first public performance of one of his compositions.