The Hymn of Acxiom
June 10, 2013 8:42 PM Subscribe
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Singer/songwriter Vienna Teng has released a demo for The Hymn of Acxiom
, a haunting, vocoded choral composition written from the perspective of a marketing database.
Teng is no stranger to songs written from unusual perspectives, and has a bit of an unusual perspective herself. At age 23, she quit a software development job with Cisco Systems to become a full-time musician. Recently, she completed a graduate degree in environmental studies at the University of Michigan
(a move perhaps presaged in one of her songs
), while continuing to write and perform music.
In an interview with Ploughshares, Vienna Teng discusses creativity, grad school, environmentalism, and Big Data