I did not write Doot. It was written by my alter ego, Professor Monkeypants, who snuck into my studio one night and commandeered a stack of manuscript paper. He was not always a producer of upbeat electronica. Early in his life, he was an intergalactic ethnomusicologist; he specialized in the music of planet Doot (pronounced as a sudden, high-pitched beep). The "people" of planet Doot are a gentle, patient, sanguine folk by nature, but their world is changing. The young people no longer have time for traditional song and dance and merriment. This saddens Professor Monkeypants, so he wrote a song about it.
Written for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and ten instruments, Doot is about a world in crisis; it is about inexorable change. The text is drawn from Old Doot, an ancient and untranslatable language. Though a handful of scholars still speak Old Doot, its secrets may soon be lost … perhaps forever.