Here be it said, that many tattooed savages sailing in Nantucket at last come to be ... by neilthornock published on 2019-10-17T19:17:21Z Anarchy: That's one way to view the semicoherent mess of chapters that comprise Moby Dick. The plot of Moby Dick recedes into the far horizon, giving way to a series of profound meditations on all things whale as metaphor for life. Unexpected beauty crops up in descriptions of such arcane items as how the fat is stripped from the whale or what rules govern the claiming of loose fish and fast fish. This series of preludes attempts to capture the sense of anarchy as a gateway to the profound. Using a digitally prepared piano in which every keystroke rewrites the entire piano layout, melody and harmony recede as surprising tunings, timbres, and textures take the foreground, painting an aural picture of the expansive ocean with it's consummate calm or utter disquiet.