Musicus Fallantly

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Victim of the V.U.E. (Violent Unknown Even) that affected 19 million humans in Peter Greenaway's bizarre yet charming 1980 film The Falls. The film profiles, documentary-style, 92 individuals affected by the event. The event caused random people to develop bird-like desires and mutations, speak new languages, have recurring dreams involving water, and occasional immortality.

After the V.U.E., he learned to sing in Welsh, and composed Sky-Lists, a choral work in Welsh and Allow, a new language spoken by some V.U.E. victims.

Musicus Fallantly had quickly acclimatised himself to the effects of the Violent Unknown Event. A sufferer of patagium fellitis and a speaker of Allow, he moved to Port Madoc, learnt to sing in Welsh, practiced illusionism and began a private study of linguistics he called aero-ethnography. Musicus worked on an Allow-Welsh dictionary and was instrumental in adapting da Vinci's notes on human flight as a text for the VUE Anthem. Musicus also wrote a Welsh-Allow choral work celebrating 92 early flight pioneers. This work, of considerable complexity and an excess of narrative, proceeded by listing categories of flight. The main characters were divided into pilots, night-pilots, airmen, flyers, aeronauts and female aeronauts, birdmen and gullers. A 'guller' was an Allow word for those whose attempts to fly had taken place over water. Icarus had been a 'guller'. Musicus called his work "Sky-Lists" and dedicated it to Van Riquardt, the French patriot and pioneer airman who threw himself from the Eiffel Tower in 1889. Cadence, Musicus's wife, said that the film was a reconstruction, not least because the moving picture-camera wasn't invented until 1895. Van Riquardt had been a linguist and a baritone in the Lycée Nouvelle Ménilmontant.

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