I’m currently reading Neal Stephenson’s Fall; or, Dodge in Hell and it includes a description of a band called Pompitus Bombasticus.
Why not then begin to make original music that sounded like the soundtrack of the sort of movie scene in which Carmina Burana inevitably played? It didn’t have to sound exactly like Carmina Burana but it needed to evoke the same feelings.
The breathtaking sweep and emotional bandwidth of the music made unloading the dishwasher seem as momentous as the final scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This seemed like the perfect music to listen to when I’m programming. I was disappointed to find out Pompitus Bombasticus does not exist. However, if you too are in search of the mythical Pompitus Bombasticus, I suggest you check out the group Two Steps from Hell (which does actually exist).
If you have Spotify, you can listen to my Pompitus Bombasticus playlist.