“Royal Shit” was daubed on Mr. Degrì's Ha-penny Hatch image of Lana Del Rey shortly after it was completed. The phrase is a piece of urban slang for excrement. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word "royal" can be understood as referring to something regal, excellent or complete. A small pile of burnt trash appears regularly at the foot of this piece.
Scored for four snare drums, my composition Royal Shit was premiered by Mobius Percussion in November 2016 as part of the Princeton Sound Kitchen 2016-2017 Season. See the Events page for more details and check back soon for a video!