A reflective round, on the workings of nature.
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November 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments
March 21st, 2013 · No Comments
Materialism and humanism are celebrated here. That’s what we have to work with, after all.
December 19th, 2012 · No Comments
November 1st, 2012 · No Comments
The “Nine Settings” are for voice and piano. The texts are by Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, Tommaso Campanella, Le Comte de Saint-Germain, Christopher Smart, Guillaume Apollinaire, Francis Picabia, Jean-Pierre Brisset, and James Joyce. I wrote them back in 1983, and have occasionally revised them. They’re based on my frequent praxis of four-pitch diatonic chords, randomized […]
July 31st, 2012 · No Comments
A nocebo is a placebo with harmful side effects. This one is a waltz for viola and piano.
July 16th, 2012 · No Comments
Every show must come to an end. I wrote this song for that occasion; here’s the first part of it.
March 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment
The “Nocturne” is based on the randomized diatonic four-pitch chords I’ve used in several pieces. Seven of these chords were used for the left-hand part. A set of seven numbers gave the number of repetitions of each chord (6215734) and the key of each chord (7623154: BECGFAD). They were then arpeggiated, in the familiar nocturnal […]
November 16th, 2011 · No Comments
Performa 11 organized a “Visual Art Performance Biennial” in November 2011. It included a a film series devoted to comedy, curated by Lana Wilson, and screened at Anthology Film Archives, in NYC. The program for November 14 included a number of videos and performances I did with Michael Smith, and one of my ventriloquism routines […]
September 26th, 2011 · No Comments
White Knuckle Sandwich organized two evenings of ukulele bands at Joe’s Pub in May 2001. This was, mind you, before the uke became so popular. Anne booked the bands, Jen designed the card, I came up with the title — New Uke, New York. And, of course, we all played.
June 27th, 2011 · No Comments
White Knuckle Sandwich used to perform this lively number. I’ve resurrected it, added a viola part, and am now performing it with David Gold. And it begins in this way.