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Nature’s Way

November 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A reflective round, on the workings of nature.

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Not Much to Brag About

March 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Materialism and humanism are celebrated here.  That’s what we have to work with, after all.

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No Noel

December 19th, 2012 · No Comments

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Nine Settings

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 […]

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Nocebo

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

A nocebo is a placebo with harmful side effects.  This one is a waltz for viola and piano.

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No More

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.

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Nocturne

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 […]

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Not Funny: Crossing Over

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 […]

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New Uke, New York

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.

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Never Shtup a Nutjob

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.

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