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Worthless Little Moments

April 16th, 2017 · No Comments

A song about life’s blank spots. Here, as usual, is the beginning.

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Ask Me No Questions, I’ll Punch You No Face

March 26th, 2017 · No Comments

A spirited song, appropriate for many social situations. Here’s the first verse of six.

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It’s Easy to Be an Eccentric Nowadays

March 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

As our society grows more conservative and conformist, it doesn’t take much to be considered an eccentric. And it will only get worse, I’m afraid…

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Bloated Plutocrats on Parade

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments

Here they come! Get out of their way!

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The Scale or Ladder of Man’s Life

February 5th, 2017 · No Comments

A setting of Francis Bacon, from his book The History of Life and Death. He summarized the human life cycle in one sentence, and I thought it called for music.

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January 29th, 2017 · No Comments

A set of variations on a vigorous tune, named after iced coffee with rum.

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Little Flower

January 22nd, 2017 · 2 Comments

A delicate little song about negative thinking. This is how it begins.

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Music for Six Game Calls and Buzzer

January 15th, 2017 · No Comments

The “Music for Six Game Calls and Buzzer” has never been performed, but I hope it would make a cheerful racket.

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John Dee’s Dreams

January 11th, 2017 · No Comments

A setting of the dreams of the Elizabethan polymath John Dee, as noted in his diaries. I originally performed this with viola and glockenspiel; here it is for voice and piano (the first page only).

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The Easter Bunny’s Noel

December 18th, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Christmas song, written for the annual Holiday Recording Party Meg Reichardt used to hold in Brooklyn. You can hear me sing it here.

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