Some contrapuntal piano music, from 1993.
Entries from August 2012
August 29th, 2012 · No Comments
August 28th, 2012 · No Comments
According to the dictionary, a “stint” is a “a period of time spent in a particular activity.” That certainly fits this piece for viola and piano, built up of repeated riffs.
August 27th, 2012 · No Comments
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August 24th, 2012 · No Comments
Following the Thanksgiving show, KPFA invited me back for Valentine’s Day in 1978. I sang some songs, played piano, and played 78s.
August 23rd, 2012 · No Comments
Somehow, back in San Francisco in 1977, I did a “Thanksgiving Radio Special” on KPFA. I read some pseudo-Americana, sang some songs, and brought my colleague Bill Irwin to demonstrate hat tricks and to chat with me. I had recorded 78s from my collection on a portable tape recorder; and kept that fading in and […]
August 22nd, 2012 · No Comments
At the last Ullage Group event, I handed out party favors. Since we were showing films by John Keel, that noted ufologist, I made some flying saucer wooden nickels, using rubber stamps he had once owned.
August 21st, 2012 · No Comments
From 1992 to 1994, I mailed out a monthly calendar to promote my performances. I seem to have been very busy. Here are a few of them.
August 14th, 2012 · No Comments
On May 2, 2012, Larry Ratso Sloman and Mark Jacobsen presented a “Live Radio Hour” at Housing Works, in NYC, devoted to Coney Island. They invited me to sing a song about the place; I arranged Harry Von Tilzer’s 1902 tune, “All Aboard for Dreamland,” for viola and baritone uke, and performed it with David […]
August 13th, 2012 · No Comments
In 2003, Danny Hellman invited me to contribute a story to his anthology Legal Action Comics. I replied with a story about two men who outwit the devil. There was a publication party at CB’s Gallery, at CBGB’s, which included a show of cartoon art. I came up with this large rendition of the devil, […]
August 10th, 2012 · No Comments
There are 840 diatonic four-pitch chords. A number of years ago, I randomized them; and have often used them as a basis for composition. I don’t use them straight; but re-order, transpose, and add to them in various ways.