Entries from October 2014
October 27th, 2014 · No Comments
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October 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments
At a recent reading/slideshow of selections from The Unknown Adjective, I performed a musical version of the last page. Ralph Hamperian played the tuba.
October 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments
I had forgotten about these two short pieces for flute, ‘cello, and piano, written for my composition class at Oberlin Conservatory, back in 1972. They seemed lively enough to keep, so I made a legible copy from the penciled antique.
October 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments
The book blog “Wuthering Expectations” has posted a nice review of the Selected Plays of Alphonse Allais. You can read it here. The book in question is available from Amazon. Norman Conquest, of Black Scat Books, has sent these photos of happy readers:
October 6th, 2014 · No Comments
A little song about guns: in the first verse, Fred’s son shoots himself; in the second, Fred shoots his wife; and in the third, the singer suggests that Fred shoot himself, so we’ll be rid of him. The son of a bitch.
October 1st, 2014 · No Comments
This melancholy little piece features the Tremoloa, a curious instrument once made by the Manufacturers Advertising Company, which has a single slack string played with a steel bar. On its first performance, I was joined by David Gold on viola, Ralph Hamperian on tuba, and Doug Roesch on guitar.