A performance of American poet Emily Dickinson's tightly compressed meditation on time accompanied with my original "Punk Orchestral" music.
Today's National Radio Day, and radio hosts who spin records are part of that legacy. Here's a piece I wrote and performed a few years ago to memorialize a kind of radio DJ you've probably never heard sung about: an all-night classical musical host.
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I wrote this little ode to Leo Fender's swoopy electric guitar design on the occasion of it being added to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art collection. This is an older performance of this by The LYL Band.
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This is the 2nd in my series observing Atom Bomb Day, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. It's a performance of a poem by a survivor of that bombing, Japanese poet Sadako Kurihara trans. by Richard Minear. My performance and original music today is simple and direct, the most I could do in my present life, but Kurihara's poetry can carry itself without elaboration I think.
This Longfellow poem I'll perform here with my original musical setting has a title that's beyond most vocabularies. It roughly means rebirth, but in the section I perform it is more about loss and grief. I'm performing this old American poem as part of two anniversaries: the anniversary of my late wife's death and Hiroshima or Atomic Bomb Day.
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