Re‧mi Do

Summer encounters. Syreeta  |  I Love Every Little Thing About You Mulatu Astatke  |  Mulatu Omar  |  Music (What I Live For) Lewis Taylor  |  Lucky The RH Factor  |  Poetry ft. Q-Tip, Erykah Badu DJ Mitsu The Beats  |  Right Here ft. Dwele Chaka Khan  |  Love Has Fallen on Me Georgia Anne Muldrow… Continue reading Re‧mi Do

Madra, for string quartet

This work has had two incarnations. It began as Gram, a modular short score for variable instrumentation. It consisted mostly of single measures with repeat signs and a suggested number of repetitions shown just above. The title page indicated the score could be played by two percussionists and/or piano/synthesizer and/or string quartet. Performers were essentially… Continue reading Madra, for string quartet

John Williams is 80

(Originally posted on sleepsong, April 21, 2009. Happy 80th birthday, Maestro!) When John Met Igor Older fans of traditional film scores and/or 20th century music will know this one. And almost everyone knows the main musical theme to the 1975 film Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg and his first major success as well as generally… Continue reading John Williams is 80

Nina

I’m blogging on my tablet from the Caribbean, sitting above the beach, looking north to the water through the palms. My wife is napping in our room. It’s a new calendar year, the last month of my 44th year, and there’s hardly been time to reflect. I wanted to update in late December, but that… Continue reading Nina

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Cadence Canon (On Eight Notes)

g’/d’     b♭’/d’     b♭’/f#’      b’/f#’       b’/e’      a♭’/e’     a♭’/c’       g’/c’ a♭/c       g/c          g/d          b♭/d       b♭/f#      b/f#        b/e        a♭/e (2008)