2016 – ends with Paul An singing Seven People Dancing

December 2016 The one and only Paul An sings my “take” on Langston Hughes’ Seven People Dancing

together with Emilio Guarino DB, Christine Chen drums, John Austin Clark Piano

 

My Performance Art Musical Sue&Jana April 2016

The show opens with  “Tech Support” + “Manhattan Action” 
The other songs from the show are under Performances. Click on Performances for YouTubes of the whole show!

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Our Time – a love ballad from Sue&Jana

Kristin Gornstein – Mezzo Soprano gives a ravishing performance of this ballad.

Jana & Mike were in love. Their ages didn’t matter.

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tech support – The opening number of the musical Sue&Jana

Soloists: Brooke Lieberman Collins as “Sue”, Kristin Gornstein as “jana’

audio from the World Premiere on April 16, 2016

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Sue&Jana – a Performance Art Musical

On April 16, Saturday, at 6:30-7:30 pm I am presenting a Performance Art Musical “Sue&Jana” [aka “An Adventure in Southern Spain”] that I wrote, music &book, in Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall. Barnard College.

The soloists are Brooke Collins and Kristin Gornstein, whose opera experience and agility are essential  to their performance of songs tracking Sue and Jana through a 50 year friendship. 
Almond Blossoms Spring copy

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My New Art Song Harmonie du Soir

Jan. 15, 2016 WON THEAKADEMIA.COM COMPETITION FOR ‘A CAPELLA’ MUSIC

Setting of the Poem from Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire

Sounds and scents swirl delicately in the evening breeze.

Lyrics:
Voici venir les temps où vibrant sur sa tige
Chaque fleur s’évapore ainsi qu’un encensoir;
Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir;
Valse mélancolique et langoureux vertige!

Chaque fleur s’évapore ainsi qu’un encensoir;
Le violon frémit comme un coeur qu’on afflige;
Valse mélancolique et langoureux vertige!
Le ciel est triste et beau comme un grand reposoir.

Le violon frémit comme un coeur qu’on afflige,
Un coeur tendre, qui hait le néant vaste et noir!
Le ciel est triste et beau comme un grand reposoir;
Le soleil s’est noyé dans son sang qui se fige.

Un coeur tendre, qui hait le néant vaste et noir,
Du passé lumineux recueille tout vestige!
Le soleil s’est noyé dans son sang qui se fige…
Ton souvenir en moi luit comme un ostensoir!

— Charles Baudelaire

 

 

 

comment by Gisle Kverndokk:

“It is beautiful! Natural, organic vocal lines, very nice development, and a clear structure that works wonderfully!”

(Ruth Maeir) One of Norway’s foremost composers of musical theatre.
comment by Gila Abrahamson – musician and translator

“Beautiful words and great voices. You do so well with voices! “

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re: the award winning cabaret song :Old Love “You’ve got a potential hit on your hands” Akademia.com

The-Akademia-Global-Radio-Campaign-Map

Spin report for Old Love, cabaret song winner – Sept.- 488 spins, heavy rotation. Another 5 stations, worldwide added in October.

(tx to theamazing Sonya Headlam our lead singer!) 

Sonya Headlam

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Home

Welcome to my blog. I hope you will enjoy the music and the articles that I have published here. You will already find performances. I hope soon to have scores you may want to download. Maybe even a CD or two.

In upcoming projects I mentioned my Environment Suite. But did not mention my Performance Art Musical: An Adventure in Southern Spain. That’s what this page is for – the latest updates.

My latest recording, December 2016, is by the one and only Paul An – singing my whimsical “take” on Langston Hughes’ “Seven People Dancing” I’ve got to find another ‘whimsical’ one for him. He does it So very well!

 

 

soundcloud.com/…n132/seven-people-dancingseven-people-dancing-copy

 

All the best – Sue

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