Live – I'm going bonkers!
I was not planning to go live tonight, but I am going absolutely nuts right now! Tell me what's going on where you are!Posted by Mark Sensinger on Thursday, April 16, 2020
0:00 Georgia On My Mind | 8:14 I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance | 15:14 I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) | 24:14 Christmas Time is Here | 30:57 Last Night When We Were Young | 37:57 Venetian Moon | 45:30 Absolute Zero | 53:22 Dindi | 59:47 Crystal Silence | 1:10:13 Freddie Freeloader | 1:14:26 Blue in Green | 1:19:50 It Will Have to Do Until the Real Thing Comes Along
My daughter does a lot of painting, and although she has not had any formal training, she’s really quite good. I got inspired by some of her works and wrote this music to accompany a slideshow of her works.
The main section is in 15/8 time – divided more or less into a measure of 6/4 plus a measure of 3/8. The bridge shifts to 4/4, ending with a bar of 11/8, and a bar of 7/8 before returning to the main groove in 15/8.
Posted by Mark Sensinger – Composer on Thursday, April 2, 2020
Introduction 0:00:00 | Here’s That Rainy Day 0:05:42 | A Weaver of Dreams 0:13:27 | My Romance 0:19:12 | Blue in Green 0:25:40 | Willow Grove 0:30:35 | For All We Know 0:36:03 | Stella By Starlight 0:42:15 | Venetian Moon 0:47:02 | Crystal Silence 0:54:40 | Dindi 1:03:50
This is the first in my series of what I’m calling “Art Songs”. Taking a cue from Charles Ives, these are piano and vocal pieces, the text being various pieces of poetry set to music. The text for this piece is an example of “found” poetry which poet Rosemary Waldrop came across in The Joy of Cooking and arranged as verse:
Abalone, like inkfish,
needs prodigious pounding
if it has died in a state