August 27, 2008

Tango music

Bostonians and near-Bostonians may be interested to know about this recital, which will feature several Holy Tango poems set to arty modern classical-type music. Lorinne will be singing two of the songs (and one other song which features no Holy-Tango-related content at all, for whatever reason anyone would bother writing classical music which I did not inspire), and I will be introducing the songs and giving a very short reading. Now if I could only get other composers interested in the project; I'd like to hear Steve Reich's "Secret Hive" and John Adams's "Honda Jams".

Posted by Francis at 03:32 PM

Argh, I'll be in Maine. Have fun!

Posted by: rikchik at August 27, 2008 08:15 PM

You know, I had once given some thought to doing this with some dead European composers, but lacked the anagramming skills to come up with anything interesting. Though, pushing letters around, I just came up with Robert Schumann's "Brahms Nocturne," which would be quite a challenge: that I should parody Schumman posing as Brahms filtered through Chopin (possibly with some Brahms/Clara Schumann subtext).

However, I much prefer your more modern suggestions. I have a couple of ideas for how "Secret Hive" would go, and might experiment with them in the near future. And I suspect that "Honda Jams" was a track that got cut from Hoodoo Zephyr.

Posted by: Tortoise at August 27, 2008 08:15 PM

I'd like to hear Arvo Part's "Vapor Art". Or Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Icky Samurai Hoot".

Posted by: Doug Orleans at August 27, 2008 08:52 PM
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