Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hildring—Photographs by Johs Bøe

A very old friend of mine, the Norwegian photographer Johs Bøe, has a web site dedicated to his recent series of photographs entitled Hildring. Hildring means “mirage” or “optical illusion” in Norwegian. I will have more to say about these … Continue reading

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Personal or Impersonal?

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A Dutch newspaper reviewed a song cycle of mine that took place in Amsterdam. The critic added that “…the music neither added nor subtracted from the poems.” When I first read this I was taken aback, thinking it was a … Continue reading

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The Fisherman

I am using W.B. Yeats’ poem “The Fisherman” as part of my song cycle The Fisherman Songs: Although I can see him still, The freckled man who goes To a grey place on a hill In grey Connemara clothes At … Continue reading

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The Ear Dictates

I have mic’d my clarinet to go to my Mac where the signal is processed by a Max/MSP program and then output to my Behringer amp. The final sound can resemble a clarinet or not at all. But how I … Continue reading

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