Archive for April, 2009

Let the exploitation begin

So at long last I can post the premiere of Eating Babies here. I had hoped to do it yesterday, but it literally took me all day and night (including two failed attempts) to post the vid to YouTube. Here it is (w/ a little comment from me on the other side).

A couple words about this piece before you go and call social services. I actually did end up using that other blog post (All for me grog, below) as the program note. But then it occurred to me that the piece could actually benefit from a somewhat more straightforward note, which I offer here and now. Now that the whole piece is done and in the books, so to speak, its programmatic nature is clear to me. It depicts the sensations of a late night/early feeding, from beginning to end. It begins in near chaos, frenetic activity, screaming and gasping every which way, proceeds through calm, regularity, sweetness, and ultimately veers towards delirium as the late night hallucinations set in. The second half of the composition, where the baby sounds are not just present but also processed, represents the inner workings and non-workings of my mind during one of those somnabulent episodes of service.

Those of you who track my comings and goings on Facebook will note that I was able to post a somewhat longer version of the video there. This one clocks in at exactly 10:01, and how I got away with that extra second I’ll never know.

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April 22, 2009 at 5:11 am 7 comments

Eating Babies

I was out tonight at the last rehearsal of my new piece, “Eating Babies,” before tomorrow night’s concert (it went very well!)…and then I come home and find these photos on the camera! It seems that in my absence my boys were doing some preliminary experiements with…(cover your noses!) solid food! Rice cereal here we come… The verdict so far: Pablo not so interested; Levi LOVED it; Satchel got so worked up he couldn’t really take much and had to switch back to ye old faithful bottle. Updates to follow, I’m sure – but you might as well feast your eyes on these: 

Baby A

Baby A

Baby B

Baby B

Baby C

Baby C

April 16, 2009 at 11:22 pm 1 comment

Another day on the farm

a-farming we will go

a-farming we will go

 You try getting all three of these suckers to flash those pearly whites…er…gummy pinks…all at the same time for the camera. It can’t be done, I tell you. Meanwhile, here are three little fellows, once again modeling the generosity of good friends (and loyal readers of this blog!)

April 16, 2009 at 9:42 am 1 comment

a few photos for you

Morning folks. It’s just been haywire and will continue to be through April. I do anticipate activity to pick up here again, but not so much over the next couple of weeks. I’ll do what I can though!

Meanwhile…

The Dr. is IN!

The Dr. is IN!

Designer PJs for Pajama Day (Sunday)

Designer PJs for Pajama Day (Sunday)

 

Another cousin! (Leo) and an Uncle! (Ian)

Another cousin! (Leo) and an Uncle! (Ian)

...and an Aunty Jo! (w/ the Satchimal)

...and an Aunty Jo! (w/ the Satchimal)

April 13, 2009 at 7:12 am 9 comments


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