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Offline Mandryka

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Re: This music is like placing your feet in the sand by the ocean's edge.
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2021, 11:23:08 AM »
I think that Robert Ashley’s In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women is an example of this type of music. About a third of it here

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Re: This music is like placing your feet in the sand by the ocean's edge.
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2021, 03:08:54 PM »
I think that Robert Ashley’s In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women is an example of this type of music. About a third of it here

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The synthesizer is a bit much for me.
But I like Ashley and think his Perfect Lives is an amazing, fantastic work.
IMO the first and last scenes thereof, THE PARK (Privacy Rules) and THE BACKYARD (T'Be Continued) work better in that regard. I love THE PARK and frequently listen to it stand-alone.

The Park (starts around 1'10" in): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW0wj1ut4gA&list=RDZW0wj1ut4gA&start_radio=1&t=43

The Backyard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYrOa3fcCNg

Various scenes/acts of his "television operas" would also work, but these come to mind first.

Offline Mandryka

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Re: This music is like placing your feet in the sand by the ocean's edge.
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2021, 01:10:54 AM »
The synthesizer is a bit much for me.
But I like Ashley and think his Perfect Lives is an amazing, fantastic work.
IMO the first and last scenes thereof, THE PARK (Privacy Rules) and THE BACKYARD (T'Be Continued) work better in that regard. I love THE PARK and frequently listen to it stand-alone.

The Park (starts around 1'10" in): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW0wj1ut4gA&list=RDZW0wj1ut4gA&start_radio=1&t=43

The Backyard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYrOa3fcCNg

Various scenes/acts of his "television operas" would also work, but these come to mind first.

You can’t stand the synthesiser in In Sara, Mencken  . . . , I can’t stand the jazzy piano in Privacy Rules! But I agree that it’s amazing music and beginning to think I need to hear everything that Robert Ashley did.


There’s a lot of good American music.
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Re: This music is like placing your feet in the sand by the ocean's edge.
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2021, 12:26:28 PM »
Linda Caitlin Smith’s Meadow is very much like placing your feet in the sand by the ocean's edge. Relax, enjoy, pamper yourself. Shallow but nice.

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