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by figaro
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: Lullaby for Laurie
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Lullaby for Laurie

Lullaby for Laurie composed by David Borden for Laurie Conrad
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by figaro
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Poetry and Words to Songs
Topic: Elegie
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Views: 29292

Elegie

I wrote this for the Memorial Service of my Godnephew, but then I thought others might want to use it for a Memorial Service, or for comfort. Feel free to use it as you wish and may Angels walk with you Always! Elegie The Mysteries of Life Are as intricate and Unknowable as The deepest sea Or the fu...
by figaro
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Still Working on the Musical Score of 'Glimpses': 2/22/14
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Views: 31053

Still Working on the Musical Score of 'Glimpses': 2/22/14

http://www.ibuzzle.com/img/articleImages/602444-462216-57.jpg A Composer's Journal Entries: February 22 - March 3, 2014. Saturday, February 22 1 am Filling in lines, inner voices, piano bass, flute motives and melodies. The outline is there but the piece wants more cohesion, more imitation between ...
by figaro
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Poetry and Words to Songs
Topic: 3 Poems for the Flute Piece "Glimpses"
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Views: 19985

3 Poems for the Flute Piece "Glimpses"

I. The Flute/ The Glimpse Laughter in the woods, Distant and carefree- Sunlight brilliant, Through the leaves, Against the deep green, Of the forest floor- As though two worlds met, Both perceived for an instant... II. Walking, Beauty everywhere- III. Suddenly , In a hidden glade, A solitary dancer.
by figaro
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Still Filling in the Sketches for "Glimpses": 2/13/2014
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Views: 20858

Still Filling in the Sketches for "Glimpses": 2/13/2014

http://www.ibuzzle.com/img/articleImages/602063-221725-35.jpg Image: The falls down the street from us. Thursday, February 13 Some days since I have written in this small notebook, or written any music. We have had more below zero weather, the polar vortex we are caught in continues. Walked down th...
by figaro
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Working on the dance for "Glimpses": 2/1/2014
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Views: 20360

Working on the dance for "Glimpses": 2/1/2014

http://www.ibuzzle.com/img/articleImages/601841-71315-16med.jpg Saturday February 1 Continued writing the Dance , sketching it out - an expansive melody line with eventually a complicated bass line and - note inner voices. For now just empty stems and held octaves in the lowest voices as points of ...
by figaro
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Finding Melodies and Harmonies for 'Glimpses'
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Views: 20067

Finding Melodies and Harmonies for 'Glimpses'

http://www.ibuzzle.com/img/articleImages/601603-39233-34med.jpg Tuesday, January 28 Inexplicably, we are still in January, still in our polar vortex - below zero weather stretches ahead for some days. Heard a bird bravely singing the other morning, like a flute in the sun - as out of place in our c...
by figaro
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Sketching out 'Glimpses' for Flute and Piano: 1/20/2014
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Sketching out 'Glimpses' for Flute and Piano: 1/20/2014

http://www.ibuzzle.com/img/articleImages/601451-532026-51.jpg Monday, January 20 Snow earlier in the day, light, and fluffy, driven by an aggressive winter wind. Bitter cold tonight, a polar vortex of some sort bringing below zero weather while the world sleeps. Warm in the house, isolated drafts h...
by figaro
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Starting to Write for Flute and Piano: 1/14/14
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Views: 21023

Starting to Write for Flute and Piano: 1/14/14

http://www.ibuzzle.com/img/articleImages/601323-411418-20.jpg Image: The CD cover for the Unsung Songs cycle A Composer's Journal Entry Tuesday January 14 Today some rain here and there; a very gray, mystical, mysterious, and magical day... the trees, now shorn of leaves, more like shadows than the...
by figaro
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Poetry and Words to Songs
Topic: The Dancer
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Views: 20394

The Dancer

The Dancer I wrote this poem for my friend, Frieda Dean, who is an excellent dancer. Frieda recently wrote to say she was choreographing dances to my new CD, the Unsung Songs - and I wrote her this poem in return: The dancer Radiant As transparent as air, Transcending the body, A fluid sculpture of...
by figaro
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: Radio Fans for my Music 1/8/2014
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Views: 23386

Radio Fans for my Music 1/8/2014

I am pleased to announce that as today I have radio fans from the following countries: Algeria, Italy, China, Columbia, Korea, Hungary, Kuwait, Romania, Thailand, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Angola, The United Kingdom, the United States, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, Malaysia, the Czech Republ...
by figaro
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: Early Reviews of the "Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth"
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Views: 20946

Early Reviews of the "Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth"

Here are some early reviews of the new CD of the "Unsung Songs": " ... lovely gems of sound. " B.W. "Beautiful!" J.D. After hearing Laurie Conrad's "Unsung Songs", I’m trying to find some music in my house now that suits my needs but am coming up empty… I’ll go out walking instead. Conrad's music ma...
by figaro
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: Listen to the cycle "Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth"
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Views: 20592

Listen to the cycle "Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth"

January 1, 2014: I am happy to announce that tracks of the CD of my new cycle The Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth for piano, flute, cello, violin and viola are now on internet sites. This cycle was set to - haiku poems written by my violinist, William Hurley. For more information on how I wrote the...
by figaro
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: NPR radio interview on the 'Unsung Songs:Songs of the Earth'
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Views: 21095

NPR radio interview on the 'Unsung Songs:Songs of the Earth'

For those of you who wish to listen: The Out of Bounds Radio Show with Tish Pearlman will feature composer and pianist Laurie Conrad. Laurie Conrad is a classical pianist and composer living in Ithaca, NY. She is listed in the Who's Who in American Music, the International Encyclopedia of Women Comp...