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by figaro
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Writing Music: The Songs of the Earth August 1, 2012
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Writing Music: The Songs of the Earth August 1, 2012

Continuing work on the cycle "Unsung Songs: Songs of the Earth" for flute, viola, violin, cello and piano. Based on words by the violinist William Hurley. http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/589552-36324-19.jpg Wednesday, August 1 Memories of my teacher in college, Karel Husa, surfaced today - p...
by figaro
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Still Writing the 'Unsung Songs' Cycle 7/22/2012
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Still Writing the 'Unsung Songs' Cycle 7/22/2012

http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/588581-51218-56.jpg The composer continues sketching out the music for the 'Unsung Songs' cycle scored for piano, flute, violin, viola and cello. The music is based on haiku poems written by the violinist William Hurley. A Composer's Journal Entries: July 22 ...
by figaro
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: A Mystic’s Journal
Topic: Slipping and Sliding on the Spiritual Path 8/27/2012
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Slipping and Sliding on the Spiritual Path 8/27/2012

Slipping and Sliding on the Spiritual Path: A Mystic’s Journal Entry: August 27, 2012 http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/588050-121431-16.jpg Recently several students have all e-mailed me with similar statements and questions concerning progress on the spiritual Path. As I have occasionally do...
by figaro
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Working on the 12 Tone Cycle 'Unsung Songs'
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Working on the 12 Tone Cycle 'Unsung Songs'

The creative process: the composer continues work on the 'Unsung Songs' cycle for piano, flute, cello, violin and viola, set to haiku poems written by William Hurley. A Composer's Journal Entries: July 18-21, 2012. http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/587609-341216-6.jpg Wednesday, July 18 Yester...
by figaro
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Sketching Out the Music: July 2-14, 2012
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Sketching Out the Music: July 2-14, 2012

http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/586845-342322-27.jpg A Composer's Journal Entries: July 2-14, 2012. Monday, July 2 Another scorching day today, the entire country seems swept up in a giant heat wave. Spent Saturday night and Sunday at Windgarth House; it was so very beautiful there. The moo...
by figaro
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: A Composer’s Journal
Topic: Unsung Songs, Haiku: June 17-27 2012
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Unsung Songs, Haiku: June 17-27 2012

Image: The view from the Windgarth House dock at dawn, facing south. http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/586176-1903-12.jpg Sunday, June 17 Another hot day, reaching in the eighties. Yesterday I stared out of the windows into the gardens and then decided to plunge in; drew up a twelve-tone row w...
by figaro
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: Epilogue to the New Book "We Meet in Dreams"
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Epilogue to the New Book "We Meet in Dreams"

I thought some of you might be interested in reading the Epilogue to my new book We Meet in Dreams/ A New Interpretation of Dreams. EPILOGUE In this little volume I have discussed many sorts of special dreams that are not ordinary dreams: dream meetings with beings in other realms; nightmares vs. dr...
by figaro
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: New Book 'We Meet in Dreams" available on Amazon!
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New Book 'We Meet in Dreams" available on Amazon!

We Meet in Dreams, A New Interpretation of Dreams is now on Amazon, both the paperback and Kindle edition! This first edition of the book has the italics in lighter print. Later editions will have the italics in darker print. Blurb: "A book for anyone who wants to look more deeply into the true nat...
by figaro
Fri May 18, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: Listen to My Music for Free
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Listen to My Music for Free

Hello all! If you would like to hear some music I have written, you can now listen to them on http://www.jango.com Just sign up/log in and then type my name Laurie Conrad on the top left where they ask for the artist's name. (I am probably the only classical composer on the site ...) Enjoy!
by figaro
Thu May 17, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: 'Visions' and "Images' CDs Now Available on Amazon!
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'Visions' and "Images' CDs Now Available on Amazon!

Hello everyone! My CDs (Visions for harp and flute and Images for harp, flute, violin and viola) are now available on Amazon! They are also sold on www.cdbaby.com

For more information on the CDs, click on "Shop" (on this Figaro Books & Recordings website home page) or go to www.cdbaby.com
by figaro
Mon May 14, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: Poetry and Words to Songs
Topic: Spring Song
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Spring Song

These three poems are words to songs I am writing, although I have not yet decided the instrumentation - or even if there will be a vocalist. The words I write for songs often are not about myself - here the last poem, III, is. But in the words for songs I am trying to universalize the human conditi...
by figaro
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Interviews with Laurie Conrad
Topic: An Interview on Creativy and Mystical States 4/22/2012
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An Interview on Creativy and Mystical States 4/22/2012

http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/583840-54526-50.jpg Image: One of Diana Souza's illustrations for Visits With Angels . One of my beautiful meditators, Kristin is writing a paper for an honors seminar at Ithaca College, over the course of a semester. She asked if she could interview me on th...
by figaro
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: A Mystic’s Journal
Topic: An Interview on Creativity & Mystical States 4/22/2012
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An Interview on Creativity & Mystical States 4/22/2012

http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/583840-54526-50.jpg Image: One of Diana Souza's illustrations for Visits With Angels . One of my beautiful meditators, Kristin is writing a paper for an honors seminar at Ithaca College, over the course of a semester. She asked if she could interview me on th...
by figaro
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: A Mystic’s Journal
Topic: Schubert & Trouble With Italics: 3/4/2012
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Schubert & Trouble With Italics: 3/4/2012

Sunday, March 4 Snow falling lightly in the wind; large flakes ambling towards Earth, then swept along for some moments by a sudden squall ... Looked out a front window in time to see a robin scurrying to safety under a fir tree. A wintery day in a very strange, warm winter ... The first of the Schu...
by figaro
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Messages from Laurie
Topic: First Newspaper Review of "We Meet in Dreams"
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Views: 21783

First Newspaper Review of "We Meet in Dreams"

http://www.authorsden.com/NewsImage/38531.JPG Wednesday, March 21, 2012 By Karen Gadiel For some people, sleep is a respite from a wearying day. For others, it’s filled with dreams that seem to take the sleeper to other places, sometimes disturbing ones. Whether the dreamer experiences a nightmare,...