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Commissioned by the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastman School of Music, and written for Tony Arnold, Brad Lubman and the Musica Nova Ensemble. 


I had a dream that lasted twenty years.  Six men walk into a bar.  Oliverio Girondo doesn’t need a drink to dance, in enthralled ecstasy, to Silvestre Revueltas’ Homenaje a García Lorca.  Revueltas himself sits in a corner, caballito de tequila in hand, lost in the saddest of stupors, while Paul Klee draws a violin player with lines that zig, then zag.  Jorge Liderman and Italo Calvino, unredeemed cronopios, observe the tic-tac of a spider that stubbornly climbs a wall.  “Life is like love, impossible”, says Calvino to Arthur Ganson, who responds by making a dancing chair out of the wire from a champagne bottle cap. 

The chair dances with Girondo, and Darren Stevenson thinks of an impossible act.


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Printed scores are wire-bound, printed on durable, 28lb paper, and shipped by US mail, unless requested otherwise.
Price listed includes S/H costs (US mail only) up to five items.
PDF sets of parts are delivered by e-mail immediately upon reciept of payment notification by Paypal (normally 1-2 days) and include a license to print an unlimited number of copies for the ensemble making the purchase.
Questions, special requests, ordering more than five items? Please contact me at carlossg[at]esm[dot]rochester[dot]edu

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