On October 18 we’ll be giving a rare performance of our half-hour-long work “You with the Lonely Eyes”,  with special guest Dean Jones on trombone, at the Hudson Valley Folk Guild’s annual More Than a Simple Folk Song concert at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, 67 South Randolph Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY.  Here are some details about “You with the Lonely Eyes”:

El Salvador, 22nd January 1932
Upstate New York, 22nd January 1982
In El Salvador the events of 22nd January 1932 came to be known simply as La Matanza (The Massacre). This was when the dictator of the moment, one General Martinez, forcefully put down a popular rebellion. Fifty years later, El Salvador was in the midst of another major uprising against another brutal puppet regime. Both these periods gave rise to waves of refugees, some few of whom made it as far north as the Hudson Valley. This song imagines the meeting of two of them. It is a meditation on time, exile and memory.

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An Evening with the SERENDIP ORCHESTRA

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Featuring some of T. G. Vanini’s most exotic, eclectic and operatic songs, accompanied by a virtual orchestra of electronic and acoustic instruments, animals and birds.

At John Herald Fund benefit, Harmony, Woodstock, January 7, 2012 (thanks to Stefan Lisowski for the photo – see his website at www.warui.com)

T. G. Vanini has composed the music for the short documentary film “Plimpton 322: The Ancient Roots of Modern Mathematics”, written and narrated by his alter ego, Professor Laurence Kirby. Watch the movie, or just the trailer, at Laurence Kirby’s webpage.

Plimpton 322

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“The Princes’ music is difficult to describe . . . Folk, New Age, and classical influences can all be detected, as well as lyrics that Lewis Carroll and Ogden Nash would envy.”
Cheryl A. Rice, Hudson Valley Folk Guild, 2002



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