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Randy's Birthday

The Livingroom.org (livingroom@livingroom.org)
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 00:37:04 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Friends of Livingroom.org,

Randy Hostetler would have been 35 years old today.

It's astonishing how deeply those who knew him still feel, on a daily
basis, the joyful resonance of his life and the tragic silence left by his
death.

To coincide with Randy's birthday, livingroom.org has installed three
exciting new pieces in the living room itself
(http://livingroom.org/living/livrm.htm), including an excerpt from Randy
P[L]ACES.

P[L]ACES is a music collage including five percussionists, various brass
instruments, piano, acoustic and amplified guitar, washtub bass, power
tools, spoons, lamps and taped materials. The excerpt is from the January
1998 performance at New York's Music at the Anthology (MATA) series which
is produced by Philip Glass. The performers include Lisa Bielawa and
Eleanor Sandresky, artistic directors of the MATA series, the TALUJON
Quartet, Jack Vees and several members of the Philip Glass Ensemble, with
Beatrice Jona Affron conducting. Additional information on the world
premiere performance can be found inside Randy's Room
(http://livingroom.org/randy/recent.htm).

The second new offering, A Little Siankwede But Not Too Much, is by New
York composer, Chien-Yin Chen, who draws her inspiration from both
percussion usage in the Peking Opera and the "one-man-one-tone" music of
Siankwede, the only composer in Siachilaba, a village of the Tonga people
residing in western Zimbabwe which she has visited. The performance is by
the TALUJON Quartet at the January 1998 MATA Concert in New York.

The third new offering is Mathematically Inclined, by Eleanor Sandresky,
New York composer, pianist and member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. The
performance of this exciting percussion piece is by the TALUJON Quartet at
the January 1998 MATA concert in New York.

All of us affiliated with livingroom.org invite you to come spend a little
time with us today. And please consider leaving some of yourself there,
either by sharing your thoughts (through the meeting@livingroom.org
mailing list) or sending your work (see the "about the site" page for
instructions: http://livingroom.org/about/about.htm).

Yours,

Dan Froomkin
a host@livingroom.org