Vote for Denio!

My bank is offering grants to businesses! When does that ever happen?

I’ve been running Spoot Music solo for 25 years and could use the help.

Please click here to vote for me, and to check out the many other amazing projects proposed. You can vote every time you go back to this link!  Competition ends on 17 July.

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Thanks.

Perfect Moments

Sunset near Joshua Tree, June 2014.

Sunset near Joshua Tree, June 2014.

Annie our pit bull was barking, especially agitated by a squirrel taunting her from a tree outside the window at eye level, so we went out for a special sunset walk uphill toward the blinding solstice sun on the horizon, her yellow head glowing, her breath audible.

We came across a decent freshly abandoned bookshelf, one of my wishes!

A few minutes later I rolled it lightly and it jumped in, balancing easily in my tiny car. Then miraculously someone was walking by our house just as I opened the garage doors. He helped me angle the bookshelf in, and all is well.

Another series of perfect moments, thanks to Spaulding Gray who introduced me to the possibility.

OU: SCRAMBLED! presentazione @ ANGELO MAI, Roma Italia!

mercoledi il 24 giugno @ ROMA, Italia:

OU CD RELEASE PARTY @ ANGELO MAI!

Gli OU fanno una banda strepitosa, adoro tutti quanti chi particepano nel corso navigante degli OU. Vi saluterOU’ fra pocOU.

I’m ready to check in with Roma Italia on SKYPE tomorrow with my friends and beloved colleagues at la scuola musica di ANGELO MAI verso le 2000, al tempo locale a Roma. Ci vediamo presto!

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As I am Queen of OU (la Regina!), Ersilia asked me to make a crown for the SKYPE visitation tomorrow. I used the pink pastry box Tom Dyer brought over the other day (formerly containing two perfect cakes with thinly sliced succulent strawberries).

A domani mi presento come la Regina che sono!

CHE BELLO!

Ecco la lorOU musica ~

http://amydenio.bandcamp.com/album/ou-scrambled

Detonator Beth Day #1

In honor of the life of my wife Elizabeth ‘Detonator Beth’ Lawrence, minor mayhem was enjoyed yesterday at the Seattle International Childrens’ Park in the International District, to the delight of more than one youngster.

Sun spilt down to make stark shadows and golf balls were handed out for music making ~ DB was in our midst!

People and their hats were played. 'If it's not an instrument, it's a hat' was the theme of the day.

People and their hats were played. ‘If it’s not an instrument, it’s a hat’ was the theme of the day.

I thought it would be nice to take a photo of our shadows for DB.

I thought it would be nice to take a photo of our shadows for DB.

So we studied our collective shadows, and started to sing.

So we studied our collective shadows, and started to sing.

Sharp singing shadows on the solstice! Hi, DB!

Sharp singing shadows on the solstice! Hi, DB!

Our shadows talked with my Wife.

Our shadows talking with my Wife.

Golf balls were passed out, and we quickly discovered the gong beauty of the metal tables.

Golf balls were passed out, and we quickly discovered the summoning gong beauty of the metal tables.

Gretchen Armstrong wrote a song while traveling up, so we sang it.

Gretchen Armstrong wrote a song while traveling up, so we sang it.

Immersion Composition Society, June 2015

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I participate in the Immersion Composition Society when I’m home and available.

The ICS is comprised of ‘lodges’ all around the world who endeavor to compose twenty songs in the course of one day, and share results at the end of the day.

I composed 4 new pieces on Sunday, June 7, including the commissioned piece ‘Prostrate Before a Periwinkle’ for patron Kai Weber.

Click on this link to hear these lovely new songs!

EZID for Lalish

The Cabiri‘s spettacolo EZID is premiering at Cornish Playhouse (former Intiman Theater) at Seattle Center 12-20 June.  Event Info

I’m honored to play bass, theremin, clarinet & sing with YESOD.
The acrobats/atheletes in The Cabiri are fearless flying around above.

EZID is created by Calibri founder John Murphy, who describes his 3 recent visits to the holy city of Lalish, Kurdistan.

EZID is inspired by Murphy’s time in Lalish.

We hope to stream our tribute to the people of Lalish, or even better to bring EZID there.
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