Song By Song | Composer Bio | Lyrics
Press: Photos of John Lennon's Piano
There will be a pop-up concert of New World Waking
somewhere in New York City, soon,
in response to the homophobia in Russia.
MORE INFO ON NEW WORLD WAKING:
Religion is failing to provide role models
Politics is failing to provide role models of peace.
Music can cross all boundaries, all customs, all languages and all creeds.
Therefore, it is our obligation to create peace through music.
SONGLIST for 2013
inspired by John Lennon's IMAGINE piano
"PROLOGUE (NEW WORLD WAKING)"
A fever dream where all the gods have been bound and gagged and put on trial.
A task is proposed and accepted, to find a song of perfect peace.
VIOLENCE AT HOME
BILLY TIPTON'S SONG
Violence of transphobia and the closet.
Based on the life of jazz sax player Billy Tipton.
No one knew he was "born female" until his autopsy.
(Lyrics by Paul Zollo)
THE MEDIA'S SONG
"WAR BY DEFAULT"
Conning the public into war.
THE PARENT'S SONG
"HE'S COMING BACK"
A true story about a mother and a soldier son.
(Lyrics by Steve Schalchlin & Avril Roy Smith)