Nuthatch

by Rodney Alan Greenblat

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Nuthatch
Experimental electronic music by Rodney Alan Greenblat
Recorded in Ghent New York March 2010.
Edited and mixed in New York City December 2012

The ground was covered with wet matted leaves. It was a raw March day, the sun already low, bringing on the evening. Rodney gathered materials to light the small wood stove, which would heat the living room beyond the inadequate one small radiator. Facing the drafty sliding glass doors was the keyboard and computer set for making music. After dinner and clean-up Rodney sat down to work on his compositions.

This time his odd music was inspired by the upstate New York landscape. Old houses, telephone poles, large trees, small towns and the cold wet air of lingering winter and early spring. Outside the sliding glass doors was a nearly rotten back porch with a huge maple tree growing along side. The tree had a hole where years ago there had been a branch. Squirrels, chipmunks and birds used the hole as a drinking water supply. The animals were cheerful and uninhibited by the closeness of the window. A nuthatch is a small bird related to woodpeckers. It is feisty and joyous, usually standing upside down pecking at bark in search of seeds or grubs.

Poem:

Attention mice in the garden shed!
Do you like my music?
If not you, then who will hear the experimental sounds
of the wind playing through the dry thistle?

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released December 12, 2012

All music and production ©2012 by Rodney Alan Greenblat

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Rodney Alan Greenblat New York, New York

Rodney Alan Greenblat is well known for his visual artwork that includes paintings, constructions and illustration. He is the character and world designer for the iconic 1990's playstation game "Parappa The Rapper". Electronic music is another one of his passions, misguided as it may be. For more info visit whimsyload.com. ... more

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