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The Danube by Maria Irene Fornes. 2017.

(Image: The Danube by Maria Irene Fornes. 2018)

Busy now with assorted audiobook jobs, building the latest iteration of Black Maria, aka Thurston the Great’s Magic Cabinet, aka my recording studio. Stay tuned. I am not dead. Ad aspera per astra. Dum spiro, spero. Rock on.

For a taste of what it means to be ahead of the curve, now that the “voiceplay” has become viable again thanks to streaming and digital downloads… check some of my earlier work in that vein, recorded around 2001-03:

Fans of audio drama/radio plays/voiceplays  please visit the SPLENDOR AND DEATH OF PORFIRIO RUBIROSA /
(fulgor y muerte de porfirio rubirosa)
Here’s a brief teaser, “Scene Six, aka Woody and Stiggis at the YMCA”:



1981-seldesclass2The Young Poet… (ca. 1980)



“Vegetable Medly”. Soundtrack for Guy Goodwin’s gallery show “Give and Take”, a selection of his paintings inspired by fragments of diner menus and supermarket handouts. My idea was that you’d walk through the exhibit with this playing in the background, somehow. ChristianBaskous. Released: 2014. Track 1.



A friend sent me this link to a documentary about Tadashi Suzuki. Exposed to his work while still a student, he’s influenced my thinking about classic drama, particularly Greek drama, as well as about training for the stage.