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I was recently asked by an organization called The Voices of Vienna for permission to use my song "To Venus and Mars" at a concert on April 13. The attached has been created for this event. I am referred to on page 2, as "Rawlings." I love the Vienna and Franz Lehár connections! Lehár was my original inspiration to start writing music. It is especially pleasing to me because this song expresses the Objectivist metaphysics in an essential sense.
So far, of the performances of my art songs that have taken place in the past few years, I have only one audio or video. I thought I’d post it here because it has a definite Objectivist influence. The song, “To Venus and Mars,” was one of three of my songs chosen for presentation at an event hosted by Opera on Tap called New Brew: A Warm Welcome, held in The Elbo Room in Chicago. (The two others were titled “Ave Maria [Ellen’s Prayer]” and “The Lone Last Leaf.”) Another recently performed song of mine, “When Matter Touches Antimatter,” has outer space as its background as w
If this goes on… If this does not change… If this changes…. According to John Campbell, science fiction is good fiction set convincingly in the future. (Alternate pasts such as steampunk and Rome Eternal do not change the essential requirements.) This future is located between Brave New World and 1984. It is the best that the progressives have to offer: nutritionally balanced for humans; and ecologically safe for wildlife. Our viewpoint character, Elliot Fintch, lives a privileged middle class life. Identified as a child as COT: Capable of Thought, he has been enhanced with a memory chi