We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot.
Please click on the Audio Link which I think is a musical way to introduce myself below.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every time you entered a room or opened up your webpage or gave advice to your children, it would be accompanied by the sound of the introduction of Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra? How about if it sounded the moment you were born?
My website is devoted to sharing my creative efforts, as well as to promote myself as a storyteller, writer, actor, composer, pianist, and performance artist, To know more about me, click on About Me.
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Chapter One of my memoir is now available on Amazon Kindle. Check it out. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0198Y0OK4
4 thoughts on “Michael Coolen: Pianist, Composer, Writer, Performance Artist, Actor, and Stuff”
Think I would prefer Prokofiev’s Battle on Ice from the film Alexander Nevsky. It builds and builds. I’d like to capture it at the climax for my entrance. I definitely could use a little gravitas in my life.
Like Woody Allen, I would use Prokofiev’w Troika from Lt. Kije Suite as my Dance of Death music, so we’re on the same page. Thanks for the comment. Michael
One of the most moving examples of the power of music, chant, and dance I have seen recently occurred in New Zealand, where I spent four glorious months teaching. It involves a tribute to a much beloved teacher. http://www.buzzfeed.com/deannye/students-perform-haka-in-moving-tribute?utm_term=4ldqpia#.ujkdXMzy82
I am currently working on a new title devoted to discussing the many problems men have with body image, self-hatred, etc. called “Fatso: Conversations With Myself.” If there are any men who would like to share their thoughts on this, please e-mail me at email@example.com
I have also recently published my memoirs on Amazon Kindle.