Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Review of Walnut Room show!

http://bolderbeat.com/musicnews/2017/6/12/decatur-unleashed-their-dynamic-debut-ep-at-the-walnut-room


"Stacy Fahrion of Whimsically Macabre Music took to the stage first, blowing everyone away with her lightning fast piano compositions and unusual twists to well-known nursery rhymes. Starting off the evening with dark and edgy alt-classical music was as fitting as it was eye-opening."

Sunday, June 4, 2017

pianist - a poem by Wayne A. Gilbert

pianist

death popped in this morning
while i was working on a poem
“what a surprise” i exclaimed 
“somebody just not ready?”

death smiled patted my cheek
“i’ll have what you’re having”

i ordered another pot of earl grey
a 2nd vegan cinnamon roll

i was glad to see death but
i knew not to ask too many questions

“oh” death sighed “it’s nice to sit a few minutes”

i gave death a fake wounded look

“with you” death said “of course with you”

we laughed
we ate a few bites of pastry
death poured tea took a sip
looked me in the eye
“so who’s this piano player
you’ve been working with?”

“you mean stacy?”

death nodded “i know about the poems wayne”

“i never tried to hide them” i quickly replied 

“so tell me about stacy”

“why”

“let’s just say i’m curious”

so i told death about my friend stacy
who is an accomplished pianist/composer
and how i wanted her to be part
of the premiere performance 
of these poems

death looked skeptical

“what” i asked defensively

death did not answer

“ok” i said” i get it—
she’s not a jazz musician”

death smiled

i continued “but her music is
haunting and hilarious
familiar and utterly strange
ridiculously fun and bizarrely disturbing
she calls it ‘whimsically macabre’—
it is”

death gulped a mouthful of tea

i added “she’s  not afraid of you”

death made a smacking sound
then smiled “ahhhh”

asked me who i liked in the nba finals

Friday, June 2, 2017

Jabberwocky (Now with more burbles and mimsy!)

Jabberwocky

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’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves 
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: 
All mimsy were the borogoves, 
      And the mome raths outgrabe. 

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son! 
      The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! 
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun 
      The frumious Bandersnatch!” 

He took his vorpal sword in hand; 
      Long time the manxome foe he sought— 
So rested he by the Tumtum tree 
      And stood awhile in thought. 

And, as in uffish thought he stood, 
      The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, 
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, 
      And burbled as it came! 

One, two! One, two! And through and through 
      The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! 
He left it dead, and with its head 
      He went galumphing back. 

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? 
      Come to my arms, my beamish boy! 
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” 
      He chortled in his joy. 

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves 
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: 
All mimsy were the borogoves, 
      And the mome raths outgrabe.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

American Circus




"Entrance of the Gladiators" op. 68 is a military march composed in 1897 by the Czech composer Julius Fučík. He originally titled it "Grande Marche Chromatique," reflecting the use of chromatic scales throughout the piece, but changed the title based on his personal interest in the Roman Empire. In 1901, American publisher Carl Fischer published a version of this march, arranged for American wind bands by Canadian composer Louis-Philippe Laurendeau, under the title "Thunder and Blazes." It was during this period that the song gained lasting popularity as a screamer march for circuses, often used to introduce clowns. Today it is known mainly by this association, even though the title and composer are relatively obscure. ~from Wikipedia

Thursday, March 30, 2017

"Batty Batty Batty" A Time-lapse Speed Drawing by Brian A. Bernhard



Thank you to artist Brian A. Bernhard for using my music in this awesome video!

Welcome to my "Batty Batty Batty" time-lapse video.
8 hours of drawing weird looking bats compressed into 1 minute and 42 seconds.

This design will eventually be transformed into some awesome products for my lifestyle brand for weirdos, collect something awesome for yourself or a friend now: www.embracetheweird.design

Please consider joining my weird community, finding behind the scenes extras, unedited drawing videos, my live stream archives and more on Patreon: www.patreon.com/brianabernhard
Find me on Twitch, Twitter, Periscope & Instagram at @BrianABernhard

Music: Tarantula Antidote No. 1 by Whimsically Macabre Music (https://whimsicallymacabre.bandcamp.com) also be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WhimsicallyMacabre

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This Friday, Stand with Bandcamp in Support of Immigrants/Basic Human Values

If you would like to support the ACLU and buy my music, please do so on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Or just buy lots of music on Bandcamp that day, it doesn't have to be mine.

This Friday, February 3rd (starting at 12:01am Pacific Time), for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of the proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union
Here's the link to my Bandcamp page:  https://whimsicallymacabre.bandcamp.com/

Sunday, January 29, 2017

What Democrazy Looks Like - Whimsically Macabre (Tiny Desk Contest 2017)



If you look closely, you will see a tiny origami desk. It turned out to be the perfect size for a tiny giraffe head. (Having a desk of some sort in your video is a requirement of the contest.)

What Democrazy Looks Like is primarily a piano solo with singing as an accompaniment. It reflects disappointment about the state of our nation, apprehension, and a tiny sliver of hope. May we musicians, artists, and scientists work together to create a better future. 

Stacy is a composer and pianist who has carefully avoided singing in public before this video. Please feel free to verify this by checking out her other works at WhimsicallyMacabre.bandcamp.com. :)  

Thank you to Stoph Long, who just happens to be a scientist, for his encouragement and help with the recording process.

Thank you to NPR for providing this opportunity. It forced me out of my comfort zone.