Genesis

by Bill Minor

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Instrumental setting for a poem of my own, "Genesis": Bill MInor (piano),
Bob Danziger (synthesized-samples cello), Heath Proskin (bass)

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GENESIS

All our lives begin and end
with music; the sea itself
was silent, sleeping, and then
awoke in song.

Or maybe the goddess
Aphrodite, arising from foam
sang us into birth so she might
find release from her own longing.

However we began (perhaps
as simple chemistry,
a primal soup that came
aground to sing of love?),

we began and we shall end
as music—for our story
can only be told with faith
that finds its voice in song.

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released February 20, 2017
Bill Minor: composer, piano; Bob Danziger (synthesized-sampled cello); Heath Proskin (bass); Bob Danziger (producer)

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Bill Minor Monterey, California

Bill has published three books on music (most recently Jazz Journeys to Japan: The Heart Within).
Commissioned to write a spoken word suite (Love Letters of Lynchburg)--also set his own poems to original music for two other CDs: For Women Missing or Dead and Mortality Suite.
Available on YouTube: "Kindness: A Song for Betty” and "Mandelstam and Minor" (translation of a poem by Osip Mandelstam).
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