The following play The Proper Task – W.I.P., is the fourth part of Con Forza, variations on music and power in four parts. (Parts I, II, III).
COMPOSER Any age, gender, nationality, race, etc. Decent jazz,
blues composition chops.
Of the performance
PLACE The stage
Art is the proper task of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power
(The COMPOSER sits at a piano with
manuscript paper. S/he plays with various
instrumental and vocal ideas, rejecting and
refining, perhaps never performing the
whole. It is up to the performer when to
Past midnight’s cordial hour
Before the bleak of dawn
Crumpled drafts ’cross a lino rug
Turin Horse Mule Blues
Big Smoke, Winter ’53
Silenus Kermode/Louisiana Fats
Rewrites faraway and free
Hello chaps, just got back
Louisiana looking for the Soho shack
Oh won’t you jump now, children?
Strange fruit out of sight (never mind)
Said pity’s slavish tricky
Till Nietzsche Fritz he feel that whip (bis)
Man beat Overman
Lid flip for good
(Equine fate unknown)
Sister sell him down the river …
By London’s dark water
We sit down
Songs of Insanity
Spin on deep
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