Friday, December 30, 2016

Doggin' it!

Moondog is a legendary yet under appreciated composer and performer of contemporary classical music. He was born in Kansas in 1916 and grew up near Indian Reservations, which had an affect on his musical taste. He was blinded as a teen and learned Braille. That's how he learned about music. He became a self-taught performer and composer, eventually becoming a street person in NYC for many years. He spent the last 20 years of hi life in Germany. His music, unfortunately is rarely performed even though he influenced many of the minimalists composing today.