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Dennis Murphy

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Dennis Murphy

Click here for RealAudio 3 Interview with the composer about Afternoon Song, Idiocy, and Koo-Koo, 1:52. (RA2 / 14.4 version)
Click here for RealAudio 2 Musical Example, Koo-Koo, 1:14.
Click here for RealAudio 3 Musical Example, Prepared Piano Piece, 5:22.
Click here for TrueSpeech version of Koo-Koo, 778K.
Click here for MPEG-2 version of Koo-Koo. 292K
Click here for Full-size publicity photo of the composer (right-click and save as... to download).

Dennis Murphy lives in Plainfield, Vermont. He was born 1934 in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Occupations (for money in the real world) have included, at various times: college music teacher, refrigerator-crater, livestock photographer, artist (watercolor and pastel), musical performance and composition.

Presently member of Fyre & Lightning Consort ("early" music and "traditional" music -- bassoon, viol, recorders, vocals, etc.,) and Nicht Geferlach Klezmer Band (string bass, tuba, and whatever). Sometimes play Irish music (oboe and flute) and brass. Build a Javanese Gamelan (Venerable Sir Voice of Thoom -- first one ever made outside of Indonesia; Hey, Hey!) and direct the Plainfield Village Gamelan (which plays it).

Music interests: Writing word stuff, instrument-making, artificial languages and writing systems, cats and goats (and various other critters), motorcycling (on a Honda C.T.90 yet).

Assorted musical compositions:

To reach the composer: telephone 802-454-7113
By physical mail: Box 47, Plainfield, Vermont 05667