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Haiku-videos and music by Sebastian Cruz


I musicalized a series of very short videos I shot with a flip camera- from 13 seconds to about a minute and a half. I wrote for flute and guitar with minor textural overdubs. The flute is played by Sam Sadigursky. The videos are almost like photographs: they are mostly only one thing, or image, slightly moving, almost devoid of development or narrative. They are visual, and musical haiku.

Pensar – with Lucía Pulido and Cumbiamba eNeYé

This is tune has had a nice little life of its own. I wrote for the ensemble Coba, but ended up recording it with Cumbiamba, an on Cumbiamba’s CD “La Palma” it features my teenage years guitar hero Marc Ribot! Here’s a nice live version, and here are the lyrics:

Pensar
music and lyrics Sebastian Cruz

No hay hielo que me haga frio
ni fuego que me consuma
soy suave como la espuma
que abunda al borde de un rio
de las balas yo me rio
y no me encuentran cazadores
no me bañan los colores
ni algún candado me cierra
soy el pensar en tu nombre
la palabra que me entrega

de dia no pienso en na’
de dia no pienso en na’
de noche tampoco
de noche tampoco
Tampoco quiero pensar
tampoco quiero pensar
aunque suene loco
aunque suene loco

con tu imagen es bastante pa llenar mi corazón
luego de eso no me cabe nada

miremos atardecer
miremos atardecer
se incendian las nubes
se incendian las nubes
yo quiero volverte a ver
yo quiero volverte a ver
de lunes a lunes
de lunes a lunes

con tu imagen es bastante pa llenar mi corazón
luego de eso no me cabe nada

La verdolaga, at terraza

Through most of 2009 I had a steady gig every Friday at Terraza, a nice cozy bar in Queens. This is a Colombian Atlantic Coast standard Bullerengue. With Franco Pinna on drums, and Andrés Rotmistrovsky on bass. I am out of frame through most of the video! but it was a performance I enjoyed. Sometime bet. December 2009 and Jan 2010