Karlheinz Stockhausen going with orange.

Karlheinz Stockhausen going with orange.

Maurice Ravel having a smoke in a chair in the garden. 

Maurice Ravel having a smoke in a chair in the garden. 

Arnold Schoenberg on a walk with his family.

Arnold Schoenberg on a walk with his family.

Elliott Carter in a canoe with Frederic Rzewski’s son, Jan.

Elliott Carter in a canoe with Frederic Rzewski’s son, Jan.

Roger Sessions and Ernest Bloch digging a ditch.
Happy Labor Day!

Roger Sessions and Ernest Bloch digging a ditch.

Happy Labor Day!

Just shipped out the first batch of Sad Picnic T-Shirts!

Who’s next? http://composers-doing-normal-shit.myshopify.com/

Ralph Vaughan Williams wishing someone would buy him a Sad Picnic t-shirt. 

Get yours here: http://composers-doing-normal-shit.myshopify.com

Sad Picnic t-shirts are live!
Here’s the link: http://composers-doing-normal-shit.myshopify.com/
Half of the proceeds go to Mizzou New Music Initiative! Support your favorite blog and this great program. 

Sad Picnic t-shirts are live!

Here’s the link: http://composers-doing-normal-shit.myshopify.com/

Half of the proceeds go to Mizzou New Music Initiative! Support your favorite blog and this great program. 

The Sad Picnic T-Shirt launch officially begins tomorrow night (Aug. 28) at 7:30 pm. This is a limited first run of these shirts, get ‘em while they’re hot.
Half of the proceeds from the sale of these shirts will go directly to the Mizzou New Music Initiative: http://mizzounewmusic.missouri.edu/
Sad picnics for charity!

The Sad Picnic T-Shirt launch officially begins tomorrow night (Aug. 28) at 7:30 pm. This is a limited first run of these shirts, get ‘em while they’re hot.

Half of the proceeds from the sale of these shirts will go directly to the Mizzou New Music Initiative: http://mizzounewmusic.missouri.edu/

Sad picnics for charity!

Hi Guys,

If you’ve been following my blog this year, you know I’m a big fan of sad picnics. From Debussy to Bartók, Vaughan Williams to Dvořák, there’s nothing like your favorite composers having a miserable time with their friends and family. 

I’m also a fan of nice t-shirts and giving to charity.

On Thursday August 28 at 7:30 pm EST (two days!), I’ll be launching the first run of Composers Doing Normal Shit Sad Picnic t-shirts. These are custom designed, 100% Cotton premium fitted t-shirts from Next Level Apparel. They come in two colors and they’re soft, fitted and super classy (i.e. the name of the blog isn’t on the shirt!). 

This is a very limited first run of these shirts.They’re $22 and here’s the kicker: 50% (half!) of the proceeds from the sale of these shirts will be donated to the Mizzou New Music Initiative at the University of Missouri to help the Creating Original Music Project. This is an amazing program and I’m proud and happy to support their cause. Learn more about the C.O.M.P program here!

Stay tuned… I’ll be sending out the link for the t-shirts on Thursday. 

Support your favorite blog and this great program! 

Cheers!

CDNS

Anonymous said: this is my single favorite tumblr also the sad picnic tag gets me thru the day

Thanks!

If you like sad picnics you should be pretty excited for the announcement I’m making tomorrow night. Stay tuned!

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Leonard Bernstein brushing his teeth.
Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!

Leonard Bernstein brushing his teeth.

Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!

John Cage holding a fish in the kitchen.

John Cage holding a fish in the kitchen.

Igor Stravinsky playing with Charlie Chaplin in a rolling hoop thingy.

Igor Stravinsky playing with Charlie Chaplin in a rolling hoop thingy.

Julia Wolfe taking a selfie at a Korean restaurant.

Julia Wolfe taking a selfie at a Korean restaurant.