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Re: CHAT: General Question

From:Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 21, 2001, 9:00
David Peterson wrote:
> > Since the whole issue of American and English speakers and Canadian and such came > up, why doesn't everybody say where there from, what languages they speak, > and something else of interest?
Delurking after a long silence: I am Daniel Seriff, a 23 year-old (very nearly 24, on Apr. 16) Jewish dude from northern Virginia, just outside the Beltway. I just moved to Austin, TX 2 mos. ago, where I'll be starting a Masters in Musicology in June. I've been in Nashville, TN for the last 6 years, the first 4 years attending Vanderbilt University for a bachelors in music, the next 2 trying to find my brain after it fell out sometime shortly after graduation. Don't worry, I found it. My main musical interests are classical, in case the Musicology major wasn't a dead giveaway. As I'm typing, I'm listening to Mendelssohn Symphony #3 (yum-yum!), but my tastes run from 12th century vernacular songs all the way up to the music of my two composition professors at Vanderbilt, with all the good stuff in between. I also compose quite a bit; in fact, I just finished a major work about 2 weeks ago - a piece for string sextet and piano. I play piano with moderate proficiency, and I also sing when the mood strikes me. I also like a wide range of non-classical music, from Metallica to Dido to They Might Be Giants to Kol Simcha (a klezmer quartet out of Switzerland). In truth, I'll listen to just about anything but hardcore country or rap. My conlang projects are three: Mungayöd, Ylank, and Glïzxfööse. Mungayöd is by far the most developed, with about 10 pages of lexical entries at 3 columns to the page in 10-point font. My conlanging is somewhat stalled at the moment, but I've been concentrating on things musical lately. Anyone interested in hearing samples of some of my music (in MP3) can feel free to visit my webpage (the address is below), and follow the obviously relevant links.
> -Jenesis
-- Daniel Seriff Si me iterum insanum appelles, oculum alterum tuum edem. Wenn du mich nochmal verrückt nennst, werde ich deine andere Auge essen.