Parallel Musical Universe

A monthly posting of non-pop songs of pop-music proportions. enter a Staabuks ...
...and you are blasted with something unexpected....

--non-pop that pushes against artsong
--or non-pop songs that push against WAM
--not much more than 4 minutes in length
--not much much less than 2 minutes in length

Please send links to your Parallel  Musical Universe songs
for consideration for the next round in March.
Send Youtube links or soundcloud links
or anything linkable that is already publicly available.

First Edition
February, 2016

Paul Lansky
Songs of Parting: I. Ten Thousand Miles
Crazy Jane
Patrick Mason, baritone
David Starobin, guitar
Daniel Druckman, percussion


Jonathan Dawe
aria from Cracked Orlando



David Claman
Avaley Taan    ........     (words by Thasarathan Arumuga Pandiya)Elizabeth Farnum, soprano
Jessica Bowers, mezzo
and Cygnus
Calvin Wiersma, Susannah Chapman
Oren Fader, William Anderson


Harold Meltzer sets Aracelis Girmay
From a Book of Beautiful Monsters
1-Noche de Lluvia, San Salvador
2-La Boda del Mar y Arena

Vox n Plux
Elizabeth Farnum, soprano
Oren Fader & William Anderson guitars


Frank Brickle
Ab nou cor

Haleh Abghari, soprano
William Anderson, theorbo

Ives, arr Anderson
poem by Augusta Ives  (a distant cousin of the composer)
 Cradle Song
Vox n Plux
Elizabeth Farnum, soprano
Oren Fader & William Anderson, guitars


Damon Ferrante


Unpopped Music

Gillian Welch, arr. William Anderson
My Morphine

Haleh Abghari, soprano Oren Fader & William Anderson, guitars