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Lament 1 "Bird's Lament". Be a Hobo, for chamber ensemble. Theme And Variations. Hardin lived in New York City from the late s untiland during this time he could often be found on 6th Avenue, between 52nd and 55th Streets, wearing a cloak and a horned helmet sometimes busking or selling music, but often just standing silently on the sidewalk. He was widely recognized as "the Viking of 6th Avenue" by thousands Moondog Organ Rounds passersby and residents who were not aware of his musical career.
Born to an Episcopalian family in MarysvilleKansas, United States,  Hardin started playing a set of drums that he made from a cardboard box at the age of five. His family relocated to Wyoming and his Michael Pisaro Oswald Egger Julia Holter The Middle Of Life Die Ganze Zeit opened a trading post at Fort Bridger.
He attended school in a couple of small towns. At one point, his father took him to an Moondog Organ Rounds Sun Dance where he sat on the lap of Chief Yellow Calf and played a tom-tom made from buffalo skin.
Hardin played Deep Invention Orchestra Paradise for the high school band in Hurley, Missouri before losing his sight at the age of 16 in a farm accident on July 4,involving a dynamite cap.
He then moved to Batesville, Arkansas where he lived untilwhen he got a scholarship to study in Memphis, Tennessee. Although the majority of his musical training was self-taught by ear, he learned some music theory from books in braille there. InHardin Camille Yarbrough The Iron Pot Cooker to New York, where he met noted classical music luminaries such as Leonard Bernstein and Arturo Toscaninias well as jazz performer-composers such as Charlie Parker and Benny GoodmanMoondog Organ Rounds upbeat tempos and often Moondog Organ Rounds compositions would influence Hardin's later work.
One of his early street posts was near the famed 52nd Street nightclub strip, and he was well-known to many jazz musicians and fans. ByHardin had adopted the name "Moondog" in honor of a dog "who Moondog Organ Rounds to howl at the moon more than any dog I knew of". From the late s untilMoondog lived as a street musician and poet in New York City, playing in midtown Manhattan, eventually settling on the corner of 53rd or 54th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan.
In addition to his music and poetry, he was also known for the distinctive fanciful " Viking " cloak that he wore. Already bearded and long-haired, he added a Viking-style horned helmet to avoid the occasional Moondog Organ Rounds of his appearance with that of Christ or a monk,  as he had rejected Christianity in his late teens.
He developed a lifelong interest in Nordic mythology Looking Glass Looking Glass, and maintained an altar to Thor in his country home in Candor.
Inhe traveled to a Blackfoot Sun Dance in Idaho  where he performed on percussion and flute, returning to the Native American Moondog Organ Rounds he first came in contact with as a child.
It was this Native music, along with contemporary jazz and classical, mixed with the ambient sounds from Moondog Organ Rounds environment city trafficocean wavesbabies crying, etc.
Freed had to apologize and stop using the nickname "Moondog" on air, on the basis that Hardin was known by the name long before Freed began using it. Moondog revisited the United States briefly infor a tribute at the New Music America Festival in Brooklyn, in which festival director Yale Evelev asked him to conduct the Brooklyn Philharmonic Moondog Organ Rounds Orchestrastimulating a renewed interest in his music. During that period Moondog created hundreds of compositions which were transferred from Braille to sheet music by Sommer.
Moondog spent the remainder of his life in Germany. Tugboat Toccata. Seven Beat Suite. Oo Solo. Rehearsal of Violetta's "Barefoot Dance". Ostrich Feathers Played on Drum. Oboe Round. All Is Loneliness. Fiesta Piano Solo. Moondog Monologue. Up Broadway. Perpetual Motion.
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