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I had two great performances of I Found it by the Sea this week, by my usual crew (Nick, Anne, Hannah). These guys are a composer’s dream. I’m terribly grateful. Next week I will cook all of them an extravagant five-course dinner.
Ted and I both received this weird email that I think might be the world’s first composer-targeted spam. Here’s the message. I’m putting a big [sic] at the end:
Art and culture are good reason for establishing communication between nations.more over there is poetic art which improve each nation in many different aspect.Your works introduce me to a new world;some beautiful works without any artificiality,any of which is as great as a masterpice.I wanted thank you for letting me into your secret,wonderful world with your music.your works expresses the most sublime aspects of human life.I don’t know how to thank you for your precious gift.these are my poems.please read them and send your idea about them.can you compose a music with my poems? I admire your music.I want to building a bridge with my poem and your music between Iran and English-speaking people, including in the United States. this is my big goal.please help me in this project.admirer you and your works.
Appended to the email are pages and pages of “psalms”. Choice line: “My pockets/ are loaded/with drops of tears”.
If anyone knows anything about this guy, or about his master plan to build a bridge out of poems, please let me know.