COMPOSER: Gordon Mumma

Pauline & Gordon :

We were social and cultural huggers, sharing in realms together from blowing horns, pumping bandoneons, composing and performing together. (Our horns and bandoneons were different models but from the same manufacturers). Plus many other activities, form the early 1960s when we first met, through much of her life when we crossed paths in our otherwise separate worlds. We performed many musical and theatrical duos together. The famous video of us performing her SEESAW—in San Francisco (1988) is a fine example, plus the classic LP recording of our 1980 co-composed performance bandoneaon-duo FWYYN. We lovingly shared agreements and disagreements about others, music, wine, and food. We last crossed paths in NYC 2016 September. I still can’t accommodate it was our last.