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Voy is a " dynamic album" ... an unfinished collection of working tunes, sketches, minute dances, and improvisations. It's very much work in progress, with the best of these ideas hoping to find a fuller form, through collaborations with and suggestions from dancers, radiophiles, filmmakers, theatermakers, movers, shakers, and other inspired listeners.

Like you perhaps?

Several touchstone tunes from the past two years that aren't (yet?) a part of voy, though perhaps they'll make an appearance as voy grows and shapeshifts. Send along a note if a particular track inspires you to hear a new story, soundscape, dance, or image ...

Much of this music had its origins in improvisations with some of the wonderful dancers and choreographers I've lately been so fortunate to share studios with. Thank you Sara & Patrik, and Steph. Thank you Keira, Cassie, Matthew, Shula, Margot, Daniel, Andrea, Elena, Helanius, Sarah O, and all the inspiring DXers and 8s. Thank you! Several tracks here aired on The Story with Dick Gordon, which has since vanished from the airwaves — thank you Katie and Carol.

Sometimes a lovesong can sound like a lament. Happy Valentines Day!

PS: "Quiet LIfe Motel," my debut album heard on NPR and APM,is available by bandcamp as well ...

quietlifemotel.bandcamp.com/album/quiet-life-motel

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released February 14, 2014

Eddie Eatmon plays melodious bass on "By Eddie's Hands" — he'll add more in the future, with any luck. Bob Novak mastered tracks 1-4, 7, 9, 10, 12 & 13. All music here was written, performed, recorded and mixed by David Schulman, who plays violin, electric violin, mandolin, and percussion, some better than others.

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David Schulman Washington, D.C.

By turns nocturnal, reflective, funky, and cinematic, the music of violinist and composer David Schulman + Quiet Life Motel is a weave of jazz harmonies, shimmering orchestral textures, and international grooves.

Heard nationally on NPR, David’s music has been described as “mysterious and beautiful” by The Washington Post.

CapitolBop named ANHINGA #3 on its list of “Best DC Jazz Albums of 2016”
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Track Name: long walk home
VERSE:
I don't need you
walkin beside me.
If you're only
wantin to
be alone.

I don't want you
sleepin beside me.
If you're only
waitin for
me to go.

CHORUS:
But I want you,
walkin with me,
that's somethin I know.

And I want you,
I want you with me,
taking that
long walk home...
Track Name: long walk home (+ vocal sung by Madison Dillon)
LONG WALK HOME
words and music by David Schulman

VERSE:
I don't need you walkin beside me. If you're only wantin to
be alone.
I don't want you sleepin beside me. If you're only waitin for
me to go.

CHORUS:
But I want you,
walkin with me,
that's somethin I know.
And I want you,
I want you with me, taking that
long walk home...

VERSE:
I don’t need you lyin beside me, if it only
feels like a lie.
I don’t need you stayin here by me if you’re still just wondering why

CHORUS:
But I want you,
walkin with me,
that's somethin I know.
And I want you,
I want you with me, taking that
long walk home...
And I want you, walkin with me, that's all that I know.
And I want you,
I want you with me, taking that
long walk home...