Burned tongue recordings:

The Music of Frederick Moore

Here you can listen to nine full albums, as well as an album in progress. If you're on a desktop you can read the lyrics while listening. If you're using a phone or an iPad, you can still listen to all of it, but the lyrics may disappear when you hit play. 

correspondence: fmmoore@me.com

Burned Tongue's Track of the Week

Burned Tongue's Track of the Week

American Pentimento (in progress)

American Pentimento (in progress)

Lebenslüge (2009)

Lebenslüge (2009)

An Obscure Presence (1999)

An Obscure Presence (1999)

Heimweh (2013)

Heimweh (2013)

Artifacts, Dreams, and Digressions (2015)

Artifacts, Dreams, and Digressions (2015)

Lives of the Saints (1993)

Lives of the Saints (1993)

Fluorescent Ladies of the Neon Night (1976-79)

Fluorescent Ladies of the Neon Night (1976-79)

13th Idiot Blessed (2003)

13th Idiot Blessed (2003)

The City Emerging:1983-89  (Music for Stage or Concert Hall)

The City Emerging:1983-89

(Music for Stage or Concert Hall)

ioneyes (1981)

ioneyes (1981)

Sons of Friction:1984-88  (Studio Compositions)

Sons of Friction:1984-88

(Studio Compositions)

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Like most years, 1989 was a time of hope and anxiety. The Berlin Wall was about to fall; in Lebanon the horror of hostages, both civilian and military, being executed while in captivity felt like a disturbing new chapter; and in my city, Los Angeles, there was great tension regarding undocumented residents who desperately hoped for opportunities in America. For me this piece expresses the hopes so many of us had for more engagement and respect between disparate nations and people of different cultures. Thirty years later that sense of hope can seem bittersweet, but for me this piece still conveys that same hope that many of us continue to doggedly embrace.

Probably due to the orchestral forces called for along with my own lack of promotional skills, this is my only work that has never been performed. So if selected for performance, it would be an overdue world premiere.