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Oscar Bettison @OscarBettison East Coast US/Europe

Composer, Chair of Composition @george_peabody Institute of the @JohnsHopkins University, @FulhamFC fan. He/Him/His. (Views are my own.)

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Joined Twitter 5/24/08


My answer to the question "What have you been listening to recently?" https://t.co/AB2o14SGCxUS Composers: A great opportunity from the wonderful Bergamot Quartet: https://t.co/TbPwGVH4PD
7/1
2020
@krhes Oh dear.Off on an odyssey of picking up saplings, plantings and other things around half the state (masked of course) to im… https://t.co/TG72nIxgqQ @krhes They: At least it can't get any worse. 2020: I find your lack of imagination disappointing.2020, doing its thing. (Incidentally, I'm currently reading "Midnight in Chernobyl". Good times.) https://t.co/22OUdMXqvAI am watching this terrifying Brooklyn hail while listening to @AlarmWillSound play @OscarBettison's Pale Icons of… https://t.co/YpJGAK1fU4
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6/30
2020
As a Grad alum, I think this is good, but the University should have done the right thing in 2015 when it wasn't so… https://t.co/XHf9e4DKxr @Princeton As a Grad alum, I think this is good, but the University should have done the right thing in 2015 when i… https://t.co/5otwTKXfhQTruly brilliant: https://t.co/GncxU4hVfF @noah_goulet Ha!
6/27
2020
@suzlittlyon Right back acha. @ICEfansArleneLD Yes. Very yes.It's G&T time. I have declared it.I had a lovely video call with dear friends and colleagues in the Netherlands this afternoon. So nice to catch up,… https://t.co/PlghxRsUK9 @CBCarey Yes! It's nice to do something physical without having to think about it.It turns out that if you spend your morning digging out a concrete fence post in your yard, you don't really feel l… https://t.co/i7RJNou86s @krhes @asie @marcyeats @LAtheDUCK @carolinefrmus @CBCarey @clare_pianist @ndanielmusic @cmu1001 @YorkeDancehttps://t.co/PRLXGn26hJ
6/26
2020
During lockdown, I've found a few old pieces "from the vault" (the vault is actually a shelf, I don't keep my old p… https://t.co/nO0il6nXxYI've taken some time off the opera, having done that first draft, mostly because I find that useful, but I've been… https://t.co/22fU5m2lJdRT, because if you haven't heard Al Jackson (most famous as part of Booker T and the MGs), you should. https://t.co/d48AiUXIAX
6/25
2020
Anyway, here's an album cut just to show what I mean about his drumming. https://t.co/WEz00Y7S3j *Could be Howar… https://t.co/0HNxnfnGV3I've been going through my old Al Green records, and listening to them, I am reminded why Al Jackson Jr.* is my fav… https://t.co/QsR5E0cwL5 @ameeeeleeeeaaa1 Ooh, good idea. Tax free too... @juddgreenstein Ha!Squirrel update: we found it, it wasn't moving, but it's alive. The HS came back, picked it up and it's gone to the… https://t.co/ZQxJP3SI1p @krhes I started talking, and then immediately wished I hadn't.3) That's harder to explain than death, believe me. The HS guy arrived, and in time it took me to answer the door,… https://t.co/QFIgI7TF7C2) When I got back, it wasn't there. After a bit, I saw it limping away from its hiding place. A few mins later, I… https://t.co/aVqKiY9CEm1) An adult squirrel fell 40 feet out of a tree today. (They were doing this the other day too, adults again, but t… https://t.co/g0DcO0fWHN
6/24
2020
It’s out! What the statues commemorate. The history of the CSA in 1000 words.… https://t.co/bGzVRc6oiY
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6/22
2020
Well, that's what you get for being a vile racist. https://t.co/EHTF1yJYNeThis is indeed the popular British narrative -- that Britain's role in the slave trade was to end it, that the Brit… https://t.co/qOAm5yrKN9
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6/19
2020
Remember, always keep a large, secret son to own the libs. @kurt_rohde Absolutely.Juneteenth on Bandcamp: https://t.co/0KvBPjE84dI didn't think the Supreme Court would be playing the hits this week, and yet here we are. https://t.co/X7TIbpwAud
6/18
2020
@socialsoprano @fhvln Ha!I'd love to see attendance figures for these matches. You kno, for those not actively involved. For example, a play… https://t.co/78Gesh4vaBI finished the first draft the day that Premier League Football starts up again. Coincidence? You decide. @marthaflutes Yes, for two singers and ensemble. Oh, and electronics.Yes! After a year of working on this, I finally have a continuity draft (in short score) of the whole of thing. It'… https://t.co/INHdGABeJ4I advise everyone to read this article: https://t.co/oYY5IqgyKm
6/17
2020
Watching Barça v Leganés. The crowd seem animated.Dispatches From Our Post-Satire World: Tuesday, June 16th, 2020. https://t.co/ghG0FfXe2T
6/16
2020
If you're out of toilet paper, just print out the Trump admin's final rule from Friday. It's now dead in the water,… https://t.co/N5F0TjB2SV
Retweeted by Oscar BettisonBeautiful: https://t.co/L25dZRayhJ#ÚLTIMAHORA La Corte Suprema de EEUU dice que es ilegal despedir a un trabajador por ser homosexual o transgénero… https://t.co/nJISm5OA1E
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6/15
2020
@TheTattooedProf Ha!
6/13
2020
REPLACE ALL CONFEDERATE STATUES IN TENNESSEE WITH DOLLY PARTON
Retweeted by Oscar Bettison @composer76 No probs. Actually, I was naturalized years ago mostly because I thought to myself, what if a RW nut jo… https://t.co/QMVTdDiZu2As someone who went through this process years ago, I can say that the process was prohibitively expensive and ridi… https://t.co/5NiwhrfmYH
6/12
2020
This is why the protest won't end anytime soon. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/W19xXpcSzz
Retweeted by Oscar BettisonI just found snacks in my travel bag. As I haven't gone anywhere since early March, they're a bit old. Still, I con… https://t.co/DK55ZPpL8X @krhes Yup. This post-satire world is hard to navigate, isn't it? @krhes I've read this a few times, and I'm still processing it. Or, in short: WTAF?Oops: https://t.co/fVidExkW2u @cjm_bklyn Absolutely!Thread. A must read: https://t.co/KNG9WBLJ6E @vanderaanet @stuart_macrae Hi Michel! It's for @AskoSchonberg It's small, two voices, ensemble and electronics."New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed chopping 3% from schools while only cutting the police budget by 0.3%."… https://t.co/DWEcsu0inl
Retweeted by Oscar Bettison @TheMainstand Well, I'd say that no statues for genocidal thugs is a pretty reasonable position, wouldn't you? @TheMainstand Following up from a tweet from this morning when I wrote about Columbus.
6/11
2020
Love it. https://t.co/mf5FhNTKv8 @stuart_macrae Thanks, Stuart. It would be great to see you! I'm excited about it, so I v much hope it happens. @stuart_macrae Yup. Well, fingers crossed... @stuart_macrae It's going well (I think!) Yeah, still on for September 2021... This whole postponement thing is odd… https://t.co/epJwhhu60WHowever, I've just discovered this (it's making the rounds because of CNN's general council's response to DTs legal… https://t.co/JZly0yPGmZI'm just not used to not going places, and it feels weird. I know how very privileged this sounds, and I'm not look… https://t.co/xHKUW7Qu03In another world, I'd be off to the UK for a few days and then I'd be going to the Netherlands next week to record… https://t.co/crVD0kjkwvThis can’t be right. I’ve been told repeatedly that Republicans were the party of Lincoln and Democrats were the pa… https://t.co/AeIUIaIQo3
Retweeted by Oscar BettisonJust passing on this map and noting, for the historical standards crew, that Columbus was considered a brutal murde… https://t.co/exoFFhUfKE
6/10
2020
Las cintas de Nixon sobre el final del franquismo. https://t.co/p6hBAirsXHWe finally have details on Decatur (Ala.) police punching and detaining a black store owner—breaking his jaw—after… https://t.co/xTnkbO3SXW
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6/9
2020
British kids in schools if they finally change the history curriculum to feature colonialism: https://t.co/VyQidXX44o
Retweeted by Oscar BettisonI wholeheartedly agree with this. I would have thought that "no statues for slave traders" isn't a controversial po… https://t.co/cJ5qXeW51lWhy do police departments have Mine-Resistant Vehicles? The answer shows how international politics & American for… https://t.co/kaaDoJJ3Wq
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6/8
2020
The fence outside the White House has been converted to a crowd-sourced memorial wall — almost like an art gallery… https://t.co/fmOpJa0Rjv
Retweeted by Oscar BettisonThread: https://t.co/Z34uuj3tvoYeah, let's not forget the Ivita and whats-his-face when this is all over. https://t.co/TFcby15sZ3My daughters (they're 6 & 4) have positioned themselves at opposite ends of the yard, on self-made stages, with fak… https://t.co/5j1qjk8XipWe took the girls to their first protest today. A beautiful event in downtown Jersey City. The fact that this rally… https://t.co/oRokhiWN4D
6/7
2020
This is one of my pet peeves. Of course, collective rot is a good description for the whole of the justice system i… https://t.co/hXeWBASbqbhttps://t.co/uzNCHGy3Bt
6/6
2020
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6/5
2020
Systemic racism and police brutality are British problems too https://t.co/xaQisyvwDf @bariweiss Don't you have a campaign to get a professor fired for stating their opinion to run? @bornmiserable @Mardigroan I love this. If they don't publish it, or even if they do, I'd like to follow up with my… https://t.co/mxEQmxT1qKLaura Ingraham is a white supremacist. Any advertiser thst sponsors her show should consider that they’re sponsori… https://t.co/h0CCGw1MUP
Retweeted by Oscar BettisonI just finished the first draft of an interlude and have strung it together with the scenes either side. Still a wa… https://t.co/8J2CMhhdxG
6/4
2020
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6/3
2020
Best of nextdoor? https://t.co/OYunqP7tWM😍 https://t.co/eRPQtx3Jv4Yes, clearly the important takeaway from the despicable events of last evening in DC, is that the scheduling was aw… https://t.co/mpZNZ12m6I
6/2
2020
My passive aggressive usage of wind chimes in the backyard is something you cannot teach.
Retweeted by Oscar Bettison... it's a fine line to walk and, as I say, I find it very difficult. But I also very rewarding when I get it right… https://t.co/zAevPhmLXG... but there's also enough difference. I like the idea of things having been affected by the course of time. They… https://t.co/UD3FauPR5FA surprisingly productive morning. One of the hardest things for me in composition is getting things to sound the s… https://t.co/4JmwdWCr5kTHIS https://t.co/REZd2hBNcI
6/1
2020

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