Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

sail away

sail away
written by randy newman

these are the drawings of louisiana artist leonard maiden
they reminded me of the newman song, so i produced a version of my own as a backdrop for some of leonard's amazing work.

to learn more about leonard and his work go to:


Monday, December 19, 2011

Cafe Du Monde

cafe du monde

original song written and performed
alan dyson
new orleans / shreveport louisiana

Monday, December 12, 2011

live performance

an informal performance of poetry and song by

david love lewis


alan dyson

come as you are, bring what you wish, prepare to listen.

please rsvp.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

alan 'n amram

I get to meet legendary beat poet musician, composer, and cultural evolutionary David Amram!
The high point of 2011 for me.
Thanks to:
Stan Carpenter for the photos.
Centenary College for hosting a week long visit...and
Matt Crowson, Shreveport's Cultural Ambassador for making this happen!

Friday, August 5, 2011

donna moore suite

donna moore suite 1-4

circa 1993
artist donna moore modeled for centenary college
i was fortunate to supervise the life drawing studio
she passed away in 2010 of cancer

the link below will take you to a youtube file
"x-ray to my soul"
an original tune in memory of artists
donna moore, george burton, and scott griffin

Sunday, July 3, 2011

al & dave's american songbook

turns out we've been collaborating on this work for nearly a decade.
it all started when david gave me a short collection of his poems, two of those became songs that landed on my 2003 compilation called SKYSCRAPER.

david then gave me a stack of his poetry, and over time some 
eighteen songs have come forth. 

the photo above is where i work on creating the songs.

currently working on recording this body of work

the link below takes you to a you tube video of
"i used to dream"

please enjoy!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

x-ray to my soul

its been a a little more than a year since we lost donna moore and george burton.
artists of the highest caliber for our region.
re-posting this knowing all of us are here but for a short time, and these great minds made bold marks among us.
i'm grateful to have collaborated with them.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

wind roller

wind roller

kinetic sculpture by
lin emery

ogden museum
new orleans

music by
alan dyson
late 20th century
produced for
a visual sound and movement company

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

alexandra's oval room

jazz player by baron de'callatay

alexandra's oval room
new orleans, louisiana
jan. 2011
piano improvisations
casa d'arte
shreveport, louisiana
april 2000

Align Center

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

gospel de louisiane

in louisiana, legislation was devised to allow concealed firearms in churches.
anyone with a proper permit could have carried prior to this legislation,
thus accenting a politic of fear and division,
slowly evaporating faith in
peace and love.