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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Particular Light - Visual Sound Art

Visual Sound Art Featuring Mad Dog Friedman on Theremini & the Cyborg Demon Choir

 "Particular Light" is a bonus track of Mad Dog's Drones for Peace album:

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hand in the Machine Video

My hand is deep in the machine on this one, not caught there, but flapping around like a fish, wiggling off the hook, I feel I might break free!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Eye Land

Sometimes I think about this very old alien Muppet trapped on a tropical island playing an ethereal accordion. Sometimes I can't get his haunting music out of my head. Is it a self-portrait? Maybe, but not mine. I mean it is the nature of art to blur reflection and introspection. It is at the heart of human nature to define your own reality. All art is a self-portrait in one way or another.


Monday, December 8, 2014

The Whole (or maybe The Bowl)

I wanted to make my Theremini into an an electronic singing bowl that shimmered with harmonics and dripped with drone. My pedal board along with its particle synthesizer and EH Ravish Sitar pedal figure predominately in this ruse.

from Hand in the Machine, released 22 November 2014
All tracks are single take improvisations.
Mad Dog Friedman - Theremini

from the album Hand in the Machine

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Whole

A taste of the last tune from my new live solo Theremin CD, Hand in the Machine. (Download at  I wanted to try and make my Theremini into an an electronic singing bowl that shimmered with harmonics and dripped with drone.  My pedal board along with its Electro-Harmonix Superego and  Ravish Sitar pedals figure predominately in this ruse.  I finally got my "AIR HARP" spaceship to take me where I want to go. Now I am not sure if I will ever be able to find my way back again. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Shaman Meets the Alien

The Shaman & the Alien
Tells the story of their legendary first meeting in the Fall of 1858 near what is now Pilar, New Mexico.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Burgundy Wink

"Burgundy Wink," digital art by M. D. Friedman

A Drinking Song


Wine comes in at the mouth

And love comes in at the eye;

That’s all we shall know for truth

Before we grow old and die.

I lift the glass to my mouth,

I look at you, and I sigh.

Friday, October 31, 2014


This one is called "Dogged".  No photographs were harmed in the process of making this piece.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Which Came First

The age-old question finally answered through the magic of digital painting.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

He Knew

Something a little different from by digital paint brush.  I hope you like it.  More at

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bird's Eye View

My latest digital painting.  The pixels are still wet.

It's called "Bird's Eye View."
It's about magical healing.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Annie's Song

This is my first flute recording written to help with transitioning from my dear cousin Annie's death at the early age of 60.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Algal Bloom, a Digital Painting by M. D. Friedman

The inspiration for this piece came from being locked into an eye to eye connection with an alpha frog in a nearby wetlands. I was enjoying the connection, feeling his wildness, as we somehow morphed together in a primordial forest, very peaceful yet somehow always underneath what I normally perceive as the wetlands...

Monday, July 28, 2014

acrophobia (on a painting by Pat Orban)

Painting by Pat Orban


rain bites skin
chills bones

among warm speckled rays
thunder hems & haws    clears its throat of sky

lilac whiffs with languid wind    and that smell
when rain first tames the dust brings me

to who I am (in this cage of dying skin)
the old man rambled    can’t work in the lightening

I had to agree    it was a yellow afternoon
and there is no place better to stand

than where your feet meet the ground
I wouldn’t go up there either

not if I had a say
not now        probably never

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I Shot the Serif (on a painting by Pat Orban)

Painting by Pat Orban

I Shot the Serif

these bricks
I labor to layer
like sturdy scars
imprison me

as certainly as
the runaway train
roaring through my brain
jumps the track of reason

sharp barb lurks in the dark
the point is silence

I move between the taste
of rust and blood

hook slides from jaw
with the simplicity of gravity
I swish free smoothly slipping
beneath the quivered surface

burnt dusk oozes from the eye of night
cloistered with pain and wormy delusion
the dangling trap drifts beyond
I forage shimmering in the infinite dawn

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ice, an experimental video

M. D. Friedman added his original Theremin composition , Amusement Park Accident to the sound track of his Ice dance screen scape video with significant synergistic effects to make this enjoyable experimental video a stand alone experience on July 9, 2013.

The Ice video was conceived as the projected video backdrop for Lines, a live, multidimensional performance of original poetry, music and dance by M. D. Friedman, Roseanna Frechette & Mila Popovich. The performance was a featured at the 25th Annual Poetry Rodeo on April 19, 2014, at the Mercury Cafe in Denver, Colorado.

You may download the spontaneous theremin composition, Amusement Park Accident, at

You may download Hand in the Machine, an entire album of M. D.'s spontaneous theremin compositions, at

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014


seed lit grass

nod in
eager waves
bend in
now and again
same breath
pulses through
each of us
no matter
how old
or alone

Monday, May 26, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


everyday we risk
being more fully alive

another flower blooms