Mr. Old's Wild Ride

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Inspired by Ransom E. Olds' 1897 drive through the streets of Lansing in his first car, the prelude begins with a quotation from the most popular song of that year, "A Hot Time in the Old Town." The sounds of surprised crowds and horses give way to engines, which move forward in a dream-like haze. A glimpse of the future or a lamentation for what will soon be sacrificed on the altar of progress? It's too soon to tell, and in any event, the dream comes to a stuttering stop as the final refrain dies away.

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from Concrete Oasis, released September 9, 2016

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Benjamin R. Fuhrman Lansing, Michigan

Benjamin R. Fuhrman is a composer based in Lansing, Michigan. He studied composition at Michigan State University with Ricardo Lorenz and Mark Sullivan, and violin performance at Hope College with Mihai Craioveanu.

his works have been performed throughout the world.

He is currently serving on the faculty at the MSU Community Music School, Mott Community College, and Oakland University.
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