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"We Are Here We Care - Special Song Exults!" Seattle P-I raved after the performance of songwriter Dwight Beckmeyer's commisioned work for an environmenal rally on Earth Day. "Paper Cranes" is another moving piece released on "The War in Our Back Yard" a NORTHWEST ARTISTS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CD. Paper Cranes compares the tragidy of the Bialystock children killed in Auschwitz with the victims of Hiroshima. The final verse says, "I feel the burn of radiation, I hear the sound of passing trains, is this a world of no tomorrows, I see you folding Paper Cranes"

Dwight and the members of his band minus minus are all schooled musicians often playing at the 5th Avenue and Paramount Theatres in Seattle. They are versatile players ranging from classical to whatever. But deep down they love to rock. Some of Dwight's material was influenced by Witold Lutoslawski, Ligetti, and Hindemith. This has resulted in some really angular but accessable instrumental works such as The Garage Fugue, sort of Hindemith meets Led Zeppelin or the Prelude to the Fugue which is based on the Fibinacci series and includes time signatures 1/8,2/8,3/8,5/8,8/8 etc.

Yet, most of Dwight's material is more Singer Songwriter rock songs such as "Rock Show" about going to a rock show only to find its a gem and mineral show, or "Stars in Your Eyes" a beautiful country ballad worthy of Willie Nelson.