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Don “Orfeo” Rechtman,
a composer of classical, Chinese and new age music.

Don's current project is to produce a fully staged musical setting of Wordsworth's
    "Ode: Intimations of Immortality."

Details of the project may be found

 My first AI-created vocal demo (Verse 6 of the "Ode") has been published here.

I'm fortunate to have the assistance of a remarkable composer/orchestrator to help me with the orchestration: Daniel Kim. His profile and music are on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@dankim291 .

My piano/vocal version of the dramatic (staged) oratorio "Ode: Intimations of Immortality," a setting of Wordsworth's
poem by the same name was performed in May, 2002 in Boulder, Colorado USA.
Although theatres typically want at least two years to plan for a performance, I am hoping we can arrange for a premiere toward the end of this year or early next year.

Here's how to get to "bug and bear", the web page of performance artists Sharon and Don

Don & Sharon's celebration of

Their complete song may be heard here.


Watch Don's TEDx talk about
the definition of music via QQ here (scroll down to video);
you can watch the YouTube video here.

Fishy Poetry by Marlin Bonito Pike
Don assisted in collecting the poetry of "MBP" (the pen name for his father Mel Rechtman) into a book that is published posthumously here.


Don's Music Interpretation Master Classes in China - (in English and Chinese)   音乐大师课程诠释


      Rules for Musicians and Music Students - (in English and Chinese)    规则

Available for Workshops,
See Don's TEDx talk about defining music.Performances, Master Classes!

(Don's current and old addresses are at the bottom of the page)

Don's Shenzhen Daily News article about taking action against second-hand smoke.

Presentation of Don's Smoking Machine






 Poems by Nancy E. Cardenuto featured on the Endangered Species music page

The website of my Tibetan friend Dhondup; he is a thangka artist!
我的藏族朋友的网站དོན་བརྒྱུད་རས་; 他是唐卡艺术家!

Why I no longer charge for printed or recorded music

All work by Don “Orfeo” Rechtman contained herein is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Contact Information--Current Address in Shenzhen's Luohu District (as of Sept. 6, 2023)

Don “Orfeo” Rechtman (唐瑞民)
Star Pavilion, Phase II, Wanshida Mingyuan, Taining Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China  518001
Phone (China): (+86) 135-2889-6144
Weixin (WeChat) name:  oorfeo


Previous Address in Shenzhen's Wutong Shan Village (Dec. 1, 2021 through Sept. 6, 2023)

Don “Orfeo” Rechtman (唐瑞民)
No. 91 302, Wutong Shan Chi Shui Dong Cun
Donghu Street, Luohu District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong, China  518114

Old Wutong Shan Village address (as of April 19, 2021)

Don “Orfeo” Rechtman (唐瑞民)
No. 53 Wutong Shan Shi Chang Keng Bei Cun
Luohu District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China  518020

Old Address in Nanchang (from May 23, 2020 through April 19, 2021)

Don “Orfeo” Rechtman (唐瑞民)
Apt. 16-1701
Blue Bay Community
1588 Aixi Hunan Road, High-tech Zone
Nanchang, Jiangxi, China   330033
南昌市高新区艾溪湖南路1588号,中骏蓝湾小区16栋1701号 邮编330033

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