‘Becoming’ – New Song Cycle *Sneak Peek* from Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths

Any seasoned performer knows that you don’t waste time, money, and resources recording a song so fresh that isn’t fleshed out, no matter how excited you are about it. I am seasoned. I know this. And yet there’s something compelling about capturing the moment of overlap between the birth of the concept and it’s taking shape; when passion for the concept and excitement over its emerging form are at their zenith. This moment happened to overlap with a video recording session I had with Creative Cavalry at Black Box Theatre – Kerikeri. I had enough time and resources to record two songs (the first being I See You from LIKE A MOTH), and damnit if I didn’t take the risk recording this one. It’s not perfect, but it’s perfectly imperfect in the way that I like. It captures a moment and a beginning. As I record LIKE A MOTH with the benefit of many performances behind me, I am like a parent anticipating the journey ahead for this song and its siblings on the new, yet unnamed song cycle. 

Song Cycle #2 premieres at Whangarei Fringe Festival October 13th and 14th at the Octagon Theatre. Set your watch to enjoy this sneak peek and get ready for more from the Development Tour! 

Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths is an award-winning interactive art pop project for musician, artist, and audience featuring a song cycle [set of related songs on a theme intended to form a single musical narrative] that explore themes of interpersonal and systemic abuse and resilience. Songs are presented as rough skeletal musical ideas which take inspiration from audience and collaborators. The songs take permanent shape over the course of several shows, presented as the song cycle’s “Development Tour” and culminating in the recording of the finished song cycle and art exhibit featuring artworks created at Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths shows. Maggie Cocco Music is looking forward to premiering the second song cycle for Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths at Whangarei Fringe 2022. Learn more at www.maggiecoccomusic.com 

Upcoming Events:

September 24th – The Old Packhouse Markets

September 24th – Quaranpalooza (Further Sneak Peek at new Science for Sociopaths)

September 25th – GRD Book Club: The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

September 22nd – Ins and Outs of the Music Business (Workshop)

September 30th/October 1st – What the Folk, Whangarei!? (Mini Folk Festival)

October 8th – Bowie Bowie, Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland (David Bowie Tribute)

October 13th-14th – Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths at Whangarei Fringe *New Song Cycle Premiere*

October 14th-15th – Art N Tartan

Recent Events, Blogs, Videos, Editorials, Recordings:

Making Sense (and Art) of Social Media 

The Maggie Cocco Band – Acoustic at Diablos Caravan 

Mid Recording at Anzac Road: LIKE A MOTH

Black Music History (Workshop)

GRD Book Club: David Bowie Made Me Gay

The Old PackHouse Market, Kerikeri

Creative Civic Engagement (Workshop)

GRD Book Club: Dreaming Disability Justice

Bunker Hill Unplugged

Maggie Cocco & Paul O’Brien at Botticelli’s

Women About Sound

Maggie Cocco Music and Creative Calvary Present “I See You”

Poetry Live! Presents Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopath

What is “real time” and why is it important?

Otium LIVE at the Butter Factory

Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths presents LIKE A MOTH at Nelson Fringe

Hospo for Hospice

Sunday Jazz with The Maggie Cocco Band

All possible gigs are live streamed, filmed, or otherwise documented. Email for access to past workshops. Check Patreon for full content and follow Maggie Cocco Music projects on social media for daily updates.

SPONSOR NEEDED: New student; Tony has a strong baritone and natural musicianship. He wants to learn all the Jazz vocal standards! Tony is differently abled and has limited funds. He comes to mine for an hour+ each week. His goal is to sing with a band one day, but also to sing for fun and because it’s good for him. Subsidizing Tony costs $30/week.

Maggie Cocco Music services are Pay What You Can so that persons who mightn’t otherwise be able to afford them have access to quality music education and services. Thank you for supporting Maggie Cocco Music in this mission 🤍

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