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Farewell: Tim Hauser

12.12.41–10.16.14

Tim Hauser of Manhattan Transfer
Manhattan Transfer (Tim Hauser, top right)

True friendship is a rare harmony. As Timothy DuPron Hauser’s friend, musical partner and collaborator for 42 years, I will say exactly the same thing that I said at his wedding, where he joined his beloved Barb. There are maybe a handful of people in one’s life who really make a difference, who set you off in a new direction, who change the very particles of your being. For me, Tim was one of these people.

Tim Hauser changed my life completely, when he suggested we set off on this musical adventure together in 1972. He opened me up to the beautiful music of the ’30s and ’40s, to the soulfulness of doo-wop singing, and to the worlds of Joseph Schillinger, political economist Henry George and Edgar Varèse. Along with his sister Fayette, he turned me on to Art Deco, vintage clothing and world-class performance art.

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