David Woodard

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Woodard in Seattle, 2013

David Woodard (/ˈwʊdɑːrd/ (About this soundlisten); born April 6, 1964 in Santa Barbara, California) is an American postmodern writer and conductor,[1][2] and a descendant of prominent colonial families.[3]:250 He invented the concept and portmanteau word prequiem, which designates a musical composition to be rendered as its beneficiary lay dying.[1][4]

Woodard invented a fictional psychoactive machine called the Feraliminal Lycanthropizer.[5] At the end of the 20th century he fabricated replicas of an actual psychoactive device called the Dreamachine.[6]

Woodard is also known for his work with Nueva Germania, a settlement in Paraguay.[2] His German book of correspondence Five Years, coauthored by Swiss novelist Christian Kracht, describes some of the humanitarian work performed there.[7][8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Carpenter, S., "In Concert at a Killer's Death", Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2001.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Epstein, J., "Rebuilding a Home in the Jungle", San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 13, 2005.
  3. Finnell, A. L., The Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry: Lineage of Members (Baltimore: Clearfield, 1997), p. 250.
  4. Rapping, A., David Woodard (Seattle: Getty Images, 2001).
  5. Woodard, D., "Feraliminal Lycanthropizer" (San Francisco: Plecid Foundation, 1990).
  6. Allen, M., "Décor by Timothy Leary", The New York Times, Jan 20, 2005.
  7. Kracht, C., & Woodard, Five Years (Hanover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2011).
  8. Riniker, C., "Autorschaftsinszenierung und Diskursstörungen in Christian Krachts und David Woodards Five Years (2011)," in J. Bolton, et al., eds., German Monitor 79 (Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2016).

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