I Don't Know was composed using a custom built MaxMSP patch developed initially for my installation "Beat Vox". The entire piece is built out of one spoken audio sample which was the first clip I recorded when I began composing for 60x60. Sometimes you get lucky the first time around.
Halsey Burgund is a musician and sound artist living outside Boston. Both his installations and musical performances make extensive use of spoken human voice recordings as musical elements, alongside traditional and electronic instruments. His work explores a balance of control between participants' input, algorithmic randomness and his own compositional decisions. Halsey performs his music live with his band, aesthetic evidence, often collecting and incorporating audience member's voices into the performances in real-time.
Amiti Perry received her BA in Dance from University of North Texas and MFA in Choreography from the Ohio State University. She has produced, choreographed and performed original works and with different companies nationally and internationally over the past 15 years. Find out more about æmp:dance / amiti perry + company at www.amitiperry.com
Vigdis Hentze Olen
60 Morneaus is a collage of 60 samples taken from David Morneau’s 60x365 project in which Morneau produced a new work every day for one full year. The samples I utilized were determined by randomly selecting a date and then extracting a small motive from the composition of that particular day.
Matthew Dotson is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at the University of Iowa where he has studied with Lawrence Fritts, John Eaton and David Gompper in addition to assisting in the operations of the Electronic Music Studios. Recent performances of his music include New York City (New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival), Romeoville, Illinois (Electronic Music Midwest), Cleveland, Mississippi (Electroacoustic Juke Joint), Gainesville, Florida (Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival), Belgrade, Serbia (Art of Sounds Festival), and Santiago, Chile (Festival Ai-Maako).
Vigdis Hentze Olen, graduated from the Ballet Academy in Sweden in 2006 and won the Danish TV dance competition “So You Think You Can Dance?” Since then she has worked globally in theatres such as Gothenburg’s Opera House, Royal Danish Theater, Nordic House and La Versiliana festival. She currently studies dance and acting in NYC.
equinoctial worms is an exploration in four-part polyphony. Independent lines shift between foreground and background through contour, hocket, and mixture. Synthetic sound sources are generated and transformed with athenaCL, Csound, Max/MSP, and various other software and hardware. The title is taken from Allen Ginsberg's 1977 poem "Haunting Poe's Baltimore."
Christopher Ariza is a composer and programmer of sonic structures and systems. He has composed for digital media, theatre, film, concert hall, and interactive media, and performs live electronics with diverse ensembles. He has been the recipient of fellowships, awards, and commissions, and his compositions have been performed at numerous festivals and conferences. His research in generative music systems and computer-aided algorithmic composition is made available through the open-source, cross-platform software athenaCL. His web-based media and systems include the babelcast, telequalia, Post-Ut, algorithmic.net, and envl.net.
Heather Favretto obtained her BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has presented choreography at several venues and concerts in and around the greater New York area, and has had her work commissioned by various companies. Heather currently teaches dance at Union County College, and dances for various companies.
Dancer: Meagan Woods
An inexperienced Hallucination
An inexperienced Hallucination My work consists of two elements; regular elements and unexpected elements. I try to make a harmony between non-musical tone; panning-sound and abstract musical tone to be concrete to let a work reflect the concept of this project.
My name is Masaaki ISEKI. I am Japanese male and presently, in my 4th year at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music where I'm studying composition and acoustics. In the beginning of the interest for electronic music, it's an encounter with Ryuichi Sakamoto’s YMO. My prize career; there are Yokohama International Music Contest award and so on.
Alexandra Jennings, originally from Flint, Michigan, received a B.F.A. in Dance from Florida State University, where she continues to choreograph and work as a freelance choreographer. In 2006, she founded summerdance Contemporary Dance Company, a group of 10-12 dancers ages 16-21. Alexandra currently teaches and choreographs in New York.
Amiti Perry & Amy Campbell
Andrew Weathers is a composer and performer based in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he studies composition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro under Mark Engebretson and Alejandro Rutty. Weathers tours regularly, and has performed across the United States, including at the Spark Festival (Minneapolis, MN), Signal Festival (Chapel Hill, NC) and the Open Ears Music Series (New Orleans, LA).
Recordings of his music are available on Blondena, Full Spectrum, and Quilt Records.
Amiti Perry received her BA in Dance from University of North Texas and MFA in Choreography from the Ohio State University. She has produced, choreographed and performed original works and with different companies nationally and internationally over the past 15 years. Find out more about æmp:dance / amiti perry + company at www.amitiperry.com
Dancers: Amy Campbell and Amiti Perry
The audio work White China by Timo Kahlen investigates the methods by which contemporary Chinese culture makes use of its own (and western) traditions and values. The ambivalence of cultural, ethnical and economic revolution and cleansing (not only in China) becomes audible in this subtle audio work, focussing on the destructive process of creating "progress".
Media and sound sculptor Timo Kahlen was born in 1966, has been nominated for the German “Sound Art Prize 2006” and invited to participate in “Manifesta 7” Biennial of Contemporary Art in Italy in 2008. The artist lives and works in Berlin / Germany and has presented his work in more than 90 national and international exhibitions since 1987.
Shandoah Goldman is a Canadian/American choreographer currently based in Brooklyn. Her working palate thrives on cross-cultural and multidisciplinary collaboration. She holds a B.A. from Bennington College (2001) and an M.A. from London Contemporary Dance School (2007). She is inspired by the Post-Modern era, voyages to foreign lands, and the somatic experience.
Created in early 2009, Kalamindir Dance Company is a new vision of Malabika Guha, director and teacher of the 22 years-running Kalamandir Kathak and Creative Dance school of NJ. Malabika wanted to bring together advanced dancers with a foundation in Indian Classical dances and use their capabilities to expand on original storylines and ideas.
Almost shiny was composed in the summer of 2008 for the Unsafe Bull Podcast. The work's extended counterpart, Shiny, was a finalist for VI Concurso Internacional de Miniaturas Electroacusticas that same year. The sound sources come from David McIntire's wacky bag of magical noises.
Jay C. Batzner is currently on the faculty of Central Michigan University. He has been places and done things and some of them are rather impressive. Jay is a sci-fi geek, an amateur banjoist, a home brewer, and juggler.
Romanian trip is a "signature piece" where the gestures and metaphoric representations are the plot that represents a dreamlike situation. Even though there is a programmatic inspiration, the sound events are placed according to its inner characteristic qualities and a structural plan. Composed in Jaén in December 2008.
Josué Moreno. Born in Jaén, Spain in 1980. Master in Composition at Conservatorio Superior de Música Valencia where he followed the courses in Computer Music and Electroacustics at LEAlabs. He is studying towards a Master's in Music Technology at CM&T, Sibelius Academy Helsinki. His music has been performed at important festivals such as Jiem, Festival Punto de Encuentro, Synthèse and Seoul International Computer Music Festival among others. Recently his piece HaP60 has been published as part of a cd celebrating the 60th aniversary of Musique Concrete.
Luke Murphy, originally from Cork City in Ireland, studied in England and graduated with a BFA in Dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. In addition to an impressive list of performance credits, Luke works and choreographs for multiple companies, youth groups and video projects nationally and internationally.
hell's hounds are yorkies
hell's hounds are yorkies is the result of manipulating samples taken from my landlord’s pet Yorkie, Bella. When in protection mode, Bella barks her head off as if she is a serious threat....a force to be reckoned with. With this in mind, I imagined transforming her sonically into the large, tough dog she imagines herself to be.
Doug Opel explores amalgamations of contemporary, rock, jazz, pop and electronic influences to develop a compositional language that is at once, dark and humorous, controlled and chaotic, classical and contemporary. His works have been performed by The Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, Vision of Sound, Keys to the Future, MATA and at venues in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He has received commissions from bass-baritone Timothy Jones, pianist Nicola Melville, the Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of SAI & MATA. Broadcasts of his work include Radio-Canada, WMBC/Baltimore, WFMT/Chicago and WCNY & WKCR/New York.
Angela Harriell is an accomplished choreographer, crafting dance numbers with narratives that are simultaneously autobiographical and universal. A graduate of Fredonia University, she has worked with Elisa Monte and David Brown dance, Randy James Danceworks, and Binghamton University. Since moving to New York and founding The Love Show in 2002, Angela’s work has been seen at The Flea Theater, HERE theater, The New York Burlesque Festival, White Wave Dance Festival, The Philly Fringe Festival’s Late Night Cabaret, and different nightclubs throughout New York. She has also set and directed two Off- Off-Broadway productions, the most recent, Nutcracker: Rated R, selling out runs in 2006, 2007 and 2008. A piece from the show was selected to be presented at the National Arts Club, where Angela performed as part of a special gala with such luminaries as Elaine Stritch, Tammy Grimes, Charles Busch and Julie Halston. Angela recently finished a stint performing as a Hammerstein Beauty at Simon Hammerstein’s notorious downtown supper club, The Box, as well as runs with Brooklyn Ballet, Brooklyn Repertory Opera and Opéra Français de New York. She has been spotted amongst the glitterati in the pages of Patrick McMullan’s website. Angela has also appeared in several television and music video spots, with the most recent being an ABC Primetime documentary on connections in the dance world. Angela has performed with such legendary recording artists as Gloria Gaynor, Shannon, France Joli, Peaches and Herb, Sugar Hill Gang, The Trammps and Bonnie Pointer.
The Love Show gets the sexy goin' with their tightly choreographed and costumed numbers, theatrical appeal and gorgeous girls and boys. A little cabaret, a little ballet and a whole lotta rock and roll, The Love Show has entertained all audiences from the glitzy nightclub life to the gritty downtown theater. Classically trained dancers and detailed choreography tell a story with every number... a story both intimate and universal. The Love Show has worked for such clients as Vogue Magazine and Cointreau liqueur, and rocked stages ranging from CBGB's Gallery to The New York Burlesque Festival. The Love Show has also appeared with the glitterati on Patrick McMullan's website and been seen on The Insider.
The professional name of the dancer is "Rachael Ma." – including the period.
Automation v2.2 / Big Sweaters
Paul A. Oehlers is most recognized for his "extraordinarily evocative" film scores. (Variety) Films incorporating his music have screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, the Indiefest Film Festival of Chicago, and the Hamptons International Film Festival, where the film Paul scored, Most High , captured the Golden Starfish, the largest independent film award in the United States. The film has gone on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta International Film Festival and the Prism Award for Outstanding DVD of the Year.
Emily Bufferd has been seen as a dancer in various performances for festivals, stage productions and on television. Her
choreography has been presented in local and national festivals, as well as for private studios, where her choreography has
been awarded top scores at many competitions.
Dancers: April Rosenberg, Zach McNally, Cat Cogliandro, Jessica Chou.
a glass is not a glass
a glass is not a glass is composed from a single sample of a recognizable wine glass, this miniature study is concerned with the back-and-forth interplay between different sound identities. When does the glass stop being anything but a glass?
Adam Basanta is completing a BFA in music composition at SFU, studying electroacoustic composition with Barry Truax. In his compositions, Adam tries to preserve a connection the real world phenomena while engaging with medium-specific techniques. He is particularly interested in semiotic approaches to electroacoustic composition, ecological modeling, binaural recordings, as well as found sound environments. He has collaborated with choreographers Henry Daniel, Troika Ranch (NY/Berlin), and Kinesis Dance (Vancouver).
The name of the dancers are Philip Montana and Korhan Basaran.. And me Korhan Basaran is the choreographer.. Here is my bio;
Korhan Basaran, a native of Turkey, started his professional career in the Ankara State Opera Ballet where he performed with Modern Dance Turkey for two years. He performed leading roles in various projects during the seven years he lived in Istanbul. Mr. Basaran holds a BA in acting from Bilkent University and an MBA in art management from Yeditepe University. He recently moved to NY and received a merit scholarship from the Cunningham Studio where he performed in the reconstruction of Merce Cunningham’s “Tread” (1970). He also choreographed “Hisseli Harikalar Kumpanyasi” which premiered at the Beacon Theater in June, 2009 and was the first Turkish Musical ever produced in New York. Having his latest piece "Seeking Beauty", premiered in the first week of November.
singing mbira is a sound sculpture made from homemade mbira recordings. I sought to explore the quirky, pristine textures of this little African instrument that served an important role in my early musical life, using the medium of electronics to expand upon its unique voice.
Danny Clay is a composer and general noise-maker based in Ohio. His work includes music for a variety of fixed-media, live electronics, and acoustic instruments in various combinations. He is currently a second-year undergraduate composition student at the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music.
Tina Croll -founding member of Dance Theater Workshop, studied with many modern dance greats. In 1970 established Tina Croll + Company. After a hiatus to the west coast, she returned to New York City in 1993 to continue performing her work at esteemed venues. She has produced and collaborated on many new works, including an ongoing project From the Horse’s Mouth with Jamie Cunningham. www.tinacroll.org.
Democratic, irreverent and traditionally experimental, Alvin Curan travels in a computerized covered wagon between the Golden Gate and the Tiber River, and makes music for every occasion with any sounding phenomena—a volatile mix of lyricism and chaos, structure and indeterminacy, fog horns, fiddles and fiddle heads. He is dedicated to the restoration of dignity to the making non-commercial music as part of a personal search for future social, political and spiritual forms.
Dana Fisch, Artistic Director of Undertoe Dance Project, graduated from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Dance Management. In NYC, she has worked as a dancer, choreographer, arts administrator and stage manager; Dana is currently a principle dancer & Dance Captain in the NJ Tap Dance Ensemble and serves as the secretary & production stage manager for The Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day.
FRELELETTE A waltz (by Klimperei) of 60” in 3 parts : overture, bridge, final, all recorded with not very tuned acoustical instruments, toys & pieces of wood & metal especially for this project…
Klimperei : formed near 1985 by Françoise & Christophe Petchanatz. This music is often described as « toy-music, acoustic, experimental, minimal, childish, neo-classic, bizarre, avant-garde, lunaire... French toy-pop... avan strange toy pop chamber music... ». Klimperei is since 2002 a solo project of Christophe & guests. In 2007 was formed a virtual band for live performance (improvisation) called Klimperei et ses amis starring Philippe Perreaudin, Mme Patate, Denis Frajerman, Jacques Barbéri, David Fenech, Pascal Ayerbe, Sylvain Santelli, Stéphane Obadia, Dominique Grimaud, David Passegand, Roberto Cavalcante... Klimperei published more than 30 CDs, recorded music for TV & theater…
Conjim for Ed
Dennis Báthory-Kitsz has made nearly 1,000 works for sound sculptures, soloists, electronics, stage shows, orchestras, dancers, interactive multimedia, installations and performance events. He broke ground with the sampling work On nix rest... in China, encouraged chamber opera’s rebirth with Plasm over ocean, wrote Echo for handmade instruments and software, created In Bocca al Lupo and Traveler’s Rest with quasi-intelligent systems, was the first American commissioned for Prague’s Mánes Museum, and completed the 100-work We Are All Mozart project. His recorded compositions include Detritus of Mating; zéyu, quânh & sweeh; iskajtbrz; The Warbler’s Garden; Snare:Wilding; krikisque; Future Remembrance; and Icecut. Dennis co-hosts the award-winning Kalvos & Damian, and wrote several books including Country Stores of Vermont: A History and Guide.
Eve Chalom comes from Michigan and a long career as an ice dancer, competing in two world championships. She has
degrees in English and Philosophy and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Dance Therapy from Pratt Institute. Eve has
danced for various New York choreographers and has shown her own work at NYC venues.
Space Peace is a meditation on the ongoing seemingly futile quest for peace using sound clips from the space weather station and two distinct Jaymar toy pianos.
Jane Wang was born in Oxford, England and is currently a member of the Mobius Artists Group and the cdzabu collective. She is a composer who frequently collaborates with choreographers, theater and performance artists and is particularly attracted to toy and found instruments.
Nicole Phillipidis, is founder of the 277danceproject. A native New Yorker, she earned her BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College and a M.S. in Education from City College. As a dancer, she has worked and studied with tremendous artists. Nicole is currently on faculty of the Summer Arts Institute and Education Director for the RIOULT Dance Company.
Strata Cross (1) Timestretch, shortening the piece from ~40 minutes to 1 minute. (2) Layering - cutting the piece into 40 approximately 1-minute sections and layering them all on top of each other. The two files were mixed together, with the first one panned slowly L>R. This STRATA CROSS (or an accented ³straight across²) symbolises a journey in time through layers of stratified sound. Especially on headphones you can hear the frantic timestretched file (40 times normal speed) working its way straight across the massed layers of sound (40 layers thick). A kind of geological approach to music.
Morgan Fisher Born in London, England 1950-1-1. Played keyboards with Mott the Hoople in the 70¹s. Since then has worked more experimentally with Lol Coxhill, Yoko Ono, etc... Produced ³Miniatures² (an album of one-minute pieces) in 1980. Living in Tokyo since 1985. Since November 2003 has performed an ongoing series of monthly solo improvisation concerts (using vintage keyboards and loopers) at Superdeluxe, Tokyo, such as the 40-minute piece played 2009-1-15 which was recorded and used for this composition. Instruments featured in this remix made 2009-2-8: Lipp Pianoline, Yamaha VSS-200, Hohner Duo, Martenot Claviharp, Yamaha YC-30 organ, Mylodica.
Caron Eule received her BFA from SUNY Purchase. As the Director of C. Eule Dance, she has presented choreography at venues including the Edinburgh Fringe, Ailey Citigroup Theater, St. Mark's Church, and DTW, and is a two-time recipient of the Manhattan Community Art Fund administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. www.ceuledance.org
44-86292 was conceived as a journey of one minute to the inside of the mind of Paul Tibbets (pilot of Enola Gay) release before the atomic bomb (1945). The materials used for the composition comes from radio and television broadcasts of that era, worked and treated with appropriate software.
Pasquale Mainolfi was born in Naples on 14/04/1984, he began his musical studies at the age of 13 years with the study of the guitar before switching to the study of musical composition, now attending the fourth year of Composition at the Conservatory of Benevento (IT) and the third year of the university of music and new technologies in Benevento (IT).
Kathryn Luckstone -Primarily a theatrical choreographer, Ms. Luckstone strives to bring her storytelling abilities through dance to experimental capacities. Her choreography has been seen in collegiate performances, NY Fringe Festival productions, at Marymount Manhattan College, Umbria, Italy in conjunction with La Mama Experimental Theatre and movement presentations at NYU Tisch Experimental Studio.
1000msx60 was written as an attempt to condense the dynamics of a much longer piece of music into sixty seconds. The limited time frame lent itself to fairly minimalist instrumentation, which would enable a theme to be developed within the allotted time. As is often the case, it was discovered that the limitations that were deliberately applied actually aided the composition process ! Hopefully, the piece transcends the limitations imposed on it and becomes something of interest in its own right.
Peter Mottram writes music in a variety of different styles, under a variety of different aliases. Stylistically, this has included such diverse genres as leftfield electronic, classical, sound collage and traditional guitar based music, as well as a host of other material that lies somewhere between these terms ! So far this has resulted in two well received releases on Occasional Records, with a further two contemporary/experimental classical recordings expected to be released later in 2009.
Kate Taylor is from Stone Harbor, New Jersey, and graduated from Adelphi University with a B.F.A in Dance along with an Honors College Diploma. She has interned with Jennifer Muller/The Works, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Three of Katie’s pieces, Stay or Leave, OCD, and Au Revoir por le Moment- Goodbye for Now have been performed at the HATCH Presenting Series. OCD also was performed in Adelphi's Dance Department's Dance Adelphi. Stay or Leave was performed at ACDF. Katie directed her own show Human Nature, in which nine of her works, OCD, Stay or Leave, Manic-Depressive, Up and Away, Mothers and Lovers, Au Revoir por le Moment- Goodbye for Now, Coquette, Artist’s Mind Trapped in Conformity, and Collision, were performed. Katie has enjoyed performances with her two local dance companies in New Jersey, where she teaches and choreographs when home at Joanne Reagan Dance Studio. She has had the pleasure of performing works of choreographers Martha Graham, Hose Limon, Leda Meredith, David Parsons, Trebien Pollard, Nick Seglison-Ross, Paul Taylor, Liz Imperio, and Sharon Wong.
Dancers: Ashley Ziegler, Gina-Nicole Caputo and Robyn Taylor.
Speak is Music for Viola, Cello and Vox
After nearly two decades of making private solo recordings, composer Dwight Ashley released his official solo debut, Discrete Carbon, in 2004. He soon followed with two more solo recordings, Four, in 2005, and Ataxia, in 2006. A retrospective entitled Watermelon Sugar is his most recent solo release; his full catalog also includes collaborations with Tim Story, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, and K. Leimer.Ashley’s compositions have been critically acclaimed for breaking new ground in the “dark ambient” genre. His recordings are characterized by immense aural landscapes that interweave lush, string-laden tonalities and gritty industrial textures to produce a psychologically compelling audio experience.
Kate Taylor, from Stone Harbor, New Jersey, graduated from Adelphi University with a B.F.A in Dance and an Honors College Diploma. In addition to presenting individual works at various venues, Katie directed Human Nature, in which nine of her works were performed. Katie performs with two NJ dance companies, where she also teaches and choreographs.
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Balanae (Latin for "whale") utilizes underwater recordings of whales calling out to eacho other combined with processed "concert stage" sounds, including viola and violin chords and gestures and the rustling of programs and keys. Balanae was composed in December 2008.
Hermes Camacho currently lives with his wife in Austin, Texas studying composition at The University of Texas at Austin with Donald Grantham, Yevgeniy Sharlat, and Dan Welcher. He previously earned degrees in music at Cal State Long Beach and the University of Colorado. Hermes' music has earned awards from SCI/ASCAP, National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Arts Council, and ArtsAha!, among others. He has also served residencies with the Boulder Youth Symphony and the Chamber Music Conference of the East. In his spare time, Hermes follows the ups and downs of his hometown 49ers, SF Giants, and Sacramento Kings.
Victoria Scanga graduated from Pennsylvania State University, earning degrees in both Integrative Arts with a concentration in Dance and Broadcast Journalism. Upon graduation, she became an Adjunct Instructor of Dance with Penn State’s School of Theatre. Victoria currently resides in New Jersey and serves as the Corporate Development and Public Relations Intern at Dance New Amsterdam.
60Rain is a composition that explores the elements, rhythms and textures of rain. The rhythm and textures of rain inspire tones that are ancient and new.
Aaron Acosta is a graduate from the College of Santa Fe with a BA in Sound Design in Media in 2002. This is a Self Designed major that consists of studies in Theatre, Film, and Music. Sound helps us interpret the world in a unique way with frequency, amplitude and time: he chooses to explore these realms. He is involved with electro acoustic composition as well as more traditional composition and currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Two cds called frequency, amplitude and time and wave .
Alaine Handa is a global nomad and grew up in Singapore, Indonesia, and California. Alaine has performed for a wide variety of dance companies and presented her own choreography at different venues during her four years in NYC. Alaine likes to break out into dance (and sometimes songs too!) in the street, subway, restaurant, public bathrooms, etc. She has no shame in calling herself a Maladroit.
Malachi-Messenger “. . . The sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth . . . .” (Malachi 4:2, NASV, The Holy Bible). Several ancient and new sacred works toss together to revive a vision from this essential oracle to Jerusalem from 430 B.C. Chants “Hosanna filio David” and “Laetatus sum” (Psalm 121) vie with modern brass f amid a vibrant creation punctuated with pentatonic flute (“Shadow’s Pipe”) and percussion. Shards from Job’s “Toumai: Hope of Life,” “Raphael-intercession,” and “Moon Largo” refract a cautious joy: the story unfolds your heart.
Lynn Job (pronounced with a long “o”) was born in South Dakota and owns Buckthorn Music Press. She holds a DMA degree, and is an active professional composer (all serious “non-pop” genres, sonic e-art, and broadcast) as well as a published poet/author, actress, professor, archaeology hobbyist, and more. Her main production studio is in North Texas.
Marianne Delehanty -MarDelDance is a new and rising company full of fresh ideas, passion, and a desire for change. The primarily contemporary company aims to introduce audiences and society as a whole to dance-drama. Marianne Delehanty, founder and choreographer of MarDelDance, also hopes to touch others with her work in putting them on the path towards self-discovery.
Sutton40 was made as a present for musician Matt Sutton's 40th birthday party. All the samples are from either old world music recordings or recordings made by the birthday boy.
Matt Schickele is a composer and songwriter. His releases include Lion Air, April/November, and Cities Filled With Lights. He is also a founding member of the M Shanghai String Band. Matt's concert music has been performed by the Da Capo Chamber Players, the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, among others.
Nadia Manuela Fischer has been living in Zurich, Madrid, London, Singapore and Shanghai before coming to NYC 8 years ago. She has been trained in ballet at the school for the opera Zurich. She has a Master degree in dance from New York University and one in East Asian research from Cambridge. In 2004, Nadia received a fulbright award in dance. Nadia Fischer is internationally performing her own choreographies of contemporary theater dance and ribbon ballet on pointe, the ribbon ballet theater.
The choreographer and dancer Nadia Fisher created choreography to the sounds of Matt Schickele’s composition “Sutton 44”. She worked with her special talents in dance and choroeography to use Western contemporary ballet pointe with Chinese silk ribbons. Her dance, “Ananse”, is named after the African Spiderman of fables. In one minute, she represented a variety of culture from the different continents; herself being from Europe, Valton from America as Ananse from Africa, Chinese Silk ribbons from Asia, as well as Contemporary ballet on pointe which is result from Russian and American roots. The one-minute dance gave the illusion of spinning a web together. Since 60x60 Dance was performed at the World Financial Center Winter Garden Atrium, it was a thoughtful inspiration of nations working together after the tragedy so near by.
Dancers: Valton Jackson and Nadia Manuela Fischer
Nesa Forest Flower
Hsiao-Wei Hsieh & Hsiao-Ting Hsieh
Angela McGary is an exciting, Los Angeles based Producer/Singer/Songwriter who focuses primarily on Hip Hop and R&B music. She sings and writes in Spanish and English and likes to incorporate ethnic rhythms and melodic sounds into her music style which ranges from Blues to Flamenco and everything in-between.
Hsiao-Wei Hsieh & Hsiao-Ting Hsieh, both have studied at Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance (NYC), The Laban School (London) and National Taiwan University. They have performed in several projects and presented choreography in NYC and London. Most recently, the pair performed in Esther M Palmer’s “Find Me in Here.”
A Vibraphone Dreams
A Vibraphone Dreams *Vibraphone Invocation* is a totally acoustic recording of a like instrument retuned after the great missionary expulsion on Anaphoria Island. The scale known as Meta Slendro is that used in its shadow theatre and was independently invented by Erv Wilson
Kraig Grady, an Anaphorian now living in Australia, composes almost exclusively for acoustic instruments of his own making or modification tuned to just intonation. Often his work is combined with his Shadow Theatre productions. His work has been presented at Ballhaus Naunyn Berlin, the Chateau de la Napoule (France), the Norton Simon Museum of Art, the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, the Pacific Asia Museum, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s American Music Weekend and New Music America 1985. He was chosen by Buzz Magazine as one of the "100 coolest people in Los Angeles".
Rachel Korenstein, director of RA/KO, received a BA in Dance and Movement Studies from Emory University, where she performed and choreographed from Emory Dance Company. In October 2009 she presented a site-specific work as a part of the Outlet Festival, a showcase of emerging women choreographers in the Tri-State area.
Meditation in steel
Einy Aam Sparks
Meditation in steel is one of a set of 3 miniatures made from specific sound sources, notably glass, water and steel. Although these very elemental source materials were used, the intention was to evoke subtle moods and evnrionments which transport the listener to an altogether different place. The movement in steel creates arguably the most conventionally 'meditational' qualities, with long metallic drones alluding to characteristics of Tibetan singing bowls.
Diana Simpson (b. Glasgow, Scotland) is a composer of predominantly acousmatic music. Her works have been performed and broadcast internationally and she has been the recipient of prizes in competitions including Insulae Electronicae, the Bourges Competition of Electroacoustic Music, Prix SCRIME and CIMESP (International Electroacoustic Contest of Sao Paulo). Following studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and doctoral research at the University of Manchester, Diana is now a lecturer at Kingston University, London.
Einy Aam Sparks, a native Norwegian dancer and choreographer, came to New York in 2001, after graduating from London Contemporary Dance School at the Place. She has toured in nationally and internationally as a member Andrea Haenggi / AMDaT and is a member of the Sharpelbow collective. She recently presented the solo 'Above Water' at Chez Bushwick at part of CAKE.
Feedfold feedback is a collection of 60 second works titled "Gestures in textures.” In each piece is put in obviousness a salient feature than almost has codified in the course of the last sixty years of life elettro-acoustics. Every composition will go seen like a sum of micro-gestures (gestures), that goes to give life to a most spacious weaving (texture) with obvious features of space-temporal continuum. For the technical accomplishment I employed a commercial software, beyond to other programs for audio editing, on Apple-PowerBookG4 – OS X 10.4.11.
Enrico Francioni has achieved degree in double-bass and electro-acoustic music at the Conservatorio “Rossini" of Pesaro. He interpreted in World Premiere the Suite I for double-bass by F.Grillo. The its you works they were performed and spread by: Oeuvre-Ouverte (Bourges), Cinque giornate per la Nuova Musica (Milano), Il Suono aperto (Pesaro), Festival Villa e Castella (Pesaro), FrammentAzioni (Udine), XVII C.I.M. (Venezia). As composer and soloist he was rewarded in national and international competitions. He has recorded for Dynamic, Orfeo, RAI and other. He was double-bass teacher at Conservatorio of Pesaro and he’s involved in several educational music activities.
Michelle Puskas received her B.F.A. in Dance from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the She has presented her own works at NJPACs 10th Anniversary Alumni Showcase and The Silk City Arts Festival. Michelle is currently studies with Jennifer Muller/ The Works, is a company member with EDP Dance Project, Nikki Manx Dance Project, and Banana Peel Dance, and interns at Dance/NYC.
Synergy 5 was created using a characteristic melodic motif stated at the very beginning of the piece, and chords constructed of various fifths (perfect fifths, flatted fifths and inverted fifths). A sampled chamber group consisting of five instruments - piano, harp, flute, French horn and high-pitched electronic sounds - was used to develop this material. By combining these highly rhythmic elements in different time dimensions throughout a wide sound spectrum, the listener experiences constant energy and intensity driving this short piece from its first articulation to its final sonority.
David Congo has been composing art music for both electronic and acoustic instruments since 1979. His electroacoustic works are created using both purchased and personally designed software.
Music programs written by David are used to suggest music possibilities. The final result in all cases is achieved by extensive editing and detailed work. David holds a MA in music composition from Ohio State University and is currently working in the Information Technology field. He is published on Capstone Records.
Monica is an aspiring choreographer from Miami, Florida. She trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, and modern in several studios here. She found her passion for choreography around the age of twelve and became an active choreographer in her high school dance program. She has been a paid choreographer for Miami Killian Senior High since 2004 and has also choreographed for ADA dance camps, student choreography competitions, and dance concerts at the University of South Florida, where she most recently trained. Monica has also explored the world of mix ability dance companies as an instructor for Revolutions Dance Company in Tampa, FL. Her passion for constructing meaningful and entertaining movement for the stage is what drives her in life. She is taking her first steps into the world of professional choreography after a recent move to New York City. She hopes to see her work reach the Broadway stage someday.
By Chance is a jazz ballad inspired by joyful, serendipitous chance encounters in life. This recording was made by pianist Kathleen Hollingsworth, bassist Frederick "David" Snider, drummer David Jarvis and saxophonist Greg Yasinitsky. It was recorded in the Washington State University Recording Studio, Jeremy Krug, engineer.
Gregory Yasinitsky, composer and saxophonist, has over 140 published musical works performed in more than thirty countries in six continents around the world. He is the recipient of grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer West, The Commission Project, Artist Trust, Washington State Music Teachers Association, Washington Music Educators Association and ASCAP. Yasinitsky is a Regents Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Washington State University.
Brittney Jensen is a performing and creative artist based in New York City. She has performed in a variety of venues, ranging from Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center to elementary schools throughout Florida, and also appeared in soap operas, independent films, and commercials. When not performing, she is an accomplished director/choreographer and published writer.
Alanna Marie Urda
An active composer and pianist, HyeKyung Lee holds a DMA in Composition and Performance Certificate in Piano from the University of Texas at Austin. Her works are available on New Ariel Recordings, Equilibrium, Capstone Records, Mark Custom Recordings, and SEAMUS CD Series. She is an Assistant Professor at the Denison University.
Alana Marie Urda was born in Safety Harbor, FL. With a BFA in dance from Florida State University, Alana is now Artistic Director for Amalgamate Dance Company (ADC). She was also commissioned as Dance Director and Choreographer for Angels, The Musical as a part of the NYMF. Alana currently dances professionally with ADC and Dajhia Ingram Dance.
Dancers: ( left to right ) Bong Dizon, April Christine Jermyn, Christina Morris, Judah Anthony, Amanda Hinchey
Julie Turner & Emily Maurer
Bernadette Johnson, author of acustical poems, radioart, installations and other soundprojects: "Acoustical poems are suggestive sound-pictures, which investigate and define other aspects of reality. The sounds follow a clearly musical dramaturgy and their own associative grammar of narration. A musical fragment is vocalised, ornamented, compressed, imitated, multiplied, disguised, distorted..using digital and analog electronics."
Julie Turner & Emily Maurer, each holds a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Southern Mississippi. Under the guise Make/Pause, Maurer and Turner were chosen to present a new work, Artificial Moon, for the Collaborations in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts. Currently they are seeking opportunities to create and present new repertory.
Blur was made by the computer program called SYNTAL06 designed by Wayne Slawson that generates music consisting of speech-like computer-synthesized sounds. In "Blur" I made a particular effort to make flutters and percussive attacks for voiced-colored plosives. Various event types are used to create contrasts between straight tones and vibrato, noises and voiced sounds, unvoiced and voiced-colored plosives. But the contrasts are blurred intentionally with overlaps. "Blur" tries to clarify something that is unclear in my mind.??
Michiko Kawagoe lives in Tsukuba, Japan. Working in many musical mediums, her work "PROPAGATION" was chosen for the compilation CD of 47 women sound creators worldwide in experimental electric music by the Women Take Back The Noise project by ubuibi.
Sari Nordman -has presented her choreography in the US and Finland since 1996. She currently works as a dancer with choreographers Dean Moss, Robin Rapoport and Melinda Ring. She holds an M.F.A. degree in dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. www.myspace.com/sarinordman
Mermecolion is a somewhat obscure mythical creature. It is a hybrid, combining the body of a giant ant with the head and foreparts of a lion. The combination of such physically contrasting species is the motivation and inspiration for this piece, in which several sound-worlds are combined to create a hybrid sound-world: strings and flutes, Balinese gamelan, and electronics.
Anton Killin is a graduate of the New Zealand School of Music and Victoria University of Wellington. He divides his time teaching music, composing new works, performing with several ensembles, and writing on philosophy.
Karou Ikeda -dancer, Choreographer and teacher, originally from Japan, graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with and MFA in Dance. She has presented work in many venues and was one of 12 choreographers chosen for White Wave Rising Series 2007 and American dance guild Bare Boners Project 2009. She was served as secretary of American Dance Guild since 2008.
Scraps from Solo Trumpet
Synthesized from an extended session with jazz trumpeter, Jon Pemberton, the sonic slapstick of Scraps from a Solo Trumpet offers an oblique nod and tip of the hat to Carl Stalling and Harpo Marx.
In his sixth year of composing,
Mark Eden’s sound pieces have been played in multiple venues from London to Berkley. His “Cremation Science” was included on the Innova CD, “The Art of the Virtual Rythmicon”. Eden teaches Advertising at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN.
Rani Welch, originally from Alabama, received her MFA in Dance/Choreography from the University of Iowa, where she formed the non-profit modern dance company Highly Trained Pedestrians. HTP currently resides under the brand new name, Tribe of Human. Welch's work has been seen at numerous venues in and around New York City.
Abdominal Cyclist Ultra
Astrid von Ussar
The text of Abdominal Cyclist Ultra was a gift to the composer from the gods of the Internet. It is an incantation, an impassioned plea to those gods, Highfalutin Melanie and Grain Bertrand, to grant the composer...something. And to protect all innocent netizens from the nefarious intentions of Other Abdominal Fluffy Cylindric Crandall!
Polly Moller is a composer, performer and performance artist based in Oakland, California, USA. For twenty years she has immersed herself in improvisation, extended techniques on the flute and bass flute, and original and adapted text. She leads the band Reconnaissance Fly and is a member of the Outsound Presents Board of Directors. Her flute quartet, “Remove Before Flight”, is available from ALRY Publications.
Astrid von Ussar, originally from Slovenia, has a MA in Dance and Dance Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is on faculty at the Ailey School and Long Island University and has taught nationally and internationally. Her company VON USSAR danceworks premiered in 2002 and has since been presented at numerous festivals.
Presence / as us, we go
Jennifer Morgan Chambers
Laurie Spiegel, composer, software designer, and banjo player, is known widely for her pioneering works with many early electronic music systems, including the GROOVE system at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and for Music Mouse, a software-based musical instrument. She founded New York University's Computer Music Studio. Her music has been performed and broadcast throughout the world and she has produced and participated in several CDs. She is currently living and working in New York.
Jennifer Morgan Chambers has received several grants and honors for her research, teaching, and performance in Africa, Europe, and the United States. She graduated from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College with a B.F.A. in Dance Choreography and Performance and is currently dancing and choreographing for Fusion Dance Company.
Crimson is inspired by a poem taken from Daisaku Ikeda's "Fighting for Peace". Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist leader, peacebuilder, a prolific writer, poet, educator and founder of a number of cultural, educational and peace research institutions around the world.
Brian Lindgren currently resides in Brooklyn NY. Besides his work as a composer of electronic and acoustic music, Brian is a freelance violist, teacher, and improvising musician. He also performs with the sound art collective Sham El Nessim.
Megan Hornaday has been studying, teaching, performing and choreographing dance in Los Angeles and NYC for the past five years. Some of her teachers have included Stanley Holden, Finis Jung, Josie Walsh, and Ryan Heffington. She has choreographed works for film, music videos, clubs, and stage, the Los Angeles Times calling her work "clever and poignant". Her most recent work titled 'The Umbrellas of May 35th' for visual artist, Annamarie Ho, was shown at the OPEN Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China, and will have it's NYC premiere at Exit Art this December.
Lara Wilson, and
Chikatilo Arc uses material from my audio for the experimental play A Little Piece of the Sun, by Daniel McKleinfeld. Actor Dan Maccarone reads source texts by the Ukrainian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo; Ilya Temkin plays bandura, a Ukrainian lute.
Kala Pierson is a U.S.-born, NYC-based composer and sound/media artist. Trained at Eastman School of Music and Bard College at Simon's Rock, she focuses on long-term projects such as Axis of Beauty (collecting and setting texts by living Middle Eastern writers, in an ongoing answer to "Axis of Evil" propaganda) and Illuminated (setting texts that explore sex and sexuality, by writers around the world).
Julie Fortheringham performed as a dancer/acrobat in Cirque du Soleil before coming to New York to make her own work. Here she has shown her contemporary dance/performance art pieces in various venues. She also brings her work to unsuspecting audiences with her uninvited guerrilla improvisations. http://www.juliefotheringham.org/
ipso facto materialized from source materials that were attained by the modeling of analog instruments via software applications. Processed field recordings were also used for this track.
Born in Turkey, 1973, Cem Güney, influenced by jazz, started to play the trumpet and later attended, College of San Mateo's Music Department in California. Being a DJ since 1994, and during his years of playing trumpet, his interaction with music has mostly been towards the experimental forms, which in the past few years directed him to work with sound in the field of Sound Art. In 2008, he Portuguese media-label, Cronica released his debut album, "Praxis."
Slaveya Starkov, originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, graduated from Fordham University with an Individualized Major in Comparative World Theatre & Art. Slaveya’s background in visual arts is extensive and her recent public and private installations were showcased at Fordham in the spring of 2009. She is a recipient of the Daisy Remer Belin Award.
He Knows We're Here
He Knows We're Here brings together computer generated sounds with field recordings from Costa Rica and Ohio.
As an digital artist Alexander Mouton explores the potential that new technology has for bringing visual and sound arts together for interactive and immersive works both online and in physical spaces. Alexander's time-based work is regularly featured in new media festivals internationally and his artists' books are in collections including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and the Kunst Bibliothek in Berlin, Germany. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Digital Art & Design at Seattle University in Washington.
Laura Shapiro holds a B.A. in Anthropology. Her independent artistic journey has taken her from New York to the Northwest, Asia and Europe. She has had a broad career as a dancer, performer and choreographer and currently has an extensive list of projects in development.
Bicycle Etude No 2
Germaul Barnes/ Viewsic Expressions
Bicycle Etude No 2 is music salvaged from an abandoned film project. The work is a study in placement and timing in relation to a single transformation. It is a reflection upon April 19th, 1943, known as Bicycle Day, the experience of which Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann wrote, “We went by bicycle, no automobile being available because of wartime restrictions on their use. On the way home, my condition began to assume threatening forms. Everything in my field of vision wavered and was distorted as if seen in a curved mirror. I also had the sensation of being unable to move from the spot. Nevertheless, my assistant later told me we had traveled very rapidly.”
Philip Schuessler holds degrees from Stony Brook University, University of Miami, and Birmingham-Southern College. His teachers have included Charles Mason, Dorothy Hindman, Dennis Kam, Keith Kothman, Daria Semegen, and Dan Weymouth. He has had works performed at notable venues such as June in Buffalo Festival, Festival Miami, the Czech-American Summer Music Workshop, CCMIX in Paris, International Computer Music Conference, MusicX, Spark, Electronic Music Midwest, Juke Joint, and SEAMUS among others. His work has also been recognized by mention in the Bourges International Residence Prize and Random Access Music.
Germaul Barnes/ Viewsic Expressions - Germaul Barnes is the recipient of the Bessie Award and Performance Award for outstanding creative achievement for the
work of Bill T. Jones, Arts international Grant that fostered his anthropology study in Kwahu Tafo in Ghana, West Africa. Mr.
Barnes has received several commissions and has an extensive performing career.
Dancers:Miguel Anaya, Ayman Kasem, Whitney V. Hunter
Kalamindir Dance Company
Neutral Zone is fragments of dialogue lifted from various times/memories, woven together with an ethereal back-beat.
Patricia Walsh is a UK artist working with sound and video. Her research into scientific discovery and romantic propaganda makes exploratory navigations into time, space and place. Using a language of resonance her work often touches upon unseen presences, immeasurable distances and the mysterious nature of communication. BBC Big Screens in England are currently screening her videos Pearls, Fantastic Journey and Between Two Worlds. And her sound-work, Vanishing Act, was selected for the Sound Report II - MADE UP Cd, released through SoundNetwork for the Liverpool Biennial 08.
Kalamandir Dance Company is a contemporary ensemble that creates a new language by breaking through the boundaries of classical Indian Dance. Our movement vocabulary creates a reachable area for all people to participate and communicate. Instead of diminishing the foundation of our art, we look to investigate its potential. We are devoted to 'art for art's sake', and are driven by creativity, human emotions, and a desire to be released from the ordinary, the four walls of our daily existence.
A few words about Kalamandir Dance Company...
Created in early 2009, Kalamandir Dance Co. is a new vision of Malabika Guha, director and teacher of the 22 years-running Kalamandir Kathak and Creative Dance school of NJ. Malabika wanted to bring together advanced dancers with a foundation in Indian Classical dances and use their capabilities to expand on original storylines and ideas.
The idea is simple: there is no particular style. However, a base of Indian Classical dance, whichever form it may be, will be present throughout the numbers. Off of that base, movement research and modern dance will take place, and a sea of possibilities will open up right in front of our eyes.
Ariana DasGupta is a principal dancer with Kalamandir Dance Company based in New Jersey. Her training is primarily in ballet, modern, bharatanatyam and capoeira. Using the voices of these and other classical styles, she and her fellow company members hope to develop a new language of dance which welcomes the participation of all that experience it.
aart uunivers, global composer, stereo-detuner and anti-capitalistic phase-destroyer. linked on a loose but steady basis to the 90's-cologne experimental & electronica scene, emerging as an independent entity with output under many pseudonyms. Between 2004 and 2009 he managed to banish any public or personal noise floor, wiping out boundaries and formulas in his gestalt-apparat. He remigrated as aart uunivers - reinventing multi-layered, narrated sound-shapes - stylistically labeled scenic (in his own words: "head noise iident", which could be translated into: sound of clustered, deployed mind spheres).
topoii (.one) topoii is a klang-structure re.modeling established passages through formalized mind-areas. neuverortung des inneren makrokosmos. instantanious ideospheres. synapse tongue. init notion.
Sasha Soreff, A Maine native, Sasha graduated from high school at North Carolina School of the Arts and received a BA from Barnard College. Sasha’s choreography has been featured on WNET’s MetroArts television station and presented in various New York and New England venues.
An Evening of Opera
Lillibelle & Wild Red
An Evening of Opera Based on the play “The Massive Anual” by Emily Combere “52 teeth back to a deck of cards..Just cards Jane. No metaphors. Just cards…. Music rises in the air like a phoenix from the ashes. Where do we start? Because I can’t seem to compose anything right now. So where do we start, Max? We play cards. Have you ever played war Jane? It’s as if the game’s all ready begun.”
Jorge Sosa is a Mexican composer. His works have been widely performed in Mexico, the United States and Europe, including performances in New York, Paris, Barcelona, London, Sofia and Mexico City. His piece Bounce for Solo Saxophone was performed at Carnegie Hall in 2007. Jorge’s Refraction III was recently performed at the Festival de Música Nueva Manuel Enriquez in Mexico City.
The MerryMakers, on stage known as Lillibelle and Wild Red in life known as Elizabeth Burwell and Rachel Sattler, began their collaboration in early 2009. Inspired by vaudeville, their work uses a variety of dance, mime, props, and music styles to tell their stories. They have performed throughout NYC. To find out more please check out their blog: www.merrymakersdance.blogspot.com
Cooling Wind was composed around a 1960 Fender Stratocaster guitar. I selected the instrument and then thought what sound attracted me to that particular type of guitar. The composition came about through “processing” the guitar to sound like the music that I listened to when I was growing up… (Jimi Hendrix).
John Maycraft was born in August 1960 in the North West UK .“I remember The Beatles, Roy Orbison, and a lot of the late 50s music being played on the family radio as I grew up…” He started playing acoustic guitar when he as 12, moving on to Electric guitar when he was fourteen. In the early nineties John was contracted to produce 3 albums. This was the start of his commercial writing, and gave him the opportunity to co-write and produce commercial music professionally, which he continues to do to this day, as a full time musician and composer.
Chelsea Retzloff -has toured nationally and internationally with Santa Barbra Dance Theater and Hudson Vagabond Puppets. Since moving to NYC she performed with David Dorfman Dance (Underground) at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and is a member of the MacArthur Dance Project (From the Margins This Unmentioned).
Tantallon is a piece for processed guitar and voice which draws together two separate responses to the calming, soul-cleansing beauty of the beach below Tantallon Castle in winter. Rebecca Sharp’s recitation of her haiku is set against a contemporary interpretation of the use of drones in Scottish music, incorporating techniques from glitch electronica.
Les Scott’s debut album “Altered Carbon” was released in November 2008 under the name Neu Gestalt and was followed by an appearance on the album “To Infinity” by Alex Tronic, released in February 2009. He is presently working with Norwegian vocalist Asa Seljestad on pieces for her second album whilst carrying out remix work for a number of artists.
Marni Halasa -a US Figure Skating double gold medalist, originally hails from Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, Marni is debuting her alter ego, "Mesmeralda the Mesmerizing Mermaid" in parades and parties all across New York City --a residual effect from making a splash on the hit reality TV show, “America’s Got Talent."
Phantasmagoria does not need a lot of composition description I suppose – As the title says, it represents the phantasmagoria. I tried to represent it by developing short motifs one after another.
Yoko Honda started learning music since she was 2, as her parents found that she has got natural perfect pitch. She has studied various music styles (ex: Classical music, Rock, Jazz, Traditional / Ethno music, Latin music, Pop music, Electronic music, Dance music etc.) internationally – she had studied in Japan, UK and the US. Now Yoko creates her music for multimedia and for artists with very original sound, as a Film & TV composer, arranger, songwriter, orchestrator, theatre sound designer, producer and so on.
Jessie Tomanek was adopted from Seoul South Korea at the age of seven and began studying dance at the Nutmeg Ballet in Connecticut. She earned a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Hartford and has danced for various companies. She is now a member of Mariana Bekerman Dance Company. She formed her own company in August of 2009 called the JT Lotus Dance Company.
Thread is a snapshot of the half-conscious mind. Just before relinquishing to sleep, the brain maintains a fleeting link between the conscious and subconscious; weaving together thoughts and associations that the waking mind can hardly fathom.
Steven Snowden creates music for a diverse array of media including theater, dance, film, installations, and the concert stage. Along with composition, he performs and promotes new music for horn, and constructs instruments from found objects for use in electro-acoustic improvisation and interdisciplinary collaborations. He is currently pursuing his DMA at UT Austin where he studies with Russell Pinkston and Yevgeniy Sharlat.
Jennifer Medina received a BFA in Dance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa. Her extensive performance career has spanned 20 years, taking her from the Midwest to New York. Current collaborative musical artists include Grammy nominated jazz musician Bobby Watson, and award winning electronic music composer, Jacob Gotlib.
Some things in life are improbable. Some are delicious. “Blender Hollandaise” is both.
Born on the 31st anniversary of the first acid trip, Justin H Brierley combines the ancient art of improvisation with shiny new technology. Utilizing synthesizers, MIDI, overdubs, and the occasional bit of virtual circuit bending Mr. Brierley creates a free flowing electronic music with the improvised flair of Jazz, harmonic structures reminiscent of Bach, and textures influenced by synth pioneer Brian Eno as well as modern underground Hip-Hop.
Cara Surico, originally from Dayton, OH, is a choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Brooklyn. She received her B.F.A. in Dance from The Ailey School and Fordham University in 2003. She is currently the artistic director of SuriCo, which has been presented nationally and for which Cara has won choreographic awards and commissions.
Saint Yes Is Magic
Leslie de Melcher holds a PhD. in philosophy from the Universitie of Paris, Sorbonne and a first prize in composition from the Ecole Normale de musique de Paris. He studied with Pierre Boulez and Todd Machaover at the IRCAM, where he became a guest composer. His string quartet and brass quintet have been published by Symphony Land. His latest works include award winning Xtreme Digital Opera: the Crystal Dome, for digital music (5.1 Dolby surround sound), choir, actors and digital animations and Alone, for digital electronics, mixed choir and computer animation, premiered in June 2004 in Toronto, Canada
Saint Yes Is Magic, includes performers/choreographers Courtney Zbinden and Dillon Porter. Both graduated from Northwestern University in 2006; Dillon with a B.A. in Theater, and Courtney with a B.A. in Dance and English. Courtney has performed with several choreographers in NYC. Dillon is currently in Medford, directing a full-length dance concert to Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak.
Darnetha Lincoln M’Baye
Eat Bass This track was made for a school project about electronic music, and my teacher was the one to send it to 60x60. The sound is obviously dominated by the heavy bass-line which is inspired by the UK genre dubstep, and that’s all there is to say. The rest is up to the listener, so eat bass!
My name is Natal Zaks and I live in Århus, Denmark. I'm 18 years old, and I've been composing electronic music for about 4 years. My musical career begun when I started to play guitar at age 10 and since it has been keeping me busy. I mainly produce minimalistic dubstep, but also make some tech-house and drum n' bass once in a while.
Darnetha Lincoln M’Baye began studying intensively at age 18 while at Wake Forest University Dance Company. Her training included modern, jazz and hip-hop, and expanded to African dance in 1995 upon joining African Caribbean Dance Theater. She performs and teaches in NYC and recently established her own group, Roots In Revolution.
I created Sliders using Max/MSP. I wanted to create a piece that used small impulses of audio, that when played repeatedly, would sound like continuous pitches. I used eight extremely short samples of audio and varied their playback speed, playback direction, and volume. I like how the timbre of the sounds I use change depending on the playback speed of the sounds itself, as well as the other sounds.
Andrew Willingham is an electroacoustic composer currently living in Atlanta, GA. His interests include interactive music and installations, record production, and music for film. Andrew’s works utilize innovative technologies to produce music that is cutting edge and artistically rich. His works have been performed by the ADORNO Ensemble, Teresa McCollough, and members of Sonic Generator, among others. Andrew is currently a graduate student in Music Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Check out some of his other work at www.composerandrew.com
Kristen Klein, a native of Connecticut, started her serious dance training at the New Haven Ballet. She received a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from The Boston Conservatory in Boston, MA. In July 2009, she premiered her company, Inclined Dance Project, at the Silk City Arts Festival.
Banal Blast funky synths blast out • rhythms overlap themselves • bass line rules the day
David Morneau is a composer of an entirely undecided genre, a provider of exclusive unprecedented experiments. In his work he endeavors to explore ideas about our culture, issues concerning creativity, and even the very nature of music itself.
Christina Ilisije graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.F.A. in dance and a concentration on modern technique during which she was bestowed the Alpha Chi award for her choreography. She teaches and performs in NYC and regionally.
Metrical and Structural information from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was used as a template for the organization of musical material within Phoenix 6, whose final structure is an amalgamation of formal attributes (time signature changes, motivic relationships) taken from the last four movements of the source work. Original material contained within this outline was generated by sequencing various analogue synthesizers using a pattern-based hardware sequencer, with the converted audio subsequently processed using digital audio techniques to provide an aggressive and belligerent sound palette ranging from distorted analogue patterns to digital noise.
Robert Ratcliffe My current compositional research explores new forms of hybrid musical discourse, and in particular, a musical vocabulary that draws primarily from art music and Electronic Dance Music (EDM). An important part of this research has comprised of looking in detail at the tools of production used in the creation of EDM by various artists. The output of this research into the functionality of the equipment and deliberate ‘creative subversion’ of its intended normative use has been used to develop a vocabulary of compositional techniques for use within my own work.
James Morrow, a Chicago native, is the founder and artistic director of Instruments of Movement. Jim received his BA from Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and minored in dance. Since then he has Jim was given the honor of becoming an Artistic Ambassador to NEIU and has continued to teach, perform and choreograph in Chicago and NYC.
Aaron Krister Johnson
Funky Transmission is a capture of a signal recorded June 3rd, 2012 from a radio telescope pointed at the center of the Milky Way. Curiously, it bears the signatures of intelligent life, since no known natural source would possibly transmit the "Divine Proportion" in the varied ways it is embedded in the signal, as our scientists have uncovered. And, we can now only wonder how "they" knew about the Winstons, since our radio broadcasts of "Amen, Brother" would not have reached them yet. What does this all mean?
Aaron Krister Johnson is a Chicago-based multi-keyboardist, teacher and composer. The Chicago Sun-Times called his composition 'evocative', and Keyboard Magazine labeled his work 'challenging and creative'. As a theatre composer, his score for 'Peer Gynt' was nominated for a 2005 Joseph Jefferson award. Primary among his compositional interests is the expansion of the pitch palette. Realizing a sense of mission, he founded UnTwelve, a concert series dedicated to exploring the frontiers of music beyond the 12-note system. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and Northwestern University, both in piano performance.
Harry Jefferson/FR3EDIM is a pneumonic for ‘free diversity in motion’ and also a play on the word ‘freedom’. The groups name reflects the apparent ethnic composition of our group. The nameFR3EDIM represents and emphasizes our diversity, uniform motion, and freedom-because without freedom, there is no creativity.
Composer/guitarist/rapper Gene Pritsker has written over three hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music, songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles, etc. All his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures. He is the founder and leader of Sound Liberation; an eclectic band playing the New York club circuit. Other organizations he is associated with include: Composers’ Concordance, Absolute Ensemble, The International Street Cannibals and The New Music Connoisseur magazine. His music is published by: Falls House Press, Gold Branch Music & Calabrese Brothers Music.
Erin Bomboy, scholarship student at Virginia School of the Arts, Houston Ballet Academy, Pacific Northwest Ballet Academy.
Soloist roles with the Concert Ballet and Latin Ballet of Virginia. Corps de ballet roles with Richmond Ballet. Competitive
professional ballroom highlight include US Vice Theater Arts champion and US Rising Star American Smooth finalist.
My Fellow Citizens
Whitney V. Hunter
My Fellow Citizens "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ... they [should therefore] not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." – Martin Luther King Jr., 1963
Benjamin Boone’s life thus far: Born in Statesville, NC in 1963; related to Daniel Boone; youngest of five sons; moved all over since; recorded rhinoceros vocalizations in Zimbabwe; was a Music Manager in New York; plays sax all over the U.S.A. and Europe; on numerous CD’s; and teaches theory/composition at California State University, Fresno.
Whitney V. Hunter was featured as One of Trace Magazine’s “7 NYC Dancers on the Rise” (’07). He is the first male graduate of the Howard University Theatre Arts/Dance Major program (1997). Hunter is a founding artist and company-in-residence at The Nest Summer Dance Camp (PA), where he with his company, teach technique, composition, and repertory.
Meadow Butter was composed and sung by Tova, and also sung, and recorded by Amy Medvick, multi-instrumentalist and collaborator. It was inspired by delicious fat.
Tova Kardonne’s formative choral experiences and her Conservatory training in viola and piano fed into a passion for classical, African, Eastern European and Klezmer music. She earned her Vocal Jazz Diploma from Humber College, where she received instruction of Shannon Gunn, Pat LaBarbera, John Macleod and Don Palmer among others. She composes/choreographs a cappella performance art, sings her Balkan-Jazz fusion compositions with 8-piece band The Thing Is, and performs with the Composers Collective Big Band. Tova holds an Hon. B.A. from the University of Toronto with majors in French Linguistics and Philosophy and a minor in Mathematics.
Julieta Valero -Venezuelan dancer and choreographer started her studies in 1980 with Danzahoy-Escuela, becoming a member of the company in 1989. Julieta moved to New York (’96) and formed RASTRO (’98), which has been presented both nationally and internationally. She has received numerous other awards and fellowships.
Daddy is an electronic piece written for the 60x60 project. It is fourth in a series based on the growth and development of the composer’s four-year-old daughter Julia. (The first three: Gerburt von Julia , Julia Lernt das ABC, and Julia’a Gonna Count). The work contains one sample of Julia chopped into several different fragments, which are manipulated in real-time utilizing delay and stereo panning. The piece is inspired by Steve Reich’s works utilizing sampling and beat displacements. The piece represents Julia’s curiosity in her father’s compositional process. (The last or “second” sample was accidentally recorded during another project.)
Richard Hall is a Senior Lecturer of Music at Texas State University. His teaching duties include Composition, Electronic Composition, Music Technology, and Humanities. He also assists with the Texas Mysterium for Modern Music Ensemble. He specializes in live laptop “art” music and has performed at many conferences, festivals and art museums throughout the country. Richard has received numerous commissions, scored two independent films, has several pieces published by Dorn Publications and Go Fish Music and is featured on ERM Media recordings.
Pascal Rekoert -performed with European choreographers and in 1997 received the coveted Prix de Bonheur du Rue St. Denis in Paris, France. As a choreographer he has presented his own work in European and American theaters. He moved to NYC 9 years ago and has been working with Jennifer Muller ever since. For more info or to subscribe to his video podcast surf to www.flexicurve.com.
While sitting in a cafe at 8:30 am, I noticed a mother and her 3-year-old daughter. The girl happily wore a whipped cream mustache from the hot chocolate she was drinking. Realizing, however, that the offered donut was nor of adequate size, she began to complain. Her dissatisfaction quickly escalated into a full-blown kicking-and-screaming tantrum, while her mother--scratched and fully distressed--had to make a hasty exit. From an early age, David Hahn was forced to wake up before dawn to begin an hours-long trudge through frost-bitten and dilapidated industrial ghettos to get to his job making donuts in a major American metropolis. Despite all odds--or perhaps because of it--he was able to learn the basics of music composition from a fellow survivor and trans-fat connoisseur. Improvisation structure: Jeramy Zimmerman. Dancers: full cast.