1) I Don't Know Halsey Burgund • Amiti Perry
"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 from UNT and MFA from OSU. She has produced, choreographed
and performed original works since 1998. In addition, she has performed, collaborated
and been otherwise involved with several companies and productions. Amiti founded
æmp:dance / amiti perry + company, a multi-directional, multi-dimensional
dance company based in New York.
2) 60 Morneaus Matthew Dotson • Kristina Isabelle
"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
Kristina Isabelle is the artistic director of Kristina Isabelle Dance Company
and co-director of HighJinks Productions. Isabelle earned her BFA from The Juilliard
School and an MFA in dance and choreography from The Ohio State University.
She has performed with Bebe Miller, Stephen Petronio, Earth Circus, Grimaldi
Circus and Jordan Fuchs.
3) equinoctial worms Christopher Ariza • Susan Van Pelt
This work 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.
Susan Van Pelt Petry has had a twenty year career choreographing, performing,
and teaching dance internationally. She has received six Ohio Arts Council Choreography
Fellowships, grants and commissions for her work including The Repertory Project,
Wellspring Dance Collective, and numerous university dance programs and solo
artists; she was Artistic Director of the Van Pelt Dance Ensemble for seven
years based in Columbus, Ohio and toured a solo show internationally.
4) An inexperienced Hallucination Masaaki Iseki • Performance Improvisation Ensemble
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.
The Performance Improvisation Ensemble was created in Autumn 2007 through a
repertory class taught at OSU. Following the completion of the class, around
twelve undergraduate students continued work through self-directed rehearsals.
The ensemble performs and creates simultaneously with the goal being to create
a piece with as much attention, detail, and development as choreography.
5) Stutters Andrew Weathers • Amy Levin
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
Amy Levin is a recent graduate of Grinnell College where she was a member of
a modern/postmodern Dance Troupe for three years. Experienced with modern dance
technique, yoga, and some performance/dance studies, she is interested in furthering
modern/postmodern dance experience, education, and awareness.
6) White China Timo Kahlen • Karl Rogers
The audio work "White China" (2008) 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. See http://www.staubrauschen.de/soundsc.htm
for a selection of works.
Karl Rogers, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a member of David Dorfman
Dance and has danced in projects for Terry Creach, Jennifer Nugent + Paul Matteson,
Colleen Thomas, Hoi Polloi, and many others. His new solo, Dandy!, inspired
by descriptions of Victorian aesthetes and the work of David Hockney will premiere
Spring 2010. He is also collaborating with Heidi Henderson (Elephant Jane Dance)
on a series of duets that investigate time and the workplace.
7) Almost shiny Jay Batzner • Lindsay N. Calvert
"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.
Lindsay N. Calvert, originally from Tampa, FL, received a BFA in Choreography
and Performance from Ohio University. She is also a certified Pilates and yoga
instructor. In addition to performing in the works of Travis Gatling, Mariah
Maloney, and Adriana Durant during college, she choreographed several dances
for the Movement Dance Organization and researched site-specific dance from
an environmental perspective. She received several university awards for her
site-specific dance work, which helped develop her choreographic interests to
include relationships between nature, the body, and technology. She currently
teaches and dances in the Southeastern Ohio region.
8) Romanian trip Josué Moreno • Michael J. Morris
"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 Mœsica 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.
Michael J. Morris holds a BFA in Dance from Belhaven College. He is currently
pursuing graduate studies in dance at the Ohio State University
where he was awarded a University Fellowship. He has studied
Butoh in the United States and in Yokohama, Japan at the Kazuo
Ohno Studio. More at http://morrismichaelj.wordpress.com/
READ what Michael has to say about 60x60: http://morrismichaelj.wordpress.com/
9) hell's hounds are yorkies Doug Opel • Noelle Chun
"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 &
Noelle Chun currently is based in Columbus OH, where she performs, choreographs,
and teaches dance. She holds a BA in both Anthropology and Theatre Arts from
Beloit College in Wisconsin, and an MFA in Dance from OSU.
10) Automation v2.2 Paul Oehlers • Shawn Hove
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.
Formally know as the Shawn Hove Dance Company from Seattle, WA the newly renamed
shove gently dance has reformed in Columbus, Ohio as its new home. Artistic
director Shawn Hove looks to find virtuosity through simplicity and space. Hove
has been creating work for over 15 years across the country.
11) a glass is not a glass Adam Basanta • Meghan Durham
"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 musical
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).
Meghan Durham /Merge Dance, founded in 2004, supports physical and aesthetic
inquiry through the medium of dance, and invites the integration of dance with
multiple artistic media. Meghan Durham/Merge Dance has performed in Philadelphia,
New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and most recently, Ohio where the company
now resides. See www.mergedance.org for Image Gallery and more information about
Meghan Durham/Merge Dance.
12) singing mbira Danny Clay • CoCo Loupe
"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.
CoCo Loupe holds a BFA & MFA in Dance/Choreography. In the past 20 years
she has been an ADF freak-a-zoid, and indie dance group dreamer,
pick-up performer and a university educator. Her work has
been performed all over the place but not everywhere. She
lives in Columbus, OH and likes it. She works on websites
everyday and makes dances when she can. She also blogs about
her dance life and other stuff here: http://cocoloupedance.wordpress.com/.
READ what CoCo has to say about 60x60: http://cocoloupedance.wordpress.com
13) ji7 Alvin Curan • Jenai Cutcher
Democratic, irreverent and traditionally experimental, Curran 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 profession of making non-commercial
music as part of a personal search for future social, political and spiritual
Jenai Cutcher has an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University. She tap dances,
writes, teaches, and makes movies. She has performed with Brenda Bufalino, Savion
Glover, Derick Grant, Lynn Schwab, Rumba Tap, Ritmico, and Tap City, in venues
such as The Joyce Theatre, Symphony Space, City Center, and the Duke on 42nd
Street. She has collaborated with many Columbus artists including Brian Casey
and Honk, Wail and Moan, dance professor John Giffin, and percussionist Joe
Krygier in Drums Downtown. Her new documentary, Thinking On Their Feet: Women
of the Tap Renaissance can be seen at OSU Urban Arts Space Thursday, October
14) FRELELETTE Christophe Petchanatz • Mariah Layne French
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 Francoise & 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·
Mariah Layne French holds a BFA from OSU. She is the director and lead choreographer
for the critically aclaimed Contemporary-Jazz Fusion dance ensemble Xclaim.
Her choreographic style emphasizes musicality and rhythm. It is a culmination
of diverse experiences within the world of dance and in her own life.
Performers: Mariah Layne French, Samuel Walker)
15) Conjim for Ed Dennis Bathory-Kitsz • J.Lillian Gray
Dennis Bathory-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 M‡nes Museum, and completed the 100-work We Are All Mozart
project. His recorded compositions include Detritus of Mating; zéyu,
qu‰nh & 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.
J.Lillian Gray. BGS Southeastern Louisiana University 1999. MFA The Ohio State
University 2005. IATSE Local 12. Head Carpenter/Stage Manager, Capitol Theatre,
Vern Riffe Center. Freelance Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Choreographer
and Video Artist. Hobbies include physics, cooking, motherhood and recycling.
16) Space Peace Jane Wang • Sarah Hixon
"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.
Hixon Dance is a modern dance company based in Columbus, OH under the direction
of Sarah Hixon. The company has been chosen four times to present work in the
“Columbus Dances” series, was a semi-finalist in the BalletMet/GCAC
New Choreography Project, and was invited to present work in the Ohio State
University Summer Dance Festival, and the Dance Compassion Project. The company
presents a full-length production annually, which features live music. Hixon
Dance has received numerous grants through the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Sarah Hixon’s choreography has been selected twice as a “season
highlight” by Jay Weitz of the Columbus Alive!
17) Strata Cross Morgan Fisher • Cara Surico
(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 Òstraight
acrossÓ) 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.
Born in London, England 1950-1-1. Played keyboards with Mott the Hoople in
the 70's. Since then has worked more experimentally with Lol Coxhill, Yoko Ono,
etc... Produced "Miniatures" (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.
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.
a modern dance company that seeks to create an aesthetic experience through
the power of simplicity that engages one from start to finish. In NYC, Surico’s
work has been shown in Gowanus Wildlife Preserve Showcase #8, the 2008 Dumbo
Dance Festival, Battery Dance’s Downtown Dance Festival in 2006 and 2007
and Bridge For Dance’s Uptown Performance Series 2006. In addition to
pursuing her own choreographic vision, Surico has had the wonderful opportunity
to have worked with Darrah Carr Dance, Joanna Mendl Shaw’s Dancing with
Horses, the Kevin Wynn Collection and Kim Young.
18) 44-86292 Pasquale Mainolfi • Claire Augustine
"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).
Claire Augustine is currently a Choreography Major at Otterbein College. During
the past two summers, she goes home to Austin, Texas to teach dance around the
city to elementary school kids. At school, her choreography has been seen in
department Dance Workshops and The Vagina Monologues. I have assisted for two
choreographers in Otterbein’s “To Each, His Own”.
19) 1000msx60 Peter Mottram • Megan Pitcher
"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.
Megan Pitcher is the founder and artistic director of MegLouise Dance, a Cleveland
based dance collective. She received her BFA in Dance from Ohio University and
supplemented her training at Movement Research (NYC), Dance New Amsterdam (NYC)
and Bates Dance Festival (MN). Pitcher has spent the past seven years developing
a movement language that blends postmodern techniques with dramatic storytelling.
Recent projects include: an collection of jazz music / dance collaborations;
Nearly Nude: Deconstructing Beauty, addressing beauty and body image; and iNput,
ensemble improvisations influenced by audience interaction. These and other
projects have been presented by Cleveland Public Theatre, Playhouse Square Center,
Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Junction Arts Festival (Canada), DUMBO Dance Festival
(NYC), Outlet Dance Project (NJ), Ohio Dance Festival, Ingenuity Festival and
Moscow Theater West (Russia). Pitcher has been a long time guest artist with
Cuyahoga Community College, Beck Center for the Arts, Shaker Heights Ensemble
Program and Hathaway Brown.
20) Speak Dwight Ashley • Betsy Miller
"Speak" - 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.
Betsy Miller is a Graduate Fellow at the Ohio State University, where she is
pursuing a M.F.A in Dance. She is a founding member of New York-based Propel-her
Dance Collective. Betsy graduated from Connecticut College in 2005 with a B.A.
in Dance. Her choreography has been presented at venues throughout New York
City and in Columbus.
21) Balanae Hermes Camacho • Sandra Mathern
"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.
Sandra Mathern is a dance maker, improvisor and performer. Her work focuses
in collaboration and improvisation in performance and has incorporated video-projected
backdrops, live music, poetic text, and set designs. Sandra has co-created multiple
evening-length concerts and has had the privilege of dancing with veteran improvisors
Karen Nelson, Chris Aiken, David Beadle and Nina Martin. Her work CONTAINED,
is an installation performance for solo performer/improviser, 4 moving screens
with projected imagery that are interactively controlled. Sandra teaches contemporary
technique, improvisation, production and choreography, including site-based
work at Denison University
22) 60Rain Aaron Acosta • Erika Twining
"60Rain" is a composition that explores the elements, rhythms and
textures of rain. The rhythm and textures of rain inspire tones that are ancient
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 . Subscriber: Electronic Music Foundation.
Member USITT & CITT.
Weathervane Playhouse Artistic Associate and freelance choreographer Erika
Twining has worked on 20+ productions, receiving an Excellence in Choreography
Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable Award. Her contemporary jazz dance troupe, ExtrACTION
Dance Theatre aims to bring various arts together emphasizing use of everyday
objects to create theatrical dance performances that stimulate all the senses
in playful and challenging ways.
23) Malachi-Messenger Lynn Job • Michael Abbatiello
". . . 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 for foreground
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, U.S.A.
and owns Buckthorn Music Press (ASCAP/MPA). She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts
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
Michael Abbatiello is a freshman at the Ohio State University. He has studied
with alli ruszkowski and kendra portier at Monroe Dance Academy. He looks forward
to this experience with 60x60.
24) Sutton40 Matt Schickele • Yu Xiao
"Sutton 40" 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.
Yu Xiao is currently an individual dance artist, dance maker, and video artist
based in Columbus OH, and the co-artistic director of Foreground Dance Company.
Xiao hails from China, and holds a B.A.in Choreography & Performance at
Beijing Dance Academy, and an M.F.A. in choreography at the Ohio State University,
where she held a graduate assistantship working with dance & technology,
and teaching in elective dance program. Before she came to the United States,
she worked professionally with Xiamen Little Egret Folk Dance Troupe in Fujian
Province in China as a choreographer and dancer, performing throughout the China,
Australia and New Zealand. Xiao is a recipient of the 2009, the Ohio Arts Council
Individual Excellemce Award grant for her choreography.
25) Nesa Forest Flower Angela McGary • Susan Van Pelt
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.
26) A Vibraphone Dreams Kraig Grady • Eoin O’Brien
*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 (Germany), 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".
Eoin O’Brien is a third generation circus performer and has continued
his family legacy with his own company Dr. Grimaldi Circus that has been creating
unique performance art events since 1991. He has performed all over the United
States and Europe. With his family act he performed with The Clyde Beatty Cole
Bros. Circus, The Royal Hanneford Circus, The Nordmark International Circus,
the T.N.T. Circus, and The Tarzan Zerbini Circus to name but a few of them.
His circus skills include juggling, stilt walking, acrobatics, slack rope walking,
fire eating, and aerial trapeze work. He has designed large-scale club events,
costumes, video collages, puppets and sets for his own work as well as for other
companies. He has written and directed numerous films the most recent video
piece is The Rite of Spring. Eoin has his BFA in Dance from the Ohio State University
and has danced in numerous choreographers’ works such as Victoria Uris,
Susan Van Pelt and John Giffin. He also appeared in Camelot with Columbus Opera.
He has taught master class circus workshops as well as gymnastics and acro-sport.
Eoin is currently performing and creating new work with dancer / choreographer
Kristina Isabelle & HighJinks Dance Company.
27) Meditation in steel Diana Simpson • Maree ReMalia
Maree ReMalia is currently a graduate student pursuing her MFA in Dance at The
Ohio State University. First, she is a performer. Her current interests in dance
also include explorations in creative process, improvisation, and various somatic
practices. Early in her career, Maree performed with Southern Ballet Theatre
and the Richmond Ballet. Since 2003, she has worked with Cleveland-based companies
MorrisonDance and Meglouise Dance. She has also performed in the Cinci Fringe
Fest, Dance Michigan, DUMBO Dance Festival, New England DanceProject, and the
Yitzhak International Arts Gathering in Acco, Israel. Her original choreography
has been presented in MegLouise Dance Sneak Reviews, Cleveland Public Theatre’s
Dance Works and Big Box Series, as well as the WPA Free Fest. She earned her
BA in Education and Cultural Studies through Prescott College. Recently, Maree
has been deeply inspired by her participation in Moving on Center’s School
for Participatory Arts program and the Batsheva Dance Company’s Gaga Intensive.
28) Feedfold feedback Enrico Francioni • Michael J.
The short work does part of a most spacious collection of pieces finisheds and
autonomous of 60 seconds each, 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.
29) Synergy 5 David Congo • Alexis M. del Sol
"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 M.A. in music composition from Ohio State University
and is currently working in the Information Technology field. He is published
on Capstone Records.
Alexis M. del Sol is starting her first year as a dance MFA student at Ohio
State University. Her latest credit was working with Urban Bush Women as an
apprentice for Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. She has also worked with other choreographers
such as Monica Bill Barnes and Nia Love.
30) By Chance Gregory Yasinitsky • Alejandra Jara
"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.
Alejandra Jara was born in Asuncion Paraguay. She finished her studies in the
dance academy from Marisol Pecci, where she took ballet, contemporary and jazz
dance. After she graduated as a dance teacher she begun teaching at the academy.
She joined the National Ballet from Paraguay in 1999, where she performed for
9 years. In 2007 she won the UNESCO scholarship to Cuba, were she studied contemporary
dance for 3 months. In 2007 she obtained the Fulbright Scholarship, which allowed
her to pursuit her masters degree in the United States. Right now she is a candidate
at the Ohio State University for her Master in Fine Arts in Dance.
31) Uneven Motion HyeKyung Lee • Performance Improvisation
An active composer and pianist, HyeKyung holds a D.M.A 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. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at the Denison
University, Granville, Ohio.
32) Summer Fragment Bernadette Johnson • Abigail Zbikowski
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."
Abigail Zbikowski graduated from Temple University summa cum laude with a BFA
in dance and minor in psychology. Since graduation Abby has been choreographing,
performing, and teaching in Philadelphia and has has had the oppourtunity to
show her work in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, New Edge Mix in West Philadelphia,
The Philadelphia Ethical Society, the DUMBO Dance Festival in New York, and
ACDFA where her work was chosen to be performed at the National Festival held
at the Kennedy Center in D.C. and was nominated for a dance magazine/ACDFA award
for outstanding choreography. Most recently she was an artist-in-residence at
the nEW dance festival. She has performed for choreographers Megan Mazarick,
George Alley/Alley Ink, and Charles O. Anderson / dance theatre X (dance magazine
top 25 to watch in 2008).
33) Blur Michiko Kawagoe • Paige Phillips
"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
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.
Paige Phillips is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Cornish College
of the Arts. In Seattle, she danced for Cyrus Khambatta’s Phffft Dance
Company!, touring with them throughout the Pacific Northwest and Europe. She
has also danced for Mark Haim, Wade Madsen, Tonya Lockyer, Amy O’Neal,
and KT Neihoff. From 2003-2007 Paige was the Artistic Director of Ideogram Dance
whose work was produced at venues including On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center,
and the Firehouse Performing Arts Center. In 2007 she founded The Express Boatman
with Javier Berzal and continues to perform and make work with the company.
34) Mermecolion Anton Killin • Sarah Hixon
"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.
35) Scraps from Solo Trumpet Mark Eden • Yu Xiao
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, 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.
36) Abdominal Cyclist Ultra Polly Moller • Jessica Tupa
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.
Jessica Tupa has her degree in Dance from OSU and has danced with several choreographers.
She has been teaching and choreographing, in Columbus, for the last several
years and served on the board of cm2 as secretary and vice chair. In 2007 Jessica
started her dance company TUPACO Dance.
37) Presence Laurie Spiegel • Shawn Hove
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.
38) Crimson Brian Lindgren • Lindsay N. Calvert
"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
39) Chikatilo Arc Kala Pierson • Karl Rogers
"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
40) ipso facto Cem Guney • Mariah Layne French
"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 Guney, 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."
Performers: Mariah Layne French, Andrea Lotzar, Mary Negley, Kelsey Schafer,
41) He Knows We're Here Alexander Mouton • Noelle Chun
"He Know's 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.
42) Bicycle Etude No 2 Philip Schuessler • Kristina
"Bicyclette Etude II" 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.
43) Neutral Zone Patricia Walsh • Frances Lewis
"Neutral Zone" - fragments of dialogue lifted from various times/memories
and 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.
Frances Lewis has been dancing at Susan’s Tap-N-Toe, in Lancaster Ohio,
for 19 years. He has been a member of their dance team, TNT Dance Team, for
6 years, and is going to Ohio University for a minor in dance.
44) Topoii Aart Uunivers • Betsy Miller
"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.
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).
45) An Evening of Opera Jorge Sosa • Claire Augustine
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
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 Mœsica Nueva Manuel Enriquez in Mexico City.
46) Cooling Wind John Maycraft • Amy Campbell
"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·
John 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.
Amy Campbell has a BFA in dance from OSU, where she made dances and performed
for numerous choreographers. While in Columbus she taught and choreographed
competitive dance for five years at JAZ Dance and More, and danced for Anatomical
Scenario and shove gently dance. After graduating, she moved to Brooklyn with
the hopes of dancing, choreographing, and being generally awesome. She currently
dances with æmp:dance.
47) Tantallon Les Scott • Meghan Durham
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.
48) Phantasmagoria Yoko Honda • Sandra Mathern
Phantasmagoria does not need a lot of composition description I suppose ö
As the title says, it represents the phantasmagoria. I tried to represent it
by developing short motifs one after another.
Y oko 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 ö 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.
49) Thread Steven Snowden • J. Lillian Gray
"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.
50) Blender Hollandaise Justin Brierley • Paige Phillips
Some things in life are improbable. Some are delicious. Blender Hollandaise
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.
51) Scream Leslie Melcher • Jenai Cutcher
Mr. 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
52) Eat Bass Natal Zaks • Erika Twining
"Eat Bass" 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.
53) Water machine Andrew Willingham • Alejandra Jara
A short Musique Concréte piece, Water Machine is made from sounds I recorded
in my shower. I found it challenging to try to make a piece that illustrates
how water, a "natural" sound, can also be presented as a mechanical
and unnatural sound.
Andrew Willingham (b. 1986) 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
54) Banal Blast David Morneau • Abigail Zbikowski
"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.
55) Phoenix 6 Robert Ratcliffe • Kelsey Schafer
Metrical and Structural information from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring was used
as a template for the organisation of musical material within Phoenix 1-6, 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.
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 Îcreative subversionâ of its intended normative
use has been used to develop a vocabulary of compositional techniques for use
within my own work.
Kelsey Schafer has dance experience in jazz, acrobatics, ballet, contemporary,
lyrical, hip hop, and swing. She has choreographed for a group she started at
John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH, called the JCU Dance Ensemble.
Performers: Kelsey Schafer, Mariah Layne French, Andrea Lotzar, Laura Schoessler
56) Funky Transmission Aaron Krister Johnson • Amiti
"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
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.
57) Healing Paradox Gene Pritsker • Megan Pitcher
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: Composersâ
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.
58) My Fellow Citizens Ben Boone • Maree ReMalia
"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." ö 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.
59) Meadow Butter Tova Kardonne • Alexis M. del Sol
"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.
60) Daddy Richard Hall • CoCo Loupe
"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
Juliaâa 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.