The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over 25 countries. She has won awards from Third Coast International Audio Festival, New York Festivals, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit.
"Tick Tock" is a vocal portrait of inevitability. (Once upon a time we had all the time in the world, but now it's just a matter of time before we're out of time.)
Judith Shatin (www.judithshatin.com) is a composer whose music, called "something magical" by Fanfare reflects her fascinations with the arts, the sounding world, and the social and communicative power of music. Shatin's music has been commissioned by organizations including the Barlow and Fromm Foundations, the Library of Congress, the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Arts Partners Program, and numerous ensembles. She is a four-time recipient of Fellowships from the NEA, as well as grants from Meet
Water Ways was created from recordings I made at the Deering Estate at Cutler in Miami, including the sounds around the bay as well as underwater recordings. It reflects the multiple pathways water can take as it moves through the environment, with unexpected ripples and reflections. It also speaks to the rhythm of life that the water supports.
"sylvi macCormac's music is heard internationally and her compositions have been published in such collections as the Canadian Music Centre and Canadian Electroacoustic Community, with commissions and film credits from KickStart, CBC and the National Film Board of Canada.
In 1999, Waves of Kokoro, one of sylvi's soundscapes, garnered international acclaim by receiving an Honourable Mention at Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique, held in Bourges, France.
"Created for 60x60 this 60 second mix is from
Voices of a Place: Hildegard Westerkamp inside the Soundscape, an audio portrait of the composer (6:39) 1998
Voices: HW & West Coast Canada Soundscape; Violin: Blaine Dunaway; HW from interview, improv & thesis "Listening & Soundmaking"; Recordings: sylvi & WSP (world soundscape) archives @ Simon Fraser University
Printed with article, Conversing with Nature: Reflections on Hildegard Westerkamps Talking Rain "“ http://www.musicworks.ca"
Maggi Payne is Co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College. She also freelances as a recording engineer/editor.
Her electroacoustic works often incorporate visuals she creates using images ranging from nature to the abstract. Her works have been presented in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and Australasia.
She received Composers and Interdisciplinary Arts Grants from the NEA, and received six honorary mentions from Bourges and one from Prix Ars Electronica. Her works are available on Innova, Starkland, Lovely Music, Music and Arts, Centaur, Ubuibi, MMC,
CRI, Digital Narcis, Frog Peak, Asphodel, and/OAR, Capstone, and Mills College labels.
Burst uses the sounds of water that I've recorded over the last few years, including sounds I've recorded using my Offshore Acoustics hydrophones. Burst begins with fizzing, then turns to dry ice bubbling in water. Hydrophone recordings from the shallows of Tomales Bay in northern California take over, then transition to more dry ice bubbling, then everything vanishes into thin air in an instant.
born 1976 in Gera (East Germany), musicology and journalism studies at Leipzig University; Master and PhD degree; specialization in electroacoustic music, music theory, music sociology, music and media; since 2003 PostDoc research projects on electroacoustic aesthetics in France and Germany and electroacoustics in the GDR. 2005/06 DAAD/MSH Research Fellowship in Paris. Since 2006 associated member of MINT-OMF (France) and CIERA. Member of DEGEM, GfM, EMS. Wide range of publications and projects,
What do we need to play a good match? Depending from the field of sport we are talking about the answers to this question would differ a lot. But there are some things common in all fields of competition. Sheer, audience and so on. The Match Macabre series puts sounds taken from a table tennis match into other "“ somehow strange "“ contexts or plays with the order of their appearance. Presuming that every match has a kind of dramaturgy, it makes the dramaturgy of sports as a social field its topic
Marilinda Santi was born in Milan in 1956. She graduated in Electroacoustic Music, Music Composition and Choral Music and Choral Conducting at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi (Milan - Italy). Her compositions have received honors and have been performed at Russolo-Pratella (Italy), Bourges (France), Musica Nova (Czech Republic), >Sync 2010 Yeams Ekaterinburg (Russia), 60x60 Athena mix and Livewire mix (Usa). Her essayes have been published in Auditorium review. She teaches Music Technologies at High School Music "A. Cairoli" in Pavia (Italy).
This piece is essentially based on the colored noise. The color names for the different types of noise are derived from the analogy between the spectrum of frequencies of sound wave present in the sound and the equivalent spectrum of light wave frequencies. That is, if the sound wave pattern of "blue noise" was translated into light wave, the resulting light would be blue, and so on. The colored noises used are: White Noise, Red or Brown(ing) Noise (mimics the signal noise produced by brownian motion), "Brown" Noise (true brown color noise), Pink Noise, Blue Noise, Purple Noise, Gray Noise.
Meat Cove Choir
The Meat Cove Choir is an artistic collective in Meat Cove, which is known to be one of the most alluring places on Cape Breton Island. We are at the end of an 8 km gravel road, where you will experience the magnificent views of the steep mountains and whale populated ocean as you endure your drive in. We are the most Northern Community in Inverness County, Cape Breton.
Isn't everybody on Facebook these days?
Alejandra Hernandez Villarreal
Born in Mexico City, She studied percussion in Mexico and at Berklee College of Music, Boston where she also studied Film Scoring with the support of a Berklee College of Music Scholarship and a Fulbright-Garcia Robles grant. Since then, she has taken contemporary composition courses permanently. To develop her work as an electroacoustic composer, she has received international institutions grants . Her personal work have been performed in contemporary music concerts and festivals worldwide.
The sonority of "Abbr." comes from intervening electronically an specific recorded ambient. Once out of its original context, became a sonic object susceptible of movement in space and of mutations of timbre, density and gesture in order to aqcquire a new meaning. Energy is compressed in a short time, the title of the work reflects this idea.
Tessie L Word
Tessie Word is a multimedia artist, curator and educator based in Portland, Oregon near where she was born and raised on the Oregon Coast. She came of age in the DIY punk scene of the area, playing electric violin and doing urban interventions. She currently collaborates with poets, actors, sculptors and developing artists as a foundation for her fine art work that encompasses sound, video art and experimental documentary.
""I Heard it Happened by the Woodshed" is one in a series of works in collaboration with the poet Anne Paris, from her book Killing George Washington, which interprets the case of the first woman in Oregon convicted of murder, Charity Lamb. Charity was pilloried by the community but her jury held her in sympathy because she was the constant victim of domestic violence and threats on her life. This work is based on some of the rumors that flew throughout Oregon City, Oregon in May of 1854.
Madelyn Byrne is an active composer of both acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Her work has been recorded on Innova, Everglade, and New World/CRI Records and has been presented on a wide range of new music festivals. Madelyn joined the Palomar College Faculty in 2000.
This piece is inspired by an art collaboration with Lily Glass, which is based on environmental elements.
Barbara Zakrzewska born in Poznan in 1946, completed studies in composition at the Poznan Academy of Music in 1969.. In 1976 she received a doctorate at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznans. Since 1972 has worked in Poznan" University Library. Received several scholarships and fellowships:
in 1981 she took part in the Course of Sonology (in Holland, Utrecht), in
1985 conducted research at Oxford University, in 1987 she received the
Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship for a five-month research project in the
USA. Between 1998-2002 Zakrzewska has worked as the Librarian at the Polish Music Center, USC in Los Angeles.As a musicologist and librarian, Zakrzewska has published 5 books and 68 articles. Zakrzewska has written six orchestral compositions, many vocal works, the ballet Snow White , 1976), the cantata Warmio moja (1986), chamber music, organ and computer music, and music for children. Her compositions were published under the hyphenated name of "Zakrzewska-Nikiporczyk". She was awarded several prizes in composers'
The piece was performed in 1995 during the Poznan Spring festival.
"melne is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who writes and records ambient, jazz- and progressive-influenced rock and instrumental music.
melne's introduction to recording occurred thanks to a lucky equipment trade that acquired an old analog 4-track reel-to-reel recorder. That recorder opened up the world of multitracking and self-sufficient songwriting.
melne's compositions are guitar-based, but often experiment with unique harmonies, effects, synthesizers, voices and found sounds."
Recorded on a rainy California day, this piece reflects the quiet contemplation inspired by the peaceful pattering of raindrops on the leaves outside and the promise of growth and renewal that it delivers.
Kaja Bjorntvedt is a Norwegian composer with international engagements. She holds a Bachelor in Piano Performance from Leeds College of Music and a Masters in Composition from Trinity College of Music in London. As well as writing acoustic music for various ensembles, she creates electro-acoustic soundscapes for performances within contemporary dance, theatre, art-installations and films. In her work she explores the connection between sounds, movements and visuals.
Inspired by Gamelan patterns and nontraditional tunings, '1 minute of Glory' explores the juxtaposition of regular patterns placed strictly in time, with free flowing, almost dreamy melodic elements. The tuning sometimes clashes purposefully only to resolve later. The acoustic sounds slide between notes and use microtones on top of modal harmony, always avoiding dissonance still.
An active composer/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 Vienna Modern Masters, Innova, New Ariel, Equilibrium, Capstone, MSR Classics, and SEAMUS CD Series Vol.8. Currently she is Associate professor at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
The piece reflects my childhood in countryside in Korea where nature was not disturbed.
I started composing in my teens as I realised that my true passion was music. At university I completed a Dip. Mus, BA Hons and MA Mus. I taught myself music theory and entered myself for all grades up to and including grade 8. I teach music to pre-school children and also teach music theory on a private basis. I also enjoy singing both in choirs and as a backing singer. I mainly compose choral music but also enjoy exploring other genres. I am particularly interested in film composition as I find the relationship between music and story-telling very powerful.
As I compose mainly choral work I was keen to experiment with other instrumental combinations. Here I have combined four of my favourite instruments. I have always felt that the saxophone has quite a haunting and eerie energy to it and so was well suited to illustrate the skulking and hunting nature of the fox. Similarly the suspensions in the strings add to the feel of the piece. The continuous bass and drums symbolise movement and the persistent nature of the fox. The use of the minor key and chromaticism demonstrates the slightly uncomfortable feeling of the piece, the sense that you are being watched by the fox!
"Yoko 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, Pop, Traditional music, Jazz, Electronic music, Dance music, Latin etc.) internationally "“ she studied in Japan, at LIPA in UK and at UNCSA in US.
Now Yoko creates her music for multimedia and for artists with her original sound. She mainly works as a Film & TV composer, songwriter, producer and arranger.
The image I had in my mind is - pastel, bright, fantasy-ish sweetness like cotton candy. My friend also said like: "I saw gentle rain tracing its way down a window pane and yet the sun was shining through". I hope you have your very own, comfortable dotty, bright & sweet vision through this piece.
Laurie Spiegel is has always had a bad habit of not really noticing the differences between banjos, analog synths and computers.
Music is music regardless of the tech. My iPad now lets me do the same kinds of things I have always done, whether using acoustic, analog synthesizer or digital computer.
Hello, I'm Emma and I like to write music for real and electronic instruments. I'm interested in things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. Lately, I've been playing a lot of traditional Irish folk music. And I love it.
"adj. in the mood to get struck by lightning, to stand in an open field and be singled out and drafted by the universe because of your innate potential to resolve a battle between faceless titans roaring in the sky, a task which doesn't require you to write a cover letter. (www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com)
This is a memory piece, and it served to remind me why I write music."
Bettie Ross is an award-winning composer & keyboardist. She's earned 2 Gold Records for pipe organ performances on albums by Meat Loaf and Faith Hill. Her piano CD, "A Magical Time of Year," won Best Solo Piano Album and Best Solo Piano Song at the 2009 Just Plain Folks Awards. In 2013, her electronic film score for "Hidden Affairs" will be released. Bettie's "Catalina Tide Pool" is part of the 2007-2008 60x60 Pacific Rim Mix, and "Acceptance" is in the 2010 Crimson Mix and the 2011 Athena Mix.
About "Robot Stomp": Electronic dance music is a huge movement, and this electronic dance piece is inspired by Bettie's friend, Bettina the Bot.
I am a composer, songwriter and vocalist. I have been writing music a little over a decade. After graduating Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, I have recorded two full length albums of original music. I also perform regularly around the US and have recently toured Europe and the UK.
In this piece titled "Dwelling", I intended for its 60 second duration to appear much longer, like slow motion, incorporating feelings of nostalgia and perhaps even loneliness.
Originally from Oxford UK, Julia Norton now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an experimental vocalist and general noise maker, who divides her time between writing, teaching, music directing & as a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera Guild where she helps school children write their own operas from scratch. She has won awards and grants in recognition of her work. She loves to take part in 60x60 and always leaves her submission until the last minute!
I love to listen to French music and like many people I'm sure, enjoy the sophistication and ambience of it without always understanding what is being said. What if they were saying "Where is your dog? He's eating the pigeon" It wouldn't be half as romantic. I have been told in the past that I spoke French like an African truck driver. Nowadays it's much worse, so I apologize to ALL for the mangling. I loved the dog clip I found on FreeSound, he really sounds like he's swallowed a pigeon whole.
Alison Conard is an artist and composer working in digital media whose work explores the coalescence of sound and story. Her broad range of experience includes PhD studies in music cognition at McGill University, leading the art-rock band Voodoo Economics, and marrying acousmatic music with moving images. She incorporates research in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and cultural studies to create works infused with a deeply personal connection to the human endeavor on a grand scale.
"Pastor Steve Speaking" is an intermedia acousmatic work that exposes the ability of the voice to function both as a tool for semantic communication (for better or worse) as well as a musical tool that can create and augment wildly diverse sonic patterns and textures. In the spirit of the Fluxus and Dada artists, the piece makes light of some of the most primitive aspects and activities of being human: religion, childhood, communication, music-making, and inebriation.
Suzy Priceless, A.K.A. Suzy Easton, is a 30 year old born and raised Vancouverite multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, composer, and most recently, music podcaster/blogger and transcriber. Throughout her life she has learned to play a variety of instruments: piano, classical guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, beginner violin, and mandolin. She has toured across Canada playing bass for Minto, recording an album with Steve Albini in Chicago. She received a certificate in Digital Recording Arts from the now defunct Columbia Academy in Vancouver, BC and completed another Music Technology Certificate in April 2012 from Douglas College in New Westminster, BC.
Trying to be creative with looping radio stations and my voice, I became frustrated with myself, stopping the whole process and began singing solo to my dynamic mic, "What do I sing for 60 seconds?" I soon found myself answering, singing, "I sing for freedom, I sing for peace, I sing for love, for you and me" which I ended up looping, singing on top of, and then manipulating the heck out of. for 60 seconds.
Vivian Adelberg Rudow
Vivian Adelberg Rudow, winner of 25 ASCAP awards, First Prize winner in the 14th International Electroacoustic Music Competition Bourges, program division, first Maryland Composer to have an orchestra performance performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Sergiu Comissiona conducting, in the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall has music included on seven CDs, including NACUSA, Leonarda, Electroshock VIII & IX, Le Chant Du Monde/Serie 3, Living Artist and Hollins and Park label. Her CD Sound Portraits will be released soon on MSR records. Performances around the world include Australia, Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe, Canada, China, Cuba, Israel, Puerto Rico, South Africa and U.S.A.
Moo-Go-Gipan! by Vivian Adelberg Rudow is 60 seconds of a sound collage composed for 60x60. The sound sources are from her music With Love, Clouds and Steel Cowgirl.
Allison Adah Johnson
Allison Johnson studied music at Stanford, CalArts, and UCSD, and gamelan in Surakarta, Java and her works have been performed in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. She received grants from American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Center for Cultural Innovation and has published and presented on Asian hiphop, women composers, and sign/gesture technology. She was a guest lecturer at Freie UniversitÃ¤t Berlin and Mills College, and currently teaches composition and world music at Soka University.
This work supplies and enervates text, exerting order on disorder (and vice versa), while appealing to the ethnologic, and often futile, compulsion to bargain content from rhetoric and coax meaning from the dismantling drift of politicking. The title refers to the iconic linguistic example sentence: James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher. Try to punctuate it. Go on.
Patricia Walsh is a multi media artist working with sound and video. Her video WAVE was screened as part of International Women's Day 2012, at UCLAN, Preston, in a show curated by Lubaina Himid. Her sound-work VANTAGE POINT was heard recently on Jim Cross's What's Next? Radio Show, WGDR.
Party Line - A sigh, a sound, a word, a sentence.
Kala Pierson is an American composer and sound artist. Trained at Eastman School of Music and Bard College at Simon's Rock, she has had performances and installations in 22 countries. Her long-term projects include Axis of Beauty (collecting and setting texts by living Middle Eastern writers since 2004, in an ongoing answer to her government's "Axis of Evil" propaganda) and Illuminated (setting texts about sex and sexuality from a wide range of world cultures). Read more at kalapierson.com.
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.
Montreal native Myriam Bleau has studied both electroacoustics and jazz guitar. She composes instrumental, electronic and mixed music with an interest in musical perception and the frontiers between styles. She also leads several bands of diverse influences - minimal jazz, post-rock, hip hop.
"The Fountain" imagines with jest what can be heard on the fringes of sleep and unconsciousness amongst the accelerated repetitions of the day’s gestures.
"Siobhan Burke, chronology - London, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Botswana, Ireland.
work - visual/ aural/ language/ look
teacher of primary/ secondary/ third level .
MsC thesis overlapping the three in the visual/aural arts.
MA Music Technology"
Two states of being collide from the interflow of one concept to another. Anger ends its sudden soliloqy with the introduction of a personality of being called 'New Man'. both Anger and New Man are characters/archetypes/arrestments/developments along the form of Pilgrim's Progress.
Irish conductor/composer Sinead Hayes has played the fiddle from an early age, specialising in Irish traditional music. She graduated with an MMus in conducting from the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, completing her BMus in violin and composition at City UNiversity, London in 2008. Recently active again as a composer she has had work played by the London Sinfonietta (workshop) and in 2008 was sound designer and composer of the music for a month long production of The Tempest in London.
Jakob's Roaratorio Homage is based around an Irish jig I composed in April 2012, and takes it's inspiration from John Cage's Roaratorio. It is an evocation of memories of many hours spent at Fleadhanna Ceoil over the years, where competitors would take the opportunity to do some pre-competition practise in a corner, oblivious to the many other people doing the same - the result was usually a cacophany. The harmonic basis of Irish music is also evoked in the baseline, and the ambiguity of the harmonic Fnaturals circling above the jiggy mess below!
Tomoko Momiyama is a music composer, dramaturg, and producer of multi-disciplinary art events, installations, and performances. Graduated from Stanford University and currently based in Tokyo, her community-based and site-specific works have been presented throughout Japan and internationally. She engages people from various backgrounds in the processes of collective creation and weaves folk music of contemporary societies by intervening in the relationships between people and their environments.
"One Borobudur Day" is a result of sound explorations with the children of Bhumi Indria, an interfaith kindergarten located in Borobudur, Indonesia. We traveled across park fences to reclaim the Borobudur temple as our garden and played at the cultural heritage ground. Together, we talked with the reliefs and listened to the sounds around us. "One Borobudur Day" takes us through a day in the village, from pagi (morning,) to siang (afternoon,) sore (late afternoon, early evening), and malam (night), in 60 seconds.
Tilted Eardrum facilitate cross-platform architectures, benchmark holistic communities, brand granular convergence, embrace next-generation niches, exploit compelling communities, and mesh value-added experiences - all in the name of performance art.
"I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe -- I believe what I believe is right."
Susan Ann Brewster
Susan Brewster is a composer and multi-instrumentalist born in America in the state of Indiana, raised in Wisconsin
now living and working in London, England. Having studied piano from a young age she was introduced to a number of musical traditions including classical, folk, dixieland, barbershop and ragtime. She began composing as a teenager and at 19 performed professionally in a country western band. She continued with music while studying at University of Wisconsin and in her early 20s moved to New York City where she performed her own songs in folk and rock clubs in Greenwich Village. Some of her songs were recorded on compilation albums which have become part of the Smithsonian permanent collection also now available on iTunes and Amazon. She became involved in theatre while working with New York's Theatre for the New City doing a street theatre tour. She continued to pursue music and drama after moving to London where she has worked as a Musical Director for theatre and composed for fringe theatre and short films. In 1996 she was invited to be included in the International Who's Who in Music 15th Edition.
She has an interest in inventing instruments, scales and musical theory and in music as a story telling medium.
She has a view to have works performed by experimental ensembles incorporating elements of installation art, dance and theatre.
"the one that got away" rowing on the old boat and out for a day of fishing to take your mind away.
Fishing bobber bobbing up and down with occasional mosquito and a perfect day for losing concentration.
Your mind starts to drift off but the fish are alert (do they sleep?) somewhere underneath circling the bait
and waiting for the right second to strike. Its always the big one that gets away!
Gambletron is an electronic noise improviser based in Montreal. She uses her own circuit bent creations along with cheap filters to create her sound. She is the innovator of Noise Karaoke and has toured extensively playing festivals such as EuroVox (Fr), Etoiles Polarus (Be) and Donau Festival (Au). She plays regular skype concerts and is currently working on an album. She is also a multi instrumentalist working in numerous projects, most of which can be found on constellation records.
One minute-- multi tracked.... the voice of the kitchen. I never multi track. What a great experiment!
Elainie Lillios likes to clean house when composition deadlines loom...
Every woman's dream...
b. 1991, San Francisco Bay Area. Student composer and full-time amateur woolgatherer.
The German word for "submarines" is "Unterseebooten," or more colloquially, "U-Boote."
I am Kirsi Ihalainen a sound designer/audio engineer and MA student in Sound in New Media from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture from Helsinki. I also study at the music technology department in Sibelius Academy. I have worked in several recording studios and in a theathre sound crew. I have experience in recording music and in electroacoustic composing. My background in music is playing violin, singing opera and performing in my own band.
The sound work is my inner radio which is tuning in linear order the tunes of my life as a curriculum vitae. Suddenly there comes a time where my radio gets too many tunes at the same time and it gets confused and my tunes just come piling up at the same time. The piece ends to the new upcoming recording of a piece that I am about to start. The recordings heard in the piece are either recorded by me or me performing. Clips are from a period of over 20 years of time.
Soressa Gardner is a vocalist, improviser and electronic music composer who collaborates with authors, dancers, visual artists and fellow musicians. She performs regularly with VEE (Vancouver Electronic Ensemble), and with two community based improvising choirs: DB Boyco's Voice Over Mind, and Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Carol Sawyer's Voxy Music. Soressa's work is influenced by her studies with composer Peter Hannan and vocal coach Richard Armstrong.
"Just Like Humans" is part of an exploration of music and soundscapes focused on Vancouver's relationship with city crows and a growing international interest in the intelligence of crows. Having completed a much longer electronic soundscape of stories, poetry and song about crows for Media Arts Committee at CFRO Radio in Vancouver, BC Canada, Soressa has caught the essence of the piece in this sixty-second composition and performance.
Composer and pianist Sila C. Shaman has written and performed eclectic styles of music ranging from art songs, film scores and musicals to free jazz since moving from Turkey to America in '93 to study improvisation and composition at Berklee College of Music. Her teachers include Robert Helps and George Garzone. Amongst her several recordings, SteepleChase release "A New Abode" was selected as Album of the Week on NPR and had extensive airplay in US and Europe. She lives in NYC.
""All Sounds Left Undone
No time, no patience, no luck, no space
Less than a minute to make their case"
This piece is one of the resting places for many unfinished sound ideas that have populated my mind in the past decade. Field recordings, fully composed melodies and harmonies as well as improvised elements in pure or processed form dance around a simple song for clarinet and piano.
Mary Lou Newmark
Mary Lou Newmark, electric violinist, composer, poet, holds Master's degrees in both performance (USC) and composition (UCLA). Her awards as a performer/composer include the 2009 Scandling-Hubin Award in Music Technology, 2004 Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts nomination, ACF grant for her electric violin concerto. As an artist of both words and music, she continues to expand her creativity to include works for theater that combine the performing arts to explore social issues.
The title is a line from my original poem about the experience of waking from a vivid dream as the sun is coming up. The half-light glows and birdsong outside reminds the dreamer of her mystical dream birds. I recorded the bird sounds in Southeast Arizona during Spring Migration. Back in Los Angeles, I mixed them with live electric violin, my yard's wind chimes, processed piano, and percussion. This piece belongs to my recent body of work about nature in relationship to contemporary society.
Dixie is a Minneapolis composer, sound artist, theatrical sound designer and radio broadcaster. She has collaborated with artists in theater, dance, film and interdisciplinary formats, creates audio documentaries and is founder/performer with the experimental group the Unique Sounds Ensemble. Her work has been heard at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Third Coast International Audio Festival, Strange Attractors Festival, Northern Spark, Women's Electro-Acoustic Listening Room & PRX.
"80 x Infinity, created for 60x60, is an acousmatic piece honoring the 80th birthday of pioneering composer, improviser and teacher Pauline Oliveros. (May 30, 1932 - ) It was created with fragments of Pauline's voice and her music.
Sylvia G Pengilly
Sylvia Pengilly has always been fascinated by the correlation between what the ear hears and what the eye sees. Because of this, many of her works integrate both musical and visual elements. Mathematics and physics, including Chaos Theory, Quantum Mechanics, and Superstrings, are of particular interest and frequently provide the basis for her works, which have been presented both nationally and worldwide at several festivals, including many SEAMUS National Conferences, the Mediaterra festival, ICMC, and the Visual Music Marathon.
"Collage" is the result of re-visiting an earlier (acoustic) string quartet. In an attempt to transcribe it into notation, I downloaded some pitch-to-midi software. Although it did not help the transcription, it did map what it thought were the pitches onto its own “orchestra,” with some very strange results! These were recorded, and then processed using MetaSynth, to create a musical “background.” Snippets of the original strings were then scattered randomly over it, as a painter might toss splashes of color over a previously painted background.
Lynn Job (long "o"), DMA, born in South Dakota, USA owns Buckthorn Music Press (ASCAP/MPA). She is an active professional composer (serious "non-pop" acoustic genres & sonic e-art, stage and broadcast). She is also a published poet/author, actress, professor, archaeology hobbyist and more. Her main production studio is in North Texas.
"I will pour water upon him who is thirsty" (Isaiah 44:3, Holy Bible, NIV). "Carraige Baine" is Gaelic for White Rock. It is a sweet, virginal arrangement of the hauntingly beautiful Scottish-Irish folk song Bruach na Carraige Baine (at the edge of white rock). This miniature is uniquely re-crafted from elements of the larger unfinished "Clare - Ancient Morning" (acoustic flute/piccolo, harp & soundtrack with poem) by the same composer.
Mary Simoni, Ph.D. is Dean of the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Professor Emerita of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan. Her music and multimedia works have been performed in Asia, Europe, and widely throughout the United States and have been recorded by Centaur Records, the Leonardo Music Journal published by the MIT Press, and the International Computer Music Association. She is a recipient of the Computer World Honors Award f
"Death Dance" was written in a dream. This musical sketch portrays the relationship between a young woman and a deceased parent. Her technological prowess is diverted from her research and all energy is focused on creating a new reality that seeks to answer the question, "What would have happened had you lived?"
Violinist/composer Mari Kimura is widely admired as the inventor of "Subharmonics" and her works for interactive computer music. As a composer, Mari received grants including NYFA, Arts International, Meet The Composer, Japan Foundation, Argosy Foundation, and NYSCA. In 2010 Mari won the Guggenheim Fellowship, invited as Composer-in-Residence at IRCAM in Paris, and received a Fromm Commission. Mari's CD, The World Below G and Beyond, features her Subharmonics and interactive computer music.
"Psychoirian (2012), 60x60 version
Psychoirian is a work for violin and interactive computer, exclusively using a wonderful signal processing external object for a "choir" effect in MaxMSP called "Psychoirtrist~" written by Norbert Schnell at IRCAM. Psychoirtrist~ can transpose and delay a monophonic input multiple times with random variations obtaining a choir effect. I decided to write "Psychoirian" to understand this game-changing processing for my musical listening and composition. "
Ella Macens is currently studying composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her Latvian background and involvement in this musical community has imbedded her with a pronounced folk-driven style that has lead her to the creation of tonal works.In 2009 her piece "˜Call of the Sirens' featured in the ENCORE showcase and 2011 brought her second prize in the Carillon Composition Competition.Ella hopes to gain experience in film and installation whilst continuing to work with live performance.
Through this piece I aimed to create an atmosphere that meddles with the stability of ones audible senses. Deriving from completely natural sound sources of voice and didgeridoo, I wanted to transform these natural sounds into completely unidentifiable ones through various technological manipulations.
studied piano, classical composition and electronic music. Her composition had been played in theatres and concert halls. Winner of National and International prizes as music composer for electronics and for music for video art: Tsonami-Buenos Aires, Pnem soundart festival-Holland, Hilltown for new music-Ireland, Un bosco per kyoto-Italy, Quear-Berlin and Croatia, Mexico, NY Cage Festival etc. Her compositions for electroacustic has been broadcast by radio England, France, USA."
DOORS like the Doors of Perception in our mind
Christina Georgiou studied music in London (BMus, MA, PhD) and has received a number of awards in piano performance and composition, including the Best Soundtrack Award of the Monaco Film Festival for her original music for the film "Styx". She has composed music for films, commercials and other multimedia projects, as well as classical works and songs. She currently works as a freelance composer, performer and musicologist in Nicosia, Cyprus and has recently been declared a Member of the European Film Academy.
"Falling from Eden" tells the story of the creation of Heaven and of the violent Fall of Adam and Eve.
Sabrina Pena Young
Obsessive sci-fi buff and composer Sabrina Pena Young writes mind-numbing electroacoustic works heard in Asia, the Americas, Australia, and Europe. Her music has been heard in film festivals, radio, electronic dance clubs, random boom boxes in France, and as not-so-pleasant background music. Young's latest project is Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, a futuristic and slightly psychotic sci-fi electronic opera about evil geneticists, psychedelic pharmaceuticals, and lost love.
"Nano Opera: The Rise, Triumph, and Fiery Demise of Robotika" is an exhaustive opera in 3 acts. In Act 1 we meet the fledgling Robotika adrift in outer space. During the riveting battle scene in Act 2, the evil antagonist Teknilateroa betrays Robotika in a scintillating battle of wits. Act III begins with a massive explosion as Robotika accidently hits the big red button that destroys the galaxy's second quadrant. The opera ends with Robotika's ashes again adrift in the multiverse.
En-ju Lin is a Taiwanese pipa musician and composer who obtained Fine Arts master degree at National Taiwan Normal University. She started to learn piano and pipa since childhood, compose since high school and won the first prize in Taiwan piano solo competition under the age of 10. Until now she has been highly appreciated in many musical competitions and concerts in Taiwan and Europe. Currently she studies at the Institute of Musicology, Heidelberg University, Germany.
"Where is the Muse of sound? The meadow by the running river, the silence of the forest, or the bustle of civilization?
This song roots in the spirit of traditional Chinese poem. It is composed of various elements, natural and artificial, simple and complex.
What does advancement mean to the primitive? Interference, improvement, or necessary compromise? "
Mariko Otake is a UK-based composer/sound artist.
Haunted room in a big house...
"Karen Power is an Irish composer, educator, improviser and academic who writes primarily for acoustic and electroacoustic forces.
In 2009 she completed a PhD in acoustic and electroacoustic composition at SARC, Belfast, with Prof. Michael Alcorn. Recently Karen has spent time in residency at The Banff Centre, Canada, The Guesthouse, Ireland and was a composer fellow at UCDavis, California, USA. Karen has written pieces for Alarm Will Sound, SCAW, Carin Levine, RTE and Ulster Symphony Orchestras"
Sandy Cockle Sandwiches was written specifically for the 60x60 call. It is a one minute soundscape where the principal sample originated from water being taken from a drinking tank. The piece gives an unusual sense of something that is moving very quickly but never really progresses. The end is just an end. It was quite a challenge to limit a soundscape to just one minute!
Graduate of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne; majoring in late 20th century composition. I live in Norwich, and work in insurance during the week. I teach piano, music theory and composition at weekends. I have written music for pleasure for many years; however it has only been recently that I have had the nerve to start to share my works with others. My compositions often comprise elements of indeterminism and minimalism. I am fascinated by the beauty of chance. My influences include: Steve Reich, John Cage, Arvo Part, and Philip Glass.
This piece was improvised on piano at 9 pm and evokes the inner feelings I had at that time. It was recorded and transcribed (with all it's beautiful flaws) and then uploaded to composition software where I was able to experiment with sound devices such as re verb, echo and distortion. It was a challenge to cut the piece down to 60 seconds (going against my indeterminate nature) but I found the experience tremendously pleasurable and one I will surely investigate more.
Cheryl C Gallagher
Cheryl Gallagher is an innovative modern harpist and digital composer from Austin, Texas, and has released several noted albums on her own record label, Gracie G Productions, founded in 1997. She is also a recording artist on the Spotted Peccary label, based in California and Oregon. Cheryl (also known as "Madhavi Devi") focuses on both composing music for meditation, deep listening and spiritual thought, and modern abstract compositions, working on perfecting the subtle arts of sound.
"Skyscape" was composed especially for 60X60, and is rendered in a more modern, mysterious style, punctuated with subtle deep muffled beats and modern analog rhythms, blended with clean Bosendorfer piano, evoking images of darkly sparkling wet city streets, cloudy skylines, and the intensity of modern living.
Georgia is a second-year composition student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Constantly participating in student-run concerts, Georgia hopes to continue doing so whilst growing and perfecting her sound world.
Dijulation (a contraction of Dijeridoo and Granulation) is an electro-acoustic work. The sound sources were a dijeridoo and sustained vocal sounds, which were treated in many ways, but with a focus on granulation.
"Anita Andreis (1978, Zagreb, Croatia) as a 9 year old started to play the acoustic guitar and later, the piano. At Berklee College of Music she specialised in "Orchestration and Production of Film Music".
She is composing for the animated and full motion films, as well as ballet shows, considering these the most appropriate "canvas" for expressing herself.
Lately, she is working on her new album which will be out by the end of the 2012. year."
"Saviour" is one of my compositions for the album I am preparing, due by the end of 2012.
I am a composer, performer and teacher of carnatic music the classical music of South India proficient in both vocal and instrumental forms and play the ancient multi-stringed instrument "Veena". I collaborate with world musicians in cross "“ genre projects. I create original works blending traditional carnatic music with other styles of music. I lead a carnatic Jazz band -Charanams, a carnatic choir and Veena ensembles.
"Himalayan Queen" is based on a carnatic raga - Hemavathi. This piece is recomposed for 60x60 from the original piece "Himalayan Queen" & is presented on the Veena "“ the ancient multi stringed south Indian instrument on the lead blended with music composed digitally. Himalayan Queen reflects the pristine beauty of the Himalayas with its snow capped peaks which has inspired yogis, saints, travellers, adventure seekers and poets.
I'm a singer from New Mexico who moved to LA for the big dream. I work for Studio Pros as their new Spanish Singing vocalist and I'm in the process of putting together a children's show with puppets.
It's in Spanish and the main lyrics are "I would like to tell you that I love you."
Beth Sorrentino writes songs, plays piano, sings, records, teaches music to children, and has been known to put crayon to paper. She hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Manhattan. In the early 1990s, Beth was the composer, pianist, and singer for Warner Brothers artist/trio "suddenly, tammy!" Beth is currently a music teacher and creative arts director for an inclusion school in NYC. Look for "Would You Like To Go: The Curt Boettcher songbook" on Basta Records-fall of 2012.
this piece was created entirely on GarageBand, with a small controlling keyboard, real vocals, and in my pajamas.
Annette Kruisbrink (1958, The Netherlands) studied the guitar and composition at the conservatory of Zwolle. She composed over 300 compositions published by international publishing houses. She has won international prizes and awards. She gives recitals and masterclasses guitar/composition. From 2000-2010 she taught contemporary music and ethno music at the Conservatory of Music in Zwolle. She currently teaches guitar at the Anido Guitar School. She is the producer of 20 CDs with her works.
Cultune for guitar, flute and bass guitar