Nathan Halverson is a digital media artist whose work, often in sound and video, uses elements of field recording, live electronics and appropriation. He received his MFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches in the Media Arts department at the University of South Carolina. A CD of his music is available via Peapod Recordings.
Nathan Halverson is a digital media artist whose work, often in sound and video, uses elements of field recording, live electronics and appropriation. He received his MFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches in the Media Arts department at the University of South Carolina. A CD of his music is available via Peapod Recordings.
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.
Joel Chadabe, composer, works with interactive audio systems.
His music has been presented at concerts and festivals throughout the world and recorded on EMF Media, Deep Listening, CDCM, Lovely Music, and other labels. He is the author of 'Electric Sound' and he has written numerous articles on electronic music.
He has received awards from NEA, NYSCA, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Commission, and other organizations. He received the 2007 SEAMUS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Green Island is in Penobscot Bay, a short boat ride from Stonington, Maine. In a visit during the summer of 2007, my wife and I went with a friend to see Green Island. I heard a remarkable pattern of water dropping through a formation of rocks as the waves came in. We listened to the water and the passing boats, close and distant, as we recorded it.
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.
N. B. Aldrich
N.B.Aldrich is a New Media artist residing in Penobscot, Maine, USA, who creates installation, video, performance and acousmatic art. He is a professor in the New Media and Intermedia MFA programs at the University of Maine and curator of Sound Art at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
This recording was made on Bonaventure Island off Perce on the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec Canada.
Bert Van Herck
Bert Van Herck was trained as a pianist and composer at the Lemmensinstitute in Belgium and obtained a PhD in composition from Harvard University Harvard University, where he worked with Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough, Julian Anderson, Magnus Lindberg, Chaya Czernowin, Cristopher Hasty; and at Columbia University with Tristan Murail. His music explores a variety of genres, with special interest in electronic music, microtonal music, and large ensemble/orchestra.
During May 22 in Quincy MA I recorded sounds and made a small soundscape with them. May this little piece make me more aware of the unintentional sounds that surround us all the time!
I am not a firefighter or a bull rider.
I like curries, knitting, and kittens (though not combined).
number 3 on 5-31-12
source material recorded in the quiet section of a library during final exams.
Joan La Barbara
Joan La Barbara, composer, performer, sound artist, renowned for her unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques, composes for multiple voices, chamber ensembles, theater, orchestra, interactive technology, dance, video and film. Awards: 2011 Demetrio Stratos Prize; DAAD Artist-in-Residency Berlin; Music Composition Fellowships: NYSCA and Guggenheim; 7 NEA grants; American Music Center's 2008 Letter of Distinction for her significant contributions to American music. Recordin
In quiet moments one finds peace. Lizzie (our elegant snow-white Samoyed/Lab mix) graced this earth for nearly 15 years and joined our lives for almost 11 of those years. With this work I honor her life and her dignity and try to bring some solace to myself on her passing. Her voice joins mine, mingled with layers of modified bells and sighs. She had a lovely way of taking little breaths and then releasing a deep sigh of peace when she felt totally relaxed and calm. I reflect that gesture in
Eli Stine is a young American composer and programmer currently in Oberlin Conservatory's Technology In Music And Related Arts program and Oberlin College's computer science program. Winner of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States undergrad. award in 2011, Eli has studied with Tom Lopez, Lewis Nielson, and Per Bloland at Oberlin, focusing on electroacoustic and acoustic music, as well as live performance with electronics. Eli's work can be found at his website, elistine.net
This piece's source material consists of a single word ("life") spoken by a single person. That is all. All sounds in the piece are derived from that single recording, and manipulations involve breaking apart, stretching, adding resonance to, and creating instrumental sounds from that recording.
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.
Radiation Arc is an abstract representation of the layers of radiation found in natural environments. Created for 60x60, this piece is made from a single sample of my voice saying "Shh.
Michael Boyd is a composer, scholar and experimental improviser who currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Chatham University. Boyd's music attempts to (re)integrate performers into the creative process of music making through graphic notation and embraces experimental practices such as live electronics, improvisation, installation, multimedia and performance art. His pieces have been performed throughout the United States in a variety of settings. Boyd's analytic essays on Roger Reynolds's music have appeared in Notes and Tempo.
Carnival (2003) is a short concrete work that was originally a section of a larger, yet-to-be-completed work. The temporal regularity of this piece contrasts its textural variety.
Robert Dick is known worldwide for creating revolutionary visions of the flute's musical role. As a composer, performer and pedagogue, he is considered the flute's visionary. Robert's passions also include a life-long love of Science Fiction and low tech electronic sound.
Clifford J. Simak was an influential master of 1950s and 60s science fiction. His atmospheric, philosophical works include the masterpieces City and Way Station. This little piece, created with tiny sound toys, is meant to conjure the apparitions floating about in the magical dusk at the shore of a pond, on Earth, but in Simak's special land, where memory, sentiment, conjecture, fear and joy all play together where this and other dimensions overlap.
Jane Wang, composer/musician, is a member of the Mobius Artists Group. Recent developments involve welding and performing using space plates, an instrument invented by Tom Nunn, and curation of a toy piano minifest both of which offer constructs for microtonal experiments.
Rendering involving a clock, refelted and sanded Schoenhut toy piano with red felted hammers and Honeytone amplifier using a constructed contact mic.
Andrew Walters was born in Topeka, Kansas but spent most of his beginning years in Farmington, Missouri. Walters has received degrees from Millikin University, Northern Illinois University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Illinois. Walters' music has been performed at various conferences throughout the United States and Canada including SEAMUS, SCI, ICMC, Spark, Imagine II, Electronic Music Midwest, Electroacoustic Juke Joint. His music also appears on volume nine and sixteen of the 'Music from SEAMUS' compact discs. Walters is Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Music Technology at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania.
Toying With Time uses the sounds of a toy piano to create chime-like and gear-like sounds that one might hear when time is up and the seconds are slipping away.
David N. Berlin
David Berlin is a composer, music educator and arts education consultant. He took his degrees at Carnegie Mellon University and West Virginia University. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the Society of Composers and other organizations. His music has been performed nationally and internationally. His works were featured on the Millennium Mix 1, 60x60 dance and Vox Novus Burgendy series and have been featured throughout the world.
The futurists of a century ago asserted that musicians must continually enlarge and enrich the field of sounds including machine sounds. Honegger's "Pacific 231" and Prokofiev's "The Steel Step" are two of many musical examples. This piece honors the futurist aesthetic of speed and compression. The source of the sounds is a single tam-tam stroke.
James Ross is a guitarist and composer living in Brooklyn, N.Y.
All source sounds for Transmutation come from a single Tibetan singing bowl. Assembled in Ableton Live. Turning gold into lead.
Melissa Grey is a composer and teaches Sound Studies at The New School, NYC.
Ubiquitous sound comes from everywhere and nowhere at the same time. (Augoyard/Torgue, Sonic Experience)
Hans Tammen creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations. He produces rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating noises, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible sounds.
The BLIPPOO BOX is an audio sound generator that operates according to the principles of chaos theory. By using a nonlinear feedback system, patterns are created that exhibit chaotic properties like attractors, bifurcations, etc. Second, the filter also uses a nonlinear feedback system that can go into ranges where bifurcations occur, which results in the creation of 'undertones', where the period doublings create harmonic partials that are lower in frequency as the signal fed into the filter.
Matt Marble (b.1979 Jackson, MS) is a composer, visual artist, & writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He has composed works for film, theatre, dance, c.d., stereo diffusion, multimedia performance, & instrumental ensembles. As a performer (voice, guitar, home-made instruments, samples, keyboards), Matt has been an active improvisor on the West Coast & performs in the folk quartet Sharksleep. He is now completing his PhD in music composition at Princeton University.
The sounds in "Conversation with a wolf" (synth, prepared synth, guitar, dried poppy) were made as interpretations of the feelings I had in a dream. In the dream I was conversing with a wolf, not with my voice but with the variable warmth in the palm of my hand. If I did not learn how to communicate this way, then an infant would be lost to its mother. The wolf was trying to help. I have had many such dreams where I am communicating with animals by atypical means.
Benjamin Klein is an instructor at Central Connecticut State University. He received degrees from Wesleyan University and Lawrence University where he focused his studies on electro-acoustic music, composition, and tuba performance. As a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Benjamin initiated projects in experimental and improvised music in the cities of Amsterdam, London, Sydney, and Tokyo. Currently, he is an active organizer of concerts that promote experimental music in the New England area.
Hopper is the amplification of seed falling from a funnel onto different pieces of metal. As the minute progresses, the shifting mix presents different sonic perspectives of the seed falling from the hopper. This contraption is modeled on much larger grain elevators. The characteristic shush of the falling seed is meant to conjure up images of these bulky metal silos that dot the Midwest.
Christopher Cook has received awards and honors from the Fromm Music Foundation, the NEA, ASCAP, MTNA, and the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies. His compositions are widely performed in university and festival settings, including June in Buffalo, Music of Our Time, the Utrecht Music Festival, the International Computer Music Conference, and the Society for Electro-acoustic Music in the United States Conference. He is director of theory and composition at Christopher Newport University.
'The Blue Marble' is inspired by the spectacular 'blue marble' image. It is NASA's most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. This brief composition follows a simple melodic idea through its evolutionary journey.
Louise Fristensky completed her Bachelors of Music at New York University in Music Theory and Composition under the tutelage of Dr. Youngmi Ha. Originally intending to become a performer, Louise was eventually pulled toward composition through her coursework focusing on 19th and 20th Century theory and music history. Louise continues to hone her craft while exploring the country.
From Pieter Bruegel's painting "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" and the William Carlos Williams' poem of the same name came the idea for a short-lived moment of both inspiration and failure.
Artistic Director of the Composer's Voice concert series, Douglas DaSilva is a composer, guitarist, educator, curator, film-maker and amateur clarinetist in New York City. He composes in various styles including jazz, pop, children's music, chamber music and experimental. Much of his writing is influenced by Brazilian music and self-inflicted stress. His compositions have been described as 'very individual, and to us has a very clear personality' in Classical Guitar Magazine.
Collage piece with sounds of my Dad's violin being played by various people while a wind trio plays an original composition of mine behind it! This was all done using I-Movie
Mike Swinchoski is a composer, music theorist, arranager, and musician. His musical roots stem from American blues, pop, soul, and gospel, however most of his compositions have been heavily influenced by the experimental aesthetics found in the progressive rock of the 1960's and 70's as well as jazz from bebop to the present. Primarily a self-taught musician, he began playing solo jazz guitar in Austin, Texas as well as composing his music of many styles in the early 1980's before becoming the b
notes expand, contract, morph through the dimensions of length, position, timbre, and velocity.
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.
Andrew Smith is a Boston-based composer who has received numerous awards and honors such as the Carl Deis Prize, the International Prize for Excellence in Music Composition and an honors award from Boston University. Smith is currently on faculty at Boston University.
Sub is a piece that uses the harmonic series as well as the subharmonic series. The audio is comprised solely of manipulated piano sounds.
Julius Bucsis is a composer, music technologist, music producer, guitarist and educator. He has performed extensively in many styles including jazz, rock, and improvisational music. His compositions cover a broad range of categories including jazz, contemporary classical, and electronic music. His most recent activity involves performing a set of original compositions for electric guitar and live computer processing. His work has been presented at the National Electronics Museum , the SEAMUS 2012 Conference, the 2011 Electronic Music Midwest Festival and at the Raflost 2011 Festival.
Inspired by doing the laundry.
David Z Durant
David Z. Durant (b. 1957, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.) is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of South Alabama where he is the Director of the Music Theory and Technology Program. Durant received his BM and MM from the University of Florida and his DMA from the University of Alabama. His composition teachers have included Andrew Imbrie, Edward Troupin, John D. White, Fred Goossen, Harry Phillips, Marvin Johnson, and James Paul Sain.
'The Rack' (2012) was composed using an environmental recording from the composer's backyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The melodic lines in the piece are aleatoric as a tribute to John Cage.
Anne Elyse Burson
Inspired by drum teacher George Marsh and the contemporary music scene surrounding the University of California at Santa Cruz, Anne has pursued music in many forms, including percussion, dance, singing, piano, and composition. She has a BA in anthropology and music and a MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She currently teaches music to grades K-5 in Maryland.
When I hear music, I also see shape and texture. Sound Sculpture: Little Wings was composed primarily with those elements in mind. My goal was to find sounds that, when combined, could be 'seen' in the mind as three-dimensional. Recently, scientists breeding an endangered, newly rediscovered insect produced a video of the soft, green creature forcing its way out of its egg casing. This image inspired the swirling, hollow, and insistent fluttering timbres in Sound Sculpture: Little Wings.
Nora Ponte was born in Argentina. She was distinguished with the Buenos Aires Composition Municipal Award and the Christoph Delz Composition Prize (Basel, Switzerland) among others. She is invited by festivals and conferences around the world like the Borealis Festival, UNCG New Music Festival, Caribbean Composers Forum, CMS National Conference, etc.
Currently she is an assistant professor and director of the Electronic Music Lab at the University of Puerto Rico.
To and Fro
To and Fro is the first of a series of electronic pieces inspired on "Rockaby" by Samuel Beckett. It takes Beckett's text as starting point, transforming it in sound. The repetition of minimal situations makes us to perceive complete loneliness. Active loneliness, awaiting repetition that only exists in remembrance. The repetition becomes ritornello.
The ritornello becomes a prism of transformations of the past.
C.R. Kasprzyk is a musician and avid 'bring your own bag' grocery shopper. Deeply informed by his life as a vegan, he strives for an intangible parallel between a cognizance of one's surrounding and work transcribed from (or inspired by) that environment. His work has garnered performance credits throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. Kasprzyk is currently pursuing his doctorate at Bowling Green State University, studying under Elainie Lillios.
Vignette reveals the life within several superimposed landscapes. Interdependence is observed through this blend of geographically separated environments.
Thomas Dempster (DMA, University of Texas). Lives in South Carolina. 5'9". 145 lbs. Grey hair. Blue eyes. Composer. Teaches at South Carolina State University, North Carolina Governor's School. Likes cheese and beer. Sic transit mundanum.
After everything has been added and taken away there's still a something. All the dirt and grease and grime, after tones, transients, shadows. Filter the rest away and then build.
My primary passions are photography and performance. Hospitality and tourist-versus-neighbor relations are interests of mine that inform my research, while meal-sharing and theatricality pervade my artwork. I am compelled by modes of participation, and invest in work that is activated by the viewer, whether it incorporates postal projects, hands-on contribution, and/or unsolicited collaboration. I enjoy collaborating with other artists and have developed a series of situations with the artist 0H10M1KE called 'Dinner Theatre.' Episodes, of such, have explored the presentation of work in settings as varied as private residences, automobiles, corporate boardrooms, art galleries and public space.
In 2004, 0H10M1KE & I initiated a performance in the New York City transit system which would commence a series of work, 'Bacon is the New Terrorism.' Since then, work has been realized in a variety of ways. However, shifting our focus in 2008 to a Dinner Theatre model, we reformatted our menu to include a flexitarian diet thereby allowing for a broader audience. Still, my interest in meat persists, including political, religious, and physical health reasons. This new work is intended to find itself somewhere between the peace of a rainstorm and the unease of radio interference.
Composer, conductor, teaching artist and percussionist David Crowe creates musical and multi- media compositions in many forms, from short pieces for young musicians to full-scale symphonic works. His music has been performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Northwest Indiana Symphony, American Dance Therapy Association and others.
60 seconds vibraphone w/echo
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.
Tim R Risher
Tim Risher received his MM in music from Florida State University, where he created his first electronic pieces. He joined the ensemble ParagatÃ©, and helped create several CD releases, which are now available. He is now interested in collaborative electronic works, and performs music online.
This fragment uses part of a poem by Charles Alexander (he is reading as well), and uses electronic sounds to exemplify the text.
Daniel Morel energizes his works with brevity and wit, drawing on an eclectic range of literary and natural influences; interests he exploits with wry, sometimes cheeky, enthusiasm. Mr. Morel resides in Hartford, CT, serving as director of the much acclaimed Women Composers Festival of Hartford. Current projects include a commission by the Denver Municipal Band in honor of their sesquicentennial and a month long residency with the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.
The Duck is an examination of mallards. It is an amalgamation of calls and flight. The result of this reassembly is The Duck, a disembodied voice purposely misshapen through a multitude of effects. All audio for The Duck was processed and assembled using MetaSynth.
Rodney Waschka II is best known for his algorithmic compositions, his unusual operas, and theater pieces. He frequently composes music for traditional ensembles. An expert in computer music, his works often include electronic computer music or other media: visuals, theater, or poetry. Recent commercial recordings include the London Schubert Players chamber orchestra performing his trumpet concerto, Winter Concerto. Waschka teaches at North Carolina State University.
In 2008, the world felt the results of various types of crooked and unregulated dealings on Wall Street, in and among banks, and elsewhere. These transactions included the development and use of 'derivatives' based on deceitful home mortgages. One is inclined to think of Bertolt Brecht's question: 'What is the crime of robbing a bank compared to the crime of founding one?' and to ask another: Who has been punished for these crimes?
Many kind people have performed the music of James Bohn, including: The Acadian Winds, Emergo Orchestra Productions, Ensemble Decadanse, Corey Jane, Holt, Margaret Lancaster, the New Bedford Choral Society, The New Boston Duo, The New York Miniaturist Ensemble, New York System, POW!!, The Rhode Island College Choir, The Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra, Thump, the University of Illinois Symphonic Orchestra, and the University of Illinois Trombone Ensemble. Performing music by James Bohn is also an effective form of weight loss. In addition, people who perform music by James Bohn develop whiter teeth and thicker, fuller hair. Science is never wrong.
At times the telephone may seem like an important, fantastic invention. Most of the time however, not so much.
peter elyakim taussig
Peter Elyakim Taussig is not internationally acclaimed and has never won an award. This Czech-Israeli-Canadian-American composer has produced two operas, an oratorio, a requiem, 5 concertos, 102 symphonies, and a single daughter, but except for the daughter, none of these have seen the light of day. Two recent exceptions are his book 'The Atheist's Guide to Miracles' published this June, and the 2011 premiere of his ballet in New York City by the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Pocket Music is an ongoing project of short electronic compositions uploaded to my blog and intended for use with everyday chores and situations on portable devices. Rude Awakening is part of the Morning Rituals series. The sounds of an alarm clock and the urban soundscape provide the beat.
The word 'viral,' comes to mind as a trendy but disquietingly accurate image for Robert Voisey's infectious enthusiasm. He is always ready to mutate and reinfect the process as indicated to maintain the highest degree of project fever"
-60x60: netsuke for the musical mind
Richard Arnest, Sounding Board, Spring 2011
Nevada is part of Rob Voisey's States project inspired by Jon Nelson's 50/50
Casey Mullen is a composer working in NYC with an interest in post-minimalism and experimental music. He recieved a Master's in compositoin from NYU and is working toward a PhD at Rutgers University. His music has been played by the Flux Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Yarn/Wire and he recently released a full length album of electronic music under his pseudonym "Planes and Angles.
This pieces uses processed sounds from a slamming a door using multiple meters to create a complex polyrhythm.
Alex Edward Marse
I am a graduate student at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA pursuing a M.A. in Music Composition with a focus on Computer Music. I take applied composition lessons with Dr. Robert Thompson, and I have taken computer music composition and digital signal processing classes with Dr. Tae Hong Park. I am interested in creating both acoustic and electroacoustic music. My electracoustic compositional interests included works for fixed media, computer aided composition, and live processing using
'Moon Minute' is an electronic work composed using the program Max Msp. Tha Max patch consists of several layers of self-built, sine tone arpegiattors that play through various tone rows at different tempos. Additionally, the timbre of each sine tone changes gradually over the 60 seconds. The piece evolves from a simple patterned arpeggiation to a cacophonic mass of conflicting rhythms and tones.
Elainie Lillios likes to clean house when composition deadlines loom...
Every woman's dream...
Charles Norman Mason
Mason has received many awards for his compositions including the Rome Prize, Dale Warland Commission Prize, American Composers Orchestra 'Playing it Unsafe' commission prize. His music has been performed throughout the world including FORO INTERNACIONAL DE MUSICA NUEVA, Quirinale in Rome, Aspen Summer Music Festival, and Nuova Musica Consonante. His music has been featured on NPR's 'Performance Today.' He is chair of the composition department at Frost School of Music of the Univ. of Miami.
An influence that stimulates me creatively and informs all of my compositions is characteristics of specific acoustic spaces.
making odd noises since 1984, mainly for film soundtracks, remixes and the occasional pop record.
The hidden beauty of a freight train rolling along a river, captured in "bullet time
Josh Goldman is an award-winning composer and performer whose compositions and performances have been presented at a number of international festivals and conferences. He has received awards from Miso Music Portugal, Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, Accademia Musicale Pescarese, Madrid Abierto, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Ministerio de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucia, and ASCAP. Goldman holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music and Brooklyn College.
Hexagonal (Facet 2)" is a stereophonic sound structure composed entirely of sounds produced on a prepared electric guitar.
Focusing on the creation of algorithmic and stochastic processes, utilizing the results for both fixed and real-time composition and improvisation, Jerod Sommerfeldt's music explores digital audio artifacts and the destruction of technology, resulting in work that questions the dichotomy between intent and unintended.
Soft Gamma Repeater is a brief work that explores the following techniques: Prepared (scratched) CDs, granular synthesis, variable delay, and comb filtering.
Michael Bartholomew Laurello
Michael Laurello is a Boston-based composer whose interests span genres such as acoustic chamber music, electronic and electroacoustic music, and jazz. Most recently, he was the recipient of a 2012 Emerging Artist Grant from the St. Botolph Foundation. He is now in the process of composing a set of miniatures for piano and sampled piano. Michael is currently pursuing a Master's in music composition at Tufts University.
This piece uses several sampled sound sources, including a metal water bottle, prepared piano, and brass and copper piping.
Derek Piotr is a Poland-born sound artist based in New England, whose work focuses primarily on the voice. He has been intern to Meredith Monk, collaborated with Antye Greie and Richard Chartier, and had his work featured on The Wire's Adventures in Modern Music program.
Work for choir and electronics, or solo voice, laptop and electronics. Organic / voice material is intercut with harsh / electronic material to create sonic discord and tension, the image evoked is (hopefully) that of a forest being demolished.
Jeremy van Buskirk
Jeremy Van Buskirk's music has been performed by organizations such as Alea III, Longy Chamber Orchestra, Lorelei Ensemble, The Fourth Wall Ensemble, Vento Chairo, Longitude, Redline Brass Quintet, Electronic Music Midwest, 60x60, SEAMUS, and ICMC. He currently directs the Longy Computer Music Studio at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He is also a member of the Boston Composers' Coalition. His CD For the Love of Laughter can be heard at www.tell-talemusicmedia.com.
Anniversary was written to celebrate 60x60's tenth year anniversary. The tradition is to give a gift of tin or aluminum on this occasion. These metals make up the majority of the sound sources for the piece. I couldn't help add a little extravagance at the end.
John S Wiggins
Emmy winning sound deigner and composer, owner of Wonderland Sound studio and No Wonder Music.
just the joy of these sounds together.
Tim Mukherjee is a composer who lives and works in downtown New York. He composes for acoustic and electronic mediums. After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University, he held several academic positions then segued to the world of music software. His works have been performed internationally.
Impedance is an electronic piece that utilizes sampled orchestral instruments (violin, clarinet) as well as purely synthetic sounds. The samples are heavily manipulated. The title suggests a holding back resulting in a buildup of potential energy.
Edward G Ruchalski
Edward Ruchalski has been commissioned by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Helen Boatwright and Syracuse's Society for New Music. His compositions have been performed at Lincoln Center, Mass MOCA, ICMC, and at the Festival of Miami. Ruchalski has also been the recipient of two Artist Grants from Syracuse's Cultural Resources Council for his compositions using motorized string and percussion sculptures of his own design. Ruchalski is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Le Moyne College.
The Sound Collector is the second part in of a series of studio works, all under sixty seconds in duration, inspired by the author, Walter Moers. It was composed specifically for 60 x 60.
John Link is a composer and founding member of Friends & Enemies of New Music. His music is available on the New Focus, Bridge, and 60x60 labels and he has published several articles and books on the music of Elliott Carter. He lives in New York City and is a Professor in the music department at the William Paterson University of New Jersey.
The prevailing message of Teleplay's personalized system of interlocking formulas keeps close to the body. Its sumptuous appointments and genuine old-world hand craftsmanship empower enduring elegance with a current sensibility that doesn't have to be hyper-groomed or relentlessly retro. What's showing is our style.
Joshua Groffman is a creator of deadly serious dance music and other fine artworks. He is from New York.
Thanks to: Rachel Bishop (words), Scott Groffman (beats), the New York City singles scene (feelings of existential despair).
David Charles calabrese
I am currently employed in a diesel engine factory and have a life long career performing and recording music. I believe creative artistic works have a positive impact re-wiring the listener's brain. This is an important process as we adapt to new challenges of our spiritual and material worlds. When creating music, my hope is to assist in that "re-wiring" process for the listener.
The mantra - "You got to get something good in to get something good out." I believe "truly creative works" have a significant impact on re-wiring the listeners brain. This is an important process as we adapt to the forever changing challenges of our spiritual and material worlds. When creating music, my hope is to assist in that "re-wiring" process for the listener.
Jaclyn Heyen is a multi-media artist, Harley owner/rider and crochet enthusiast. She is presently working on the Adaptive Use Musical Instruments Program at the Deep Listening Institute. Her creative work is based on her experiences on the road. Her most recent work called BlueRoad is a series of multi-media recordings of her rides on her Harley she calls Blue. These recordings not only record the sounds and sights of the road but her journey to finding her authentic self.
While going thru old CDs there was a Beethoven CD that not only had great Beethoven pieces but when handled had it's own unique sound. This piece is created by a modified version of this unique sound thru Max/MSP.. hence Beathoven.
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.
"Here, I'll Play It Again" grew out of sketches for another project. I liked the idea of having a voice gradually emerge from noise—chaos into order, randomness into meaning, confusion into clarity.