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.
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. http://www.marikimura.com
"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. "
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. http://5of4.com
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. Eventually that other project was abandoned.
Jascha Narveson was raised in a concert hall and put to sleep as a child with an old vinyl copy of the Bell Labratories mainframe computer singing "Bicycle Built for Two." He now makes music for people, machines, and interesting combinations of people and machines. http://www.jaschanarveson.com
This could be music for a trailer that doesn't exist.
Melissa Grey is a composer and teaches Sound Studies at The New School, NYC. http://melissagrey.net/
Ubiquitous sound comes from everywhere and nowhere at the same time. (Augoyard/Torgue, Sonic Experience)
Jerome TK Covington
Jerome Covington grew up playing guitar. Throughout his life he has soaked up as much sonic information as feasible in all situations. Now he translates his life into rich sonic tapestries of color based on serial modal tone rows, improvisation, and an improvised, though strictly disciplined approach to digital processing and editing. These sound sculptures are intended for galleries, installations and of course, live and recorded performance. http://www.jeromecovington.com/music/
The source material for Totem (Reprise), the final track from the album Animism in the Digital Age, which is itself part of the larger cycle The Year in Sound and Magic (2012), comes from a long day of recording at The Buddy Project in Queens, New York. These raw performances and others are undergoing a stringent process of digital editing and reconfiguring to eventually produce this year's multi-album suite.
Composer/guitarist Gene Pritsker has written over four hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music, songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles, etc. All of his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures. Gene's music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers. genepritsker.com
Paroxysm - 'A sudden attack or violent expression of a particular emotion or activity.' is an 8 min. piece written for choreographer/dancer Erin Bomboy. It manipulates sounds of the sitar, contra bass, piano, voice, bells, and static. Paroxysm Extract takes the last min of this piece and gives us a glimpse of this soundscape.
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.
"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 www.robvoisey.com
"Cancer" is a miniature from a project called "Constellations" This is a captured recording of a live performance at a Composer's Voice concert. It is interesting to write program notes after pieces are written; then to notice the subconscious motives and methods that make up a piece. The title and the work represent double entendre's and inner meanings on many levels.
Since 1991 Fabrizio Brua has studied classical Indian music under the tutelage of the Italian sitar master, Gianni Ricchizzi, in Assisi Italy; and from 1998 also with Pandit Amarnath Mishra in Varanasi, India. Now, Brua, who resides both in Perugia, Italy and in Brooklyn, NY, combines his passion for the sitar with his interests in playing and composing contemporary music. fabrizio brua/myspace
sounds from outside mixed with sounds from inside
Arnold Brooks is and artist and musician. His sound work takes as its starting point the treasure trove of possible field recordings in New York City. A major component of his audio work is using a simple hack to transpose entire sound files into one static two-dimensional visual image, which is then altered using image-based software. In other words he draws, types, applies gradients and uses other layers of static transposed sound to mash up the two sounds.
There is an undercurrent of terror of the machine, which once directed inexorably seeks its goal. Man will often commit any barbarity with the same inexorable focus. This piece is sparked by the scream of pigs and the screech of the subway.
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. jaclynheyen.com
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.
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. www.robertdick.net
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.
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. www.chadabe.com
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.
Reena Katz and Leah Raintree
Katz works with the transmission and reception of sonic information present in people, animals and Earth's materials. Using live and recorded sonic events, she considers bodies as sites of knowledge, and communication as a social and political practice. Through audience participation in public spaces, Katz highlights the relationship between collective voice and the empathic act of listening. www.radiodress.ca
Raintree's work in this project focuses on the use of shale as drawing material. Shale is the primary geologic formation affected by hydraulic fracking. For EUR Signal, Leah performed a drawing with Shale outdoors, based on her ongoing practice with this material. Katz recorded these gestures with two condensers and a vintage military microphone, used by soldiers on the battlefield. She then processed the sounds live, using the concept of time/speed, echo and pushback to address humans effect on this ancient rock formation. www.leahraintree.com
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.
New York composer Lainie Fefferman has written music for voices, orchestral instruments, banjoes, bagpipes, shawms, car parts, and electronic media. Her music draws inspiration from the rigorous, the gorgeous, the nasty, and the zany. lainiefefferman.com
Wrote this as a little birthday tribute
Miles Pflanz practices performance, video, and sound. youtube.com/user/milespflanz
Four naked girls rolled around in 100 dollars worth of pennies.
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
Critically acclaimed composer Milica Paranosic has established herself as one of New York's finest and most daring composers, performance artists, producers, and technologists. Milica is co-director of Composers Concordance, music faculty of The Juilliard Schoo and 92nd Street Y and maintains an active private teaching studio. Furthering her deep commitment to education and outreach, Milica founded Give to Grow, an education initiative which brings music technology to developing communities. www.milicaparanosic.com
This is a hybrid of A Bronx Tale, a piece I was commissioned to write and perform for the Earth to the Earth Festival in October 2011, and my piece for Bass and electronics, part of Blink, a piece commissioned by VisionIntoArt in 2005. Sounds are collected on the 'sound hunt' in the Bronx. Bass line played by Mark Vanderpoel.
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. www.joanlabarbara.com
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.
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.
James Ross is a guitarist and composer living in Brooklyn, N.Y. http://soundcloud.com/jrossmusic
All source sounds for Transmutation come from a single Tibetan singing bowl. Assembled in Ableton Live. Turning gold into lead.
Musician and composer Lin Culbertson utilizes her time spent as an improviser to inform her sound work. Her compositions are comprised of synthesized sounds, field recordings, and conventional instruments, which are combined and controlled by semi-random systems. The influence of her graphic design background is evident in her use of graphic scores, video screen grabs, and visual translation software to include non-musical elements in the sound creation process. http://www.linculbertson.net
Micro Tones for Micro Drones employs a graphic synthesizer to create sounds outside the range of normal diatonic scales. The free form nature of "drawing the sound" results in surprising and varied sonorities that evoke a swirling calliope of shimmering tones and drones.
Kenneth Babb is a musician, composer, teacher and audio engineer. From 2000 to 2006 he was a staff member, audio technology instructor and house engineer at Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center in New York where he worked with commercial clients, students and artists-in-residence. He was a founding member and president of the Park Slope Music Forum and technical director for New Angle Intermedia, two highly successful new music presentation organizations.
The elements in this sound texture were created from audio processing of the composer's own reading of the phrase "Spring Rain." The Haiku reference is metaphorical; the larger sound form having been created from the processing of smaller phonetic components of the phrase - - particles which are assembled into a balanced larger whole. A simple statement of mood, brief and complete in itself.
Emmy winning sound deigner and composer, owner of Wonderland Sound studio and No Wonder Music.
Just the joy of these sounds together.
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. http://www.youtube.com/user/centrificalforce
The mantra - "You got to get something good in to get something good out." A simple reminder to absorb the beauty in life. Then transform this goodness into positive output to benefit others and our planet.
Greg Kramer was born in Philadelphia and moved to New York City, where he received a BFA in Film/Video from Pratt Institute. While honing his musical skills playing in the rock and experimental scenes, he also garnered favorable reviews from the likes of Metal Maniacs, Pitchfork.com and Signal to Noise with his band, Wetnurse. Decibel magazine gave Wetnurse's self-titled album a 9 out of 10 and voted Wetnurse's Invisible City album #8 out of their Top 40 Extreme Albums of '08 http://soundcloud.com/ghostsensations/sets/ghost-sensations/
A metal bowl becomes a temple bell. Taking a cue from the 60x60 minute format, the tone moves forward in time, intimating a clock's chiming. Simultaneously, a muted tolling emerges from the distance. "Until It Is Struck" continues Kramer's trajectory of mutating the sounds of found materials and musical instruments. Taking inspiration from his archaeological curiosity of abandoned places, he searches for ghosts among the ruins and seeks to unearth evidence of forgotten histories through sound
Howie Kenty, occasionally known by his musical alter-ego, Hwarg, is a New York-based composer. His music is stylistically diverse, encompassing ideas from contemporary classical, electronic, rock, sound art, and everything in between, sometimes using visual and theatrical elements. Throughout all of his creations runs the idea that the experience of a piece is more than just listening to the music; he strives for a wholeness of vision and an awareness of environment that attempts to fully draw the audience into his works. He does lots of varied stuff, in NYC and internationally; listen to more at the website: www.hwarg.com
Pamela Sklar collaborates with other artists, composing and playing many styles of music. Performance highlights include solo appearances with Alan Hovhaness and Dave Brubeck, international appearances with Claude Bolling and studio recordings for many other well-known artists. Pam's chamber music has been commissioned by NY-area ensembles, is included in Lincoln Center Library's Spellman Collection, is published and can be heard on her new CD, A Native American-Jazz Tribute. www.pamelasklar.com
In a Shorter Minute! (aka In a Minute!) was composed in 2011 for a Composer's Voice Fifteen Minutes of Fame competition. Influenced by NYC, the piece creates a mood which increases in energy, intensity and irony while containing a sense of humor and flexibility as it is inundated with various pitches, textures and volume.
Samuel Pellman directs the Digital Music Studio at Hamilton College, in upstate New York. His works can be heard on recordings by Move Records and innova. Recently his music has been presented at the International Symposium of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology in Melbourne, Australia, IRCAM in Paris, the SCOPE Festival in Basel, the KYMA International Sound Symposium in Vienna, and the Musicacoustica Festival at the Central Conservatory for Music in Beijing. www.musicfromspace.com
The pitches for this brief work are based on a 5-limit just-intonation scale that is friendly to both quartal and tertian harmonies. The piece was realized on my Kyma system and features a digital emulation of a Japanese koto, which I prefer to call my Kymoto.
Guitarist Jeff Raheb has written over 200 compositions from solo guitar to symphony and jazz orchestras. His works have been performed in the US, Europe and Australia (Sydney Opera House). In 2005 he premiered ‘Topaz under Moon’ and ‘Akita Mani Yo’ for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, with Mr. Raheb as a soloist. In 2006 The Sioux Falls Municipal band premiered ‘Makato', for the 150th anniversary of Sioux Falls. He is a recipient of the NYFA Fellowship and has been included in the 2010 release The NYFA Collection - 25 Years of New York New Music. Mr. Raheb also co-founded The Brooklyn Jazz Composers Orchestra. www.jeffraheb.com
Part 3 of a 5 part composition for woodwind quintet depicting the various types of echos that exist.
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. http://mattmarble.com
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.
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).
Laurie Spiegel is has always had a bad habit of not really noticing the differences between banjos, analog synths and computers. http://retiary.org
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.
Douglas Geers is a composer who works extensively with technology in composition, performance, and multimedia collaborationsHis works include Inanna, a 90-minute multimedia theater piece; an opera, Calling; Sweep, written for PLOrk; and a violin concerto, Laugh Perfumes. He is an Associate Professor of Music Composition at the City University of New York Graduate Center and the Brooklyn College Conservatory, where he is Director of the Center for Computer Music. www.dgeers.com
Polk is the name of a small rural town in northeastern Ohio where my sister and her family live, and on their land is a small pond teeming with life: Frogs, birds, insects, fish, and more. Polk Pond imagines a late night "mini-concert" of the pond's denizens, using samples of animal sounds as its sole sound sources.
Allen Fogelsanger is completing a MM in Music Technology at NYU after having served as Music Director for Dance at Cornell 1988-2011. He composes/improvises music for dances, accompanies classes, writes movement-interactive programs in Max/MSP/Jitter, and teaches music/dance courses, including in computer-interactive dance. He is currently adjunct faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and accompanist at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He is composer/programmer for Armadillo Dance Project. http://www.armadillodanceproject.com/AF/
Pitch material consists of bi-chords whose notes have frequencies related by one of the first five ratios of the terms of the Fibonacci sequence, i.e. 2/1, 3/2, 5/3, 8/5, 13/8. Each chord changes a note from the previous one; by modulation the set of possible pitches is infinite. Onsets occur on a regular grid of 610 pulses: the most frequent occur every 2-3 pulses, supported by another set every 5 or 8 pulses, another every 13 or 21 pulses, and one more every 34 or 55 pulses. June 2011.
"Bob Lepre lives in New York City. He received his bachelor and master degrees in Percussion from the Manhattan School of Music. His recent compositon Faces was premired by the DaCapo Chamber Group and the Yass Hakoshima Dance Theatre." http://www.iwazmusic.com
Pulsar is layers of synthesizer and acoustic sounds.
I am a composer, performer and teacher of carnatic music the classical music of South India, proficient in 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 world music band "˜Charanams" and also a Carnatic Choir. www.niveditashivraj.com
Dhwani is the Sanskrit word for sound. Sound is infinite, in all forms. A pleasant, beautiful sound is enjoyable music to the ears. "Infinite Sound" is based on the carnatic raga Hindolam, a pentatonic scale. It symbolizes the endlessness of the sound and the raga with just five notes. Musical expressions have no boundaries, but can be created for a given boundary of time. The piece is played on the ancient multi string instrument Veena, blended with digitally composed music.
Drew Krause has written over 100 works for instrumental and electronic media. His music is published by Frog Peak and MLKeepe Publications, and has been recorded by Innova, Capstone, New Ariel, Frog Peak, Pogus, AUR, and Bonk Records. He is on the faculty of New York University. www.wordecho.org
"Minute Rag" is a brief, algorithmically-composed piece inspired by the sounds of summer.
David Wolfson is an eclectic, versatile composer of songs, concert music and music for theatre. Please visit his website, www.davidwolfsonmusic.net.
Following Wind is an attempt to complete a satisfying melodic statement within the 60-second limit.
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. http://www.bethsorrentino.com/
“snowday” was created on GarageBand, with a controlling keyboard, real vocals, and in my pajamas.
Poet, writer, performer, improviser, Chris Mann's works for voice are based on complex texts, freely composed to allow a play of wit and humor. He explores the textures and gestures of Australian speech, with its rhythms and qualities of color, pitch, intonation and emphasis.
"Language is the mechanism whereby you understand what I'm thinking better than I do. (Where 'I' is defined by those changes for which I is required)."
David Jason Snow
The compositions of David Jason Snow have been performed in concert by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the American Brass Quintet, the Harvard Wind Ensemble, the Yale University Band, and the Eastman Percussion Ensemble. Snow has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the ASCAP Foundation, BMI, Musician magazine and Keyboard magazine, and has been an artist resident at Yaddo and the Millay Colony for the Arts. He holds degrees in music composition from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University.
“Ain't nobody here but us chickens” is a fantasia about psychological time, a montage of natural and artificial audio phenomena that give form and flow to temporal perception: thunder, drums, a hominid’s grunt and a baby's wail, a fragmented snatch of melody, the smeared unison of a night chorus of crickets.
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. www.johnlinkmusic.com
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.
Studied Indian classical 25 years, Played funk 5 years. Electric composition last 8 years. Currently in Puppettruth and Krang
A friend asked me to compose some baliwood based sound and this is part of what I came up with.
Dan Cooper was born and raised in Manhattan, and educated at Horace Mann, Columbia, NEC, and Princeton. As a composer: awards, premieres etc from Albany Symphony, ACO / Sonic Festival, ASCAP, Cary Trust, Circadia, Electro-Music, ESYO, Fontainebleau, Imani Winds, June in Buffalo, NARAS, NEA, NYNME, NYYS, North River Music, and Tanglewood, among others. As a multi-instrumentalist: venues including Berlin Philharmonic Hall, CBGB, Hong Kong City Hall, Joe's Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, Massey Hall, Rockefeller Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, The Blue Note, and Town Hall. http://www.dan-cooper.com
'Spelunk Funk' is a multitracked 7-string bass guitar improvisation with effects. Besides composition, my main musical passion remains the bass guitar, this amazing instrument which isn't even taught at most conservatories. Through college, my main bass was a '68 Fender Jazz which I still have today. However, I gradually moved over to these 'e.r.b.s' (extended-range basses) - their registral possibilities being well-suited to my work as a composer. The 7-strings i've been playing for over a decade now were co-designed by me and built by Haydn Williams and Chris May of Overwater basses over in Carlisle, UK.
Patrick Grant is a composer, musician, and producer living in NYC. http://www.peppergreenmedia.com
Created after-the-fact as an introduction to a performance of "Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms" for violin, cello, electric guitar, electric bass, & piano at NYC's Bohemian National Hall in May 2012, it was composed in-mind to stand alone as a solo instrumental.
A founding director of Composers Concordance, Joseph Pehrson has for three decades worked on behalf the organization while pursuing his own varied and distinctive music. Originally from Detroit, Joe studied at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan (Doctor of Musical Arts 1981). Joe's teachers included composers Leslie Bassett, Joseph Schwantner, and, informally, Otto Luening and Elie Siegmeister in New York. Joe has written works for a wide variety of media which have been performed at numerous venues including Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space in New York and throughout the United States, Eastern Europe and Russia. In Moscow, Joe had five chamber pieces presented at the "Jurgenson Salon," and Linda Past-Pehrson danced to six electronic pieces in alternate tunings at the "Fireplace Hall" of the "Central Building for Workers of Art, (TsDRI). In 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 several chamber works were presented by the Composers Concordance, the New York Composers' Circle and Dan Barrett's 'International Street Cannibals.' Pehrson has works recorded on Capstone and New Ariel CDs and several pieces are published by Seesaw Music, Corp., a division of Subito Music. In 2012, Pehrson had performances on the Composers Concordance Festival, with his "Night Crawler" performed at the Nublu club in January and his "Sound Vessel" performed at William Paterson College in February. www.composersconcordance.org
“crawlerbaby” is a piece which features the horn and emphasizes a rhythmic reggae-like sound.
Daniel Palkowski is a composer, performer, sound designer & new media developer. A specialist in electronic music, he has taught composition, theory, electronic music, & audio technology at Columbia University, the Manhattan School of Music, New York University and the Hoff-Barthelson school. He has written music for films,orchestras, operas, plays & multimedia works. Commissions include the Westchester Philharmonic, Greenwich Symphony, Music from China, the Sydney Alpha Ensemble. Selected scores are published by calabresebrothersmusic.com This is from a suite of pieces from my CD Electria. Created using fractal processes via MaxMSP, using mostly Emu synthesizers. dpalkowski.com
"Turbulence1M" is from a suite of pieces from my CD Electria. Created using fractal processes via MaxMSP, using mostly Emu synthesizers. Created in a cabin in the woods at the Yaddo colony.
David Hal Campbell
David Campbell is a composer from New York who is currently studying with Sheila Silver at SUNY Stony Brook in pursuit of a PhD in composition. He has previously studied composition under noted composers Roger Briggs and Lesley Sommer at Western Washington University (MM). David's music is fiercely independent; a combination of classical, contemporary, and non-musical influences.
Mercury itself is nothing. I have always found it fascinating that the most defining feature of Mercury is its proximity to the sun. All the other planets have some interesting, unique feature that is somehow their own.
"Mercury" but it is really a piece that attempts to describe the heat and pressure of the sun as it beats down on that little rock.
Donald Hagar's music, spanning a wide range of genres, is described as rhythmically exciting and exhaustively inventive. Reviewers for the Boston Globe have called his music "intimate," "finely structured and "perky." Hagar studied at Ithaca College with Karel Husa and, at the Ithaca College London Centre, with Justin Connolly. At Boston University he studied with Theodore Antoniou and Bernard Rands. Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, Hagar is a teacher in the New York City Public Schools. www.reverbnation.com/donaldhagar
"Benzene Ring (with Waltz for Cats)" was written for and dedicated to Jennifer Hoyer, who, when observing the composer's use of interlocking hexagons to create pitch material, and when noting a mutual appreciation of cats, suggested the concept and title of the piece.
Daniel A. Weymouth composes electroacoustic music, as well as non-electronic music that tends to sound electronic. He is interested in highly kinetic works, perhaps because of a decade spent as an itinerant musician, playing jazz, C&W, rock, disco (!), R&B and funk. Commissions have come from international ensembles, as well as a wide range of wonderful musicians; recordings are on SEAMUS, Bridge, and New World Records. He co-hosted the 2010 International Computer Music Conference at Stony Brook University, where he is Director of the Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology, and a member of the Composition faculty.
Something I never do: use recordings of acoustic instruments for a "tape" piece. Here, I use a movement from my Metronome Etudes for piano and digital metronome, with the wonderful pianist Winston Choi performing. It is pretty fast to begin with, and then I take out all of the rests until it falls apart.
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 around the world 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. marysimoni.com
"Death Dance" was written in a dream. This 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?"
Syracuse, NY native Dylan Price is currently a student studying Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. He is equally enthusiastic about scoring for film and the concert stage. He has been playing piano for over a decade and currently studies with Tony Caramia. He has attended both the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Summer Program and the NYU Summer Film Scoring Workshop. He invites you to learn more about himself and his music by visiting his website dylansmusic.com. dylansmusic.com
This piece explores the different musical possibilities of a wind ensemble in a compositional exercise to write music that might accompany an action/chase sequence in a film.
Charles David Younger
Charles David Younger began his studies in music in Mississipi, and, upon coming to New York, began classical studies in arranging and orchestration with Marco Rizo, a music director and pianist for the "I Love Lucy" TV show. His most recent work, an opera entitled "The Girl from Shunem," relates the story of the Song of Solomon. It is to be presented in Armenian (word for word from the original Armenian text), and also is translated into French and English. Younger's works include numerous art songs in various languages and a variety of orchestral pieces.
"The Breeze, a Butterfly, and a River" is a descriptive work of the Japanese countryside where a butterfly floats alongside a river fanned by a gentle breeze. The butterfly could well represent the listener who dreams of the insect's pleasant flight and stops amongst the flowers as it is carried along by the breeze on its thrilling adventure. The delicacy of the Butterfly helps remind us that we must be sensitive to our environment if we truly wish to continue its enjoyment and desire to preserve it.
Phillip David Stearns
Phillip Stearns uses electronics to create phenomenological works of light and sound. Deconstruction, dissection, and reconfiguration are methods he commonly employs in his hands-on approach to creating works from electronics, treating them as tools for sculpting electricity. His process is aimed at revealing hidden macrocosms of potential, new materials for expression, and new paths for inquiries into understanding the state of things. phillipstearns.com
"Two tones separated by .0166 Hz generate a single spatialized drone that pans around the listener. (Note: stereo playback required.)"
New York composer Sara Ayers creates haunting soundscapes using her voice: sampled, layered, looped and pitch-shifted, building intricately woven washes of sounds that ebb and flow from delicate lullabies to banshee wails. http://www.saraayers.com
"What is the past but a dream of the future? Where do they go, those days gone by, Endless days, Flowing into the future?"