1 ) Bones Release (Psalm 6:2)
Lynn Job (pronounced with a long "o") was born in South Dakota, U.S.A. and owns Buckthorn Music Press (ASCAP/MPA). She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and is an active professional composer (all serious "non-pop" genres, sonic e-art, and broadcast). She is also a published poet/author, actress, professor, Bible archaeology hobbyist and more. Her main production studio is in North Texas.
(Psalm 6:2) "Be gracious to me, O YHWH, for I am pining away; heal me, O YHWH, for my bones are dismayed." "Bones Release" is carved from a collage of live synthesizer performance (2nd half) & pre-recorded events, including a sample from Job's "Prelude in E-minor" (cello), erhu & percussion field recordings, sparrow song, whale song, & bubbling stream. The composer imagined a metamorphosis from living bones to bones not confined to this earth"”a subtext beyond the scope of King David's plea.
2 ) Nano Opera: The Rise, Triumph, and Fiery Demise of Robotika
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.
3 ) A Memory of Tomorrow
William Price's music has been performed in Europe, South America, Asia, and throughout the United States. His works have been featured at such venues and events as the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the World Saxophone Congress, SoundCrawl: Nashville, the NoiseFloor Festival in Stafford, England, the Florida State University Festival of New Music, the Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival, and the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival.
A Memory of Tomorrow was created using Audacity, GarageBand, and simulated live recordings.
4 ) Last Night I Dreamt That My House Was Clean
Elainie Lillios likes to clean house when composition deadlines loom...
Every woman's dream...
5 ) Runaway
Chris Flores is a music technology student in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University.
6 ) Wall Street 2008
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?
7 ) Omaggio_fz
1961, Caracas, Venezuela. Studied electroacoustic composition at Conservatorio Nacional de MÃºsica Juan Josa Landaeta in Caracas, Venezuela under Eduardo Kusnir, he has written orchestral, chamber and electroacoustic music, also music for the multimedia industry, including TV, dance and theater plays, some of his works have received the national and municipal composition prizes.
a short hommage to a great composer/performer/thinker
8 ) Tiny Yellow Chicks Fifth And Tiny Yellow Chicks Octave
Patrick Liddell is a composer and video artist living in Chicago. He regularly collaborates with Function Ensemble (London), Maurice (Chicago), Vox Novus (NYC), and many other ensembles. His solo work is a postmodern blend of all styles, genres, and contexts. Parthenope is one of the sirens of Greek myth.
This piece is a collaboration with Chicago violinist Elisabeth Johnson.
9 ) Untitled
Erin Dougherty is a music technology student in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University.
10 ) Ubiquity
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)
11 ) Prypiat Song
Paul Clouvel is an electroacoustic and contemporary music composer living in France. He studied orchestra conducting, then he graduated twice in electroacoustic composition at the National Music Conservatory in Bourges (France) and studied composition and computer music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon. He also studied sound design, music management and computer music (Ircam, Berklee College of Music) He received several prizes, including Russolo International Electroacoustic composition prize. Paul Clouvel works as a freelance composer, editor, and is the artistic director of Elektramusic.
12 ) Lo Siento
Brad Decker’s music has been acknowledged and performed both nationally and worldwide. He was most recently a selected finalist for the 2005 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Composer Competition, the Bourges 31e Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques, the IV Edition Pierre Schaeffer International Competition of Computer Music, and the 2004 Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo. His music has also been performed at numerous American festivals. Dr. Decker is Visiting Assistant Professor of electronic music at Illinois Wesleyan University, and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Illinois. His dissertation on Franco Donatoni was deposited in January 2006. Lo siento (2007) “I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.” -Blaise Pascal
13 ) Untitled
Blake Martin is a music technology student in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University
14 ) Teleplay
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.
15 ) Radio Play
George Brunner is an American composer of international acclaim recognized for his electroacoustic and acoustic music works. Significant residencies include Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (2003 & 2009), Electronic Music Studios of Stockholm (1996, 1998 & 2001), and Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey (2002 & 2004). Significant commissions include the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin Ireland (2003 & 2004), Morris Lang, principal percussionist of the New York Philharmonic (1997, 2007, 2012), Relache Ensemble (2001), and various individual performers and chamber groups. He composed 2 Short Operas produced by Remarkable Theatre Brigade for their Opera Shorts Program (2009, 2010).
Mr. Brunner is founder and director of Electronic Music New York (EM-NY) and the International Electro-Acoustic Music Festival of Brooklyn College, which has been in existence since 1987.
Brunner is the Director of the Music Technology Program and Composition Faculty for the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College.
His music has been released on Chrysopée Electronique 25 (2003), MSR Classics (2009), and MSR Classics (Autumn 2010).
16 ) Nocturnal Recitation
As an active composer, David enjoys writing music and many of his works have been performed throughout the world. He has had the great fortune to compose and present music with Argento Ensemble, Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, and Contemporary Chamber Players. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Memphis. A native of Southern California, he currently teaches, composes, and performs in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Nocturnal Recitation is an audio/musical sculpture. The entire piece is sculpted from a simple 8 seconds of an A440 tone. The work "recites" a simple idea that has a nocturnal character to its sound. As the recitations progress, distortion begins to take over but quickly dissipates. As in life when we try to repeat anything, sometimes there are many distractions in this instance the repeated element remains uncolored by the distorted events.
17 ) Shadow Boxer
Allen Strange (June 26, 1943 in Calexico, California – February 20, 2008 in Seattle, Washington) was an American composer. He authored two books, Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls (first published in the 1970s) and Programming and Meta-Programming the Electro-Organism. He co-wrote The Contemporary Violin: Extended Performance Techniques with his wife, Patricia. Career Allen Strange studied composition with Donal Michalsky at the California State University, Fullerton. He received his MA in 1967. He later studied composition with Robert Erickson, Harry Partch, and Ken Gaburo, and composition and electronic media with Pauline Oliveros at the University of California, San Diego from 1967-8 and 1970-71. In 1970, Strange became a professor of music and the director of the electronic music studios at San Jose State University. Strange retired from academia in 2002 and moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington to pursue a full-time career composing, concertizing with his wife, and working with his jazz trio, Cuvée. He died on February 20, 2008.
Sideshow is an "in-progress" collection of "ear-movies" based on oddities, real and imaginary, from turn-of-the l9th century dime museums. Sideshow may be played as a collection, or as individual works. Does a sound have a shadow?
18 ) Florentine
Michael James Olson
Michael James Olson is a composer and media artist currently residing in Indiana. His work focuses on the intersections of traditional instrumentation with various media such as video, interactive electronics, and multi-channel audio. His works have been performed at festivals and venues such as IIT Technology Festival (Mumbai), Noisefloor Festival (UK), SEAMUS, and ICMC. Michael holds a M.M. from Georgia Southern University, and is presently a doctoral student at Ball State University.
Florentine chronicles a brief journey through a vast landscape populated by swirling textures of bells, strings and percussion.
19 ) Nevada
"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 a “mash-up” part of Rob Voisey's States project inspired by Jon Nelson's 50/50
20 ) Decay Date 14 April 1966
Composer Eldad Tsabary creates electroacoustic and instrumental works that are inspired by the concepts of metamorphosis and sound-mass, and often reflect intercultural subjects. His works won prizes and mentions in several international and Canadian competitions including Miniaturas Electroacústicas 2008 (Andalucia), a CBC-Outfront/Deep Wireless Residency 2008, Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique 2007 (Bourges), Madrid Abierto 2007, ZKM’s Shortcuts:Beauty 2006 (Stuttgart), and Harbourfront Centre's New Canadian Sound Work 2006. Eldad’s music was performed and recorded by the Bulgarian Philharmonic, Cygnus Ensemble, and trombonist Haim Avitsur among others, presented at venues such as Carnegie Hall, ISCM World, and CCRMA (see list) , released on ElektraMusic (Paris), Vibrö (Paris), Capstone Records (New York), Vox Novus (New York), ERMMedia (Norfolk), New Adventures in Sound Art (Toronto), and JAZZIS (Israel), and published by Editions BIM (Switzerland). Eldad received his education at Boston
University, CUNY Graduate Center (New York), Mannes College of music (New York), Rimon School of Jazz (Israel) and Musitechnic and studied composition under David Loeb, David Olan, David Del Tredici, and Tim Brady. He teaches electroacoustic music and music technology at Concordia and at Formation Musitechnic. Eldad is a board member (treasurer) of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the artistic director of the Canadian 60x60 project. Decay Date 14 April 1966 begins with a recording of radio transmissions from the soviet surveillance satellite Cosmos 114 (near Stockholm, April 8, 1966 by Sven Grahn) treated with a varying modulation frequency ring-modulator and a stereo delay. The decay of the satellite on the following April 14th is portrayed by a cross-fade into an ambient chord progression treated with a varying resolution chopper (incorporating the same automation envelope of the ring modulator)
21 ) Fast Prelude
Aaron Krister Johnson
Aaron Krister Johnson is a Chicago-based multi-keyboardist, composer and teacher. Ever eclectic and multi-faceted as a keyboard artist, Johnson's experience ranges from the Western classical keyboard tradition, to folk music, and to modern electro-acoustic free improvisation. The Chicago Sun-Times called his composition 'evocative', and his improvisations have been hailed by Keyboard Magazine as "challenging and creative". His work has appeared on National Public Radio, and has been lauded by Chicagocritic.com, the Chicago Tribune, the Windy City Times, and the online music journal Tokafi.com Johnson is founder and artistic director of UnTwelve, a groundbreaking new concert series dedicated to exploring the current and historical frontiers of music written in alternative tunings.
'Fast Prelude' is a neo-baroque composition in 19-tone equal temperament. One can think of it as a "Bach invention seen through shattered glass". It modulates quite rapidly in a devil-may-care manner, and the synthesizer sound was realized using Csound on the author's Linux system.
22 ) unk
Bruce Hamilton composes and performs music in a variety of genres. His music is published by Non Sequitur Music and can be heard on the Albany, Amaranth, and/OAR, black circle, blank space, Capstone, Ilse, [ink | fuel], Memex, Phill, SEAMUS, Spectropol, split-notes, Three Legs Duck and Mark labels. A co-organizer of the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Music at Western Washington University.
unk is a feisty piece with mixed tunings
23 ) dots, lights and sound
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.
24 ) BLO
Christopher Preissing creates music for concert, stage, and installation. He has received awards from numerous residency programs and the Jerome Foundation, Meet the Composer, Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago, ICMC 60x60, and American Composers Forum. His recent composition for The Waking Room was called a "brilliant"¦ sound-crazy score" by the Chicago Tribune. Preissing's approach to art-making investigates non-hierarchical relationships among sources and collaborators.
A powerful directed stroke or physical attack with an inanimate object or part of the human body intended to cause blunt impact injury or penetrating trauma. BLO was created from edited and processed field-recorded samples collected in an abandoned apartment complex and an old warehouse in Chicago's Bronzeville and Bridgeport neighborhoods, and from the remains of a piano discovered at the bottom of a silo located outside Beloit, Wisconsin.
25 ) rrrrr
Juraj Kojs is a Slovakian composer, performer, multimedia artist, producer, researcher and educator permanently residing in the US. His compositions received awards at Europe—A Sound Panorama, Miami New Times Best Off Award, Eastman Electroacoustic Composition and Performance Competition and the Digital Art Award. Kojs has received commissions from The Quiet Music Ensemble, Miami Light Project, the Deering Estate Ensemble and Meet the Composer. His research articles appeared in journals such as Organized Sound, Digital Creativity, Leonardo Music Journal, Journal of New Music Research and International Journal of Arts and Technology.
Kojs is the director of the Miami-based Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts (FETA). He holds a Ph.D. in Composition and Computer Technologies from University of Virginia. Kojs taught at Medialogy Department Aalborg University (Copenhagen, Denmark), Yale University and University of Virginia. Kojs is currently a full time faculty in the Audio Production Department at Miami International University of Art and Design in Miami, FL.
26 ) Mirando hacia abajo durante 60 segundos
Ricardo Arias is an experimental improvising musician and sound artist. He has performed in Europe, Canada, the United States, Lebanon, Colombia, and Argentina, both solo, and in collaborations with other musicians such as Michel Doneda, Mazen Kerbaj, Chris Mann, Hans Tammen, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Chafe and Sean Meehan, among many others. He is Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá.
"Mirando hacia abajo durante 60 segundos" is a one minute stereo reduction of Mirando hacia abajo, an octophonic piece that originally lasts 20 minutes. Mirando hacia abajo was first performed on May 3rd, 2012 at the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá, Colombia, in a concert version that included a live performer switching various sound-making devices on and off in addition to the prerecorded part.
27 ) Untitled
Aaron Word is a music technology student in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University.
28 ) Polk Pond
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.
29 ) Undertow
Tova composes Balkan/Jazz fusion music for her 8-piece band, The Thing Is (www.myspace.com/thethingismusic), sings Bossa Nova and French cabaret, plays viola, composes for modern dance and theatre, and creates a cappella performance art. She studied Vocal Jazz and Arrangement/Composition at Humber College in Toronto, Canada, with John Macleod, Don Palmer, and Shannon Gunn, among others, and holds a degree in Philosophy, French Linguistics, and Mathematics from the University of Toronto.
She loves the sea, and she fears it. These are sounds from floating on the surface of something too powerful.
30 ) Mindfields
Robert Ratcliffe is an internationally recognised composer, sonic artist, EDM musicologist and performer. He recently completed a PhD in composition/musicology (New Forms of Hybrid Musical Discourse) at Keele University (UK). He is the first composer to develop a musical language and compositional technique through the cross-fertilisation of contemporary art music and electronic dance music (EDM). His hybrid works have been performed and broadcast in over 20 countries worldwide, including presentations at major events such as ACMC, ICMC, L’espace du Son, and NIME. Most recently he was invited to serve on the senior programming committee of the International Computer Music Conference in Slovenia.
Robert is the Music Coordinator ‘Macro-Composer’ of the 60x60 Presenters Mix 2012.
“Mindfields” is a hybrid electronic work that combines borrowed vocal material from the Handel aria “Myself I shall adore” (from the opera “Semele”) with characteristic elements from electroacoustic music and electronic dance music. The work develops a new approach to composing with borrowed source material based on the ‘four evolutionary stages of the remix’, as identified by Brewster and Broughton. By extracting different remix approaches as compositional paradigms, a new methodology is constructed which allows for multiple ways of working with borrowed material. This provides a framework for working with the parameters of the borrowed material on different hierarchical levels. Vocals performed by Karen Radcliffe.
31 ) Ein kleiner Klang
Paul Dibley is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Electroacoustic Studios at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Paul gained a distinction in his MA in Digital Music Technology from Keele University in 1996 (studying with Professor Rajmil Fischman and Professor Mike Vaughan) and in 2003 he completed a PhD in composition with Professor Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham, UK. His work has been performed in Europe, the Far East, Australia, Canada and the USA.
"Ein kleiner Klang" is a very simple minute's worth of sonic play, using just the archetypal sound of New Zealand pottery. Taken from the opening of Jonty Harrison's Klang, this short study allowed me to produce an etude using a metallic, bell-like sound. Only time stretching, equalization, reversing and layering of different pitches were used in this etude.
32 ) die Tiefen des Rheins
Raised in Warm Springs, Georgia (population <475), Alan Shockley holds degrees in composition from the University of Georgia, Ohio State, and Princeton University (M.F.A., Ph.D.). He's held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Centro Studi Ligure, and the Virginia Center for the Arts, among others. He's currently Assistant Professor and Director of Composition/Theory in the Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach.
Editing the live recording of my piece "glint in river's bed"in two different editing programs generated these overdriven sounds. I extracted this miniature from this happy accident giving it the title _die Tiefen des Rheins_, since both works draw on the opening of Wagner's music drama _Das Rheingold_.
33 ) Lois
David Gunn composes mostly acoustic music. He�d
write for orchestras all day if anybody would let
him. Besides Lois, he�s also written tunes named
Lucille, Lexanne, Les moineaux géants picotants,
and Locomotives stalking a Leopard in a china
closet. In 2003, Albany Records released
Somewhere East of Topeka, a CD of his chamber
music. Brisk sales are anticipated any day now.
For 10½ years, he co-hosted Kalvos & Damian’s New
Music Bazaar, which won an award once. Or twice, actually.
"Lois" is a true story, as much as any story
nowadays can be considered true. It was recorded
using an Audio Technica microphone specially
adapted to withstand dinosaur ejecta. The plucky
recording engineer regrettably was not so
adapted. Nonetheless, he is scheduled to be
released from hospital any day now, so if you
want to send him a get well card, don�t delay.
34 ) Fast Variation
Liana Alexandra is regarded as the leading Romanian composer of her generation"-Grey Youtz,The Michigan University. Born:May 27,1947,Bucharest. Studies: University of Music Bucharest; International courses: Darmstadt and USA scholarship; PhD in Musicology; Professor at the National University of Music Bucharest. Prizes: 20 international awards (USA, Holland, Germany,etc.). More than 100 compositions:9 symphonies, 7 concertos, 3 operas, 4 cantatas, 1 oratorio, chamber, choral, computer music.
"Fast Variation" is a section from my Symphony No. 8 - "Variations", and was composed with the programs "Cakewalk" and "Mozart Music Processor".
35 ) Cumulus Arc
Kala Pierson is an American composer and sound artist. Trained at Eastman School of
Music and Bard College at Simon's Rock, she's had performances and installations in
25 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).
Cumulus Arc is a concentrated, meditative statement for cello, cast in two long
phrases. The performer is Serbian cellist Krisztina Szabo-Tokodi.
36 ) Hexagonal (Facet 2)
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.
37 ) Song of Summer
Born in Statesville, NC in 1963; related to Daniel Boone; youngest of five sons; lived in eight states - now California; recorded rhinoceros vocalizations in Zimbabwe; Music Manager in New York; plays sax throughout the U.S.A. and Europe; compositions performed all over the world, numerous CD's; teaches theory/composition at California State University, Fresno; loves to play saxophone, compose, read, ski, play with wife and kids; fan of "The Daily Show" and "Modern Family." www.BenjaminBoone.com
Hallucinogenic heat rises from the parched asphalt as the sun's rays permeate and evaporate all moisture from your being. Welcome to a summer in Fresno. This work was rendered during an intensive workshop I coordinated for the California State University Summer Arts Festival. The performers are the students, guest faculty and me on saxophone.
38 ) Anniversary
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.
Anniversary was written to celebrate 60x60's tenth year anniversary. The tradition is to give a gift of tin or aluminum on this occasion. I used these metals for the majority of the sound in the piece. I also couldn't help being a little extravagant at the end.
His CD For the Love of Laughter can be heard at www.tell-talemusicmedia.com.
39 ) Pluvial Precipitations in the Iberian Peninsula
Juan Maria Solare
Juan Maria Solare was born in Buenos Aires in 1966 and has lived in Germany since 1993 as a composer and pianist. After his diplomas in piano, composition and conducting at the Conservatorio Nacional in Buenos Aires, he undertook postgraduate studies with Fritsch, Barlow, Humpert and Kagel (in Cologne) and Lachenmann (in Stuttgart). Ten CDs by different performers include at least one piece by Solare. Currently he teaches Tango Music at the University of Bremen and Composition and Arrangements at the Hochschule fur Kunste in Bremen. Solare unifies in his person diverse tensions: contemporary music and tango argentino, South and North, composition and performance.
This 'sonoclip' deconstructs a key sentence of the musical "My Fair Lady": "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain". Professor Higgins and Colonel Pickering have been drilling Eliza Doolittle incessantly with speech exercises, trying to break her Cockney accent speech pattern, and this line contains five words that focus on a particular phonetic issue. One layer of my piece features my own voice training myself to pronounce this phrase. Other layers use granular synthesis of single sounds derived from this sentence. The title is an equivalent of this line but: "The rain in Spain" transforms into (Pluvial) Precipitations in the Iberian Peninsula.
40 ) Once upon a time
Born in Rethymno - Crete. A founding member of the Hellenic Association of electroacoustic music composers (www.essim.gr) and of the Hellenic Society for Acoustic Ecology (www.akouse.gr). Phd. c at De Montfort University with Simon Emmerson. Her music has been performed in various places and times. She interested in the complexities and peculiarities of the sounding environment as a source of ideas in music composition.
"Once upon a time... In the beginning of the narration a journey. The beginning experienced as an end. The journey into the sounding environment as a metaphor for the long journey of the soul into the world. Both recordings of natural sound environments and synthesized sounds has been used."
41 ) Tedijequeno
"LEONARDO JOSE DUERTO Maturin, Venezuela (23/03/1972) Geophysical Engineer (Universidad Central de Venezuela / PhD - Royal Holloway University of London), a musician ex officio has carried his curiosity about the nature of the sound from the subsurface to the concert halls. He started his musical training at the schools of Prudencio Esaa and Jose Angel Lamas in Caracas and has done specialization in classical music composition at the University of Stavanger in Norway."
The individual, constructed as a subject for itself and others (as the product of a social dynamics), goes into the difficult terrain of finding identification as a necessary steps in the communication. Any artist must be resigned to accept any outcome, not without experiencing the deep crisis of not fulfilling the expectation of the "Other".
42 ) #37
Mike McFerron is professor of music and composer-in-residence at Lewis University, and he is founder and co-director of Electronic Music Midwest (http://www.emmfestival.org). His music can be heard on numerous commercial CDs as well as on his website at http://www.bigcomposer.com.
hommage to the founder of 60x60
43 ) Himalayan Queen
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.
44 ) MDV
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
45 ) En Train
Post-Fluxus artist Dennis Bathory-Kitsz has written more than 1,000 pieces of nonpop, including the vampire chamber opera Erzsabet. He uses his own electronic/acoustic instruments, software/hardware, synthesizers, e-boxes, electronic costumes, and extended voice. He created the 2007 "We Are All Mozart" composer productivity project and co-founded the NonPop International Network.
The Amtrak comes and interrupts the composition, and the composition capitulates.
46 ) Ghost Whispers
Adam Sovkoplas was born in Brownsville, Texas, on January 16, 1982. He is currently working on his DMA at the University of Kentucky in Lexington under the instruction of Mr. Joe Baber. Sovkoplas's works have been performed throughout the United States as well as in the United Kingdom (2nd Annual Festival of New Organ Music, London) and Italy (Orvieto Musica Festival). In 2007, Sovkoplas founded the Central Kentucky Student Chapter of SCI and has since organized the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd annual Kentucky New Music Festivals.
Ghost Whispers is one movement of my Three Electronic Poems. Each movement has a written poem that was constructed alongside the creation of the musical work. The Ghost Whispers poem is not in a form that fits the structural limitations of these program notes and therefore cannot be included.
47 ) Toying With Time
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.
48 ) paroxysm extract
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.
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 sound scape
49 ) Od Soluna do Tetovo
Dr. Robert Sazdov is a composer, music producer, researcher and educator. He has received prizes and awards from various organizations and institutions including: ‘Pierre Schaeffer’ Competition, Musica Nova Competition, Bourges International Competition, Just Plain Folks Music Awards and the Audio Engineering Society. His music has been released by Vox Novus, Accademia Musicale Pescarese, Society for Electroacoustic Music, Australasian Computer Music Association, and SoundLab Channel. His work has been performed in various festivals and concerts in Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Macedonia, New Zealand, Romania, South America, Sweden, the US, and throughout Australasia. Robert’s current research focuses on the perception of multi-channel surround sound and formulating compositional approaches for multi-channel configurations that included elevated loudspeakers. He has presented his research findings at various conferences including, AES (2007), EMS (2007; 2011), ICMC (2009; 2011), ICSA (2011), SAN (2007), HCS (2005), ACMC (2006) and has been invited to present at Psychophysics Lab – Cambridge University (2007), University of Sydney (2005), Sonic Arts Research Centre – Queens University (2007), ESRA Audio-Visual University (2009), University of Saint Kiril and Methodius (2012). Robert is currently a faculty member at the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre (DMARC) – University of Limerick.
Od Soluna do Tetovo is an adaptation of a traditional Macedonian song, ‘The Moon Shorn from Solun to Tetovo’ dating from the mid-19th Century. The song was interpreted by the late Vaska Ilieva as taken from a recording session in Sydney, Australia in 1992 whilst on her Australian tour. This composition is essentially a ‘road trip’ of the ethnographic size of Macedonia as viewed by the Macedonian consciousness in the 19th Century. The composition utilizes FFT based audio processing and manipulations found in the program MetaSynth and AudioSculpt. The resultant audio was composed and mixed in Digital Performer.
50 ) Seconds
Critics have called Dorothy Hindman’s music ‘intense, gripping, and frenetic’, ‘sonorous and affirmative’ and ‘music of terrific romantic gesture’. Each piece explores her ongoing interest in issues of musical perception, beauty, timbre, contextual meaning, and profundity. Hindman teaches music composition at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. "Seconds" is a musique concrete work based on source material recorded during a single dinner with the family. 96 separate sonic events, each one second long, were combined and processed using ProTools to create a 5.0 surround file.
was composed and realized at the Visby International Centre for Composers’ Studio Alpha in June, 2005.
51 ) Manswatter 3
Moises Linares is a music technology student in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University.
52 ) Curtain Call
Patricia Walsh is a multi-media artist working with sound and video. CURTAIN CALL. Recently, her silent video WAVE was shown as part of International Women's Day 2012, at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, in an exhibition curated by Lubaina Himid. The BBC Big Screen Leeds is currently screening her video DIVE. Her sound work SHADOWPLAY is included on Alan Dunn's Soundtrack For A Mersey Tunnel CD, and it was also heard on Resonancefm Radio, London, 2011. Selected audio works can be found at www.soundcloud.com/patricia-walsh
“Curtain Call” combines music and voice to explore themes of memory and the passage of time
53 ) Continuum Clock
Born:August 25,1954,Bucharest.Studies: University of Music Bucharest; International courses: Darmstadt, Munchen, Breukelen and USA scholarship; PhD in Musicology; Professor at the National University of Music Bucharest. More than 100 compositions:7 symphonies, 2 concertos, 3 operas, 2 cantatas, 1 requiem, 1 oratorio, chamber, choral, computer music. Prizes: 18 international awards (USA, Holland, Italy,etc.), Officer of the Belgium Crown Order.
"Continuum Clock" was composed with "MIDImage" and "Mozart Music Processor" programs.
54 ) Peace, Love, Signature Piece
Scott Brickman (b. 1963) teaches music at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. His music is recorded on the Capstone, ERM, New Ariel, Ravello and SEAMUS labels.
Peace, Love, Signature Piece (2012) is an independent work that is however related to a series of works I have written over the past two years. Those works are all based on 12-tone rows whose initial hexachords are subsets of the octatonic scale. This short, lyrical composition draws three measures of its material from the motto or motive of a yet unwritten piano work
55 ) Decked Out
Jeff Morris is the PerfTech Studio Director in the Texas A&M University Department of Performance Studies. His work focuses on the impact of technological mediation on human communication.
This piece uses fabric and a zipper as live sound sources in a playful vignette portraying the irksome rituals we go through before having a classy night on the town. Its concept was developed with choreographer Carisa Armstrong.
56 ) Minutiae
Adam Stansbie was born in Leeds, UK where he is currently lecturing in Music, Sound and Performance Technologies at Leeds Metropolitan University. He received his undergraduate degree from Leeds University, was presented with an award for outstanding achievement in music production, and is currently working towards a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition under the supervision of Denis Smalley. His musical works have been performed and broadcast throughout the world and have won awards at the Bourges International Competition (2006) and the international acousmatic competition Metamorphosis (2006). He has completed residencies at the IMEB, France (2007/2008) and Musique et Recherches, Belgium (2009).
Minutiae brings together 60 fragments of sound, all of which have been abstracted from previous works. In doing so, these otherwise minor, incidental details (minutiae?) have acquired a new status; they have become the focal point of an entire (albeit small) composition.
57 ) Song for 180
57 ) Song for 180
Zlatko Ćosić is a video artist born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ćosić earned a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Video Production and Interactive Digital Media from Webster University. Ćosić's work spans from short films, video and sound installations to theater projections and live audio visual performances. His artwork was shown in over twenty countries for which he has received a variety of recognition. Ćosić currently lives in St. Louis and works as a multimedia producer, professor and artist.
"Song for 180" was created for video entitled "180". Each video within "180" was
originally created for three different sets of the 60x60 Project which is comprised
of Cosic's 60 videos with 60 second compositions by 60 different composers. These
one hundred eighty videos formed a new visual structure which inspired the creation
of "Song for 180."
58 ) X-R Drums
Rich O’Donnell’s career as a professional musician spans a half century. In addition to his virtuosity as a percussionist, O’Donnell is a prolific composer, innovator and inventor of percussion and electronic instruments, a teacher, and a writer. He is currently director of the Electronic Music Studio at Washington University, St. Louis. He co-founded in 09 HEARding Cats, a 501(c)(3) arts collective with Anna Lum, Mike Murphy, Ryan Harrris. Though O’Donnell grew up loving and playing jazz in the bop-era, his talent led him to a career with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at the young age of 22. Never finishing his degree at North Texas, he went on to play with the SLSO for 43 years, spending most of that time as principal percussionist before retiring in 2002. Throughout his professional career, O’Donnell has been a mainstay in helping promote, produce, and perform modern music in the United States as a board member and long-time Music Committee Chair of New Music Circle. Through the years, constantly reinventing, O’Donnell refined his own craft in extended percussion techniques through timbre exploration and instrument-building (acoustic percussion instruments, analog synthesizers, and digital gestural controllers). He has been directly involved as a professional performer, composer, and inventor in many of the major musical movements of the modern era: bop/hard-bop; free-improv; improvised chamber; analog and digital synthesis; tape music; minimalism. More recently, O’Donnell’s innovation and vision in percussion led him to create SeeSaw Drumming—a revolutionary playing technique using a new type of sticks and pedals. SeeSaw Drumming is based on reciprocal motion and makes use of two beaters per hand (and foot). Using two beaters per appendage gives O’Donnell the ability to create complex layers of polyrhythms and hemiolas that provide new insight into rhythmical structures. He no longer thinks in terms of downbeats and bars, but rather convergence, overlays, and cycles of the various layers. This technique can be fast and dense, but it can also be elegant and in the pocket.
The 60 seconds in X-R Drums reflect a life of composing electronic music, playing and inventing percussion instruments. The sound sources, (except for the Tibetan bowls), are all of percussion instruments created by O'Donnell. There is no signal processing except for a bit of transposing using Pro Tools.
59 ) Cavern
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.
60 ) Atomic Number 97
Richard Bitting (b.1950) is an artist, composer and teacher residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. His visual work is in museums and private collections across the United States; his music has been performed internationally.