60x60 Audio - Coordinators / Macro-Composers

60x60 Audio - a circle of sound a slice of the scene

It's like a Whitman's sampler of the contemporary new music scene.
- Times Union -

60x60 Music Coordinators / Macro-Composers / Producers

60x60 is a collection of miniatures or "signature" works from 60 different composers/sound artists. Each work is 60 seconds (or less) in length and are sequenced in order to fit neatly within each minute of the hour; each new minute is a different piece from a different artist. 60x60 creates a unique challenge for the composer/sound artist to express themselves in the concise time frame of one minute. Besides that one restriction, artists are free and specifically encouraged to express themselves in any way that they wish.

60x60 is much more than a collection of short works played one after another. The entire hour of 60 on-minute works is specifically curated or composed as a one hour long "macro-composition" containing the 60 works. All 60x60 mixes are put together by artists to create an artistic hour for audiences to enjoy.

Each Music Coordinator or Macro-Composer is an artist unto themsleves creating an hour long music composition made up of smaller pieces.

Carefully arranged by Voisey,
they are polished and cut rubies and diamonds,
neatly packaged on a recorded disc
- Arts Now! -

Robert Voisey

Robert Voisey

As the creator and leader of 60x60, Robert Voisey has created and "macro-composed" the most mixes. He has been responsible for creating the "main" annual 60x60 International mix since 2003. He has also organized and put together several other 60x60 mixes including: Pacific Rim mixes, Midwest mixes, New York Minutes Mix, Munich Mix, Evolution Mixes, the UK Mix, the Burgundy Mix, the Magenta Mix, the Sanguine Mix and the Scarlet Mix.

le tout etant plus grand que la somme de ses parties,
c'est vraiment le concept global qui retient l'attention.
- Circuit -

Eldad Tsabary

Eldad Tsabary

Several other composers have put together different mixes. Eldad Tsabary has been responsible for putting together the Canadian Mixes as well as the Vermillion mix and the Order of Magnitude Mix.

Eldad Tsabary (born 1969, Israel) is a composer living in Montreal. He composes and performs in a variety of styles including contemporary, experimental, acousmatic and sound art. His works, in all styles, are created with the concepts of fluidity and constant motion in mind and utilize unusual field recordings as well as noise and musical content. Eldad has taught electroacoustic composition, performance, history, and ear training at Concordia since 2005. He also teaches sound recording, digital audio, MIDI, synthesis, sampling, and sound for image at Formation Musitechnic since 2007. As the Canadian director of 60x60, Eldad recently organized several music, dance, and multimedia shows, including "60x60 Order of Magnitude" - a 10-hour long show at the FOFA gallery as part of Congress 2010. The show comprised 600 compositions, all one-minute-long, by 600 different composers (the most ever programmed in a single show), with 600 improvisations by 20 dancers coordinated by Stephanie Bernard, and 10 hours of live video by Michael Plante. Eldad is also the treasurer of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) - Canada's national EA organization.

James Finnerty

James Finnerty

James Finnerty is responsible for putting together the 2012 Canada Mix.

James Finnerty is a musician, composer, producer and sound engineer currently residing in Montreal, Canada. A recipient of the Campaign for a New Millennium Scholarship (2011), the Alcides Award in Electroacoustics (2011), the Hugh and Trudi Le Caine Award in Electroacoustics (2010) and the Concordia University Alumni Association Inc. Scholarship (2010), James is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electroacoustic Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. As a recording/mixing engineer and producer, James has worked on a several projects in many different musical styles, including, pop, rock, country, folk, classical, jazz and electroacoustic music. As a musician, James has contributed to several recordings and performed in a range of musical projects as a guitarist, vocalist and audio programmer; including a self-release of his own folk compositions. He has played guitar, bass and sang backup vocals with many bands in numerous live performances. As a composer, sound designer and editor, James has been developing his portfolio while attending the Electroacoustic Studies program at Concordia. His sound design and electroacoustic compositions have been exhibited at the VAV Gallery, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, L’Envers, Concordia Greenhouse, DB Clark Theatre and the NFB Cinerobotheque, He has contributed work as a sound engineer/ editor to a video game project in development for Sony Play Station, and as an extension of his composition practice he has recently started programming audio software for compositions combining laptop computer, piano and guitar.

Most musicians use 12 standard tones and the familiar sound of the "Do, Re, Mi" scale as a guideline. But the 60 musicians involved in UnTwelve's 60x60 mix have a different idea about music. For them, it is about exploring tones outside the musical norm-within 60 seconds.
- Columbia Chornicle -

Aaron Krister Johnson

Aaron Krister Johnson

Aaron Krister Johnson was responsible for the UnTwelve Mix and the Crimson Mix.

Aaron Krister Johnson is a Chicago based composer. musician, and teacher. Johnson's experience ranges from the Western classical keyboard tradition, to folk music, and to modern electro-acoustic free improvisation. [1] The Chicago Sun-Times called his composition 'evocative',[2][3] 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,[4] the Windy City Times,[5] and the online music journal Tokafi.com Johnson is founder and artistic director of UnTwelve,[6] a group dedicated to writing music written in alternative tunings. [7] Through the UnTwelve organization Aaron Krister Johnson collaborated with 60x60 as a music director or "macro-composer" to create the 60x60 UnTwelve mix contain 60 one-minute works with a theme of microtonality.[8] He has worked in the area of composition of incidental music and sound design for theatre. His score for 'Peer Gynt' was nominated for a 2005 Joseph Jefferson award for outstanding original incidental music for a play. Other theatre music and sound design credits include 'Madwoman of Chaillot' and the Jeff-nominated 'Natural Affection' for the Artistic Home, and Lakeside Shakespeare of Michigan's productions of 'Twelfth Night' and 'Julius Ceasar'. Johnson originally received his education at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory division, the State University of New York at Purchase (BFA Magna Cum Laude) and Northwestern University (MFA Magna Cum Laude) for his graduate studies

tantalizing audio collage
- Classical Voice of North Carolina -

Sabrina Pena Young

Sabrina Pena Young

Sabrina Pena Young is responsible for putting together the Athena mix.

International composer and media artist S. Pena Young has premiered music and multimedia works at festivals throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia at such venues as the Beijing Conservatory in China, Art Basil Miami, Collective Unconscious (NYC), the Deep Listening Gallery, and the Australasian Computer Music Conference. Pena Young recently published "The Feminine Musique: Multimedia and Women Today," an historical overview of the experimental arts through the works of notable artists and composers, and is currently composing the multimedia oratorio Creation for Millikin University. S. Pena Young has taught at Florida International University and Murray State University.

Robert Ratcliffe

Robert Ratcliffe

Robert is the Music Coordinator or ‘Macro-Composer’ of the 60x60 Presenters Mix 2012.

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.

Melissa Grey

Melissa Grey

Melissa Grey is the Music Coordinator or ‘Macro-Composer’ of the 60x60 New York Minutes Mix 2012.

Melissa Grey is a NYC-based composer. Her projects include concert works for chamber ensembles, electroacoustic performances, field recordings, media installations, music and sound for film, video, and online publications.

Thomas Gerwin

Thomas Gerwin

Thomas Gerwin is the Music Coordinator or ‘Macro-Composer’ of the 60x60 Voice Minutes Mix 2012.

Thomas Gerwin is a classically studied composer and sound artist. He came into the field of electroacoustic music very early, later he intensively worked on soundscape composition and radio art. Today he mostly works in his studio inter art project in Berlin, Germany, composes for concert performances, dance, radio and film – (with and without traditional music instruments, acousmatic, multi-channel and live-electronics) and creates sound and video installations for public spaces and festivals. He is artistic director of “Berlin Loudspeaker Orchestra” and yearly sound art festival “Internationales Klangkunstfest Berlin”, also director of “Institute for Multisensorial Arts”. His works are released and exhibited worldwide and have been awarded with several international prizes and stipends. More at: www.thomasgerwin.de

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