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60x60 project 60x60 (2006 / International Mix)
1) ZUP LoneMonad
2) A One Minute Drama David Newby
3) Moog of Destruction Andrew Cole
4) 60x601 Tony Higgins
5) Cinder Cone Marc Barreca
6) Other Places John Allemeier
7) Iberian Aria Rodney Oakes
8) Remebering Home Laurie Spiegel
9) Squint Kubilay Uner
10) 60,000,000,000 David Ben Shannon
11) Dropped Bytes III Anastasio Mitropoulos
12) Yaylada Erdem Helvacioglu
13) They Saw That They Were Naked Dwight Ashley
14) Rain James Bohn
15) Time and Response Antonino 'Eze' Cuscina'
16) My Visiting Card Xiting Yang
17) One Minute Thinking Maurilio Cacciatore
18) Moving Water Andra McCartney
19) Chariot (Q1) Lynn Job
20) Memory of Loss Ann Cantelow
21) Filouria Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
22) Minutia Greg Dixon
23) Hallelujah Oded Zehavi
24) Lois David Gunn
25) James Bond vs the Venominator Nicolas Chausseau
26) Whitecap Scott Smallwood
27) Gamaka Christopher Cook
28) Tobio CDZ
30) pieces Aaron Acosta
31) 60X3 Maggi Payne
32) De and Reconstruction Balie Todd
33) That Moon Alex Temple
34) NEUTRON Ivan Zavada
35) Nature is Cindy Cox
36) Analogy Asha Srinivasan
37) program note by Henry Cowell [ß] Alan Shockley
38) Aliens Serban Nichifor
39) Ranaat Eek Ian Dicke
40) I Go Home Monroe Golden
41) Morning Song Stuart Hinds
42) One Minute under God Eldad Tsabary
43) Isotope Julian Jonker
44) Hallelujah Marita Bolles
45) FLOOD OF SOUNDS Yasushi Kamata
46) Handful of Rain Dylan Mattingly
47) I am actually not used to using a microphone Ivan Elezovic
48) Sul C Ronald Parks
49) Flash! Joan La Barbara
50) Apocalyptic Visions Nicole Kim
51) Skating Still Gina Biver
52) Haiku 060215 Annelie Nederberg
53) Jonty's Acousmatic Tube Ride Samuel Pluta
54) 10 Etudes for Balloon; Number 4 Aaron Drake
55) The Indecisive Moment Mark Vernon
56) ON SIMAK POND Robert Dick
57) Pretty Katrina Wreede
58) Barcarolla Liana Alexandra
59) Endless Song Stan Link
60) and die David Fenech
ZUP LoneMonad

LoneMonad (aka Don Malone) / Has applied his electromusing art / In Carnegie Hall / The streets of Chicago / And many other venues. / Send him a ticket – He will come.

“ZUP” is a live performance using “aMente,” software written by LoneMonad in Max/MSP.

A One Minute Drama David Newby

I am a self-taught musician. I got my first guitar when I was about 14 and spent years learning to play it. About two years ago I was prompted by a close friend to venture into home studio recording. Since that time I have composed over 500 pieces of varying genres. I am a musical contributor and forum moderator at naughtyaudio.com, and I'm a proud member in standing with Vox Novus.

I've always had an interest in synthesizer music, and until recently, pursuing such an interest was pretty cost prohibitive. But with the advent of new computer technologies such as Home Studio recording software, virtual synthesizers and affordable keyboards with multiple synthetic voices, I am at last able to pursue a life-long passion to produce my own synthesized music. This is but one short example

Moog of Destruction Andrew Cole

Andrew Cole is an active composer and performer in the Baltimore-Washington area. His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe. Mr. Cole received a B.A. in Music and Philosophy from Goucher College, where he studied with Dr. Geoffrey Wright and Dr. Kendall Kennison. He recently finished a double Master’s degree in Music Composition and Computer Music at the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Dr. Bruno Amato and Dr. Greg Boyle. Mr. Cole currently works at the Hopkins Digital Media Center as the Multimedia Specialist and at Loyola College as adjunct faculty for electronic music.

"Moog of Destruction" was written using a Moog synthesizer. The title really just says it all.

60x601 Tony Higgins

Tony Higgins is a 23 year old composer from Galway City, Ireland. He has just completed a Master's in Music Technology at the University of Limerick, for which he wrote "I'll be there in ten minutes", for drum kit and tape. He had his first concert performance this summer with the premiere of "The Notes of a Piano" at the Cortona Contemporary Music Festival. He has also performed around Ireland with his rock project, junior85. His influences include coincident lines in perspective and The Road Signs of Our Age.

"60x601" was written in the ProTools studio at the University of Limerick. It uses loops created with a Korg AX1500g and a Fender Strat.

Cinder Cone Marc Barreca

Marc Barreca has been composing and performing electronic music for over twenty-five years. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s he performed with the Seattle-based electronic music group Young Scientist and released recordings on K. Leimer’s Palace of Lights and Jeff Greinke’s Intrepid labels. He was also a member of K. Leimer’s studio group, Savant. Marc uses digital and analog synthesizers, digital samplers, environmental field recordings and computer processed audio loops to create multi-layered audio compositions. Cinder Cone was recorded in 2006 at Drab Studios, Bainbridge Island, USA on a laptop computer using sampled and synthesized sounds.

Other Places John Allemeier

John Allemeier received his Ph.D in Composition from the University of Iowa, his Master of Music in Composition from Northwestern University and His Bachelor of Music Performance from Augustana College. John has studied in Europe at the 41st and 42nd Internationalen Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany and the 6th International Composition Course in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. He teaches composition and music theory at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

“So that through my songs I shall not lose the other places.” – Dante, The Divine Comedy.

Iberian Aria Rodney Oakes

Rodney Oakes is a composer and trombonist living in Los Angeles. He currently teaches as a professor emeritus at Los Angeles Harbor College. Oakes's music is available on a number of CDs, and he performs concerts for music for the MIDI trombone in the US and Europe. He also performs wit a number of jazz ensembles.

“Iberian Aria” was created with the software program, Metasynth. The work was made essentially from digital pictures taken during January, 2005, of Spain, Portugal, and the Rock of Gibraltar. Metasynth allows for the control of sound with digital images.

Remembering Home Laurie Spiegel

Laurie Spiegel, composer, software designer, and banjo player, is known widely for her pioneering works with many early electronic music systems, including the GROOVE system at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and for Music Mouse, a software-based musical instrument. She founded New York University's Computer Music Studio. Her music has been performed and broadcast throughout the world and she has produced and participated in several CDs. She is currently living and working in New York.

"Remembering Home" for electric banjo with digital signal processing was composed after returning to man-made New York City after a recent visit home to the wonderful ravines of northern Illinois, to a glimpse of a completely different life that might have been but was not, and to a family that will never again be what it was.

Squint Kubilay Uner

Munich-born, L.A.-based composer and producer Kubilay Uner has bounced around the planet and through every musical genre, which explains a thing or two about his individual approach to music. He studied composition at the Academy of Music in Cologne, workshopped with Luigi Nono in Avignon, and eventually earned his Masters degree at CalArts. With eight feature film scores, two TV pilots and a raft of record productions to his credit, as well as a number of concert music works performed, Kubi is as comfortable in the concert hall as he is on the dubbing stage.

"Squint" was written and realized as a submission for the 2006 60x60 project. Most of the tracks are contact mic recordings of a custom-made fretless banjo built from a Danish cookie tin. "Squint" grants you a brief glimpse (a 60 second glimpse, to be exact) into its little universe.

60,000,000,000 David Ben Shannon

David Ben Shannon is an aspiring young composer for film and television. Born in Birkenhead, England, he is currently in his second year at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, studying music. In addition to his studies, David has worked with local amateur dramatics groups, providing musical direction for a number of local productions. The inclusion of 60,000,000,000 in the 60 x 60 project will mark the first public performance of any of his compositions.

“60,000,000,000” is intended to portray the passage of time, and the changes it can induce. The piece is based around two samples: a ticking clock, which plays almost continually, and a second clock sound which is heard more sporadically. The composition’s central motif is a simple, four-bar phrase played by an electronically manipulated string section. The motif is heard for the first time at bar nine and returns every eight bars, gaining power each time, until the piece concludes at bar thirty-six.

Dropped Bytes III Anastasio Mitropoulos

I was born in 1971 in Athens-Greece. I am a guitarist and composer, mainly interested in electro-acoustic music. I studied composition with Javier Alvarez at the University of Hertfordshire in England, from where I obtained a Masters Degree in Music Composition and Technology. I have composed both electro-acoustic and chamber music, music for film and multimedia, and soundscapes for art installations.

"Dropped Bytes III" is part of a series of short "sketch pieces" which led to a bigger scale electronic composition. The piece is based on sounds taken from one of the most traditional instruments of western music culture, the violin. Using three basic sound types, namely percussive sounds, bowed sounds and pizzicato, some of them doubled with sounds I constructed using my synthesizer, I produced a composition with elements running the gamut from bowed notes to extreme effects. The resulting piece retains the timbre and character of the violin but goes beyond the possibilities of the instrument when played by a real player.

Yaylada Erdem Helvacioglu

Erdem Helvacioglu received several prizes including two consecutive "3rd prize" in the 2002 and 2003 Luigi Russolo Electroacoustic Competition and "honorary mention" in the 2004 Insulae Electronicae Electroacoustic Competition with his electroacoustic tape works. His compositions have been performed in various electronic music festivals such as CEAIT 2003, San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2004, Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music 2004, Nuit Bleue Electronic Music Festival 2004, Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2004, Computer Art Festival 2004, CEAIT 2005, 14th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Acousmania Festival 2005 and the 10th International Electroacoustic Music Festival "Primavera en La Habana".

The Yoruks are a nomad community living in the Taurus Montain region, located in the southern part of Anatolia. Their lives shifts between the kislak(the place to spend the winter) and the yayla. This life style makes them very unique and colorful. Their typical musical instruments are mostly kemane, the kaval and the sipsi, all small and light instruments easy to take along while moving to the yayla. This piece is a short abstract in describing their musical identity, their life up on the yayla (plateau) during spring and summertime, by processing the sounds of these instruments.

They Saw That They Were Naked Dwight Ashley

Although Dwight Ashley has been a composer and recording artist for more than 25 years, Ashley made none of this work public until 1991, when his first collaboration with Tim Story, “A Desperate Serenity,” was released on Multimood label. A second project with Story, entitled “Drop”, followed in 1997. In 1997. In June 2004, Dwight made his solo debut with Discrete Carbon, released on the Nepenthe Music label, followed by Four in 2005 and a third Ashley/Story project Standing and Falling in 2005.

“They Saw They Were Naked," an orchestral piece, written for strings, bass trombone, and Glockenspiel.

Rain James Bohn

James Bohn has served as a guest artist at the 7-11 festival in Urbana, Illinois, and at "Most Significant Bytes 2002" in Akron, Ohio. His music appears on several recording labels: Capstone, The Experimental Music Studios, Frog Peak, me'd1.ate, and The Media Café. James has received commissions from the Bonk Festival, the University of Illinois School of Music, The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Boston and Chicago Chapters of the American Composer's Forum. His book on Lejaren Hiller is available on Edwin Mellen Press.

Time and Response Antonino 'Eze' Cuscina'

Antonino 'Eze' Cuscina is a self-taught musician composer living in Sicily. He’s been into music from 16 when he started playing drums in a local cover band, and later guitars (left-hand with right-hand string position), learning from records how to get into the instruments; his main influences come from Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel, Robert Wyatt, Ryuichi Sakamoto. His studio comprises of Apple computers, Pro Tools, Fender, Yamaha and Cuenca guitars / hardware-software analog a digital synthesizers / various outboard; his music vision concentrates mostly on vibrations from different nature, that excited together bring to an harmonic flowing in precisely constructed pieces.

“Time and Response" is about a cyclic sonic breath waiting for a response which strikes 3 times before the faded ending.

My visiting Card Xiting Yang

I was born in 1983 on June 15 in China and have lived in Russia since 1996. I Graduated from Moussorgsky Urals State Conservatory of Music with two specializations, piano and computer music.

This is my short visiting card in Chinese language with musical and concrete sounds.

One Minute Thinking Maurilio Cacciatore

Maurilio Cacciatore was born in Italy in 1981. After his piano studies he got with full marks the diploma in composition at the Perugia Conservatory of music, the diploma in electronic music and a degree in International Comunication at the Perugia Foreigners University. Actually he’s studying composition at the CNR of Strasbourg (France) with Ivan Fedele. Winner of noumeroses prizes, his music is performed in Italy and abroad with great consens of public and critics. Last summer he was one of the selected composers for the Acanthes festival (Metz, France). In the musicological sector he made conferences in various places (Fonoteca Umberto Trotta, Mainz University - Germany - , Gothemburg University - Sweden - .

“One Minute Thinking” is built through the manipolation of the word “time”, recorded with the voice of six persons. Write an accomplished form long only one minute could be a problem; I tried, then, to suggest the impression of a music that starts to develop just at the end of its minute; music doesn’t live in its time, but the time is lived like a cage. This piece was built in the electronic music studio of the Perugia Conservatory (Italy).

Moving Water Andra McCartney

Andra McCartney is a soundwalk artist, who works with her own field recordings to create websites, CD ROMs, tape works and performances. Her most recent project, a collaborative soundscape work involving several other sound artists and members of the public, focuses on the area surrounding the Lachine Canal in Montreal. McCartney is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University, teaching Sound in Media.

Water is an important textural thematic in my soundscape work. This piece brings together water recordings and my treatments of them from Vancouver BC (Queen Elizabeth Park creek); rural Ontario (Crowe River); Grenada (Caribbean Sea), and Montreal, QC (St. Lawrence River).

Chariot (Q1) Lynn Job

Lynn Job (pronounced with a long “o”) was born in South Dakota, U.S.A. and is published by BUCKTHORN Music Press (ASCAP/MPA). Dr. Job is an active woman composer for all new classical genres, a mystic poet, thespian and author with past military and archaeological service. Current memberships and appointments include The American Music Center, College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, and much more. She operates her main production studio in the North Texas Metroplex. More about all her activities at http://www.buckthornstudios.com

"Chariot (Q1)" (2006) is inspired by the vision of the prophet Elijah and his ascent by flaming chariot from the desert bank of the Jordan River (2Kings: chapter 2). "Quiet within the storm" is an ever present theme in the story of God's prophet. Here the chariot decends in the aftermath of a cleansing, riverside torrent as the prophet returns to shore from a cave of quick refuge. His mysterious departure is gently painted in the restrained, soulful reflection and firm cadence of the trumpet choir (a quote from Job's "Toumai - Hope of Life"). Thunder surrounds him and the tattoo of primal desert drums reflects his quickening pulse and the earth's farewell. At the call of the solo trombone (a quote from Job's "Nehemiah's Dusk"), Elijah is away and loosed from this earth to glory. A breath of wind reseals the clouds and the river flows on.

Memory of Loss Ann Cantelow

Ann Cantelow is a thereminist and composer in Boulder, Colorado. She studied composition at the University of California at Davis from 1967-1970, and was influenced there by John Cage, who taught there for a semester, Larry Austin, and Richard Swift. A guest lecture by Martha Graham was also influential to her work.

"Memory of Loss" consists of multiple theremin tracks. It is dedicated to the memory of my father.

Filouria Dennis Bathory-Kitsz

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz has made work for sound sculptures, soloists, electronics, stage shows, orchestras, dancers, interactive multimedia, installations, and performance events. He encouraged the chamber opera rebirth with Plasm over ocean (1977) at the World Trade Center; the solo interactive performance piece Echo (1985) used both handmade and acoustic instruments; the museum installation In Bocca al Lupo (1991) and outdoor installation Traveler’s Rest (1992) were collaborations with sculptor Fernanda D’Agostino for quasi-intelligent systems; he was the first American commissioned for Prague’s Mánes Museum, conducting Zonule Glaes II (1999) for string quartet and electronics; and retrospective concerts of his work were presented in Amsterdam and Ghent (2003/2005). His recorded electroacoustic work includes Detritus of Mating (Sistrum), zéyu, quânh & sweeh (Frog Peak), iskajtbrz (UnLimit), The Warbler’s Garden (Capstone), and Snare:Wilding (illegal art). Bolt, a 2-CD set of electroacoustic music, will appear this winter. Dennis co-hosted Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar, co-founded the NonPop International Network, and has been project director for new music festivals since 1973.

Minutia Greg Dixon

Greg Dixon earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Engineering Technology and Master's degree in Music Composition from Ball State University. He has studied music composition with Keith Kothman, Jody Nagel, Michael Pounds, David Foley, and Cleve Scott. His electro-acoustic music has been performed recently at Threshold Fall 2004 and Spring 2005, Ball State's DISCUS 2005 and Electronic Music Midwest 2005.

"Minutia" consists of many small and unimportant details. However, what initially starts as small and unimportant soon becomes overwhelming. I find this to be analogous to many different kinds of experiences; one seemingly unimportant emotion is followed by many different others until finally a much stronger, more palpable emotional response is invoked.

Hallelujah Oded Zehavi

In recent years Oded Zehavi has emerged as a major voice in a new generation of Israeli composers. He has received commissions and performances from renowned conductors, musicians and ensembles such as Valery Gergiev, Leonard Slatkin, Antonio Pappano, Marek Janowsky, David Robertson, Frederic Chaslin, David Porcelijn and Shlomo Mintz as well as the London Philharmonic, Kirov Opera Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Northwest German Philharmonic, prizewinners of the 2001 Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Chanticleer, Concertante Chamber Players, Kaplan-Weiss Duo, Jerusalem Trio, Deborah Voigt, Maggie Cole, Rivka Golani, Marie-Pierre Langlamet and soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic. His music has been featured in many of the world's great concert halls, including premieres of orchestral and chamber music at Vienna's Festspielhaus and Musikverein, Dusseldorf Tonhalle and Kolner Philharmonie as well as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Bargemusic and Banff Music Centre. Recordings of his music can be found on a variety of labels, including the premiere recording of his "Concerto for violin and orchestra" with Michael Guttman and the London Philharmonic for ASV Records, London. 'He is currently Professor of Music at the University of Haifa.

Lois David Gunn

David Gunn composes mostly acoustic music. He’d write for orchestras all day if anybody would let him. His latest product is incidental music for a theatrical production of Ray Bradbury’s Pillar of Fire, for which the check is already in the mail. (How cool is that?) Next up: Locomotives stalking a leopard in a china closet, for large percussion ensemble. In 2003, Albany Records released a CD of his chamber music called Somewhere East of Topeka. Brisk sales are anticipated any day now. For 10˝ years, he co-hosted Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar, which won an award once. 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.

James Bond vs the Venominator Nicolas Chausseau

Montreal born, Nicolas Chausseau has been interested in jazz improvisation since childhood. At the contact of Jose Evangelista’s music, he decides to study instrumental composition at the University of Montreal, under Denis Gougeon’s supervision. Nicolas is presently starting a master in musicology, and is interested in compositional processes in their relation to culture, and also to musical cognition. His most recent pieces for synthesizers are under the strong influence of very specific popular culture memes that can be found, for example, in some shoe, car or walkman designs, in video games, in joy division’s music, in raves and psychedelics culture, in folk guitar music, or in the construction of some celebrities’ public image such as Kurt Cobain’s or Snoop Dogg’s.

Whitecap Scott Smallwood

Scott Smallwood was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up at 10,000 feet in elevation in the Colorado Rockies. Currently based in New Jersey, his work ranges from sonic photographs, abstracted studio pieces, improvisations, and composed structures, encompassing real and abstracted sound textures based on a practice of listening, improvisation, and phonography. He performs regularly as a solo improvisor, as well as in groups, and his work has been released on Autumn Records, Deep Listening, Televaw, Simple Logic, Static Caravan, and Webbed Hand Records.

Gamaka Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook's electronic and acoustic works are widely performed in university and festival settings. He received the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University where he serves as assistant director of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music.

Gamaka uses three main samples; a voice, a cello note, and a drum. The samples are woven into a raga-like pattern.

Tobio CDZ

CDZ for the dactylographically disinclined, is a growing collective of musicians from across North America that compose collectively using the Internet. Its mission is to write music that is cathartic, engaging, and free from commercial aspirations.

CDZ’s very nature is based on the exploration of genres and how they can mutate in the presence of various influences. Every month, the members collectively produce a new batch of pieces using a specific theme (pop music, classical instruments or Christmas carols, for example). Each artist must add track of his own to each piece. Egos are set aside as the piece passes hands, careening wildly into uncharted musical territory. The collective is continually accepting new members.


David Hahn is an eclectic composer who creates diverse styles of music ranging from the experimental sounds of electronically-processed guitars to sound collages to instrumental and choral music featuring traditional instruments and voices. He has composed over seventy-five diverse pieces of music, many of which have been commissioned and performed by established professional ensembles and soloists His music has been released on Centaur and Capstone Records, is regularly broadcast, and has been performed throughout the United States and in Canada, Chile, Turkey, Croatia, France, Germany, Cuba and Cyprus. His website is: www.davidhahnonline.com.

"AMERIKA IST NUN ERWACHT." Two voices which have made history are here blended together in a chillingly apt juxtaposition. As the bumper sticker reads: "If you are not completely appalled, you are not paying attention."

pieces Aaron Acosta

Aaron Acosta is a graduate from the College of Santa Fe with a BA in Sound Design in Media in 2002. This is a Self Designed major that consists of studies in Theatre, Film, and Music. Sound helps us interpret the world in a unique way with frequency, amplitude and time: he chooses to explore these realms. He is involved with electro acoustic composition as well as more traditional composition. Aaron Acosta is a member of USITT & CITT.

“pieces” is composed of sound effects, cell phone ringers, excerpts from the news, granular synthesis, and a piano track (performed by myself) combine to create a feeling of information overload.

60X3 Maggi Payne

Maggi Payne is Co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, teaching recording engineering, composition, and electronic music. She also freelances as a recording engineer/editor and historical remastering engineer.She received honorable mentions in Bourges (3X) and Prix Ars Electronica Festivals, two Composer's Grants and an Interdisciplinary Arts Grant from the NEA, and video grants from the Mellon Foundation and the Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowships Program. Her works are available on Starkland, Lovely Music, Music and Arts, Centaur, MMC, CRI, Digital Narcis, Frog Peak, Asphodel, and/OAR, and Mills College labels.

"60X3" was composed 5/15/06 in response to Robert Voisey's call for the 2006 60X60 project. The title stems from a coincidence. This is my third entry for the 60X60 project (:60 Faucet for the first project and :60 Fizz for the second project ) and it uses three modified sources: a faulty valve in a sink's faucet, a tiny motor, and a floor furnace.

De and Reconstruction Balie Todd

Balie Todd graduated from MTSU with a recording degree in 2004. Afterward he sold shoes, got fired from a country club, and worked with a company that did sound and music for television and radio. He spends as much time as he can with his computer, which still refuses to cooperate with him. He loves unmarketable music and looks for chances to put it to film, tv, and video games.

The "song" started out as ambience to try to impress someone making a short film. (lifeanddeathfilm.com) Samples of low moans and growls I ran through a spectral EQ, trying to make it sound as though a door was opening into something, The jabber that comes in with the drums is a two minute long chorus sample with sixteenth notes cut out of different parts and it and played one after the other.

That Moon Alex Temple

Alex Temple was born in Northampton, MA in 1983, and started composing on a family trip to Italy when he was 11. He got his BA from Yale University in 2005, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Michigan; his teachers have included John Heiss, Matthew Suttor, Kathryn Alexander, John Halle, Michael Colgrass, Tania León, Betsy Jolas, Robert X. Rodriguez and Samuel Adler. He has also released two albums of electronic music on his now-closed microlabel, Electric Walrus Records, and played keyboards in an experimental bossa nova band called Plecostomus.

I wrote “That Moon!” in 2002 for an electronic music class I was taking. The assignment was to create a one-minute piece using ProTools, based entirely on sound files found on the Web. A slightly longer version of the piece, in which I used my own voice to create the title phrase, appeared on my 2003 album, "Agape Ludens."

NEUTRON Ivan Zavada

Searching for a correlation between sciences and musical creation, Ivan Zavada studied electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal, Canada. He has lectured in computer music and electroacoustic theory. As a composer, he created several soundtracks for documentary film, as well as short and feature films. As a violinist and composer he also participated in several concerts and recordings with various music ensembles. Ivan Zavada is currently based in Sydney, Australia and mainly devotes his time to teaching and composition.

The isolation of a neutral sonorous particle provokes an elastic chain reaction which evokes organized chaos. Systematic use of an audio looping software which I developed during this odyssey, influenced by our present socio-cultural and economical context where repetitiveness is privileged in its totality. A loop is a sort of neutral sonic kernel, maybe even a non-determined discord. But despite its neutrality, the loop attracts humans more and more. This musical whirlwind siphons my mind!

Nature is Cindy Cox

Cindy Cox (b. 1961) has emerged as one of the most vibrant, intelligent, and fluent composers working in the twenty-first century. As Robert Carl notes in Fanfare, "Cox writes music that demonstrates an extremely refined and imaginative sense of instrumental color and texture...This is well-wrought, imaginative, and not easily classifiable music." She has received awards and commissions from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Fromm Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, Meet the Composer, and the Gemeinschaft der Kunstlerinnen und Kunstfreunde International Competition for Women Composers. She has been a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Aspen Music Festival, the MacDowell Colony, and the Civitella Ranieri and William Walton Foundations in Italy. Recent performances include [Four Studies of Light and Dark at the American Academy in Rome, Hysteria at the Kosmos Frauenraum in Vienna, The blackbird whistling/Or just after at Carnegie Hall, Into the Wild by the Paul Dresher Ensemble at the Library of Congress, Cathedral Spires by the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Primary Colors on the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella series, Columba aspexit, by the Kronos Quartet, and Axis Mundi at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Recordings may be found on the CRI, Capstone, Valve-Hearts (Germany), and Mark labels. Cox has a doctorate from Indiana University, and studied there with Harvey Sollberger, Donald Erb, Eugene O'Brien, and John Eaton. She is also an accomplished pianist, and studied with the great Mozart and Schubert pianist Lili Kraus. Cindy Cox is presently an Associate Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

"Nature is" - music by Cindy Cox and text by John Campion
Nature is
and our nature is
the opening of a woman leads to Xibalba
the doors of the church must open to her

Analogy Asha Srinivasan

Asha Srinivasan is currently working on her DMA in Composition at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is studying under Dr. Robert Gibson and is an electronic music teaching assistant. She graduated from Peabody Conservatory with two Master's, where she studied with Dr. Greg Boyle and Dr. Geoff Wright. She was recently won the Walsum Competition for her string quartet, Kalpitha. In 2005, she won 2nd Prize in the Prix d'Ete Competition for her flute and computer piece, Alone, Dancing, which was also presented at SEAMUS 2005.

Food for thought: The average life span of a gastrotrich is three days. "Analogy"'s analogy is probably pretty clear and doesn't need much more explanation.

program note by Henry Cowell [ß] Alan Shockley

Raised in Warm Springs, Georgia (population <475), Alan Shockley holds degrees in composition and theory from the University of Georgia, Ohio State, and Princeton (MFA, 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. Recent performances include candlepin bowling deadwood by the California EAR Unit and cold springs branch, 10 p.m. by pianist Guy Livingston. In 2005 his the night copies me in all its stars was released on CD in a recording by the Kiev Philharmonic.

A few years before his death, composer Henry Cowell recorded several of his early piano works and provided a brief set of audio notes for each--including a few words concerning his encore piece What’s This. I give Cowell the last word in this “beta” version of a longer tape piece. (Excerpt from Henry Cowell: Piano Music, Smithsonian Folkways 40801 used by permission.)

Aliens Serban Nichifor

Nichifor, born in Bucharest, received his Doctorate in Musicology at National University of Music, Bucharest. He has won the First Prize of Gaudeamus Foundation - Amsterdam, the "Diego Ortiz" Prize - Toledo, and others prizes at Rome, Trento, Koln, Karlsruhe, as well as others. He has written 2 operas, 7 symphonies, 1 Requiem, 3 cantatas, chamber, vocal, choral and electronic-music. He is the Vice-president of the Romania-Belgium, cellist of the Duo Intermedia and co-director of the Nuova Musica Consonate - Living Music Foundation Inc. Festival. He is presently a professor at the National University of Music, Bucharest, For more information visit www.geocities.com/serbannichifor/classic_blue.html

"In popular culture and conspiracy theories, life forms, especially intelligent life forms, that are of extraterrestrial origin, i.e. not coming from the Earth, are referred to collectively as aliens or sometimes visitors …"

Ranaat Eek Ian Dicke

Ian Dicke (b.1982) grew up in Trenton, New Jersey. He began his musical studies playing electric guitar and listening to rock music. In his late teens, Ian developed an interest in classical music upon hearing a recording of Moonlight Sonata. Ian has received degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan. His past teachers include David Conte, Dan Becker, Bright Sheng, and Michael Daugherty.

In the past year I have fallen in love with pop music from Southeast Asia. This adoration began after listening to an anthology of Cambodian pop music from the 1960s through the 1990s (Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk & Pop music Vol. 1 CD SF011). The juxtaposition of simple pop tunes mixed with the strange timbres and intonations of the Cambodian culture was so striking to me that I had to write my own. This short homage is in the “Ranaat Eek” tuning system, which is named after the high pitched metallophones of Thailand and Cambodia.

I Go Home Monroe Golden

Monroe Golden is a freelance composer from rural Alabama. His compositions often explore alternative tuning systems, and have been broadcast on alternative radio and performed in concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Critics have called his music "delightfully disorienting,” and “lovely, sumptuous, yet arcane.” Golden graduated cum laude from the University of Montevallo and earned a doctorate from the University of Illinois. A CD of his works, A STILL SUBTLER SPIRIT, is available from Living Artist Recordings, amazon.com, and cdbaby.com.

“I Go Home” is based on a poem by Penny Arnold, whose narrations (read at several distances, whispered, jabbered, intoned, and sung) provide the sole source material for the work. Composed specifically for 60X60 (with Adobe Audition), each line of the poem corresponds to a phrase with duration determined by the number of syllables.

Morning Song Stuart Hinds

Stuart Hinds is active as a composer, performer, and teacher. Many of his recent compositions were written to be performed by Hinds himself as vocalist and on keyboards, featuring his unique style of overtone singing. He recently presented ten concerts and lecture-demos in Germany and Austria, including television and radio broadcasts. Recently, he has been commissioned to compose several new works for chorus with overtone singing, one of which received its premiere performance in Prague in September of 2004. Stuart Hinds’ amazing ability to produce two discreet melodies at the same time makes him unique among overtone singers. Hinds is taking overtone singing to a new expressive level, creating a completely new genre of vocal music. In a quantum leap beyond traditional drone-based overtone singing with an unchanging fundamental pitch, Hinds sings a truly contrapuntal music, vocally producing two musical lines simultaneously – the fundamental line and the overtone line. The fundamental is no longer confined to a fixed pitch. The fundamental line moves with complete freedom while the overtone line conforms to the natural harmonics of the sounding fundamental at any given time. Both parts move with a high level of independence, given the limitations of overtone singing technique. Hinds’ original compositions reflect his classical training, with influences from many musical cultures – a unique style that appeals to a broad range of listeners. One Swedish reviewer wrote that “Hinds is a true master of the technique,” and commented: “I’ve never heard anything like this. . . . This shows a true and uncorrupted artistry. I am glad I came across this CD, which not only gives me musical joy, but also a spiritual uplifting.”

One Minute under God Eldad Tsabary

The works of Montreal-based Tsabary are decidedly inspired by the concepts of constant motion and fluidity and have been presented worldwide in events and venues such as Carnegie Hall, ISCM, and CCRMA. His music was recorded by the Bulgarian Philharmonic and published by Editions BIM. Tsabary is a professor at Concordia University's music department in Montreal. He is the 2006 winner of the Harbourfront Centre New Canadian Sound Work competition and a third prize winner of the 2006 ZKM international electroacoustic music competition (Shortcuts: Beauty).

This inter-religious piece is made out of (covert and overt) recordings from three places of religious practice in Israel (a.k.a. "The Holy Land"): a Yemenite Jewish Synagogue in Sha-aria, the Ethiopian Church in Jerusalem, and a Muezzin from the al-Mahmudiyya mosque in Jaffa. The piece is made in a humble, personal attempt at ignoring the ageless conflicts and instead bringing forward the often ignored similarities.

Isotope Julian Jonker

Julian Jonker is a writer and sound artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. After years of experience as a club and soundsystem DJ, he has turned to appropriationist and cut’n paste techniques to create mash-ups pop culture soundscapes, releasing them under his alter ego 'liberation chabalala'. More recently, he has begun to explore the potential of these techniques and influences for electroacoustic and microsound composition.

“Isotope” is a 60-second etude for laptop and the recordings of Glenn Gould. Created by bricolage and reconstitution of tiny fragments of Gould’s recordings (mainly the Solitude Trilogy and the 1981 recording of the Goldberg Variations), “Isotope” explores loneliness, isolation and time in Gould’s work, literally taking apart his recordings in order to explore the silences between notes and the resonances between different recordings. To steal Gould’s words from “The Idea of North”, this is an attempt to “find in the most minute measurement the suggestion of the infinite”. The only digital processing applied to the sampled fragments consisted of changes to volume and position in the stereo field.

Hallelujah Marita Bolles

Marita Bolles is a new music composer who lives in Chicago. Her music tends to evoke non-linear narratives, and deal with distinctions in scale—the very large, or the very small. She is currently working on a series of vignettes for percussion and electronics inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. She is committed to moving forward an inquiry about “new music”: its function(s), its ramifications on modernity and what might its evolution be. She is also a certified life and business coach who works with clients on personal reinvention and goal fulfillment.

“Hallelujah,” is for two channel spatialized voice, using materials I did not incorporate into a piece for mixed ensemble and 6-speaker sound spatialization, entitled What Exit (2002). I had about two hours of left over sound sources for voice, performed by composer/tenor Derek Keller. I took the opportunity to make a miniature using some of the remaining material in a gesture that is related to--but not specific to--its use in the original work. A sort of variation..

FLOOD OF SOUNDS Yasushi Kamata

Born in 1980.Studied composition at Miyagi University of Education (Japan) under Kazuo Kikkawa, and at California State University, Northridge under Daniel Kessner and Liviu Marinescu. Participated in Fringe NYC 2004 as a composer.

Here is the note for the piece, titled "FLOOD OF SOUNDS ", which is track no.1: "A Sound Collage"

Handful of Rain Dylan Mattingly

Dylan Mattingly was born March 18th, 1991 in Oakland, California. He plays cello, piano, electric bass, electric guitar and ukelele, and is a prolific composer whose works have won composition contests by the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music and the Asia America Symphony. He also enjoys translating '60s pop songs into Latin.

Imagine yourself being slowly lowered up through chain-saw winds in the fog, on a long dark escalator.

I am actually not used to using a microphone Ivan Elezovic

Ivan Elezovic's compositional approach has demonstrated both good craftsmanship and an interest in pursuing innovative conceptual goals. Several of his works have been recognized with notable performances in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. He is not set on a single style. Instead, he has allowed his material and subject matter to influence the style and method of each new work. Currently, Mr. Elezovic is an Assistant Professor at Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Nobody will be able to hear me since I have decided not to using a microphone.
Nobody will be able to ask me a question since I have decided not to using a microphone.
Nobody will be able to blame me for anything since I have decided not to using a microphone.

Sul C Ronald Parks

Composer Ronald Keith Parks’ diverse output includes orchestral, chamber, vocal, electroacoustic, and interactive computer music. His music been featured at numerous venues including SCI conferences, FEMF, SEAMUS, ICMC, and numerous performers' recitals and concerts. Recent honors include the Aaron Copland Award, the Winthrop Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, a NeXT Ens commission, and an SCMTNA Commission. His music is available on the EMF label and the UF SCI Student Chapter CD vol. 1. Dr. Parks is an assistant professor of music composition and Director of the Winthrop Computer Music Labs at Winthrop University.

"Sul C" is a sixty-second ‘signature’ electroacoustic composition realized at the Winthrop University Computer Music Studios for the 60x60 project.. Sul C is an exploration of the sound possibilities that exist somewhere along the C string of the cello.

Flash! Joan La Barbara

Joan La Barbara, composer, performer, sound artist has created sound scores for film, video and dance. Awards including Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition, DAAD Artist-in-Residency in Berlin, NEA grants, and numerous commissions. Recordings include "ShamanSong" (New World) and "Voice is the Original Instrument" (Lovely Music), hailed as one of The Wire's 10 best reissues. "73 Poems", her collaboration with text-artist Kenneth Goldsmith, was included in The Whitney Museum American Century Part II: SoundWorks. Live Music for Dance commissions include: "Dragons on the Wall" (2004), "Landscape over Zero" (2005), "Desert Myths" (2006) and "Fleeting Thoughts" (2006). La Barbara is composing an opera inspired by the life and work of Virginia Woolf.

"Flash!" was composed for violinist Ariana Kim and premiered at her recital in Juilliard's Paul Hall in December 2005, "Flash!" begins with a deer-caught-in-the-headlights gasp and hurtles forward at breakneck speed, fingers flying through flashing runs until the final strum and rapid snap pizz. It is a sonic animation in the spirit of great thriller films. Allan Kozinn's comment for the NY Times (January 21, 2006) said: "Flash!" "had the spirit of an animated monologue." (note by Joan La Barbara)

Apocalyptic Visions Nicole Kim

After completing a degree in political science, she decided to study music full-time to improve her song-writing and learn orchestration. After entering the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she has been especially thrilled to discover the endless sonic possibilities and artistic freedom offered that electronic music offers. She is now in her final year of studies as an honour student and plans to continue her studies in electronic music at a postgraduate level. Her other musical passion lies in church music; she has written songs for various Christian bands, and arranges for her local church chamber ensemble every week.

Created with samples with spiritual associations, such as birdsong, an excerpt of a hymn, clock ticking and reading of the Bible, Apocalyptic Visions is an attempt to depict the ever-present battle between the good and evil. The inspiration came from Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose, a scene in which a young monk sees a vision of celestial beauty and apocalyptic horror. The piece aims to unveil the layers of each world and present them in a way that reveals the intertwined nature of their co-existence.

Skating Still Gina Biver

Gina Biver has performed her original music in cities throughout the East Coast. Since 1991, she has composed music for television and film, where she won Tele and ITVA Awards. In 2005 the modern ensemble M3E premiered her piece Silence at Harris Theater in Fairfax, Virginia. Her composition Secrets Speak, written for 30 female voices, was premiered at the Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh, North Carolina in April of 2006. Gina received her BA in Music from Berklee College of Music and a Masters Degree in Music Education with a Concentration in Composition from George Mason University.

“Skating Still” is about the elasticity of time; the illusory nature of our perception of it: the way it expands and contracts depending on what we do, where we are, and which direction we’re looking. Loosely skating forward in our regular days, counting our breaths in meditation, peering over our shoulders at years past, or feeling the sudden, screeching halt that comes from experiencing trauma or some life-altering encounter: time can seem fluid, rigid... or nonexistent. Kris Miller, violin - Lisa Kachouee, clarinet - Gina Biver, synthesizer and computer processing

Haiku 060215 Annelie Nederberg

Annelie Nederberg, b. 1961 is currently studying at Gotlands Tonsättarskola (School of Composition) in Sweden. She has a background as a sound designer at, among others, Stockholms Stadsteater (the City Theatre of Stockholm). In 2004 she started working with sonic art/electronic music. Her works move freely between concrete and abstract sounds, between music and pure sound art. She has been represented at festivals in London, Los Angeles and Amsterdam and on radio stations in Europe and the USA. Her ˛Mon-t-v-r-di˛ won the international competition for signature to EBU:s Ars Acustica program.

"Haiku 060215" is one work in a series of experiments with what can happen when totally unrelated, concrete sounds meet. The idea is to explore a process that is fast an unplanned, a bit like an improvisation. Sometimes something exciting happens, sometimes not.

Jonty's Acousmatic Tube Ride Samuel Pluta

Samuel Pluta is a composer of acoustic, electronic, and mixed-media works. Under the name of Mr. Glitch, he is a member of Austin-based Ready for Japan and New York based AP/DP. Samuel has a Masters in Music from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Russell Pinkston and this past year pursued a second masters at BEAST in the UK. Samuel has just begun his doctoral studies at Columbia University. During the summers, he is a faculty member at the Walden School, a summer music camp for young composers in Dublin, New Hampshire.

I spent the 2005-6 year in Birmingham, England, studying music (and setting up speakers) at BEAST. During one of my lunchtime breaks, I accidentally stuck the straw from my juice box (I think it was black current/gooseberry flavor) in my ear. After my lunchtime comrades stopped looking at me funny, I ran down to the recording studio to record me some straw. The result is this piece. The sounds are simply sequenced, with no processing other than compression. This piece is named "Jonty's Acousmatic Tube Ride" in honor of BEAST leader Jonty Harrison.

10 Etudes for Balloon; Number 4 Aaron Drake

Aaron Drake (b.1976) is a composer based in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Drake began studying piano at age five and has a rounded repertoire that includes both classical and modern music. Drake earned his Bachelor of Music in Composition from San Francisco State University. His studies have also taken him to the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Trossingen, Germany. Aside from his compositional work, Mr. Drake’s experience includes an interest in interdisciplinary projects such as kinetic sculpture, sound installation and video. His projects have included improvisational composition for theater and collaborative art pieces with visual artists. Currently, Drake is working towards a Master’s of Music degree at California Institute of the Arts under the direction of Mark Trayle et al.

Etudes for Balloon is a set of pieces that can help a performer develop virtuosic balloon playing techniques. Like other sets of Etudes (Chopin, Ligeti, etc.), each balloon etude employs at least one technical or compositional gimmick. The instruction for Number 4 is to inflate the balloon to normal capacity, pinch and stretch the neck of the balloon evenly to produce a consistent multiphonic until the balloon completely deflates. In this etude, the performer can determine the balloon’s color and size.

The Indecisive Moment Mark Vernon

Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist, musician and radio producer with recordings released on Gagarin records, Staubgold, Textile and Pickled Egg. He was a founding member of Glasgow’s pirate art radio collective, ‘Radio Tuesday’, who set up a community radio station and broadcast innovative mixes of art and music in Glasgow and Helsinki. He has produced numerous programmes and features for radio stations including ‘WFMU’, ‘Resonance fm’, New Media Scotland, ‘Radio 101’ and the BBC including a programme for BBC Radio 4 -‘The Derby Tape Club’.

Composed from field recordings taken at Recyclart; a multi-functional arts space and venue in Brussels. All sounds used in the composition were recorded on site over the period of a week and edited and processed later. An imaginative young man with ambitions to be a news reporter tells some pretty tall tales. After an intro of processed music from the Recyclart club Jawad reports live from the scene of the crime. Over a backdrop of sirens and circling helicopters he gives us the latest update on the kidnapping of Jean-Pierre, or perhaps a ransom demand?


Robert Dick is best known for being the composer/performer who is the leading light in the world of new music for flutes. He's an old hand at free improvisation and has performed and recorded with many of the best. His compositions have been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Composer Fellowships, a Koussevitzky Foundation Commission, two Meet the Composer Commissions and many more grants, fellowships and commissions. In addition to his flute music, Dick likes to write chamber music and has a lifelong interest in low-tech musique concrete.

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.

Pretty Katrina Wreede

Katrina Wreede enjoys writing music for chamber ensembles, orchestras, dancers, protests, youth groups, and friends. In between she supports herself by sawing on the viola, including pretending to be a violinist for Prince Charles and serenading an office meeting at a Burger King. And there was that time standing on a frozen roof playing Christmas carols for party guests arriving, too.

Last year I took three little girls from my neighborhood, ages 9, 10 and 12, to hear the 60 x 60 show at Mills College. They had never heard of or been to a college before ("You mean people LIVE at school?!?"). They had never sat in the dark listening to music. And they really got what was happening-- it was inspiring to see how deep these kids could go into the sounds. I asked if they'd like to help make a submission for this year. You'd think I asked if they wanted all new Hello Kitty wardrobes! So we have created a montage of silly pre-teen-ness addressing girls' body image issues and, oh yes, silliness.

Barcarolla Liana Alexandra

Alexandra, born in Bucharest, is a professor at the National University of Music of Bucharest. She is a member of Duo Intermedia and co-director of the Nuova Musica Consonate-Living Music Foundation Inc. Festival. She has received many prizes including: Prize of the Union of Romanian Composers, Gaudeamus Prize,- First Prize "Carl Maria von Weber", Dresden, and Prize of Beer-Sheva, Israel. “Liana Alexandra is regarded as the leading Romanian composer of her generation. Her compositional vocabulary is wide,ranging from cluster and aleatoric technique to broad lyric melody based on folk elements from her native culture"(Grey Youtz,The Michigan University,USA) “Liana Alexandra's music is full of warmth and original melody elements,side by side with a broad wonderful dramatic spirit. Her ineffable and imaginative orchestration has been amazing" (Arbetarbladet,Gevle,Sweden)

Endless Song Stan Link

Composer Stan Link is married to a musicologist Melanie Lowe. Somehow managing to put those tribal differences aside, they have produced one offspring, a now two year old daughter named Wednesday, who joyfully indifferent both to her father’s music and her mother’s –ology. Nevertheless, her parents indulge her inexplicable lack of concern for anything but music’s most immediate pleasures and continue to support her by teaching at Vaderbilt University. Stan’s music tends to keep to itself, but after years of hand feeding and cold compresses, some of his pieces were recently released from voluntary captivity by Albany Records.

“Land of Heart’s Desire, Where beauty has no ebb,decay no flood, But is wisdom, time an endless son.” William Butler Yeats.

and die David Fenech

For over ten years in France, David Fenech has been an active composer, performer, and improviser. His works include acoustic, electronic, tape and digital media, including sound installations and film scores. He's played with musicians such as gino robair, felix kubin, james plotkin, tom cora and ghedalia tazartes.

"and die" are like the last 60 seconds of a dying person. not a second more.