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The end of the Larghetto Stiletto movement of Dinklaker’s Eighth Piano Concerto was marked “Attacca.” But instead of proceeding directly to the Finale, soloist Arno Pringler, always a literalist, unsheathed a tomahawk and left no doubt as to his opinion of the keyboard that orchestra management had provided him.

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Saturday Night Special: 60x60 Wave Farm

Saturday Night Special: 60x60

Saturday May 31, 2014: 8 p.m. – June 1, 2014: 1 a.m.

Tune in for a marathon of five 60x60 programs. 60 works by 60 artists, 60x60 offers something different every minute 60x60 is a project containing 60 works each 60 seconds in length presented continuously in an hour performance synchronized with an analog clock. 60x60 presents a slice of what is happening in sound and new music by representing 60 works that are diverse in aesthetic and style. Works are selected from an international pool of emerging and established composers and sequenced in order. The resulting mix is presented, without interruption, as a continuous one-hour performance synchronized to an on-stage analog clock, or radio broadcast in the case of this special series on Wave Farm's WGXC.

Wave Farm

Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization that celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves. Our programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. Wave Farm's major activities include:

Transmission Arts programs that support artists who engage the transmission spectrum, on the airwaves and through public events. The Wave Farm Artist Residency Program is an international visiting artist program. The Transmission Arts Archive presents a living genealogy of artists’ experiments with broadcast media and the airwaves. Wave Farm Radio is a continuous online radio feed.

WGXC (90.7-FM)

WGXC (90.7-FM) is a creative community radio station based in New York’s Greene and Columbia counties. Hands-on access and participation activate WGXC as a public platform for information, experimentation, and engagement. A program division of Wave Farm, WGXC transmits 3,300 watts, serving 78,000 potential listeners (view coverage map) in the two counties, and southern Albany County, on 90.7-FM.

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60x60 2003 CD

60x60 (2003)
includes the following composers:

Aaron Acosta, Norman Adams, Lianna Alexandra, John Allemeier, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Nery Pedro Bauer Junior, Michael Berkowski, Charles Berry, Scott Brickman, George Brunner, David Campbell, Elliott Carson, David Claman, Douglas Cohen, Noah Creshevsky, Lucio Cuella, Derek Devore, Daniel Eichenbaum, Mikako Endo, Elaine Fine, Douglas Geers, Gerado Perez Giusti, Arthur Gottshcalk, Gordon Green, David Hahn, James Hegarty, Norbert Herber, Sean Hickey, David Evan Jones, Michael Kinney, Mary Jane Leach, Stan Link, Annea Lockwood, Tom Lopez, Eric Lyon, John Mallia, Eugene Marlow, Charles Mason, David Mooney, Samy Moussa, Serban Nichifor, Charles Nicols, Marco Oppedisano, Maggi Payne, Mark Petering, Gene Pritsker, Marco Russo, Philip Schuessler, Coa Schwab, Eric Schwartz, Judith Shatin, Juan Solare, Jim Stallings, Allen Strange, Benjamin Thigpen, Eldad Tsabary, Michael Vernusky, John Villec, Robert Voisey, Christopher Ward, and Dwight Winenger

60x60 (2003) CD
Capstone Records

60x60 2004 CD

60x60 (2004)
includes the following composers:

Riad Abdel-Gawd, Aaron Acosta, Liana Alexandra, John Allemeier, Jethro Bagust, Christian Banasik, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Sandeep Bhagwati, Jason Bolte, Benjamin Boone, Justin Breame, George Brunner, Benedikt Brydern, Elvio Cipollone, Ray Cole, Noah Creshevsky, Moritz Eggert, Karlheinz Essl, Carlo Forlivesi, Larry Gaab, David Gamper, Ryan Garber, Douglas Geers, Peter Gilbert, Robert Gluck, Daniel Goode, Ramon Gorgoitia, Pat Hanchet, Jason Heald, James Hegarty, Mark Henry, Killick, Bernand Hughes, David Jaggard, Solange Kershaw, Igor Korneitchouk, Charles Mason, David McIntre, James McWilliam, David Mooney, Serban Nichifor, Julia Norton, Richard O'Donnell, Maggi Payne, Mark Petering, Giuseppe Rapisarda, Steven Ricks, Robert Sazdov, John Schappert, Jacky Schreiber, Paul Steenhuisen, Allen Strange, Thomas Sutter, Vladimir Tosic, Eldad Tsabary, Joseph Vogel, Robert Voisey, Meri von KleinSmid, Chris Ward, and Katrina Wreede

60x60 (2004) CD
CD Baby

60x60 2005 CD

60x60 (2005)
includes the following composers:

Lydia Ayers, Kenneth Babb, Christopher Bailey, Greg Bartholomew, J.C. Batzner, Eve Beglarian, Steven Betts, Benjamin Bierman, John G. Bilotta, Paul Burnell, Julian Cartwright, David Claman, Paul Clouvel, Douglas Cohen, Andrew Cormier, Lucio Cuellar, Aaron Drake, Ivan Elezovic, Travis Ellrott, David Gunn, Mike Hallenbeck, David Hamill, David Handford, Justin Freeman, Marihiko Hara, Erdem Helvacioglu, Dorothy Hindman, Lynn Job, Gary Knudson, Myroslava Lashkevych, John Link, Stan Link, Tom Lopez, Don Malone, Mike McFerron, Leslie Melcher, Polly Moller, Rodney Oakes, Cezary Ostrowski, Ronald Parks, Alexis Perepelcia, Samuel Pluta, Kevin Ponto, Malcom Rector, Mark Rose, Heike Schmidt, Alex Shapiro, Martin Simon, Adam Sovkoplas, Kenneth Steen, Jonathan Stone, Dirk Johan Stromberg, Peter Swanzy, Peter Swendsen, Mike Swinchoski, Piotr Szewczyk, Norman Teale, Robert Scott Thompson, Rene Veron, Mike Vernusky, and Straiph Wilson

60x60 (2004) CD
CD Baby

60x60 2006 CD

60x60 (2006)
includes the following composers:

Aaron Acosta, Liana Alexandra, Dwight Ashley, Marc Barreca, Stephen Betts, John Biggs, Gina Biver, James Bohn, Marita Bolles, George Brunner, Paul Burnell, Ann Cantelow, Nicolas Chausseau, Andrew Cole, Christopher Cook, Cindy Cox, Robert Dick, Ian Dicke, Greg Dixon, Aaron Drake, David Fenech, Monroe Golden, Arthur Gottschalk, Jennifer Griffith, David Gunn, David Hahn, Erdem Helvacioglu, Tony Higgins, Stuart Hinds, Lynn Job, Nicole Kim, Joan La Barbara, Cheryl Leonard, Stan Link, Charles Norman Mason, Dylan Mattingly, Andra McCartney, Jordon McLean, Polly Moller, David Newby, Rodney Oakes, Ronald Parks, Maggi Payne, Samuel Pluta, Margaret Schedel, David Shannon, Alan Shockley, Scott Smallwood, Laurie Spiegel, Asha Srinivasan, Balie Todd, Eldad Tsabary, Mark Vernon, Katrina Wreede, Xiting Yang, Carolyn Yarnell, Ivan Zavada, Oded Zehavi, and ~chromatik_d_zabu.tmp (collective)

60x60 (2006) CD
CD Baby

60x60 2007 CD

60x60 (2007)
includes the following composers:

Henri Algadafe, John Allemeier, Thomas Bailey, Dennis Bathory-Ktitsz, Jay Batzner, Benjamin Boone, Monique Buzzarte, Adam Caird, Ann Cantelow, Noah Creshevsky, David Cutler, Brad Decker, Tilmann Dehnhard, Andrew Eckel, Ivan Elezovic, Iris Garrelfs, Thierry Gauthier, Doug Geers, Marcel Gehrman, Melissa Grey, Dorothy Hindman, Alphons Izzo, Travis Johns, Michiko Kawagoe, Joelle Khoury, Panayiotis Kokoras, Gintas Kraptavicius, Zachary Kurth-Nelson, Sophie Lacaze, Tuan Hung Le, HyeKyung Lee, Graziano Lella, Drake Mabry, Chris Mann, Al Margolis, John Maters, Mike McFerron, David McIntire, Christian McLeer, Leslie de Melcher, David Morneau, Jeff Morris, Tim Mukherjee, Helen Nattrass, Serban Nichifor, John Pitts, Gene Pritsker, Tim Reed, Stephen B. Rothman, Bill Ryan, Anne van Schothorst, Ken Steen, Olivier Tache, Andrea Vigani, Robert Voisey, Jane Wang, Rodney Waschka II, Simon Whetham, Sabrina Pena Young, and Cynthia Zaven

60x60 (2007) CD
CD Baby

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Electronic Music Midwest

Electronic Music Midwest

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Electronic Music Midwest is dedicated to programming of a wide variety of electroacoustic music and providing the highest quality performance of electronic media. This annual festival consists of approximately nine short concerts (about 1 hour in length) over the course of a weekend in Autumn. Our goal is to bring together vibrant and interesting artists of all forms, give them a vehicle for their expressions, and a place for them to share ideas with others.

Since its beginning, EMM has programmed over 500 new electroacoustic compositions. Composers have traveled from around the world to graciously share their music with audiences in the Midwest. However, EMM is about more than just playing new music. We strive to create an environment conducive to building community interaction. Most concerts are approximately one hour long, and composers have plenty of time to "talk shop" with each other as well as interact socially with students and audience member

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Craig Hultgren

2014 EMM Guest Artist:
Craig Hultgren

For several decades, cellist Craig Hultgren has been a fixture on the scenes for new music, the newly creative arts, and the avant-garde. In recent years, he has performed solo concerts and chamber music in Rome, New York, Boston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Miami, Atlanta, Orlando, Denver, Nashville, Memphis and San Antonio. A recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, he was a member for many years of Thátmyris, a contemporary chamber music ensemble in Atlanta. A cellist in the Alabama Symphony, he also plays in Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available as podcast downloads on iTunes.

Hultgren is featured in three solo CD recordings including The Electro-Acoustic Cello Book on Living Artist Recordings. For ten years, he produced the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, an international competition that highlighted the best new compositions for the instrument. He teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College where he directed the BSC New Music Ensemble. He is a founding member and President of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance and is on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Birmingham. Hultgren recently completed a CAMA artist residency (Collaborating Artists Manifesting Adventure) with the St. Louis New Music Circle where he presented programs for three seasons. Recently, he performed a 15 Minutes of Fame concert titled Occupy Cello in New York for the Composer's Voice Concert Series. That program featured 15 one-minute solo compositions that challenge the traditional boundaries of the instrument.

Call for Submissions

Lewis University and Kansas City Kansas Community College are pleased to announce an international call for submissions for the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, featuring guest performer Craig Hultgren, to be held October 16-18, 2014 at Lewis University.

Each concert will feature an 8.1 speaker diffusion system. Acclaimed cellist Craig Hultgren will be the featured performer and composers are encouraged to submit works for his consideration. Any composer regardless of region, age or nationality may submit one work.

EMM accepts all electroacoustic works, but we especially seek music that falls within one of the following categories:
1) Composition for piano and fixed media and/or live electronics
2) Two channel works for fixed media
3) Up to eight channel works for fixed media
4) Instrument(s)/Voice(s) and fixed media or live electronics (composer to provide performers)
5) Works for video
6) Sound Installations and Interactive Media (composer to provide all non-standard equipment)
7) Live Laptop works
8) Live Interactive works

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: New Thread Quartet, saxophone quartet

Deadline: June 11, 2014

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: New Thread Quartet, saxophone quartet to be premiered on January 11, 2014 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City.

Founded in 2011, New Thread Quartet is committed to the creation and performance of saxophone quartet repertoire from New York’s burgeoning new music scene. Members of the ensemble are active as composers, performers, educators and industry professionals within the five boroughs, and share the goal of commissioning, and working closely with, New York City composers to develop impactful new works for the saxophone.

Now in its fourth season, New Thread has performed for a wide range of audiences and venues within the five boroughs, including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bronx Community College, D’Addario Chelsea/Collective School, Dimmena Center's NYsoundCircuit, Con Vivo’s Mercado Park Concert Series (Jersey City), South Oxford Space, Firehouse Space, JACK (Brooklyn), and Flushing Library in Queens.

The quartet has toured widely in the US and abroad, performing at the 2012 NAVY Band Symposium in Fairfax, Virginia, the NASA Biennial Conference at Arizona State University, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall and internationally at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. This spring, New Thread will perform at the University of Illinois and will premiere Erin Rogers' piece Mother Earth for flute and saxophone quartet, at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, with support from a JFund grant.

Nearly all works programmed by New Thread have been written for the group by New York-based composers. Commissions and collaborations include composers Richard Carrick, Anthony Gatto, Gilbert Galindo, Miguel Bolivar, Kati Agocs, Roberto Kalb, Marcelo Lazcano, Michael Djupstrom, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Ben Hjertmann, Pat Muchmore and Luke Schwartz.

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