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Stop The Music

Stop The Music

In hindsight, Mayor Pringler admitted that he might have thought of another way to get the high school pep band to stop playing. But more than a hundred people had come to hear him dedicate The World’s Largest Slug Farm, and he didn’t want them to have to wait around till the band played through its entire repertoire of gastropod-themed songs, all sixty-one of them. Firing a warning shot over the head of the conductor seemed to be the best way to get his attention. And the mayor didn’t think that he should be blamed for the misfortune just because his aim was a bit low.

David Gunn

David Gunn

Upcoming Performances

Fifteen Minutes of Fame Maksim Velichkin

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: with Maksim Velichkin
Homage to Bach
at the Silver Lake Library- Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles, California

Monday, June 16 at 6:00pm

Maksim Velichkin will be giving an encore presentation of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: solo cello featuring 15 one-minute works by 15 composers: Adrienne Albert, Peter Birkby, George. N. Gianopoulos, Elliott Goldkind, Rocco Harris, Matthew Hetz, Dmitry Kitsenko, Veronika Krausas, Mark Robson, Warren Sherk, Samuel Stokes, William Toutant, Blair Whittington, Christopher M. Wicks, Carol-Worthey next Monday, June 16 at Silver Lake Library in Los Angeles!

Silver Lake Library

For more information on Maksim Velichkin

Fifteen Minutes of Fame is 15 one-minute acoustic works by different composers. Fifteen Minutes of Fame gives a variety of new music by living composers to audiences hungry to hear what is being created in today's music scene.

"…the pieces are performed in quick succession and each has a character of its own, the audience is treated to a kaleidoscope of styles; in turn textural and tonal, avant-garde and neo-romantic... the entire smorgasbord of contemporary idioms was playing a game of musical chairs, so to speak, and the effect was thrilling. " - Damjan Rakonjac, Artificialist

Maksim Velichkin will be performing the one-minute works from composers:

Click here to see the concert program

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Homage to Bach with Maksim Velichkin
Monday, June 16 at 6:00pm
Music@Silver Lake Library
Silver Lake Library - Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles, California
2411 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90039


Calendar of Vox Novus Events
Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Announcing results for
Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Nautilus Brass Quintet

Vox Novus called for one-minute pieces for Nautilus Brass Quintet for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame to be performed on Composer's Voice concert series June 29th, 2014 at Jan Hus Church in New York City

Emerging as one of New England's most ambitious musical ensembles, the Nautilus Brass Quintet has quickly established a place for itself in the world of brass chamber music. NBQ was founded in Boston, MA in 2010 with the distinct mission to proliferate the accessibility of cultivated brass chamber music through educational outreach and artistically relevant performance. Nautilus has been grand prize winners at the Rodney Mack and UConn Brass Day competitions, prizewinners at the Plowman competition, and finalists in the J. C. Arriaga and Koetsier competitions. Recent performance highlights include recitals throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, performing at the 2013 Northeast Horn Workshop, a performance of Eric Ewazen’s “Shadowcatcher” with the University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble, and a performance with the new music collaborative NOVA Musica.

Works selected for this Fifteen Minutes of Fame include:
Stargazing from the Ramparts by Greg Bartholomew,
¡Fabuloso Desfile! by Erik Branch,
Canzonetta by David Bohn,
Into the Depths by Dave Collins,
Antiphonal Flourish by Jay Anthony Gach,
Just a Minute by Barry Hartglass,
Lackaday by James Henry,
Chronos by David A. Jones,
Maybe so... by Spiros Mazis,
Cold Shut… by Robert Percy,
One Last Breath by Etienne Rolin,
Affirmation by Juan Maria Solare,
Hocket Machina by L. Ray Strobel,
HFSL3 (a distant galaxy) by Phil Taylor, and
SiDDHATA by Marco Vignali

You can find more information here

Announcing results for
Tom Piercy's Call for Clarinet Scores for Composer's Voice

Vox Novus called for clarinet scores to be performed by clarinetist Thomas Piercy for Composer's Voice concert on June 21st, 2014 at International Preschools in New York City for Make Music New York.

Thomas Piercy is a critically acclaimed clarinetist with orchestral, concerto, solo and chamber music appearances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. His performances have been described by critics as "passionate," "pulling out all the stops," “the best Piazzolla in NYC,” and by the New York Times as “brilliant,” “playing with refinement and flair” and “evoking a panache in the contemporary works.”

Paul Beaudoin's GOON was selected for this call for scores.

Paul E. Beaudoin' is an American composer, theorist and author. His 60 second piano piece "dance re: pnmr" has been on a worldwide tour with pianist Guy Livingston and was recorded by him for the Wergo label.

GOON, a work for solo Bb clarinet was composed to celebrate the life of a beloved cat in alternating fast and slow sections. Playful jumps, purring and even a short cat nap are all personified in this piece which despite it's animated surface is a work

You can find more information here

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