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Trio Ausonia

Trio Ausonia

Trio Ausonia was the world’s only professional ensemble that performed music specifically written for kettle lids—rather surprising, given the richness of the instrument’s repertoire. There were, of course, people who pooh-poohed the kettle lid, claiming it wasn’t a viable musical apparatus, but they were probably descendants of the kettledrum naysayers!

David Gunn

David Gunn

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

NEW VIDEO: Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Hello Brass Fans! Have you seen the video for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame Kenyon Wilson, tuba?

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Kenyon Wilson, tuba featured 15 one-minute-works by Joe L. Alexander, David Avshalomov, Rodrigo Baggio, David Bohn, Kay Charlton, Nicole DeMaio, Gary A. Edwards, Matthew Hetz, Katie Lyphout, Joshua Mattison, Serban Nichifor, Elizaveta Sanicheva, Johnathan Segovia, Ray Strobel, and Angelo Ursini.

This world premiere took place May 13, 2014 for the 2014 International Tuba/Euphonium Conference in Bloomington, Indiana. You can find the video for this as well as hundreds of other videos at:

Simply click on the word PLAYLIST on the top left of the video to find the entire playlist for 2014.

On the same page, below the 2014 videos, you can find our playlist for 2013 Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame.

Upcoming Performances

Circuit Bridges

Spanning I-95, Circuit Bridges Connects Electroacoustic Music from NYC to Raleigh

Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:30PM

On Thrusday September 25, 2014 Circuit Bridges is launching its second season by collaborating with Arts NOW at North Carolina State University to present a program featuring electroacoustic music from New York and North Carolina.

Rodney Waschka II Travis Garrison

Rodney Waschka (North Carolina State University) and Travis Garrison (East Carolina University) are curating new fixed media works that will be presented alongside selections from Circuit Bridges' recent call for works.

The Arts NOW Series at North Carolina State University presents concerts, lectures, and other performing arts events for the University community and the general public. The Arts NOW Series programs feature contemporary work in the arts: new works, new techniques, new interpretations and contexts, and new connections to older work. Previous presentations have included everything from opera premieres to events based on video works to piano lecture-recitals on mathematics and music to a special event related to global climate change.

Circuit Bridges is dedicated to highlighting the community of electroacoustic music creators. Founded in 2014 by Robert Voisey and under the artistic direction of David Morneau and Melissa Grey, Circuit Bridges strives to explore all music under the electroacoustic umbrella. This includes but not limited to sonic art, radio art, glitch, circuit bending, electronica, real-time improvisation, network performance, audiovisual composition, mash-up, and data sonification. Its mission is to connect with artists from around the globe to present the wealth of electroacoustic music being written today.

This concert will feature a performance by Miolina, the New York violin duo of Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold. Milona recently performed for the opening of The Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Other living composers on this concert include Keith Allegretti, Stephen Anderson, Lynn Bechtold, Thomas Rex Beverly, Daniel Blinkhorn, Lin Culbertson, Josué Collado Fregoso, Travis Garrison, Melissa Grey, Elainie Lillios, Scott Lindroth, Bill Seaman, John Supko, Rodney Waschka, and Lee Weissert.

For more information visit:

Circuit Bridges: Spanning I-95 South
Thursday, September 25, 2014. 7:30pm
Gallery MC
549 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
(ride the freight elevator to the 8th floor)
$15 admission


Calendar of Vox Novus Events

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra

Deadline: September 26, 2014

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra to be premiered March 2015 in Austin Texas for the Composer’s Voice concert Series and a second performance in the October 2015 at the convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.

Instrumentation: Mandolin I, Mandolin II, Mandola (tuned, like viola, CGDA) Mandocello (tuned, like cello, CGDA), Classical Guitar, Double Bass. There will be two or more performers on each part, except guitar and bass.

Score and parts required: Please include a conductor's score and individual parts. For Mandola, please format the part in octave treble clef (rather than alto clef).

Theme: Our theme for this call is the wildflowers of Texas. From AngelTrumpets to Zephyrlilies, Texas offers diverse habitats to a kaleidoscopic assortment of flora. As our landscape reawakens, we will celebrate the promise of spring with vibrant new music.

More information:

inspiration about the wildflowers of Texas

how to compose for mandolins and mandolin orchestra

Other considerations: All aesthetics, styles and techniques will be considered. If special techniques are required, please describe your expectations fully. As the AMO offers opportunities for players of all skill levels, successful pieces will be written from easy to moderate difficultly.

Submission guidelines:

-Submission Deadline September 26, 2014
-All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
-This call is open to all composers.
-There is no fee to submit.
-Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
-All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
-No works over a minute will be reviewed.
-Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
-Works need to be submitted via email to:
-The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra– Composer’s First & Last Name - Title
-The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
-The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
-Include the dedication to Austin Mandolin Orchestra on the score
-Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
-Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter:

More can be found at:

The Austin Mandolin Orchestra is a community mandolin orchestra based in Austin Texas. Formed in 2004, the orchestra now includes over performing 20 members. Known for it's adventurous programming, in June 2013 the AMO performed Opus Twelve , a recital of eighteen new works composed by founder and director, Joel R Hobbs. Also in 2015, the Austin Mandolin Orchestra plans to host the Fall 2015 convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.

More about the Austin Mandolin Orchestra can be found here:

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