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Title Composer
1) Count to 60 Tomer Harari
2) Sublight Les Scott
3) Ethonikus Ethan Schwartz
4) Android's Waltz Marie Incontrera
5) Fuga Nervosa Mary Simoni
6) Chipmunk Choir,
Hoping to Forestall the Impending Apocalypse,
Sings Bravely
Peter Cavell
7) Night Trip Thomas Gerwin
8) Welcome 2010 Douglas Cohen
9) Dying City David Hahn
10) A MINUTE OF SONIKMUNDUS Guillermo Pozzati
11) One minute track Svetlana Maras
12) Der Sturz Madjid Tahriri
13) Digitoc Cyprian Li
14) Downtown Atlantis Greg Bartholomew
15) The Shape of the Shell Cindy Cox
16) After the Resolution Yota Kobayashi
17) Sky Castles Michael Spicer
18) If The Water Has Memory Esin Gunduz
19) Song For A Flaming Contortionist Julia Norton
20) You Wanna Go Reconsiderate
21) Mixed Contemporary study #6
for analog electronic percussion
(Roland TR-808, Pearl DRX-1)
Philippe-Aubert Gauthier
22) Buddhist Defrosts Freezer Alexander Baker
23) Where Am I This Time? Stephen Lias
24) Six Wings North Lynn Job
25) EnvironMentally Sound Pierre Desmarais
26) outside for a minute Aaron Acosta
27) Kutiah Ice Agnes Szelag
28) Omaggio a Velazquez Marco Dibeltulu
29) Tanja Ioannis Kourtis
30) Arachnye Margaret Schedel
31) first snow Monty Adkins
32) The Night in Taiwan Yu-Ping Lin
33) Sugar Rush, Paper Chase Steven Snowden
34) something happened Anne Van Schothorst
35) Struck by the Beauty Tim Reed
36) Buddhist Spouting Sadness on the Train Dean Rosenthal
37) I WANT THE MOLE duck juggler
38) Clickz Petri Kuljuntausta
39) FinnegansWakeVersusTheWorldsLongestPrime Warren Burt
40) Think-Tank Susan Brewster
41) Molasses Kevin Kissinger
42) 37 Mike Mc Ferron
43) The Unbearable Being of Likeness Doug Opel
44) New York Rob Voisey
45) Visitors Craig Marks
46) Bb HyeKyung Lee
47) CompuIntroMusic Christopher Keyes
48) r0r Terry Gambarotto
49) Crunching Snowby Project Serendipity Paul Russell
50) Raices Gene Marlow and Bobby Sanabria
51) See Now Sean Archibald
52) don't wake me up jacky schreiber
53) Gestalt-n-Pepa Dry Heeves
54) 60x60x60 Howard Kenty
55) 180 John Maycraft
56) Will the real Dalton Trumbo please stand up? Steve Moshier
57) 2-2 Emerson Aagaard
58) Atomizer Jon Weinel Limitless
59) Weaver Song Daniel Griffing
60) The Calliope Crashed to the Ground Danny Wier
60x60 2010 International Mix
1) Count to 60
Composed by: Tomer Harari
Born in Israel, 1979. Tomer Harari currently lives and works in The Nederlands. Composer and performer of live electronic music, plays guitar, harmonium and a singing saw. MA in Sonology from the Royal conservatory, Den Haag, The Nederlands. BA in music and fine art from Haifa university, Israel. Studied composition with Arik Shapira. graduated from 'Thelma-Yalin' high school of the arts, Jazz department.
"Many of my family & friends are from different places in the world and can speak in different languages. While talking to them on skype, I asked them to count from 1 to 60 in their mother tongue and in other languages if possible. During the piece 40 tracks are played back as a new voices joins the choir every second. I want to thank all those who contributed their voice to this piece (in order of appearance): Adeola, Erez, David.G, Elisenda, Sergio, Inbal, Blandine, David.B, Hilla.S, Visnja, Ophir, Eyal, Mike, Tal, Itai, Iara, Hilla.L, Ilya, Adam. p.s You are welcome to count along in your own language... "
2) Sublight
Composed by: Les Scott
Les Scott’s debut album “Altered Carbon” was released in 2008 under the name Neu Gestalt. In 2009 he arranged “Fated Stars” on “To Infinity” by Alex Tronic and remixed various artists. He is presently working on his second album “Weightless Hours” while carrying out further remix and collaborative work.
“Sublight” aims for a mood is which is introspective, autumnal, and yearning. It tries to capture light and shade; the pull of yin and yang; and a sense of nostalgia - hoping to make one minute of music feel like a fragment of a life and its sense of “being”.
3) Ethonikus
Composed by: Ethan Schwartz
Ethan Schwartz is a student at the University of California Santa Barbara, pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies. He is currently studying javanese/balinese gamelan and arabic music, in addition to exploring 31ET and other tuning systems on his own. Drummer Brandon Woodward is graduating from high school this year and has been accepted into USC.
Performed on a guitar retrofitted for 31-tone equal temperament, in addition to drums. The intent was to present an unfamiliar tuning in a familiar format and instrumentation. It takes advantage of 1/5th tone shifts; modulation in the A section, and chordal resolution in the B section.
4) Android's Waltz
Composed by:Marie Incontrera
Marie Incontrera, composer and pianist, is a native of Brooklyn, New York. Her music has been performed throughout the United States and internationally at respected venues including Symphony Space, Christ and St. Stephen's Church, Galapagos Art Space, Roulette, the Kaufman Cente, and at the Meridian Festival in Bucharest, Romania. She has been a featured composer on the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Hartford Women Composers' Festival, as part of Max Lifchitz's North-South Consonance Series, and won Remarkable Theater Brigade's Art Song Competition. Her Music has also been performed and read by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, New York Youth Symphony's Symphony Singers, Remarkable Theater Brigade, American Composers' Orchestra, and New York Youth Symphony Players and Basso Moderno. Marie serves as Opera Liaison for the New York Chamber Virtuosi, and is the General Director and Composer in Residence of Alphabet soup Productions. She has been a recipient of the Miriam Gideon Composition Award for women composers.
Android's Waltz is a tiny waltz whose time contraint corresponds to the attention span of the internet generation.
5) Fuga Nervosa
Composed by: Mary Simoni
Mary Simoni is a composer, author, teacher, pianist, consultant, arts administrator, and amateur photographer. Her music and multimedia works have been performed in Asia, Europe, and throughout the United States and have been recorded by Centaur Records, the Leonardo Music Journal published by the MIT Press, and the International Computer Music Association. She is the recipient of the Prize in Composition by the ArtNET Virtual Museum. She has authored books, "A Gentle Introduction to Algorithmic Composition" published by the University of Michigan, and "Analytical Methods of Electroacoustic Music" published by Routledge. She is currently working on a book with Roger Dannenberg of Carnegie Mellon University on algorithmic composition. She is a Medal Laureate of the Computer World Honors Award for her research in digital music information retrieval.
"Fuga Nervosa" is a fugue con la libertà with tempo rubato so that its duration is precisely one minute. Enjoy!
6) Chipmunk Choir, Hoping to Forestall the Impending Apocalypse, Sings Bravely
Composed by: Peter Cavell
A music-lifer since the age of 8, Peter studied Composition at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Victoria. He lives in Toronto, where he is active as a composer, thereminist, and writer, as well as being a Musical Director at The Second City.
"Chipmunk Choir..." depicts a group of courageous, anthropomorphic rodents raising their voices in a futile hymn for deliverance.
7) Night Trip
Composed by: Thomas Gerwin
Thomas Gerwin, classically educated composer, came into the field of electronic music/soundscape composition early. He composes for radio and concert performances and creates inter media works. He is director of yearly „International Sound Art Festival _tiefKLANG“ in Berlin, Germany. His works are performed and exhibited worldwide and has won several international prizes.
Night Trip (2008/9) This piece is mixed down, referring to the 60 sec. format, from the live performance and radio broadcast of “Night Journey” at Stately Radio SWR in December 2008. I played diverse percussion and noise instruments and triggered at the same time different electroacoustic sources through keyboard and MIDI drum pad.
8) Welcome 2010
Composed by: Douglas Cohen
Douglas Cohen is a composer based in New York City. He aligns himself with the American experimental music tradition and was one of Morton Feldman's last students. Cohen has collaborated with notable film artists, performance artists and visual artists. He is currently on the music composition faculty of the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music of the City University of New York where he is also active in the Brooklyn College - Center for Computer Music.
This is the ninth composition in a series of welcome messages that began in 1995. The inspiration was the following sentence from President Obama's 2009 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech: "And so I come here with an acute sense of the costs of armed conflict - filled with difficult questions about the relationship between war and peace, and our effort to replace one with the other."
9) Dying City
Composed by: David Hahn
David Hahn, composer, creates diverse pieces of music ranging from the experimental sounds of processed electric guitars to music concrète sound collages to more traditional settings featuring instruments and voices. Educated at Brown University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Mr. Hahn received the doctorate in historical musicology at Stanford University in 1993.
Composed by: Guillermo Pozzati
Guillermo Pozzati (Buenos Aires, 1958) is an Argentine composer, teacher and researcher. In 1992 he completed a residency as guest composer at the “Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics” at Stanford University. Finalist of the '4th International Music Software Competition' (Bourges, 1999) for the creation of “GEN: a Lisp Music Environment"", he was invited by the Computer Music Journal (MIT Press) to provide an article about the software. As a theorist, Pozzati developed the concept of ‘Infinite Suite’, this idea was presented at the 'International Computer Music Conference' in Montreal (2009). In the same year, he became a Finalist in the International Electroacoustic Music Competition ‘MUSICA NOVA’, Czech Republic. Pozzati obtained the prestigious ""Ciudad de Buenos Aires"" first prize (2000), that carries with it a life grant for the winner and he was honored, among other distinctions, with the Medal of the ""Concejo Argentino de la Música"" (CAMU-UNESCO).
“A Minute of SoniKMundus” is a kind of musical synthesis of a larger piece that the author composed in 2010, entitled SoniKMundus. In SoniKMundus the composer attempts to combine construction logic with high expressiveness. The alternation of two predominant pitches provides a frame for thousands of timbre variations, highly contrasted dynamics and different reverberation levels. “A Minute of SoniKMundus” tries to capture some of the sound landscapes and musical processes of its ‘mother’ work.
11) One minute track
Composed by: Svetlana Maras
Svetlana Maraš is Serbian composer and sound artist based in Helsinki. She studied composition since the age of 17 with Zoran Eric, at Belgrade University of Art. She is co-founder and a member of “Organization of Young Composers from Serbia – Serbian Sound Youth”. Svetlana is also active as a sound artist and performer of improvised, experimental music (piano, electronics). So far she has made many recordings and public performances in collaboration with various ensembles and solo. More information about the artist:
“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” - Andy Warhol
12) Der Sturz
Composed by: Madjid Tahriri
Madjid Tahriri (*1981 Tehran) is an iranian composer. He obtained a Bachelor's degree of Arts (Piano, Musicology) from the Azad University,Tehran in 2004 and was pianist in the iranian „Melal- Orchestra". Since 2006 he is studying instrumental and electronic composition at the „Folkwang-Hochschule Essen", Germany with Prof. Dirk Reith, Prof. Günter Steinke and Prof. Thomas Neuhaus. Madjid Tahriris music is performed at international Festivals, such as Fadjr Musik Festival -Tehran 2002, Festival Musica Acoustica Peking 2008 und 2009, Festival Champs Libres' Straßbourg (France) 2008, JSEM/MSJ Electroacoustic Festival- Nagoya (Japan) 2009, next_generation 3.0 "Licht'Raum'Klang" - ZKM Karlsruhe (Germany) 2009, Festival Musica Viva 09- Lisbon (Portugal) 2009, Soundcrawl: Nashville (USA) 2009. In 2009 he was selected for the interdisciplinary competition and workshop „operare 09" in Berlin. In the same year Madjid Tahriri obtained the Folkwang Price in the category composition.
"Der Sturz" is composed with only 12 sine waves and uses all of their possible combinations, i.e. spectral combinations and glissandi between these frequencies. The main aspect is the rhythm, which is established right at the beginning of the piece. Each impuls of the rhythm is created of a combination of different frequencies. There are 3 layers of rhythm (one with higher frequencies, one with middle frequencies and one with lower frequencies), which together built a polyrhythm. "
13) Digitoc
Composed by: Cyprian Li
Cyprian Li, Chinese and a Chemistry teacher from Hong Kong, has received no formal music training. He started his pursuit of music in the eighties, experimenting and composing with the sounds of synthesizers and algorithmic and signal-processing software. His music has been presented in various parts of the world.
Digitoc contains rather rigid rhythmic notes interspersed with unusual irregular sounds and contrasted with a short stretch of legato ending.
14) Downtown Atlantis
Composed by:Greg Bartholomew
Greg Bartholomew’s music is frequently performed throughout the United States and in Europe, Canada and Australia, and is available on CDs recorded by the Czech Philharmonic, Kiev Philharmonic, Connecticut Choral Artists (Concora), Ars Brunensis Chorus and Langroise Trio, as well as the 60x60 Project. For further information visit www.gregbartholomew.com.
Downtown Atlantis Wandering the streets of El Dorado.
15) The Shape of the Shell
Composed by: Cindy Cox
Radical, traditional, original, archetypal—neither modernist nor neo-tonal, Cindy Cox derives her “post-tonal” musical language from acoustics, innovations in technology, harmonic resonance, and poetic allusion. She frequently collaborates with her husband, poet John Campion. Her music may be accessed at www.cacox.com.
"The Shape of the Shell" uses text by poet John Campion, and bass clarinet/voice by Laura Carmichael. This is an excerpt of a larger interactive work for bass clarinet and electronics, and was created with assistance from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at UC Berkeley.
16) After the Resolution
Composed by Yota Kobayashi
Yota Kobayashi (b. 1980, Nagoya, Japan) writes music that explores imaginary soundscape. Besides acousmatic pieces, his current compositional work focuses on an endeavour to create electroacoustic “tone poems” in his mixed works - the combination of live instruments and electronics creates abstract narratives, which sympathize with/object to/compliment/clash with one another. He studied music composition at Simon Fraser University with Barry Truax and Owen Underhil. He is currently based in Vancouver, Canada, where he works actively with film, dance, and theater productions. Among his award include Musica Nova (1st prizes in 2008 and 2009, Czech Republic), Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo (1st prize in 2010, Italy/France), Prix Jue de Temp/Times Play Awards (2nd prize 2009 and 3rd prize 2006, Canada).
17) Sky Castles
Composed by: Michael Spicer
Michael Spicer has a B.A. (Hons) majoring in music, and a M.Sc in Computer Science, and is constantly looking for ways to combine these two areas. He has been performing professionally as a keyboard/synthesizer/flute player since the late 1970's. He was a member of the popular Australian folk/rock group "Redgum" which produced several hit singles in the 1980's. In 1995 he co-developed two music edutainment games "Agates, the rock group" and "Agates Virtual Music Machine". He is currently teaching at Singapore Polytechnic, working on a PhD in composition at Monash University Conservatorium, and performing in Singapore with the improvisation group "Sonic Escapade".
“Sky Castles” is an electro acoustic work, featuring electronically processed flute. It consists of a series of long notes performed on the flute. Whilst play these notes, the performer also hums, improvising a vocal part around the flute part. The resulting sound is transformed by a system of delays and pitch shifters to produce a fairly dense series of evolving chords.
18) If The Water Has Memory
Composed by: ESIN GUNDUZ
Esin Gündüz is a composer of contemporary music. She writes for several mediums: chamber ensemble, solo instrument, electronic medium, orchestra or jazz band. Her explorations of gesture, silence, and meaning are of significance. Her pieces were performed in SoundSCAPE in Pavia (Italy) 2009, SCI MU Student Chapter concerts at Marshall University (US) and in French Cultural Center in Istanbul (TR). Her compositions appeared in two CD's by SCI. She's selected to attend David Felder's residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts, in 2010. She performs jazz and improvisational music: recently performed at Montreux jazz Festival (Switzerland) and Jazz a Juan Jazz Festival (France). _BA in jazz performance and composition/ Istanbul Bilgi University; High-Honor Degree, 2005. _MA in composition/ Marshall University, 2009 (graduate teaching assistant of music-theory / ear-training) /with Dr. Mark Zanter.
" If The Water Has Memory” takes its support from exact quotations from four folk songs about rivers, from different parts of the world: Macedonia, Turkey, America and China. The piece consists of the melodies of these selected folk songs. For ages, songs for/about/with rivers have been sung; I imagined that “the water” that runs through all rivers and circulates over the planet had memory and remembered all these songs sung for them by the people. Those songs heard in the vocal track, that are “remembered” in parts, all together create a “river of remembered songs”. Composer, voice: ESIN GÜNDÜZ © 2009 daytime inspiration.
19) Song For A Flaming Contortionist
Composed by: Julia Norton
Originally from the U.K., Julia currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area, where she teaches voice and composes vocal music for live theatre and solo voices. She draws her inspiration from the emotional heart of a subject and uses extended vocal technique to seek out the edges of discomfort, irreverence and harmony. In using her voice as a compositional instrument she has finally found the vocal freedom she always craved. Previous 60X60 pieces are ‘WBQ’ (2004), ‘Space-time’ (2006) and 'Missing My Mother's Garden' (2008). In addition to making unusual electronic music she also performs in a jazz duo and has an award winning Celtic style CD ‘Lullaby Island’.
"I love circus, but am very troubled by contortionists."
20) You Wanna Go
Composed by: Reconsiderate
Reconsiderate has been in love with music since time immemorable. He started off in his grade school band as a young'n, and has since moved on to create his own music via his computer, vocals and even the occasional live instruments. At the moment, Reconsiderate’s work exists exclusively in the medium of recorded audio, and likely will continue that way for the forseeable future. He supports (and is honored to participate in) Vox Novus’s annual 60 x 60 series as it is an avenue for true art, the likes of which are to be found nowhere else.
Seemingly uncertain and perhaps a bit clumsy, "You Wanna Go" stumbles about like a drunken oaf in constant need of regaining his balance. But beware! Beneath the façade lie a firm form and strong structure, supporting the ready mind you may have underestimated.
21) Mixed Contemporary study #6 for analog electronic percussion (Roland TR-808, Pearl DRX-1) and Compression study #1 for fretless bass guitar (Fender Jazz Bass)
Composed by: Philippe-Aubert Gauthier
P.-A. Gauthier is a junior mechanical engineer, master in sciences, doctor in acoustics and self-taught artist. He pursues research in sound field reproduction and spatial sound. Beside his profesionnal research activities, P.-A. Gauthier is an artist working with sound art, experimental music, sound installation, performance and writing.
This is a piece from a serie of studies for analog percussion and bass guitar. A TR-808 creates overlapping patterns. The drone is created with a TR-808 and a DRX-1. Drone changes are triggered by the drums. These are combined to a study with compressed bass guitar with three improvised tracks.
22) Buddhist Defrosts Freezer
Composed by: Alexander Baker
I create sound pieces from field recordings as 'idle quietist', and from anything else that comes to hand and ear as 'soluble fisherman'.
Some of this work can be found at:
23) Where Am I This Time?
Composed by: Stephen Lias
Stephen Lias is an adventurer-composer. Primarily active in concert and chamber music, his passion for travel and the outdoors has led to such works as "White Water," "Prince William Sound," and, most recently, "Sequoia." He lives in Texas where he is Professor of composition at Stephen F. Austin State University.
One of the strangest, most interesting, and most useful things that computers do for us as composers is that they allow us to blend sounds from completely disparate worlds. Indigenous instruments, sometimes sampled from performers in remote and undeveloped cultures, can be mixed with western instruments, sounds from popular culture, industrial noise, and synthetic sounds. This inevitably creates sonic spaces that are culturally and geographically ambiguous or even contradictory. While this ambiguity has been exploited extensively within the context of film and game scoring, the cultural contrasts are often more exposed in purely sonic works ' leading the listener to wonder "Where Am I This Time?".
24) Six Wings North
Composed by: Lynn Job
Lynn Job (pronounced with a long "o"), Doctor of Musical Arts (born South Dakota, U.S.A.) owns Buckthorn Music Press (ASCAP/MPA). She is an active professional composer (all serious "non-pop" genres, sonic e-art, and broadcast), and published poet/author, actress, professor, archaeology hobbyist and more. North Texas, www.BuckthornStudios.com
(Isaiah 6:6-7) "Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal from the altar; he touched my mouth with it." Six Wings North, an impressionistic sound-scape hinting of wings, atmospheric marvels, beautiful cool fire, ritual cleansing and inter-dimensional transformation. Cleansing is frightful as birth, foreign as death, unscripted and unsteady. Isaiah finds that all is well on the other side of it. (The composer performing live with samples.)
25) EnvironMentally Sound
Composed by: Pierre Desmarais
Pierre Desmarais has a Masters in Music from l’Université de Montréal, where his composition Le Cri was performed by I Musici. He freelances as a bassist and keyboardist as well as compose music for short films. His latest collaboration, “The Letter”, was presented at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival.
“EnvironMentally Sound” is a composition that attempts to reflect on our fuel driven society. It begins with the sound of a rumbling car that quickly dissipates. Sounds of nature soon creep in, but are quickly silenced when the deadly vehicle returns.
26) outside for a minute
Composed by: 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 and currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Subscriber: Electronic Music Foundation. Member USITT & CITT. For more info, visit: www.aaronacosta.com or http://www.myspace.com/aaronacostamusic "
“outside for a minute” starts with a recording of traffic and birds. These sounds were recorded outside my apartment at mid-day. I then use heavy noise filtering, time expansion, editing and granular synthesis to reveal the layers of sound that create the background noise I often ignore.
27) Kutiah Ice
Composed by: Agnes Szelag
Agnes Szelag is a composer, performer, and video/audio installation artist. Her solo EP No Summer or Winter on Aphonia was hailed as "a distinctive voice in the electro-acoustic field" by Textura, and "gorgeous" by XLR8R. Her most recent release as myrmyr with Marielle Jakobsons The Amber Sea on Digitalis (2009) as was named by Boomkat as "one of the most unique and absorbing albums we've heard this year," and made their top 100 for 2009. Her duo with The Norman Conquest, Dokuro, is described by The Wire as "discreetly sculptured." Her work has been featured in the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, The Streaming Festival, Cologne Online Film Festival, Electronic Music Midwest Festival, the Illuminated Corridor Festival, 60 x 60, Soundwave Festival, Voices on the Edge, and at the Stone in NY. Agnes received her MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, and her B.S. in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University.
Kutiah Ice is a piece about pressure and it's beautiful effects. Kutiah is a glacier in Pakistan that grew faster than any other in the world. This piece is rich in overtones and layers of electronics screaming as if they have barely enough space to coexist together. In the end the pressure of the ice is so great the glacier must expand and push out all possible air bubbles. A brilliant hue of blue is created.
28) Omaggio a Velazquez
Composed by: Marco Dibeltulu
Marco Dibeltulu studied at the Conservatory of Cagliari Composition, Choral Music and Electronic Music (with Francesco Giomi and Elio Martusciello). His compositions have been selected in many competitions as 6th International Computer Music Competition “Pierre Schaeffer” 2007 – Pescara (1st Prize). He performed at Festivals: Synthèse – Bourges; Biennale di Venezia on-line; Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; Rifiuti preziosi – Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; Contemporary Art Fair – Shanghai; Primavera en La Habana 2008; Zeppelin 2008 – Barcelona; Concerts de Bruits Pierre Schaeffer 1948-2008 – Tempo Reale, Florence; ICEM Concert for IDKA – Gävle (Sweden); Audio Art Circus 2008 – Osaka; Raum-Musik – University of Cologne.
“Omaggio a Velazquez” is inspired by the genius of Velazquez who represents things as they appear, reducing them to “spots of colour” which, in the electroacoustic composition, are represented by instrumental quotations whose function is to describe in music his art free from the most dramatic and flamboyant aspects of Baroque.
29) Tanja
Composed by: Ioannis Kourtis
Ioannis Kourtis was born in Greece. He is mostly a film music composer as he has composed the music of a lot of films. He has written also many works for orchestra and room ensembles and some of them were recorded by Greek and French radios. He is actually living in France where he continues his Ph.D in film music at the University of Montpellier.
“Tanja” is a moment inspiration of some beautiful images from horror tales...
30) Araxty
Composed by: Margaret Anne Schedel
"Margaret Anne Schedel is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation and performance of ferociously interactive media. She sits on the boards of 60x60 Dance, the BEAM Foundation, the EMF Institute, the ICMA, NWEAMO, and Organised Sound. Her work has been supported by the Presser Foundation, Centro Mexicano para la Musica y les Artes Sonoras, and Meet the Composer. In 2009 she won the first Ruth Anderson Prize for her interactive installation Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair. As an Assistant Professor of Music at Stony Brook University, she serves as Co-Director of Computer Music and is a core faculty member of cDACT, the consortium for digital art, culture and technology. In 2010 she co-chaired the International Computer Music Conference. "
Araxty uses samples from a piece commissioned by the dance collective Animal Mechanical. It uses the sound of weaving to create a polyrhythmic thrum over a more straightforward techno beat.
31) first snow
composed by: Monty Adkins
Monty Adkins is a sound artist based in England. His work has been commissioned by IRCAM, INA-GRM, BBC Radio 3 and is released on empreintes DIGITALes and Signature/Radio France.
“First snow (for Lisa)”was written following a concert conducted by a close friend Lisa Colton. As I went back to the studio to collect my bags on the way home the first snow of winter 2009 started to fall. Looking out of the studio I was inspired to make this short piece for Lisa.
32) The Night in Taiwan
composed by: Yu-Ping Lin
Yu-Ping Lin, had a great interest in modern music. Now studying composition in Institute of Music, NCTU and working with Prof. Chao-Ming Tung.
“The Night in Taiwan” - With a boisterous atmosphere, "The Night in Taiwan" describes crowd night markets in Taiwan on holidays. Night market is a place with peddlers which sell various foods or host different games. People in night markets create an interesting unique soundscape. I devised a melody with feeble noise suggesting orient culture as my prime motive. And the sound field design imitates the soundscape when I was passing through those enthusiastic peddlers.
33) Sugar Rush
Composed by: Steven Snowden
Eclectic was formed in 2008. Since then performances have included past 3 Glastonbury's, Brighton fringe festival and big dance. Eclectic are about fusing different dance and music styles, which also shows each member of the group personal strength within the piece.
Steven Snowden has been listening to things since just before he was born. At some point between that time and now, he decided to make things for other people to listen to. He currently does so in Austin, TX.
Short and Sweet.
34) something happened
composed by: Anne Van Schothorst
Anne Van Schothorst (1974) As a classical trained harpist and autodidact composer, from the Netherlands - Den Haag - I am working for an young and creative company harpandsoul.com I started playing the harp in 1983 (concerts, background music, .. ) and I am still playing, but since 2007 (after some live changing moments and lots of soul searching) I decided to become a professional musician; a recording harpist, composer and music producer. I play and create original and instant music and I am involved in art fusion projects: for poetry projects/visuals /film /cartoons/ installations I compose and produce the music. My style can be characterized as classical, minimal, visual and lately even experimental.
this 60 sec piece contains harp, voice and soundscapes: stones, pebbles & a falling water drop The music can be discribed as atmosperic mystical music – I have tried to visualize almost a movie like setting .
35) Struck by the Beauty
Composed by: Tim Reed
Tim Reed was born in May of 1976 weighing 11 pounds and 9 ounces. During the following fifteen years, his weight steadily increased, reaching approximately 170 pounds in 1991. Tim's height also increased during this time, reaching 6 feet and 4 inches in 1991. Between 1991 and 2007 his height remained steady at 6 feet and 4 inches while his weight fluctuated between 165 and 210 pounds. Tim is currently 6 feet and 4 inches in height and weighs 178 pounds (March 2010).
36) Buddhist Spouting Sadness on the Train
Composed by: Dean Rosenthal
I was born in 1974 and studied composition with Tom Johnson, Morton Subotnick, Wadada Leo Smith, and many other prominent musicians in the American tradition primarily while at CalArts. My works reflect concerns of integrity, pattern, structure, and simplicity, but I prefer to imbue my music ultimately with musical reason. In addition to composing and engraving, I currently edit The Open Space Web Magazine. I live in Northampton, Massachusetts with my wife, Karin.
The music of “Buddhist Spouting Sadness on the Train” profiles the American baritone Thomas Buckner. Recordings of his singing contrast with instrumental interludes and spoken word fragments creating a mosaic of musical images.
Composed by: duck juggler
An installation/sound artist and experimental musician living in Melbourne. He has released several sound works on analogue and digital formats ranging from recordings of short circuited games and crashing computers, to the use of multiple analogue synthesizers and traditional instruments.. His most recent recorded work ‘kunst e chaos', an interpretation of Stockhausen's Samstag aus Licht, utilized 30 analogue synthesizers and provided the sound for ‘The Killer Is You' installation VCA Gallery Melbourne which opened on October 18 2007, 47 days before the unexpected death of Stockhausen (a coincidence)." website
This project was realised using analogue guitar synthesizers and Reason software and was recorded in ProTools. ‘I Want the Mole' evokes a dream sequence of dancing animals tiptoeing through innocent gardens of unmet desire only to morph into the jungle drums of an elephant stampede before reaching the inevitable conclusion: WAKING.
38) Clickz
Composed by: Petri Kuljuntausta
Petri Kuljuntausta is a composer, musician and sound artist. In close collaboration with natural scientists, he has composed underwater installations and made music out of whale calls, bird songs, and the sounds of the northern lights. He has made recordings for various labels in Australia, Europe, and the USA, and he is the author of three books about electronic music and sound art.
“Clickz” is composed for an old vinyl record, old record-player and KaossPad soloist. The vinyl record is modified and its opening groove, silence, is "locked-grooved". The music on the LP was composed by Bela Bartok, but the listener can't hear the actual music. Over the looped record plays the KaossPad soloist who control the feedback sounds generated in the mixer.
39) FinnegansWakeVersusTheWorldsLongestPrime
Composed by: Warren Burt
Warren Burt is a composer, performer, writer, video maker, etc. who lives and works in Wollongong Australia. His work has been performed world wide, and he has recordings available on XI, Pogus, Sonic Gallery, Tall Poppies and Move. He has been collaborating with dancers since the early 1970s.
“Finnegans Wake vs The World's Longest Prime” has electronic bells in one channel, playing melodies based on the digits of the worlds longest prime number. In the other channel a demented microtonal folk band plays melodies based on the letters of Finnegans Wake. Potentially lasting months, this is the one minute version.
40) Think-Tank
Composed by: Susan Brewster
Susan Brewster is a composer and multi-instrumentalist born in America in the state of Indiana, raised in Wisconsin now living and working in London, England. Having studied piano from a young age she was introduced to a number of musical traditions including classical, folk, dixieland, barbershop and ragtime. She began composing as a teenager and at 19 performed professionally in a country western band. She continued with music while studying at University of Wisconsin and in her early 20s relocated to New York City where she performed her own songs in folk clubs around Greenwich Village. Some of her songs were recorded on compilation albums which are now part of the Smithsonian permanent collection. She became involved in theatre while working on a New York City street theatre tour with Theatre for the New City. She continued to pursue music and drama after moving to London where she has composed for fringe theatre and short films. In 1996 she was included in the International Who's Who in Music 15th Edition. She has an interest in inventing instruments, scales and musical theory and in music as a story telling medium. She has a view to have works performed by experimental ensembles incorporating elements of installation art, dance and theatre.
"Think-Tank" is an abstract concept but sound strikes an image in the minds eye and tells a funny story although you don't know why. The thoughts that come alive and go flying out the door, collecting and recycling and they are multiplying. Bold machinery cold, unstoppable and certain not to fail, but they have no idea, and the mighty ticking clock could cause them to derail.
41) Molasses
Composed by: Kevin Kissinger
Kevin Kissinger is an electronic musician and classically-trained organist from Kansas City, Mo. His interest in electronic music started in the 1960s when he worked with electronic project kits, a Hammond Organ, and whatever tape recorders he could get his hands on. In the 1970s, Kevin built a large modular synthesizer. Kevin built his first theremin in 2005 and acquired a Moog Theremin shortly thereafter. Since that time, Kevin has created many compositions for the theremin and performs throughout the USA. Kevin earned a BMus degree in Organ Performance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
"Molasses" is a multi-track theremin work that creates the sound of a theremin-ensemble. The inventor of the theremin, Leon Theremin, envisioned complete theremin orchestras. However, attempts at large theremin ensembles didn't work out too well -- the instruments' radio-frequency oscillators interfered with each other and, lacking keyboards, fretboards, or any tactile references, the thereminists had difficulty to hear themselves and play in tune. "Mollasses" utilizes multiple tracks -- fifteen of them -- to create a theremin ensemble sound that Theremin himself could only imagine.
42) 37
Composed by: Mike Mc Ferron
Mike McFerron (aka DJ Mike McFerron) is a composer living in the Chicago area. Visit http://www.bigcomposer.com for more information.
#37 is the greatest piece I've ever written. No child was traumatized in the creation of this work.
43) The Unbearable Being of Likeness
Composed by: Doug Opel
Doug Opel explores amalgamations of contemporary, rock, jazz, pop and electronica to develop a compositional language that is at once, dark and humorous, controlled and chaotic, classical and contemporary. A recipient of the 2003 Copland Award, his works have been performed by The Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, Vision of Sound, Keys to the Future, the American Modern Ensemble and many others extensively at venues throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, Chile, France, Spain, Slovenia and extensively in the United States. Commissions include works for the Definiens Project, bass-baritone Timothy Jones, pianists Nicola Melville and Robert Satterlee, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic & MATA. Broadcasts include the CBC, WMBC, WFMT and WCNY & WKCR and WRTI.
"The Unbearable Being of Likeness" is an exploration of a pet peeve of mine: the evolution and thriving art of text speak and the slaughter of conventional language in general. The use of an intentionally distorted and overly-repetitive orchestral lick creates a sort of shell-shocking backdrop for fragments of texting translations, coupled with reactions that are all too genuine.
44) New York
Composed by: Rob Voisey
“With few opportunities and much competition, young composers show creativity in just getting heard.” And in Chris Pasles’s article in the Los Angeles Times, Robert Voisey is highlighted as one of those composers. Besides his compositions, Voisey is also known for directing the 60x60 project and co-directing the Composer’s Voice concert series in New York City.
Rob Voisey at Vox Novus
"New York" is part of a series created for Jon Nelson’s 50/50, another miniature project composed of 50 second sound collages. This sound collage juxtaposes classical instruments juxtaposed with ethnic samples and has a 10 second tail to fill the 60 seconds.
45) Visitors
Feature films, network and cable television, animated series, commercials, promos and beyond: as the creator of sonic imprints for an expansive range of high profile projects, Craig Marks’ comprehensive musical expertise is reflected in his extraordinary eclecticism. Ethnic music, orchestral scores, rock, electronic and rhythmic textures -- Marks is a master of unlikely juxtaposition, from Steinways to Stratocasters; bassoons to buzz saws. Marks earned a degree in Music Composition at UCLA while moonlighting at Hans Zimmer’s studio, Media Ventures. Among his recent composing credits is creating music for Iron Chef America which the Detroit Press lauded as "saber-rattling gladiator music."
46) Bb
Composed by: HyeKyung Lee
HyeKyung Lee (born in Seoul, Korea) graduated from The University of Texas at Austin (DMA in Composition/Performance in Piano), where she studied with Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, Russell Pinkston, and Stephen Montague. She also studied with Bernard Rands at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Ladislav Kubik at the Czech-American Summer Music Institute in Prague. An accomplished pianist, HyeKyung has performed her own compositions and others in numerous contemporary music festivals and conferences in the United States, Europe, and Korea. Her music can be found on Vienna Modern Masters, Innova Recordings, New Ariel Recordings, Capstone Recordings, Mark Custom Recordings, Aurec Recordings, Equilibrium Recordings, Vox Novus, and SEAMUS CD Series Vol. 8. Currently she is Assistant Professor of Music at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
“Bb” is one of my short studies that use the smallest material and stretch it beyond. In this piece, of course, the midi note Bb is the only source. It was written for 2010 60x60 project.
47) CompuIntroMusic
Composed by: Christopher Keyes
Acclaimed by Fanfare Magazine as "Masterful¦a modernized Rachmaninoff" Christopher J. Keyes (b. 1963) began his career as a pianist, winning many competitions and later making his "double-debut" in Carnegie Hall as both soloist and guest composer with the New York Youth Symphony. He continued his musical training at the Eastman School of Music, completing his doctorate in 1992. His compositions have been performed and broadcast in over 30 countries worldwide. He is currently an Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University where he directs the Laboratory for Music Exploration and Research (LaMER). Solo CD's and a mutli-channel DVD of his music can be heard on the Centaur (CRC 2377) Capstone (CPS-8739) and Ravello (RR7803) labels.
CompuIntroMusic (A Short Ride on the NeXT Machine) is a gamelan-type signature piece, that does all the things I really like...in 60 seconds. It has repeated, syncopated cross-rhythms (similar to a Steve Reich piece), processed sampled sounds (similar to a Paul Lansky piece), and algorithms, using permutations of a diatonic hexachord. In all, nearly four dozen sampled sounds are processed, ranging from saw blades to actual Sundanese gamelan instruments, and mixed together in over 10000 "notes". It was realised, as the name implies, on an old NeXT computer, way back when...
48) r0r
Composed by: Terry Gambarotto
I'm a composer and programmer from Toronto. My current focus is creating and performing with Max/MSP/Jitter. Under the name Rocky G I have released several albums of techno and dance oriented material. Visit my website at foolskool.com.
The impetus for “r0r” was a Max/MSP patch floating around the internet supposedly written by glitch pioneers Autechre. At the suggestion of my composer friend Matt LeBlanc, I reverse engineered the patch and rewrote it as multichannel program that could potentially be used for live performance. It turned out to be too complex for live use, but was good for generating material in the studio.
49) Crunching Snow
Project Serendipity
Composed by: Paul Russell
"My starting point was naïvely experimenting with old guitar pedals. Pulling the power out and sampling the noise, plugging the output back into the input and listening to my pedals scream. A teenage love of all things Crackle, Zip and Bleep. Pretty quickly I found out about computers, and their boisterous potential. Studying Max/MSP and contemporary composition at Kingston University taught me new ways to experience and create new music. I became extremely interested in programming and orchestration, since then I've had works performed at New Music Festivals in Texas, New York and London and toured all over the UK and Europe. Contrast has been a running theme through my work; soft melodic guitars with harsh noisy synths and tones, loud vs. quite, cluttered vs. sparse. I like to make music that surprises me and keeps me on my toes.."
"Crunching Snow" is a piece was written when London was under a thick blanket of snow, the worst in 28 years they say. Being snowed in has its advantages, like having lots of time to work on music and perhaps this track would never have been finished without our spectacular snowfall. This piece experiments with a drum beat that sounds like it was falling asleep then waking up again, robotic in texture, but perhaps malfunctioning. It is juxtaposed with live instruments – Guitar, Xylophone, Melodica, Glockenspiel and Hand Bells.
50) Raices
Composed by: Gene Marlow and Bobby Sanabria
Eugene Marlow, Ph.D.--an award-winning composer/arranger, performer (piano), producer, presenter, and educator--has composed and arranged over 200 jazz and classical pieces for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and jazz big bands. He is a 2010 recipient of a Meet The Composer grant.
Bobby Sanabria (performer) is a multi-Grammy nominee drummer, arranger, producer, and educator. In addition to his own big band, he leads the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestras at the Manhattan School of Music and the New School. His most recent album, “Kenya Revisited,” was nominated for a 2010 Latin Grammy. He and Gene Marlow have collaborated on numerous musical projects.
“Raices” (roots) is a multi-layered, multi-tracked composition consisting totally of percussion instruments that originated in West Africa and the Caribbean. The rhythmic patterns, likewise, originate from tribal cultures in West Africa, enhanced later by cultures in the Caribbean. Bobby Sanabria is the sole performer.
51) See Now
Sean Archibald
Sean Archibald is a drum'n'bass and electronic-music composer from the UK. He uses microtones as they offer more intensity and possibility. He is a student and has released two EPs and two albums online, under the name Sevish. This piece uses glitches which interrupt the rhythm, plus vocal samples.
Looking at equal divisions of various non-octaves, Sean found a scale which closely matches some useful intervals like minor third, major third, neutral third, fifth and octave... that scale is "18 divisions of the 11/7." What's left after the discovery? Just to compose! "See Now" is the result of using this new scale. However the middle piano section uses Wendy Carlos' "Alpha" scale.
52) don't wake me up
Composed by: Jacky Schreiber
Jacky Schreiber studied electroacoustic music composition with Eduardo Kusnir at Conservatorio Nacional de Musica Juan Jose Landaeta in Caracas, Venezuela. His electroacoustic works have been performed in concerts and festivals in usa, latin america and europe, some of his chamber and orchestral works have received the national composition prize, for the past 20 years he has written music for tv, theater plays and dance.
53) Gestalt-n-Pepa
Composed by: Dry Heeves
Emanating from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Canada), The Dry Heeves are cultural analysts who use music (e.g. rock / world / electronic / experimental / avant-garde) as their dissemination medium of choice.
Welcome to a new Theatre of the Absurd at:
“Gestalt-n-Pepa” is gestalt philosophy as seen thru the eyes of a 'dance' outfit (à la Salt-n-Pepa) with doctorates up the yin-yang. The whole may be greater than the sum of its parts but so is the hole.
54) 60x60x60
Composed by: Howard Kenty
Howard Kenty, AKA Hwarg, is a composer and freelance musician in New York. He makes all kinds of electro-acoustic prog-rock artmusic, by his lonesome and in the bands The Benzene Ring and Grandpo.
For more fun stuff, check out http://www.hwarg.com
60x60's guiding themes of concision and disparity inspired me to move one step further and create a work consisting of sixty one-second pieces. This required a quick succession of only the barest seeds of ideas, juxtaposing different styles, timbres, spaces, instrumentation, and dynamics; the result is frenetic, disorienting, and engaging.
55) 180
Composed by: John Maycraft
John Maycraft (49) was born near Manchester in the North West UK. His early pre school musical memories consisted of the Beatles and Roy Orbison’s hits and all the early 60s English beat boom music. John’s main instrument is the Guitar, both electric and acoustic: starting at the age of 12. Today he owns his own sound studio and music company “Artguitar.co.uk” He is a member of the MCPS and PRS societies in the UK and also a member of BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors). He also co-writes on occasion with Bernie Calvert (from “The Hollies” pop group). For more information go to: www.maycraft.info
"180" was composed with the use of echo / delays. Working extensively with timed echoes, to see if it was possible to build different textures up; within a set tempo. Also used are Fibonacci and golden ratio principles within the composition. Various Delays are set to fractions based on the Tempo and Fibonacci sequence of numbers available to use; within the musical context. The result is what you hear. Various guitars were used – both acoustic and electric; and “treated” through the Eventide studio Delay / Echo units.
56) Will the real Dalton Trumbo please stand up?
Composed by: Steve Moshier
Steve Moshier is a composer and performer whose work encompasses theatre, dance, and the concert stage. His work includes music for acoustic, acoustic/electric, and electronic music genres. For the past 13 years he has been composing and performing for his acoustic/electric 7 member Liquid Skin Ensemble.
"Will the real Dalton trumbo please stand up?" was originally composed for the marathon 39 day "one-a-day" rally of a minute or less submissions for the group 'Shorties' at the late NetNewMusic site (2009-10).
57) 2-2
Emerson Aagaard
Emerson Aagaard is a musician living in Richland Center, Wisconsin, who will be attending UW-Eau Claire to major in music-composition in the fall.
“2-2” was written and notated on paper and then realized using Csound and the tracking software Renoise. Various samples are used including drum recordings by Bill Ray released under a creative commons licence.
58) Atomizer
Composed by: Jon Weinel
Jon Weinel is currently completing his PhD in Music at Keele University, UK. His research concerns compositional techniques to elicit altered states of consciousness. He works within the visual and sonic arts, including projects which combine live instrumentation with electronics, digital manipulation of hand produced artwork and video game hacks.
'Atomizer' is a short piece demonstrating a specially designed piece of software which facilitates the production of rapid streams of rhythmic and micro-rhythmic noise. These rhythmic sounds are used to describe 'entoptic phenomena': the pin point dot patterns, matrices and vortexes of light perceived during mescaline hallucinations. http://www.jonweinel.com/
59) Weaver Song
Composed by: Daniel Griffing
I taught myself music composition using MIDI software when I was 15. I majored in music at Texas A&M University. Now I work in the financial field and compose music in my spare time for projects and for pleasure.
"Weaver Song" was composed for an animated short produced by Tim Weaver of Texas A&M's Department of Visualization.
60) The Calliope Crashed to the Ground
Composed by: Danny Wier
Wier is a composer in multiple genres (new classical, experimental, progressive rock/metal, jazz fusion) who also sings and plays bass guitar, piano/keyboards and other instruments. He lives in Austin, Texas USA.
“Calliope”, uses synthesized organ, brass and percussion, all tuned to subsets of 72 equal temperament. The organ and brass use a pelog-inspired scale with a stretched octave: {0 9 18 32 41 50 59 73}; the timpani uses a slendro-like {0 18 26 44 62 70}.