| 60x60 2011 International Mix|
| 1 ) || Music Time || Brad David Decker |
| Brad Decker is a composer, improviser, and performer of music of many styles and genres. He is currently concerned with creating music that combines musique concrete, digital synthesis, live performance, and composer/performer interaction, for live improvisation or fixed media. Many of his recent projects have been interdisciplinary collaborations involving video, sculpture, and text, while often drawing on influences from music of all parts of the world. His works have been performed both natio |
| If only the world were as bright and sunny as the voices in kids" toys make it seem. Are they delusional, or are we? Let"s count to ten, and find out. |
| 2 ) || Gametime for Don Van Vliet 60x60 || Brent Wilcox |
| Still making sound sculptures... since 1978 |
| A piece constructed mostly from two smaller modules. After the great Don Van Vliet passed away, I realized that this piece was strongly influenced by Captain Beefheart (as is probably much of my work). |
| 3 ) || Frenetik || Robert Ratcliffe |
| ROBERT RATCLIFFE, composer, academic researcher, EDM musicologist and performer, is currently completing a Ph.D. in composition (New forms of hybrid musical discourse) at Keele University (UK). He is the first composer to develop a musical language based on the cross-fertilisation of contemporary art music and electronic dance music (EDM).
His works are regularly selected for international concerts and festivals, including most recently: the Australasian Computer Music Conference, the Borealis Festival, the Breizh Entropy Congress, Esta Casa Esta Sonada, Espace du Son, the International Computer Music Conference, KcEMA, NIME, RadiaLx 2010, Sonic Art Oxford, Tsonami 2010 and 60x60.
| Influenced by the hyper-accelerated drum patterns of breakcore, "Frenetik" highlights the ways in which human-performed material is often "dehumanized" (electronically modified) for inclusion within electronic dance music (EDM). This involved a process, whereby fragments of small performance extracts (breakbeats) were used as "found objects" to provide initial material for the piece. These extracts were subjected to deconstructive editing techniques and electronic processing (for example, time-stretching), before reconfiguration into new arhythmic patterns. The result is a flurry of raw, glitch-based rhythmic and timbral counterpoint in which periodicity and symmetry are deliberately concealed in order to mask an unchanging 4/4 pulse. |
| 4 ) || Orm712 || Oscar Recarte |
| "Self-taught musician and multimedia artist born in Arequipa - Peru in 1984. I work with computers and electronics into the field of music video and interactive installations.
I've perform in diferent cities of my country with many diferent proyects.
I'm founder member of Mias colective and also colaborate with Asim'tria proyect, both interested in the development of electronic arts via Festivals, workshops, concerts, netlabel, etc. " |
| "Composed using soft synths and a sampler, arrenged in Ableton Live, sound processing in Max/Msp and Ableton Live.
The track is based on the experimentation with noise and saturation using them as fullt rich rhythmic elements." |
| 5 ) || Just Lounging Around || Joseph Perkins |
| I am a 19 year old college sophomore that is studying Music Technology at Transylvania University. |
| This is my attempt at the "elevator music" sound/style. There is a lot of ambiance in the piece, coupled with an arpeggiating guitar line, a lead guitar line, a bass line, drums et cetera. I have never really done anything like this before, so I found it very interesting. |
| 6 ) || Sections for Acoustic Guitar || John Antony Griffiths |
| I am a 21-year-old composer, studying for my final year of Music Composition and Lancaster University. I am an avid acoustic guitarist, and also like to employ piano heavily in my compositions. My inspiration as a composer comes from a range of influences; they vary from folk, to classical and farther. My aspiration as a composer is to work in the film and TV industry. |
| This piece was especially composed for the 60x60 program, for this composition I decided to keep the concept simple; my piece is played on just ne instrument, so that I could concentrate on the melody and direction of the piece. I chose my favourite instrument, an acoustic guitar. The piece has three sections; the first one is a fingerpicked melody, the second a strummed section, overdubbed with an elaborating melody in the higher regions, and the third a closing fingerpicked section. |
| 7 ) || A Texan in Japan || Mason Jacob Lieberman |
| Mason Lieberman is is a young composer based in Nacodoches, Texas. He will do anything legally applicable for food. That is all. |
| 'A Texan in Japan' is based on my real life exploits as, you guessed it, a Texan in Japan. As a young kid, I travelled to Tokyo for a wedding. It was quite uncomfortable at first, and downright strange to me, but in the end, I realized that I really loved the country, and miss it now. These sentiments are represented in this vaguely asian piece, as combined with the awkward yet comedically timed Banjo. This is my tribute to the Junko and Hero! |
| 8 ) || Breakthrough || Carya Amara |
| The long-running, low-profile electronic music project Carya Amara (est. 1980) defies categorisation, slowly making music which may be melodic or atonal, discordant or beguiling. |
| Any meaning is unintentional and subjective. |
| 9 ) || The Road Home || Xo Xinh Nguyen |
| Xinh-Xo Nguyen was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1978. He started to study classical violin at age of 5 at Hanoi Conservatory of Music under the instruction of his mother, a violin professor. He moved to the US in 1999 to pursue a degree in Computer Technology and has since been active as a composer, improvisor and electronic musician. Xinh-Xo's works have been selected and performed in the US, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada . He is currently a MFA student in Electronic Music & Recording Media Program at Mills College, California, where he is studying with Chris Brown. |
| The Road Home is written for the traditional Vietnamese 16 strings zither, using Just Intonation tuning system, and live electronics which is processed in Max/MSP. The interactivity between the two are achieved by various real-time effects controlled by different algorithm based on the audio analysis of the zither performance. Simultaneously mechanical and organic, this piece explores the timbre of the Vietnamese zither through modulating various parameters of the signal processing techniques. The Road Home features a sonic mixture of the East and the West with various sound elements from the acoustic instrument, the vocalization and the electronics. |
| 10 ) || recitative || Yota Morimoto |
| Yota Morimoto (*1981) is a Japanese composer born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, currently undertaking a research at The Institute of Sonology in The Netherlands. His works explore unconventional approaches to generating and transmitting sound, implementing models of noise, turbulence and abstract machines. He has performed in festivals and conferences such as TodaysArtFestival [den haag], NWEAMO [mexico], Transmediale [berlin], ISEA [ruhr], ICMC [belfast], and SMC [porto]. |
| Combining field recorded sounds of chanting monks and an accidental computer generated sound file, I imagined a brief recitative piece of a strangely un-religious tone, having a hope that even in this transient musical moment, failure, or usually opposing matters would be put together. |
| 11 ) || Better Letter || Robert Dick |
| 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 many 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. |
| Better Letter is for overdubbed bass flutes, with a dog cameo. Panning is made acoustically, right from the flutes. What could be Better? |
| 12 ) || Infinite Dhwani || Nivedita ShivRaj |
| I am a composer, performer and teacher of carnatic music the classical music style of South India proficient in both vocal and instrumental forms and play the ancient multi-stringed instrument "Veena". I lead a world music band -"Charanams". I create original works blending traditional carnatic music with MIDI music. I have performed extensively both in India and USA. I offer workshops on carnatic music in public school and colleges. |
| Dhwani is the Sanskrit word for sound. Sound is infinite, in all forms. A pleasant, beautiful sound is enjoyable music to the ears. "Infinite Sound" is based on the carnatic raga Hindolam, a pentatonic scale. It symbolizes the endlessness of the sound and the raga with just five notes. Musical expressions have no boundaries, but can be created for a given boundary of time. |
| 13 ) || Infoswarm || Laurie Spiegel |
| Laurie Spiegel is a New York composer who is increasingly overwhelmed by the speed and density of info in the world, the city, the cybersphere, her own mind ... although maybe even in simpler times long ago life was already so full and rich and that even then it was all more than could be deeply processed. |
| Information comes at us faster and faster and more and more dense, bits and streams of repetition and new stuff. Our minds flit and strobe between this and that substream, but somehow we still sometimes manage to filter it all down and can focus. |
| 14 ) || , James Brown, John Oswald, || Nathan Scott Bowen |
| Nathan Bowen is currently an Assistant Professor at Moorpark College in California, serving as director of music theory and music technology. He is also completing a Ph.D. in Music Composition at the CUNY Graduate Center as a Chancellor"s Fellow, having studied with Amnon Wolman and Tania Léon. Nathan has written music for a variety of genres, including film, theater, dance, commercial, and chamber music. His current interests are networked music, mobile phones, and compositions geared towar |
| Cutting, copying, and pasting are some of the most fundamental acts we do on computers. This process has created tremendous moral and legal disputes in terms of authorship, ownership, and piracy. Yet we essentially cut, copy, and paste when we learn a new word and use it in a sentence. In an effort to recycle and reuse old content in new ways, I offer this short mashup of a mashup: James Brown's 'I Can't Stand It "76"' quoted in John Oswald's 'James Brown: Black' is now diced up yet again. |
| 15 ) || Quiet Town Will || Douglas Geers |
| Douglas Geers is a composer who works extensively with technology in composition, performance, and multimedia collaborations. His works include Inanna, a 90-minute multimedia theater piece (2009); an opera, Calling (2008); Sweep, written for the Princeton University Laptop Orchestra (2008); and a violin concerto, Laugh Perfumes (2006). Geers studied composition and computer music at Columbia University with Tristan Murail, Fred Lerdahl, Brad Garton, and Jonathan D. Kramer. He is an Associate |
| This work was created from one sentence spoken by President Barack Obama. Political speech, loaded with rhetoric and symbols, is commonly spliced and re-contextualized. Here Obama's words are split, stretched, and streamed. Do his words still resonate? |
| 16 ) || This Is A Box - Quodlibet 2010 || Edan Scime Stokell |
| I am a 2nd year student in Concordia University's BFA in Electroacoustics. Originating from Toronto coming from a diverse musical background, I moved to Montreal in 2009 to pursue an education in music. |
| This piece, originally for 7 channels, was created under the guidelines: The source audio is no longer than 2 seconds of speech, no processing or editing allowed besides Cut, Copy, and Paste, in addition to amplitude modifications. |
| 17 ) || freerunner || Susan Ann 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. |
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| 18 ) || American Recall || Sabrina Pena Young |
| Intermedia composer and obsessive sci-fi buff, Sabrina Pena Young composes mind-numbing electroacoustic works heard in Asia, the Americas, Australia, and Europe. Her music has been heard in film festivals, radio, electronic dance clubs, random boom boxes in France, and as not-so-pleasant background music. Performances include the Beijing Conservatory, ICMC, Art Basil Miami, Miramax's Project Greenlight, London's Angel Moving Image Festival, and the NY International Independent Film Festival. |
| "You recently purchased a product that will kill you.
You are a valuable consumer. " |
| 19 ) || Mike's Morning Wake Up Warm Up || Nadia C Smith |
| Student at Transylvania University in Introduction to Music Technology - first music class but a long history of music appreciation. |
| Best listened to in a dark room with surround sound and percussion instruments all around. |
| 20 ) || Random Shortcuts to Success || David Morneau |
| Described by Molly Sheridan as a "flashing beacon" of inspiration, David Morneau is a composer of an entirely undecided genre. In his work he endeavors to explore ideas about our culture, issues concerning creativity, and even the very nature of music itself. Morneau's eclectic output is best exemplified by 60x365, his "ambitious yearlong musical project" for which he composed a new one-minute composition every day. Morneau's current ambitious composition, Love Songs Project, is a collaboration with eleven poets that combines Shakespeare's sonnets with contemporary poetry in genre-crossing songs. Learn more at http://5of4.com |
| Shortcuts are a kind of experimentation, often with unpredictable results. |
| 21 ) || Etes-Vous Celibatarire? || David Hahn |
| David Hahn (Philadelphia, 1956) has composed many diverse pieces of music, some commissioned and performed by established professional ensembles and soloists... he has also collaborated with artists in film, theater, spoken word, and other media...he was educated at Brown University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and received the doctorate in musicology at Stanford. His music career began as a performer on lute, guitar, and mandolin...last year he got a grant from the Seattle Mayor"s Office for the Arts and Cultural Affairs..but there are no words left. |
| Êtes-vous Célibataire, while the word does not have the exact meaning as its English cognate--it gives us the sense that we as monks are celibate--or single--alone in front of our machines--watching the drones attack, experiencing assassination aesthetically packaged in a brief video which can be shared with our friends. Of course, the piece is also a rarefied French lesson which I took while listening to something else on my through the window of my chateau. |
| 22 ) || Quartet Theme || Nick Fraser |
| Nick Fraser has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto new jazz and improvised music community since he moved there from Ottawa in 1996. A Juno Award winner, he has worked with a veritable "who's who" of Canadian jazz as well as many international figures including Anthony Braxton and William Parker. He co-leads the collective quintet Drumheller. |
| Quartet Theme is a jazz theme song. Two bands that I played in (the Nick Fraser Quartet and Drumheller) often used this theme to open and close our sets. Many groups in jazz history have used this type of composition as a "welcome" or a "send-off" (or both), notably Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. This recording is by Drumheller. |
| 23 ) || sárábándòl || Dennis Bathory-Kitsz |
| "As part of the post-Fluxus generation of independent artists, Dennis Báthory-Kitsz (born March 14, 1949) composes and advocates for the presentation of nonpop. He has created more than 1,000 works. Since 1995 he has co-hosted the award-winning "Kalvos & Damian" radio show, and he developed the We Are All Mozart project, composing 100 works on commission in 2007. His music includes uniquely designed electronic and acoustic instruments; computer software/hardware; synthesizers, e-boxes, electronic costumes, and the Rhythmatron; and extended voice performances. He co-founded the Vermont Composers Consortium and the NonPop International Network.
| Monsieur Raymond plays in ever expanding and contracting pitches notes from the Bach Sarabande. |
| 24 ) || Metallaxis for Wind Quintet || Evis Sammoutis |
| Evis Sammoutis' works have been commissioned by festivals and organisations such as the Venice Biennale, Klangspuren, Royaumont and ARD and performed in more than 30 countries at venues and festivals such as the Purcell Room, Konzerthaus Berlin, MusicNOW, Gaudeamus Music Week, BachFest in Leipzig, Transart and the ISCM Festivals. He has been awarded prizes at many competitions, including the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, 5th Jurgenson Competition, Concours Dutilleux and Irino Prize. |
| Metallaxis is an ancient Greek word, meaning transmutation. In its English literal pronunciation (Metallaxis), and if one was to remove one L, it creates two new words: Metal + Axis. Consequently, the horn, the only brass (or metal) instrument of the group frequently serves as the axis around which things evolve, and as the only "metal" instrument of the group, is the dividing line between flute and clarinet on one hand and oboe and bassoon on the other. |
| 25 ) || Knight || Yuanyuan (Kay) He |
| "He Yuanyuan (Kay) started learning piano at the age of five. She entered into the affiliated middle school of Shenyang Conservatory of Music to learn composition in 2001. In 2004, she was accepted to the Composition Department at the Central Conservatory of Music in China. In the following year, she was admitted to Center for Electroacoustic Music of China (CEMC). Last year, she was accepted to the Conservatory of UMKC to pursue a master degree. Her pieces won some awards of composition competition. Many works have been performed in various concerts which received extensively good comments.
| "Do you remember that the real knight existed in the ancient civilization. Who is their ancestor? and where do they come from? Why did they disappare? When did they disappare? These are mysteries. People only can image the heroic body that Fighting for the vast ancient civilization.
This piece depends on Sonar, Samplitude as a platform, using small, very specific sound materials to developed, narrating gently the process of knight fight for truth and justice, as well as the knight civilization filled with sand, and those fact which never can be confirmed !
| 26 ) || Rogue Souls || Tricia Minty |
| Tricia Minty is a composer of concert music, electronic art music, and music for media. Her chamber ensemble piece "Wicked Dreams" won the 2010 Thanatopolis Music Prize award. In addition, her electronic piece "The Closing Corridor" was selected to be part of the 2010 ICMC mix of 360 degrees of 60x60, and premiered in the 2010 Dance Parade on Broadway in New York City. She currently resides in California and is pursuing her Bachelors degree in Music Composition under Dr. Kenneth Froelich. |
| "Rogue Souls" is an electronic-art-piece about wandering souls that are trapped on earth unable to escape to heaven or hell. These souls are neither happy nor sad. They simply just roam and travel around the world while watching the living. A reoccurring theme throughout the piece is female choir voices which represent the souls calling out to each other. I also chose to use female choir voices for the 60x60"s Athena Mix which will be composed of 60 composition pieces by 60 female composers. |
| 27 ) || Panic Attack || Stavros Choplaros |
| Stavros Choplaros was born in Cyprus. He received both his BA and MA in Musicology from the Music Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and his M.M. in Composition from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach in the United States, where he studied with a Fulbright Scholarship. There, he studied Composition with Dr. Alan Shockley and Dr. Adriana Verdié. He also earned a Diploma in Violin performance (A.B.R.S.M.) as well as Music Theory from the Royal Schools of Music. Stavros has composed in a wide variety of musical styles and ensembles. |
| "Panic Attack" is about the person next door who desperately seeks for help but we never answer the call. As we all can relate, despair may lead someone to self-destruction. Who knows? Maybe we are next" |
| 28 ) || Mrs Macaroni || Julia Norton |
| Born in the UK, Julia now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she teaches singing, composes vocal music for live theatre and solo voices and helps elementary school kids write operas from scratch. In her own work she draws inspiration from the emotional heart of a subject and often uses extended vocal technique to seek out the edges of discomfort, irreverence and harmony. |
| I sat down to write something beautiful...always a mistake. I particularly like the fart noise at the end of the horses neigh. |
| 29 ) || A Summer in Montaio || Franz Troeger |
| Born 1961. Studied music and history in Munich and Berlin (Germany). Music for stage plays, exhibitions and readings. Speciality: rare instruments like music boxes, harmonicas and organas. For additional information see www.plingplong.org |
| Since years I'm working on an opus "99 little Encores for general Purpose". There are many divisions like pieces for piano, songs, recorders and - last but not least - music boxes. This little piece for music box and voice describes a changing cloud at an Italian evening sky. The funny poem was written by Robert Gernhardt, one of the most famous lyricists of our days in Germany. It ends in the direct address of the poet: "What"s problem, cloud?" [Annotation: I have secured the authorization to set this poem to music.] |
| 30 ) || The Good German || Pete von Petrin |
| "Pete von Petrin is a San Francisco based sound artist. From 1994 to early 2010, he performed and recorded under the name "fognozzle". He is known for his unpredictable live performances, which usually include an intense light show.
Von Petrin has collaborated with musicians across a wide spectrum of styles, including William Fowler Collins, and composer Erling Wold.
He has performed at the Northern California Noise Festival (2010, Sacramento), International Noise Conference (2008, San Francisco), the Luggage Store New Music Series, the SIMM Series, Godwaffle Noise Pancakes, the Hemlock Tavern, and as a soloist with the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra. " |
| "Pete von Petrin's "The Good German" is a moment of noise surrounded by silence; a moment of expectation followed by a chance to contemplate. An over-amplified sample from the television series "Hogan's Heroes" violently erupts, evoking a sense of familiarity as well as shock
The conflict between the Kitsch inherent in the source and the listener's visceral response to the painful sound creates a moment for reflection on the listener's role in the composition.
| 31 ) || La Ilaha Il Allah || Brian S Adler |
| New York drummer, Brian Adler, is well versed in many forms of improvised music including jazz, groove based, and ethnic music. According to Cadence Magazine's David Dupont, "Adler's percussion is sure-footed and, when called upon, majestic," In 2003, he founded Prana Trio based around ancient sufi and zen texts. His latest project Helium brings together creative improvisers from around the world, performing and recording collaborative and original works. Brian has had the privelage to work with: Gene Bertoncini, Ran Blake, Marilyn Crispell, Dave Fiuczynski, Kate McGarry, among others. Adler holds a Bachelor's Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. |
| La Ilaha Il Allah is Sufi prayer that translates directly to "There is no deity except God." Here it is played by Prana Trio, which was established to transfer the universal idea of breath into a format based around musical freedom. The Trio is comprised of Sunny Kim: vocals, Stomu Takeishi: acoustic bass guitar, and Brian Adler: drums. |
| 32 ) || Reach for the Stars || Edmund Jolliffe |
| "Edmund's music has been performed all over the world and in many prestigious UK venues, including the Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Old Vic Theatre, Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.
He studied music at Oxford University and completed a Masters in Film Composition at the Royal College of Music under Joseph Horovitz. He also studied on the Advanced Composition Course at Dartington International Summer School under Pavel Novak in " |
| Reach for the Stars is a simple happy piece that builds. |
| 33 ) || vocal and electric piano || Milica Paranosic |
| "milica paranosic is a composer, multimedia artist and educator based in new york city. h=Her work is and eclectic mix that combines different media and cultural influences, often seemingly unrelated.
She has performed, had her works performed and lectured throughout the world
Milica has been on the faculty of the Juilliard School in New York since the day she earned her Master's Degree in composition there, and an as educator continues to find and fulfill new challenges.
She recently founded Give to Grow, and Eduction and Cultural exchange initiative that brings technology and education to the underdeveloped communities.
| "Bojano is a piece inspired by a traditional Serbian tune.
Vocal and piano tracks are performed, recorded and produced by Milica Paranosic." |
| 34 ) || Introit || Paul John Rudoi |
| "Paul J. Rudoi, composer and tenor vocalist, has performed and recorded with various notable ensembles throughout the country. Since joining the male vocal ensemble Cantus in 2008, Paul has worked with such respected artists as Bobby McFerrin, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the James Sewell Ballet.
As a composer, Paul has received grants and awards from the American Composers Forum, Boston Metro Opera, and VocalEssence. His compositions have been performed and recorded by several choral e" |
| "The text of this work is excerpted from the beginning of James Weldon Johnson's poem "The Creation". This poem is the second of seven sermon-like poems in his iconic book of poetry, "God's Trombones".
This short piece for choir can live in the concert hall, but it is most effective as a recorded work where, in between each voiced line, one can hear the nothing of empty space, ideally anechoic in nature, which could have surrounded God prior to the initial Creation." |
| 35 ) || frognight || Anthony Hood |
| Anthony Hood is an electroacoustic composer and lecturer in Music Technology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. His interests include sound spatialisation, microtonal tuning, and using technology to enhance music teaching and learning. |
| "The inspiration for frognight came from the sounds of frogs, cicadas, birds and other natural elements during a visit to far north Queensland, Australia. Some of these can be heard through the piece. Additionally, saxophone has been used, with multiphonics chosen to match the pitches of the cicadas, and a melodic fragment that traces the bird call.
Many thanks to Katia Beaugeais for her performance and advice on the saxophone." |
| 36 ) || below/above the surface || Maggi Payne |
| "Maggi Payne"s electroacoustic works often incorporate visuals, includ¬ing dancers outfitted with electroluminescent wire and videos she creates using images ranging from nature to the abstract. She composes music for dance and video, and is a photographer, recording engineer, flutist, and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her works are available on Innova, Starkland, Lovely Music, Music and Arts, Centaur, Ubuibi, MMC, CRI, Digital Narcis, Frog Peak, Asphodel, and/OAR, Ubuibi, and Mills College labels.
| Beneath the water"s edge in the tidal wetlands, a lively sonic world beyond human"s limited hearing range flourishes. Using hydrophones, I captured some of these sounds, including sea creatures ripples, bubbles, and sand, shells, and pebbles carried by wave motion. The last segment captures the same location from above the water"s surface. |
| 37 ) || Aubade || Rodney Waschka |
| Rodney Waschka II, composer, is best known for his algorithmic compositions, his unusual operas and theater pieces. He frequently composes music for traditional ensembles. His works often include electronic computer music or other media: visuals, theater, or poetry. Recent premieres include a trumpet concerto in London, a piano concerto in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a piece on the psychology of pick-up lines for flute and tape. Recordings are available on Capstone, Centaur, and other labels. Waschka teaches at North Carolina State University. |
| One definition of the word, "aubade" is "a song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, or evoking daybreak." This aubade uses only a very short recording of songbirds at dawn (heard at the beginning of the piece) to create the music. Many songbird species are threatened with extinction in various parts of the world. Here, the songbirds become a human female chorus of lamentation. |
| 38 ) || Angel moments || Les Scott |
| Les Scott"s debut album "Altered Carbon" was released in November 2008 under the name Neu Gestalt and was shortly followed by an appearance on the album "To Infinity" by Alex Tronic, released in February 2009. He is presently working on his second album "Weightless Hours" whilst carrying out remix and collaborative work for a number of artists. |
| When I go to London and step into the street from the station, I often feel that people are rushing by me at a completely different speed of life from here in Edinburgh. It"s frequently as if I am travelling in slow motion as the world rushes by. At times like these, I always try to savour the mood and think that nothing is worth all that rushing. "I"m on a rock spinning through space"It really doesn"t matter if I"m late for that meeting to which I"m going." "Angel Moments" tries to capture that mood. |
| 39 ) || A Mind's Eye || Peter Coyte |
| Peter is a London based sound artist/composer. |
| This piece from a film 'A Mind's Eye' by artist Joanna Callaghan based on the theories of Plato. |
| 40 ) || Lizzie in the stars and snowfall || Joan La Barbara |
| Joan La Barbara, composer, performer, sound artist, renowned for her unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques, composes for multiple voices, chamber ensembles, music theater, orchestra, interactive technology, soundscores for dance, video and film, including for "Children's Television Workshop/Sesame Street", broadcast worldwide since 1977. Awards: DAAD Artist-in-Residency in Berlin, NYSCA and Guggenheim Fellowships in Music Composition, 7 NEA grants, American Music Center"s 2008 Letter of Distinction. Recordings include "ShamanSong" (New World) and "Voice is the Original Instrument" (Lovely Music). "73 Poems" was presented at The Whitney Museum"s American Century Part II: SoundWorks. Award-winning interactive media performance work "Messa di Voce" premiered at ars electronica 2003. La Barbara is currently composing an opera. |
| In quiet moments one finds peace. Lizzie graced this earth for nearly 15 years and joined our lives for almost 11 of those years. With this work I honor her life and her dignity and try to bring some solace for myself in her passing. Her voice joins mine with the bells and sighs. She had a lovely way of taking little breaths and then a deep sigh of peace when she felt totally relaxed and calm. I reflect that gesture in some of my breathwork here, and include her concerned vocalization recorded during development of a different and very difficult piece. |
| 41 ) || Credo || Peter Cavell |
| Composer, performer, writer, and scoundrel. Peter Cavell lives in Toronto, where he is a musical director at The Second City. |
| Source materials: Gregorian chant, and harmonic and melodic figures from "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. |
| 42 ) || Free Sue || Chris Vaisvil |
| Chris Vaisvil is a composer who works in traditional 12 equal and microtonal tunings composing classical, advant garde, ambient and pop music. His works are realized through human and computer performance and often collaborates via the internet. Chris has an associates in music and a bachelor of science in chemistry. Chris' 17 ET Jazz was selected for the 2009 Vox Novus 60x60 Crimson microtonal mix which performed in many international cities. Also Chris has performed at the Oddmusic Convergence in Urbana Illinois. The main focus of Chris' work is to write classical music that uses new compositional techniques and sounds. |
| Free Sue is a work for spoken choir, bowed piano in 18 notes per octave, mallet piano in 18 notes per equal, strummed piano in 18 notes per octave, tabla ensemble, snare drum, frame drum ensemble and various gongs. The inspiration for the work was using the assemblage of unconventional pianos and percussion to create an atmosphere of strange heroism. |
| 43 ) || Tennessee || Robert Voisey |
| A composer living in New York City, Rob Voisey primarily writes electronic and chamber music. His aesthetic style oscillates between ambient to romantic. His work is played throughout the world both in concert performance and radio airplay. |
| Tennessee is a U.S. state located in the Southeastern United States. It has a population of 6,214,888, making it the nation's 17th-largest state by population, and covers 42,169 square miles (109,220 km2), making it the 36th-largest by total land area. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. |
| 44 ) || in secessio || Leslie Melcher |
| Mr. Melcher is an award winning composer whose works have been performed internationally. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of La Sorbonne (France) and a First Prize in Musical Composition (Ecole Normale Superieure de Musique de Paris). He studied under Tony Aubin (student of Paul Dukas), Pierre Boulez"s (College de France) and Todd Machover (I.R.C.A.M.) where he was invited as guest composer. Mr. Leslie Melcher was born and educated in Paris, France, has lived in New York City for 20 years and moved to Toronto, Canada in 2003. |
| "in secessio" was composed exclusively for 60 x 60. Its overall thematic is based on a scene in the opera Domus. In an imaginary Biblical future, King Nimrud is plotting his attack against God, a.k.a the Game Master. At the Babel tower - built to lure the Game Master-Warlord Nimrud, grandson of the First Man, Noah, thinks about The Secession. The great warrior said to have inherited Adam"s clothing, no longer wants to play. It is time to take the rules of the universe away from the Creator and rebuild it all from scratch and Absolute Knowledge. |
| 45 ) || Metal Etude No. 1 || Jeremy Scott Van Buskirk |
| Jeremy Van Buskirk"s music has been performed at festivals around the country including the Aurora Borealis Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, Brave New Works - Are You Brave? Festival v7.0, Santa Fe International Festival of Electroacoustic Music, and the SEAMUS National Conference. He currently directs the Longy Computer Music Studio at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. His CD For the Love of Laughter can be heard at www.tell-talemusicmedia.com. |
| Metal Etude No. 1 is the first in a series of acousmatic pieces inspired by heavy metal. The energy and directness of the metal genre is something I try to emulate in much of my music. This is my first attempt to engage the genre in a more overt fashion. |
| 46 ) || Blood || Peter Lucas Hulen |
| Peter Hulen lives in Indiana, and is Associate Professor of Music at Wabash College where he teaches Music Theory, Composition, Electronic Music and Humanities. His electronic music is performed internationally. Affiliations include the International Computer Music Association, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and Society of Composers, Inc. He received a B.M. from the University of Tulsa, M.M. from Southwestern Seminary, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. |
| There is a significant body of hymns associated with the southern United States that emphasize blood, related to the remission of sins. This piece was made with a computer program that processed in real time the live singing of phrases from several such hymns. Listeners can decide what it means. |
| 47 ) || || Pauline Oliveros |
| 48 ) || Soon || John Maycraft |
| "John Maycraft is a full time musician and composer. His company "artguitar.co.uk" produces media music based around electric and acoustic guitars.
He also co-owns "Calma music" a company shared with Bernie Calvert- the Hollies longtime Bassist- They release new joint compositions and older existing material through their company.
John is a member of BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) also the MCPS and PRS as a writer.
| Using Fibonacci mathematical principles, primarily on the Echoes, but also in the structure of the piece, the music suggests that a change of season is about to occur, maybe something a little uncomfortable like Autumn to winter? I used an E bow to give one of the guitar parts an infinite sustain, and also a sense of loss. or a longing for things to continue as they were, but yielding to an inevitability. |
| 49 ) || The National Grid - Project Serendipity || Paul Russell |
| It started with being an annoying child. hitting pots and pans with knives and forks, bending rulers on tables. I found playing the guitar was (marginally) less frustrating for everybody else. Then I met computers. |
| November again. Lots of snow. Haven't been to work in several days. Never felt better. |
| 50 ) || Foreplay || Mescaline Worms |
| "A kitten's growl would not come near the plights of your spoken voice.
You are a banana moon subverting the sun.
In your absence I find other forms of amusement.
Your nose hairs scare me.
| "Optical delusions still themselves when one passes by in convexing pomp and sacral trance. Wheals and boils come forth as testament to a fine sense of haut couture.
| 51 ) || Resolve Residue || Gene Pritsker |
| Composer/guitarist/rapper Gene Pritsker has written over three hundred ninty compositions. All his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures. Gene's music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers. The New York Times described him as "...audacious...multitalented."All About Jazz: "Barring the obvious exceptions, much of 21st century composition appears to be thinning in significance, but this might be about to change. Gene Pritsker is one of a very spare handful of composers effecting this change." |
| "Resolve residue
Is taken from an 11 min electronic ballet called 'Resolve X5'. Written for Long Islands Universities dance department. The music has flamenco influences and consists of guitars (me playing) and various electronics and samples." |
| 52 ) || [SH]ift || Cora Camille & Audra Angelique |
| "Cora Camille brings together her passions for music, dance, film, and costuming to provide audiences with a sensory overload. Camille composes original music, sings, plays oud and belly dances for her performances. Her art fuses the ancient with the modern in her musical composition, dance style and presentation. She works as a solo artist for some performances, and she also collaborates with club DJ"s and her band Final Veil in a variety of venues as well. Her newest project is with Audra Angelique, a talented musician, singer and dj.
For 25 years Audra Angelique has entranced audiences through musical theatre, opera and now through her own unique style and unmistakable sound. Audra Angelique first stepped on the stage at the age of 3. Continuing to perform around the United States, Audra currently resides in St. Louis, MO where she has been labeled a "soul phenomenon" by KDHX (88.1 FM). Audra and Cora have collaborated for this 60x60 composition." |
| The sensual voice and movement of Cora Camille mesmerizes audiences, transporting you to a place where time and space become endless. Cora Camille & Audra Angelique beckon you to become enraptured with their souls, pulling you in to their mysterious & haunting auras - never letting go. |
| 53 ) || Be of Happiness || Angela McGary |
| I'm a singer, songwriter, producer, engineer. |
| No notes. |
| 54 ) || The Sirens of Plaquemine || Eve Beglarian |
| "According to the Los Angeles Times, composer and performer Eve Beglarian "is a humane, idealistic rebel and a musical sensualist." She recently completed a journey down the Mississippi River by kayak and bicycle. For more information, please visit www.evbvd.com.
| The Sirens of Plaquemine (2011) uses a recording of the warning sirens in the town of Plaquemine, Louisiana as the source material for an odd little dance. It should be played quite softly, as if you're hearing it from a long distance away. |
| 55 ) || otherside of my window || Don Dinesh Subasinghe |
| "composer from srilanka
composed one symphony,oratorio,sonata, and string quartet. 31 tv series
member of the south indian cine musician union]
invented 'rawan hatta' ancient instrument to srilanka" |
| one gysie girl who came to my life,she became my neighbour,this composition based on her life patern and the tempo in her daily routine , fleminco guitar and the gypsie colour voice emphasis the tempo of the girl and the sudden changes |
| 56 ) || Flashback || Patricia Walsh |
| Patricia Walsh is a UK artist working with both sound and video. Most recently her audio work 'Dust' was heard at the Bureau Gallery, Manchester, 2011, and also at Sonic Vigil V, St. Fin Barres Cathedral, Cork, Ireland, 2010. Her silent video 'Beyond The Trail' was shown at the October Gallery, London, as part of the Women In Music Festival, 2010. She is a member of Soundnetwork and Vox Novus. |
|Flashback is a mesmeric and reflective piece that draws on the ephemeral nature of memory.
| 57 ) || Voodoo Girl (Teaser) - Miss Diamond DJ feat. Maniac MG || Dieter Dratwa |
| ".....The Myth transformed into Reality.....
By her servant,
Nothing is known for sure. But one thing is evident. Miss Diamond, the Mysterious DJ goddess is here and she is your Mistress of Sound.
Throughout time her eclectic sounds, deity spirit and magic appearances have seduced crowds and transformed her into a living urban legend.
It is said that Mistress was born in the beauteous land that today is called "Brazil" many ages and empires ago.
Find out more at: www.MissDiamond.com" |
| "Hi 60x60,
this is a short teaser of Miss Diamond DJs debut song "Voodoo Girl". Its with over 60 remixes the most remixed debut song of all times.
Check out also the according video clip: http://www.youtube.com/user/DjMissDiamond#p/a/u/0/9GcNjJmIWNo
Manager Miss Diamond DJ" |
| 58 ) || So much more || Kat Boelskov |
| "Kat Boelskov is a Danish music-making girl, keeping it 100% DIY.
She writes, records, produces and promotes all her own music.
Self-released her debut album "Amateur" in 2010, a genre-confused combination of electronica, rock, and acoustics, bound together by honesty and emotion.
Her sound is difficult to define, having been called everything from "Electroacoustic poprock", "Operatic folk-punk", "Alternative emo", and "As if jazz and blues had a baby and named it Lilith Fair"
| I don't know what this is? |
| 59 ) || Fly || Henry McMillan |
| "Jackson Greenhorn is an unsigned collection of family and friends based in Glasgow. Jackson Greenhorn is also the name of the main songwriter.
With a wide range of styles and influences, their music spans Scottish Folk, Indie and Rock. The collection are currently: Anne Kidd (Backing Vocals), David Kidd (DJ), Alastair Kidd (Bass), Mike McMillan (DJ), Scott Thornton (Soundscapes), Caroline Edwards (Bass), Bill McMillan (Rock Guitar) and directed by Jackson Greenhorn.
Jackson began in music as an Engineer at Berkeley St Studio in Glasgow during the 80's. The first album (The Wave) was recorded in Berkeley St, between studio bookings, during the summer of 1987. The second (I don't want to be famous...I just want to make some cash!) was recorded in a bedroom, south of Glasgow, in 2005). Other "collections" of songs are uploaded to Last.FM occasionally, the latest of which have been "Family", "The Scottish Connection", "Love" and "Peter & Jane go to work".
Demos are continually being recorded and will find there way to Last.FM at some point.
| The clip is 60 seconds but my CD burner added extra "blank" time!! Damnit!! |
| 60 ) || Goodbye song || Matt Van Brink |
MATT VAN BRINK is a composer, lyricist, pianist and accordionist. He is on the piano and composition faculty at Concordia Conservatory (Bronxville, New York), which has commissioned and given the premieres of many new works of chamber music and musical theater for its student performers. He has also been commissioned by San Francisco Choral Artists, Collage New Music, New York Youth Symphony, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Lara St. John, and his compositions and arrangements are published by Schott Music, Tenuto Publications, earthsongs, and Hayo Music. Van Brink studied at Indiana University and Boston University, where he earned a doctorate. He lives in Brooklyn. |
| Goodbye! |