Diego Felipe Pinzon Garcia
Diego Pinzón, from Colombia, creates this song for his main project "Man On The Living Road" an experimental multimedia project with features from post-metal, free jazz, and ambient, influenced by projects such as Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Michael Andrews, Mastodon, Massive Attack, Mike Patton, Grails, and the electronic school from Berlin, combining traditional rock instruments like guitar, bass and percussion, as well as the use of processors and synthesizers, building a based visual content on abstract minimalist geometries , for further placing of "soundscapes" ready to the interpretation of the viewer without the need to give a direct message.
More artist info at www.manonthelivingroad.com
Man On The Living Road creates this geometric based composition using only a guitar, a guitar processor (native instruments, guitar rig) and an Alesis ION synthesizer.
We're just an old-fashioned song-and-dance band at heart.
We see things as living beings. That's a must. Otherwise you can't fall in love with an object.
do you like my shoes" is a punk-pop duo from Tel Aviv, Israel. The band members are Rotem Perach (guitar, vocals) and Oran Zilberstien (drums, vocals). The song "M.k." is taken from the band's freshly released EP entitled "love the shoes".
Lost you when they hired me and let me know. I lost you in the fire, lost you in the snow. Lost you in the buildings, lost you in the park. Staring at the ceiling till it gets too dark. That's not alright. MmmK.
4 ) (The Best Part of) Breaking up
Robert Ratcliffe is an internationally recognised composer, sonic artist, EDM musicologist and performer. He completed a PhD in composition and musicology (New Forms of Hybrid Musical Discourse) at Keele University (UK). He has developed a hybrid musical language and compositional technique through the cross-fertilisation of contemporary art music and electronic dance music (EDM). His works have been performed and broadcast in over twenty-five countries worldwide, including presentations at major events such as ACMC, ICMC, L'espace du Son, and NIME. Last year he was invited to serve on the senior programming committee of the International Computer Music Conference in Slovenia. He is the Music Coordinator “Macro-Composer” of the 60x60 Presenters Mix 2012.
“(The Best Part of) Breaking up” is a hybrid work that combines borrowed vocal material from the Handel aria “No, no, I'll take no less” (from the opera “Semele”) with characteristic elements from electroacoustic music and electronic dance music (EDM). The borrowed vocal material is subjected to a number of “dehumanisation” techniques, involving both the application of electronic processing and the imitation of characteristic EDM vocal techniques by the performer. This includes human simulation of the electronic “cutting”, “gating” and “re-trigger” techniques employed by pattern-based effects sequencers, recreating the sound of an audio file that has been sliced into separate fragments. Vocals performed by Karen Radcliffe.
5 ) die Tiefen des Rheins
Raised in Warm Springs, Georgia (population <475), Alan Shockley holds degrees in composition from the University of Georgia, Ohio State, and Princeton University (M.F.A., Ph.D.). He's held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Centro Studi Ligure, and the Virginia Center for the Arts, among others. He's currently Assistant Professor and Director of Composition/Theory in the Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach.
Editing the live recording of my piece "glint in river's bed" in two different editing programs generated these overdriven sounds. I extracted this miniature from this happy accident giving it the title "die Tiefen des Rheins", since both works draw on the opening of Wagner's music drama "Das Rheingold".
Mika Martini is the solo electronic music proyect of Hugo Espinosa Chellew (Chile, 1967). Founder of Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel. Mika Martini starts a solo music work in early 2004, centered on the mixing of sound sources coming from our ethnic/aboriginal chilean background with abstract sound materials. On 2004, Mika joins "TallerElectro", a group by Comunidad Electroacustica de Chile [CECH] that looks for generation, promotion, and forming of new electroacustic and experimental composers.
About the sound: The artist said "suck my dick" to his audience and the audience start to fight with him.
7 ) Hundreds of antennas jumping and swallowing in my backyard
Born in ibahell-tolima-colombia | sound & visual artist | provincial | always single | likes to work as a dilettante | trying to forget all that have learned in college | has a functional family where mom and dad love each other and have sex occasionally | fascinated by insects sounds | | knows about photography, animation, video-image-sound editing programs, experiment with different materials, low cost productions, planing projects, learn quickly and more.
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Hello, I'm Emma and I like to write music for real and electronic instruments. I'm interested in things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. Lately, I've been playing a lot of traditional Irish folk music. And I love it.
"adj. in the mood to get struck by lightning, to stand in an open field and be singled out and drafted by the universe because of your innate potential to resolve a battle between faceless titans roaring in the sky, a task which doesn't require you to write a cover letter. (www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com)
This is a memory piece, and it served to remind me why I write music.
Laurie Spiegel is has always had a bad habit of not really noticing the differences between banjos, analog synths and computers.
Music is music regardless of the tech. My iPad now lets me do the same kinds of things I have always done, whether using acoustic, analog synthesizer or digital computer.
Cyprian Li, Chinese, was born and educated in Hong Kong. Having
worked for many years as a Physics and Chemistry teacher he has become a digital artist and electronic music composer. Without 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 played in various parts of the world, including Sweden, Spain, France, USA and broadcast on the internet.
Undulata is an undulating, complex mixture of sounds.
Adam Scott Johnson
Adam Johnson (b. 1976) is an American artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota with a background in electronic music composition and sound design. He is currently studying Fine Art with an emphasis on video & sound installation at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.
"Hammers to Glass" was created to explore variations in tuning and octaves, emphasizing variations on one theme through a simple play of fluctuating harmony - and, perhaps, posing the question of precisely what is "good" and/or "bad" in a Western musical context.
12 ) Farewell to Seizures
Ben Bridges (aka Biting Eye) plays live home made electronics, analogue synthesizers and drum machines. His music is sometimes ambient, sometimes minimal glitch-tech, and sometimes IDM.
Ben started out playing outdoor festivals and clubs on the Melbourne Rave scene and continued on a journey that took him to festivals and events all over Europe and Aisa. Ben currently resides in Hong Kong but frequently performs throughout Asia and Australia.
This work was an experiment in using alternate pitches and detuned analogue synthesizers combined with drum samples and bit shifting outboard effects units, like the eventide orville.
There were tracks on a Mechanoise Labs, tracks with Commuter and Eva..3 on axclabs, stuff with Pedro from HIV+ on 3 patttes, 1 track on Miss Veronika's mix album, a vynil released on Elektrofon recs with Commuter and The Hacker, 4 tracks on the Electronic Manifesto compilations + various collaborations, remixes 'n' stuff with bands and netlabels. 6 tracks on Meka prod 'farewell delta' based on Korg delta sounds ...
most of the track was made with the analog mute synth created by dirty electronics
Captain Thomas Taglienti
Captain Tom is a New York native. He has been performing his own brand of performance art around the city for several years. He has successfully managed to juggle his life as an embalmer and middle school science teacher with his artistic pursuits. The Captain also is the bassist in the famous Doo-Wop outfit, "The Emotions" backing band. Captain Tom also has a strong connection and reverence for the U.S. Civil War. The Captain grows all his own vegetables.
Dr. Recycle was inspired by the work of an 8th grade student in my class. She had voiced her concerns about the amount of trash her family produced per day. Then she said, "Is there a doctor or something I can call"? Then I laughed and said, "Farhana, you mean, a recycling doctor"? We laughed and she had a good talk with her family about reducing their carbon footprint.
The starting point was naively 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.
That was nine years ago, since then I've had material released by Crazy Fungus Records (US), Dance Like No Ones Watching (UK), Quiet Design (US) and Hollow Soul Records (UK).
Burning the candle at both ends, this piece was written in one evening in between soundcheck and the show.. Thanks for extending the deadline!
A Theory and Composition student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Elliott has been writing music since the age of twelve. While studying the classical style, he still takes time to compose rock pieces and songs. Applying themes such as astronomy and human issues to his work makes the composition of them a very personal experience.
A short piece simply stating that we need to protect our Earth and acknowledge that we are slowly killing it. In a standard rock style with electronic elements.
17 ) dots, lights and sound
Yoko started learning music since she was 2, as her parents found that she has got natural perfect pitch.
She has studied various music styles (ex: Classical music, Rock, Pop, Traditional music, Jazz, Electronic music, Dance music, Latin etc.) internationally â€“ she studied in Japan, at LIPA in UK and at UNCSA in US.
Now Yoko creates her music for multimedia and for artists with her original sound. She mainly works as a Film & TV composer, songwriter, producer and arranger.
The image I had in my mind is - pastel, bright, fantasy-ish sweetness like cotton candy. My friend also said like: "I saw gentle rain tracing its way down a window pane and yet the sun was shining through". I hope you have your very own, comfortable dotty, bright & sweet vision through this piece.
I'm a singer from New Mexico who moved to LA for the big dream. I work for Studio Pros as their new Spanish Singing vocalist and I'm in the process of putting together a children's show with puppets.
It's in Spanish and the main lyrics are "I would like to tell you that I love you.
Music is a parallel universe in which everybody unites.
I am proud to be a part of it.
Europe is the land and the culture of my roots.
20 ) Homage to Brahms and Dinner
Kristina is a graduate student at Brown. Her work has been performed at many festivals and conferences, including the Third Practice Electro-Acoustic Festival, International Alliance for Women and Music conference, International Computer Music Conferences, and others. In 2007, she worked as the Greg Altman Media Intern for Pauline Oliveros at the Deep Listening Institute. She received her B.A. in Music Technology from Florida International University and her Masters of Arts at Dartmouth.
"Homage To Brahms And Dinner (Listening 2) is a composition for Tape composed in 2007 under the direction of Kui Dong.
It is important to realize that the piece is not a 'remix' of a Brahms waltz in the sense of plunderphonia. This is a literal representation of a sonic artifact. It is a composition that aims to show the nature of the past and the rich sensation that accompanies an artifact, but also to demonstrate the decaying nature of time and the various symptoms of ancience.
Originally from Oxford UK, Julia Norton now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an experimental vocalist and general noise maker, who divides her time between writing, teaching, music directing & as a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera Guild where she helps school children write their own operas from scratch. She has won awards and grants in recognition of her work. She loves to take part in 60x60 and always leaves her submission until the last minute!
I love to listen to French music and like many people I'm sure, enjoy the sophistication and ambience of it without always understanding what is being said. What if they were saying "Where is your dog? He's eating the pigeon" It wouldn't be half as romantic. I have been told in the past that I spoke French like an African truck driver. Nowadays it's much worse, so I apologize to ALL for the mangling. I loved the dog clip I found on FreeSound, he really sounds like he's swallowed a pigeon whole.
Peter Mottram has written and released a variety of music under various guises. Most recently, this has been using the "Car Alarm Quartet" pseudonym, where the music is a mix of acoustic, ambient, orchestral and electronic. This has resulted in a couple of EPs being released on Occasional Records
"Be Prepared" is a prepared piano piece, but hopefully with a definite contemporary edge to it. The time restriction of the piece caused the piece to be more more rigid and compartmentalised than my usual composoition style. The self applied restriction of only using a prepared piano without any effects/processing, also made it a necessity to use the piano to physically create sounds/atmospheres, that I would otherwise have creted electronically. This created some unexpected, but not unwanted, results !
23 ) LA TOCCATA - Tango Milonga
Juan Chattah is a music theorist, pianist, and composer. His musical language explores the compositional limits in a wide variety of genres, from music for children to heavy metal to electroacoustic to folk styles. He currently teaches at University of Miami.
Originating in the slums of Argentina, Tango became Argentina's most important export as an exotic and sensual form of music and dance, and evolved in multiple directions. Featuring a volatile musical dialogue between the bandoneon, piano, and solo violin, and including percussive effects on string instruments, "La Toccata" draws on Argentinean folk music, adapting the characteristic fast-paced syncopated bass line of a milonga, and juxtaposing avant-garde harmonic gestures.
24 ) One Minute Love feat. Mind Map That
Cezary Maciej Ostrowski
Polish electronica composer dealing with twisted pop since 1981.
An ideal pop song to fill the gap between news and commercials ;)
25 ) You Know My Name (Friend Me on Facebook)
Meat Cove Choir
The Meat Cove Choir is an artistic collective in Meat Cove, which is known to be one of the most alluring places on Cape Breton Island. We are at the end of an 8 km gravel road, where you will experience the magnificent views of the steep mountains and whale populated ocean as you endure your drive in. We are the most Northern Community in Inverness County, Cape Breton.
Isn't everybody on Facebook these days?
26 ) the shortest song that I know
Nigel Lorimer Simpson
Nigel aka sunslide is a field recordist / pianist / songwriter with work for BBC and British Council and releases waferhome/ etudes/ fieldpiano/mechanisme/bowie all up on bandcamp.
He's part of a growing suffolk county scene supported by local radio.
"this song as a thought of longing
Songwriter and composer, she has released two records and appeared on numerous others. She has licensed material for Nickelodeon, and currently has a song running as a video on LOGO's network and website written with the songwriter Charlie Demos. The video Insane has been selected as one of the top 10 for 2010. In 2006 Lisa received an M.A. in Music Composition at the Aaron Copland School of Music City University of New York - Queens College.
My mother's dementia has devastated our family. She has been ill for ten years and gone through numerous gyrations in terms of symptoms and medical crisis. This illness is an age old problem that affects millions of individuals and the adult children who are forced to watch and caretake. I plan on interviewing other adults who are affected by this illness. Stylistically these pieces could be songs, or instrumentals. I hope to create a sound installation with this work.
I am a composer, songwriter and vocalist. I have been writing music a little over a decade. After graduating Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, I have recorded two full length albums of original music. I also perform regularly around the US and have recently toured Europe and the UK.
In this piece titled "Dwelling", I intended for its 60 second duration to appear much longer, like slow motion, incorporating feelings of nostalgia and perhaps even loneliness.
John Link is a composer and founding member of Friends & Enemies of New Music. His music is available on the New Focus, Bridge, and 60x60 labels and he has published several articles and books on the music of Elliott Carter. He lives in New York City and is a Professor in the music department at the William Paterson University of New Jersey.
The prevailing message of Teleplay's personalized system of interlocking formulas keeps close to the body. Its sumptuous appointments and genuine old-world hand craftsmanship empower enduring elegance with a current sensibility that doesn't have to be hyper-groomed or relentlessly retro. What's showing is our style.
Will Hickl is a young and passionate multi-genre composer, recently graduated from Texas A&M University. He has currently started working on his new Christian worship project - NOVUM, and when he's not busy with that he's dabbling in experimental electronic grooves.
The title "ElectriCITYofSL" is broken down into "Electric City of Sugar Land," which is the composer's native hometown. The piece has a pseudo-funk element to it with a heavy electronic beat driving the groove. A little bit of modern dub-step elements exist within the piece, but the ultimate aura of the song will have you reminiscing the seventies/eighties.
Sirc - born in Melbourne Australia, 37 years of age, work as a live sound engineer and installation technician, build cars and produce music. In a band called Angler from 1997, released 3 studio albums and 2 live albums. Produced music for Spoken word, film and youtube clips as well as remixes for several artists. Currently working on solo projects that are being released over the internet.
For more information visit: www.sircsound.com
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Paul Scea is the Director of Jazz Studies at West Virginia University. He is a free-lance jazz, new music, and Rhythm & Blues performer on woodwinds, laptop and MIDI Wind Controller, and is active as a composer, arranger, clinician and adjudicator. His experience includes performances with hundreds of nationally known jazz and pop artists. His recordings are critically acclaimed. Prof. Scea holds degrees from Western Washington University and the University of Iowa.
Top Of The Pingree is a development on the closing track from Space Genetics 'Volume 1' entitled Top Of Your Head.Â The electronic percussion layer that underlies the track was created collaboratively by the students in an introductory course in music production and technology at the Pingree School in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.Â Manipulations and reformations of flute lines from Top Of Your Head intersect with an angular soprano saxophone improvisation.
Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Brad attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Music in Composition. He is a composer, the head musical director at pH productions, a paid church musician, accompanist and music tutor.
Brad has been a member of American Composers Forum since 2009 and ASCAP since 2010. He mainly composes for choir and musical theatre. Please visit www.BradKempMusic.com
"Lift Off" was created using only the voice. The entire piece is my voice put through various effects and filters. I describe this type of music as 'electronic vocal music' because by the end of the song, the listener is meant to forget where it began, even though the entire experience is only 59 seconds.
Too drunk to write one
Fireworks: Argument: Understatement for gunfire: War: November 5th: Overthrow of Government (thwarted)
Jeremy Van Buskirk
Jeremy Van Buskirk's music has been performed by organizations such as Alea III, Longy Chamber Orchestra, Lorelei Ensemble, The Fourth Wall Ensemble, Vento Chairo, Longitude, Redline Brass Quintet, Electronic Music Midwest, 60x60, SEAMUS, and ICMC. He currently directs the Longy Computer Music Studio at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He is also a member of the Boston Composers' Coalition. His CD For the Love of Laughter can be heard at www.tell-talemusicmedia.com.
Anniversary was written to celebrate 60x60's tenth year anniversary. The tradition is to give a gift of tin or aluminum on this occasion. These metals make up the majority of the sound sources for the piece. I couldn't help add a little extravagance at the end.
Gerard Lebik (1980) born Zamosc Poland, creates sound and music either by improvisation, musical notation or through direct manipulation of sonic material using acoustic, electronic and electroacoustic media. Use tools and techniques: tenor saxophone, contralto clarinet, zopan wave generators, electronics, air compressors, analog video feedback, sound objects and software.In 2007 graduated Wroclaw Academy of Music. Began from classical music by jazz, free improvisation to experimental and noise.
"Composition constructed from the sounds coming from
magnetic resonance of imaging cranial appliance 1.5 T EchoSpeed MR and Multifunction Generators 0,0005 Hz-100kHz type KZ 1406.
Gilberto Assis Rosa
GILBERTO ASSIS is a Musician and works professionaly as a Music Producer, Music Teacher, Composer and Arranger besides performing as a Bass Player. He has finished his Master Degree (MFA) at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC) in Sao Paulo since 2000 based in a research about the Composer Edgard Varese that has culminated in the thesis titled: "Edgard Varese: the search for a sound liberation" He is currently working as a Professor for Audio Mixing at University Santa Marcelina (FASM) and University Anhembi Morumbi in Sao Paulo.
Berimbau Symphony represents the possibility of creating a certain sound complexity from a very limited instrument. To this aim, the work is basically built from the cross-synthesis between saxophone and berimbau.
Thomas Gerwin, classically studied composer and sound artist, came into the field of electroacoustic music very early. Since 1991 he also works intensively on soundscape composition and radio art. Today he mostly works in his studio inter art project in Berlin, Germany, composes for concert performances, radio and film â€“ (with and beyond traditional music instruments, acousmatic, multi-channel and live-electronics) and creates sound and video installations.
He is artistic director of "Berlin Loudspeaker Orchestra" and of yearly "International Sound Art Festival Berlin". His works are released and exhibited worldwide and have been awarded with some international prizes and stipends.
"This piece was made in the electronic studio inter art project Berlin, Germany. It uses sounds of my "area contra punctus" (2009) for chamber orchestra - played back and forth, processed and transposed - and the sounds of an accordeon, recorded live with mics on and in the corpus. The topic here is 'correlation and interdependence between noise and sound as well as between sounds heard very far and very near.
Best to be heard in a dark room or with headphones and closed eyes.
Dixie is a Minneapolis composer, sound artist, theatrical sound designer and radio broadcaster. She has collaborated with artists in theater, dance, film and interdisciplinary formats, creates audio documentaries and is founder/performer with the experimental group the Unique Sounds Ensemble. Her work has been heard at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Third Coast International Audio Festival, Strange Attractors Festival, Northern Spark, Women's Electro-Acoustic Listening Room & PRX.
"80 x Infinity, created for 60x60, is an acousmatic piece honoring the 80th birthday of pioneering composer, improviser and teacher Pauline Oliveros. (May 30, 1932 - ) It was created with fragments of Pauline's voice and her music.
40 ) I Love You Love You Not
Dofi, short for Dog-Fish, is my nickname. "How does a Dog-fish bark?" I often wonder, while continuing to work on sounds, animations, and game programmings in my little world that seems to be constructed with unintelligible music notes.
"I Love You Love You Not", a petite sound poem using "I", "Love","You","Note" in Chinese, is completed under the guidance of Dr. Jen-Kuang Chang. It is like a sonic sticky note of my current muddling mind: So many goals to decide and undecided; so many things to do and undo; so many people to love and unlove. My life, maybe just yours, is composed by lots of seemingly pointless choices on the fence of my mindâ€¦.and, sometimes, that could be a gleeful thing!
41 ) Bandwidth of Comprehension
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota in August of 1969, Michael Kinney began studying the piano at an early age. As a recipient of The Vittorio Giannini Award for Composition, he received a Bachelor of Music in Composition from The North Carolina School of Arts (NCSA) in 1994. In 1998 he received his Masters of Music in Composition from Brooklyn College where he held a fellowship at The Center For Computer Music as well as teaching courses in music composition, theory, eartraining, keyboard skills, and music appreciation from 1996 through 2000. Kinney worked for The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance as a musical accompanist from 1995 through 1999. He was on the faculty of the Alvin Ailey School from 1997 through 2001 where he was a musical accompanist as well as teacher of a special music course for people training in dance performance. In 2001 Kinney moved to France to study computer music at The Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) . Kinney currently resides in Paris and is on the faculty of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris where he creates music for dance and teaches a course in accompagnement de danse
42 ) Sketch on Catullus 51
Angel Faraldo (Spain, 1980) is a composer, sound artist, improviser and digital instrument designer currently based in The Netherlands. His works usually maximize minimal means to generate threshold conditions.
"Sketch on Catullus 51" serves as a preliminary approach to a larger composition for harpsichord and two computers. Although the sound is entirely generated by computer, a vague resemblance to a harpsichord sound can be traced. The inner structure of the piece is somewhat based on 'Carmen 51' by Latin poet Catullus. It is entirely composed and produced with open source software (Pure data, Audacity).
Maggi Payne is Co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College. She also freelances as a recording engineer/editor.
Her electroacoustic works often incorporate visuals she creates using images ranging from nature to the abstract. Her works have been presented in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and Australasia.
She received Composers and Interdisciplinary Arts Grants from the NEA, and received six honorary mentions from Bourges and one from Prix Ars Electronica. Her works are available on Innova, Starkland, Lovely Music, Music and Arts, Centaur, Ubuibi, MMC,
CRI, Digital Narcis, Frog Peak, Asphodel, and/OAR, Capstone, and Mills College labels.
Burst uses the sounds of the sounds of water that I've recorded over the last few years, including sounds I've recorded using my Offshore Acoustics hydrophones. Burst begins with fizzing, then turns to dry ice bubbling in water. Hydrophone recordings from the shallows of Tomales Bay, in northern California take over, ending with more dry ice bubbling, then all vanishes into thin air in an instant.
Joel Chadabe, composer, works with interactive audio systems.
His music has been presented at concerts and festivals throughout the world and recorded on EMF Media, Deep Listening, CDCM, Lovely Music, and other labels. He is the author of 'Electric Sound' and he has written numerous articles on electronic music.
He has received awards from NEA, NYSCA, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Commission, and other organizations. He received the 2007 SEAMUS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Green Island is in Penobscot Bay, a short boat ride from Stonington, Maine. In a visit during the summer of 2007, my wife and I went with a friend to see Green Island. I heard a remarkable pattern of water dropping through a formation of rocks as the waves came in. We listened to the water and the passing boats, close and distant, as we recorded it.
Murray Gordon Gross
Born in New York and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Murray Gross studied at New England Conservatory, Oberlin College, and Michigan State University. An award-winning composer and conductor, he was assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony and served as music director of Michigan's West Shore Symphony. Compositions by Murray Gross have been performed by the New York New Music Ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Nobilis Trio, the Peninsula Festival Orchestra, and numerous professional and collegiate ensembles. Dr. Gross is on the faculty at Alma College, where he teaches composition, theory, film music, and conducts the Alma Symphony Orchestra.
"Traffic is a tribute to John Cage and his unique appreciation of the ambient sounds heard from his New York apartment. His enthusiastic embrace of this urban soundscape epitomizes his distinctive views about the nature of music, as well as a fundamental openness to the world around him. This fifty-nine second piece combines Cage's own words with recorded urban sounds, along with an electronically produced background that intensifies the pulse of this multi-layer mix.
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Many colors in one minute
Lead howling organ, the microphone, voice, prayer
47 ) Gannett Penguin Piano Mix
Warren A Burt
Warren Burt is a composer, performer, writer, video artist, etc. based in Melbourne, Australia, where he has mostly lived and worked since 1975. He currently teaches at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne, and Bendigo Regional Institute of Technology in Bendigo. His recent work can be seen at his website www.warrenburt.com.
The sounds of Gannetts and Penguins are modified by changing their spectra using GRM Tools. Later, a piano was added, also processed in the same way, to sweeten up the mix, and add an element of human technology to a probable excess of avian acoustics.
Shinichiro Toyoda was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1976.
He now goes in for interaction design study especially for computer music.
On a parallel with research activities, he also improvises computer music around Tokyo area.
"This work "jazzmaster" was created in May, 2012.
This work is expressing a surge which we have not ever experienced before.
By using electric guitar and PC, I aimed at construction in the world which cannot be expressed only by one side.
Born 1960 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Master degree cello from Amsterdam, where I studied with Harro Ruysenaars. I also took classes with Natalia Gutman and Misha Maisky. I played in several orchestra's, of which last 18 years free lance in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, now student Gerrit Rietveld (Art) Academie making improvised cello music in combination with digital and analog modulations, (like in this sample)
"The Square Circle is one minute from an improvised life recording from a concert
in the Stedelijk Museum In Amsterdam, performed with the ensemble Contemporary Dialogue: Derck Littel cello, Robin Koek and Niek Lapien electronics.
The work is based on a 2 sentence text by Franz Kafka 'Up in the Gallery' in which he puts an imaginary idea versus reality
Anita Andreis (1978, Zagreb, Croatia) as a 9 year old started to play the acoustic guitar and later, the piano. At Berklee College of Music she specialised in "Orchestration and Production of Film Music".
She is composing for the animated and full motion films, as well as ballet shows, considering these the most appropriate "canvas" for expressing herself.
Lately, she is working on her new album which will be out by the end of the 2012. year.
"Saviour" is one of my compositions for the album I am preparing, due by the end of 2012.
Kala Pierson is an American composer and sound artist. Trained at Eastman School of Music and Bard College at Simon's Rock, she has had performances and installations in 22 countries. Her long-term projects include Axis of Beauty (collecting and setting texts by living Middle Eastern writers since 2004, in an ongoing answer to her government's "Axis of Evil" propaganda) and Illuminated (setting texts about sex and sexuality from a wide range of world cultures). Read more at kalapierson.com.
Disappeared is an abstract piece that honors people disappeared by their governments for political reasons. Created for 60x60 in 2012, Disappeared uses only acoustic source sounds. Performers: Tristra Newyear, voice; Kala Pierson and Sukato, various struck and bowed strings.
Violinist/composer Mari Kimura is widely admired as the inventor of "Subharmonics" and her works for interactive computer music. As a composer, Mari received grants including NYFA, Arts International, Meet The Composer, Japan Foundation, Argosy Foundation, and NYSCA. In 2010 Mari won the Guggenheim Fellowship, invited as Composer-in-Residence at IRCAM in Paris, and received a Fromm Commission. Mari's CD, The World Below G and Beyond, features her Subharmonics and interactive computer music.
"Psychoirian (2012), 60x60 version
Psychoirian is a work for violin and interactive computer, exclusively using a wonderful signal processing external object for a "choir" effect in MaxMSP called "Psychoirtrist~" written by Norbert Schnell at IRCAM. Psychoirtrist~ can transpose and delay a monophonic input multiple times with random variations obtaining a choir effect. I decided to write "Psychoirian" to understand this game-changing processing for my musical listening and composition.
Luis Martin Capella
Composer. Masters in music @ NYU Steinhardt. Fulbright 2009. Licenciate by Trinity College of London. His piece Ixbalanque was awarded 1st Price of the 1st Philarmonica Orchestra of the Americas young composers competition 2007. Its world premier was at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center New York. The short film Deuce, by Monica Cook, scored by M Capella was screened at 4 of the 5 Guggenheim Museums.
Fracured images is a piece constructed from feedbacks, reverbs and processed violin arpeggios. Its intention is to create in the audience the necessity to reconstruct the original violin sound with the pieces that are given within the piece. It's a riddle, a puzzle for your ears and minds.
Greg Winston Winston
Dr. Greg Wilder has collaborated with choreographers, filmmakers, theater companies and animators in a broad range of venues as composer, sound designer, programmer, and audio engineer. A conservatory-trained composer/pianist, music scientist and software engineer, Dr. Wilder's innovations have resulted in numerous international music-technology patents and the development of "Clio", a music analysis system currently in use by leading companies throughout the music industry.
"Toccata" is a modern-day electronic realization of the opening martial flourish from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (1609). In the 17th century, bold fanfares like this one served as a signal for the commencement of performances at the Mantuan court. Because Monteverdi's original score is sparse and leaves open a wide range of ornamentation and orchestration options, it easily lends itself to a 21st-century digital reimagining.
Far away from the musical mainstream, always looking for new sound worlds: polyrhythmic minimal music, ambient sound clouds, avantgarde rock, abstract and atonal experiments, algorithmic compositions, field recordings, guitar and livelooping ... WIRE magazine has reviewed some of Michael's albums in their "Outer Limits" section
This piece explores the polyphonic properties of an Optigan preset called "Romantic Strings" (the Optigan being an early 70s sampling keyboard)
Shaahin mohajeri born 26 July 1971 in Iran is a Tombak player, Tombak Researcher and microtonal composer.
As a microtonalist, he works on different tuning systemssuch as: Equal divisions of length(EDL), Arithmetic irrational divisions of octave AIDO(or nonoctave,interval), Arithmetic rational divisions of octave ARDO(or nonoctave,interval), Equal divisions of octave, and Arithmetic divisions of length (ADL)
Shaahin mohajeri believes that 96-EDO is a good system for intervallic structure of Persian music with more accurate estimation than ali naqi vaziri's 24-EDO system. Now, He is working on a microtonal notation system based on 96-EDO for Persian music and on a model for tuning systems classification based on divisions of octavic or nonoctavic musical scales and systems.
Jane Wang, composer/musician, is a member of the Mobius Artists Group. Recent developments involve welding and performing using space plates, an instrument invented by Tom Nunn, and curation of a toy piano minifest both of which offer constructs for microtonal experiments.
Rendering involving a clock, refelted and sanded Schoenhut toy piano with red felted hammers and Honeytone amplifier using a constructed contact mic.
Stan B Link
Composer Stan Link married musicologist Melanie Lowe. Tribal differences aside, they had a daughter named Wednesday. Her parents support her chocolate habit by teaching at Vanderbilt. A disk of Stan's music, In Amber Shadows, appears on Albany Records. Published in journals whose combined readership numbers well into the single digits, Stan is slowly perfecting ineffectuality. Turn Ons: aesthetic failure. Turn Offs: certainty[.] Favorite Position: Difficult. Astrological Sign: "Lane Ends"
My brother-in-law sent my daughter a toy piano whose main purpose was actually just to irritate me. I foiled his plot by being delighted. Joyful to the point of becoming speechless, this piece has no idea what it's saying.
An active composer/pianist, HyeKyung holds a D.M.A in Composition and Performance Certificate in Piano from the University of Texas at Austin. Her works are available on Vienna Modern Masters, Innova, New Ariel, Equilibrium, Capstone, MSR Classics, and SEAMUS CD Series Vol.8. Currently she is Associate professor at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
The piece reflects my childhood in countryside in Korea where nature was not disturbed.
Mike McFerron is professor of music and composer-in-residence at Lewis University, and he is founder and co-director of Electronic Music Midwest (http://www.emmfestival.org). His music can be heard on numerous commercial CDs as well as on his website at http://www.bigcomposer.com.
360 Steps for fixed media was written for the 2012 Vox Novus "60x60PianoForte" project. Using only two recorded samples of a Fazioli piano, this composition journeys 360 distinct steps from A440 to A# (466.1637hz), or one half step. Just like our traditional tuning system, each "step" is equally weighted; however, this octave is not divided into 12 equal steps, but into 4,320 equal steps. If this tuning system were realized on an actual piano the entire piano would have 31,320 piano keys.