1 ) Particulas / Particles
ALDO RODRIGUEZ F.
(b CuliacÃ¡n, Sinaloa. Mex. 1966)
The music of composer Aldo Rodriguez stands out from the astonishing plurality of stylistic and technical trends found in the music of our time and from the northwest of Mexico. His works are solid, filled with fantasy, and emerges from a powerfully imaginative mind that is capable of inventing an enormously fascinating sonic universe.
He is a Visual Artist also.
"As an composer and biochemical engineer math, molecules particles...the unpredictable movement has become a fascination for me...
This work is inspired in molecules, and electrons leaps
I am a 19 year-old composition student studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. I am currently learning under electroacoustic specialist Anthony Hood, and have previously learnt under Ensemble Offspring's founder Damien Ricketson. Performances of my works have been non-existant outside the confines of the university, but I hope for this to change in the coming years.
Dijulation (a contraction of Dijieridoo and Granulation) is an electroacoustic work. My sound sources were a dijeridoo and soprano, and these were treated in many ways using Pro Tools but the focus of the piece is the use of granulation.
Chris Prosser is a New Zealand violinist, composer and improviser. He has performed solo and with various kinds of band (folk-rock/jazz/Maori/indie pop) around New Zealand and the UK based in London. Thirteen CDs are recorded on his own Kauri Music label. Reviewed in Cadence Magazine, The Wire, FolkRoots. Broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio Netherlands, ConcertFM RadioNZ. Current interests are performance improvisation, electric violin, physical theatre, voice theatre, music for dance.
Throes of Life' is a solo violin improvisation recorded spontaneously in the studio. Listening back I decided it depicts the quivers and flails of life. Squeezing the drops from life while experiencing desperation yet ecstacy. The piece is not released on my album 'Hunting Ground' because it does not fit the program. It is self contained and needs a different context, not surrounded by other violin pieces. It is an instant exploration of string crossing with no added studio effects.
4 ) Study No. 42 for Clown Horn
Lee likes to experiment with many styles, including soundtracks and avant-garde projects. His music has been used in websites, radio programs, podcasts, short films, malls and people in Montreal have danced to it (apparently there is video!). He works professionally in radio, and has won a New York Award and in sound design and RTDNA for mixing.
The latest direction of composing "impossible" music.
5 ) 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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6 ) Good Evening! It's SHOWTIME!
Benjamin Boone' s life -- thus far: Born in Statesville, NC in 1963; related to Daniel Boone; youngest of five sons; lived in eight states - now California; recorded rhinoceros vocalizations in Zimbabwe; Music Manager in New York; plays sax all over the U.S.A. and Europe; compositions performed all over the world and on numerous CD' s; teaches theory/composition at California State University, Fresno; loves to play saxophone, compose, read, ski, play with wife and kids; fan of "The Daily Show with
This "Felliniesque" piece was recorded during an intensive improvisation workshop that i coordinated for the California State University Summer Arts Festival last year. The performers were students and guest faculty members. I am playing the saxophone.
Bruce Hamilton composes and performs music in a variety of genres. His music is published by Non Sequitur Music and can be heard on the Albany, Amaranth, and/OAR, black circle, blank space, Capstone, Ilse, [ink | fuel], Memex, Phill, SEAMUS, Spectropol, split-notes, Three Legs Duck and Mark labels. A co-organizer of the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Music at Western Washington University.
unk is a feisty piece with mixed tunings
8 ) Embellished Melody No. 3
Born 1923. Retired pianist.
9 ) Not Doing So Well 'Til I Heard from You
Michael Golden studied composition in the Pacific Northwest and currently teaches at Soka University of America in California. He writes for a wide range of media, and is particularly interested these days in music and ecology.
This piece was inspired by a noisy old bus, a stretch of nasty industrial wasteland near Miami, and then a family of ducks and a heron. Many thanks to Donald Kroodsma and Houghton Miflin publishers for permission to use recordings from "The Singing Life of Birds.
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.
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11 ) Midnight Bass Stroll
Brian Belet lives in Campbell, California (USA), with his partner and wife Marianne Bickett. Here he composes, hikes, and tends to his fruit trees and roses. He performs with the SoundProof ensemble. To finance this real world he works as Professor of Music at San Jose State University. www.societyofcomposers.org/members/BrianBelet/
"A brief sojourn, late at night, following a thunderstorm, perhaps just a dream.
Bass pizzicato snaps and arco harmonic glissandi, performed by the composer, are processed in real time within Kyma. Algorithms include random sampling and playback (forwards and backwards), random cascading echo feedback, random delays, and multiple granulation clouds with random time indices.
Steve Roberts comes under the guise of Amongst Myselves which is a creator of ambient, landscape and space music and visual content. To help expand his creative processes he designs and constructs electronic gadgets for both sound and visual creation. He can be also heard doing Sound Design for many short films.
This piece is constructed solely from sounds made by an old cuckoo clock we have on our wall. I limited myself to create a piece that I would have once done on tape machines.
Abby Helasdottir is a New Zealand-based graphic designer and writer who composes under the name Gydja.
Wouivre uses processed snippets of metallic percussion to convey the idea of serpentine energy moving within the landscape.
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.
Bells, calling auctioneers, and overtone singing.
Aleksander Pusz is an Australian percussionist and composer. He has written music for dance, theatre and television, as well as performing in styles from jazz and flamenco to breakbeat and bellydance. He has been a founding member of two taiko groups, principal percussionist of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Head of Percussion at Charles Darwin University. In the name of music, he has bashed up a car, asked a choir to talk and made instruments from 44 gallon drums and wine barrels.
This piece is a substantial re-imagining of the middle movement of a piano solo for young students titled "Aldor the Alchemist". Where the original piece obtained its otherworldly sounds by simply keeping the sustain pedal down throughout, this one uses electronic sounds and electronic music's lack of need for countable timing.
Mary Lou Newmark
Mary Lou Newmark, electric violinist, composer, poet, holds Master's degrees in both performance (USC) and composition (UCLA). Her awards as a performer/composer include the 2009 Scandling-Hubin Award in Music Technology, 2004 Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts nomination, ACF grant for her electric violin concerto. As an artist of both words and music, she continues to expand her creativity to include works for theater that combine the performing arts to explore social issues.
The title is a line from my original poem about the experience of waking from a vivid dream as the sun is coming up. The half-light glows and birdsong outside reminds the dreamer of her mystical dream birds. I recorded the bird sounds in Southeast Arizona during Spring Migration. Back in Los Angeles, I mixed them with live electric violin, my yard' s wind chimes, processed piano, and percussion. This piece belongs to my recent body of work about nature in relationship to modern man.
Jon Bellona is an artist specializing in digital technologies and intermedia arts. His music and intermedia work have been shown internationally including KISS; SEAMUS; IMAC (Interactive Media Arts Conference); SLEO (Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras); and FMO (Future Music Oregon) concerts. Jon received his M.Mus. in Intermedia Music Technology from the University of Oregon. Jon currently teaches at the University of Oregon in the Digital Arts department.
The Snow attempts to capture the angst and turmoil of a woman between two loves. Five seconds of audio were taken from originally recorded material as the basis for the musical composition. All music was composed using Kyma.
18 ) Lamorna Summons The Mayans
Kraig Grady is a composer who since 1975 has worked exclusively in alternative tuning systems. He has constructed two complete ensembles of acoustical instruments to realize his compositions and has organized and directed players to play them. His work often involves Shadow plays which developed after a decade long work with silent films he made in collaboration with Keith Barefoot.
The compostion is composed in an original tuning called Copan. The performer is Lamorna Nightingale who is playing bass flute, flute, wooden baroque flute and wooden piccolo. there is no electronics use on this recording, except for over dubbing.
19 ) Vivaldian Palindrome
The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over 25 countries. She has won awards from Third Coast International Audio Festival, New York Festivals, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit. Her website is www.sarahboothroyd.com.
An experiment in time-travelling forward and backward through the wintry chords of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
20 ) Estudio de Resonancia III
Ignacio Baca-Lobera was born in Mexico City in June 28,1957. He started his musical interests as a self-taught musician. He holds Ph. D. and Master degrees in composition from the University of California at San Diego. He also has taken summer courses at IRCAM (1992) and Darmstadt (1990 and 1992).
"These series of pieces: ""Estudios de Resonancia"" explore the meaning of resonance, memory and redundancy within a very reduced span of time.
Estudio de Resonancia III is scored for flute, bass clarinet and cello.
The performance is by the Onix ensemble.
Educated at Brown University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, David Hahn received the doctorate in historical musicology at Stanford University in 1993. He has composed over ninety pieces of music, many of which have been commissioned and performed by established professional ensembles and soloists. Mr. Hahn's music has been performed throughout the United States, and internationally in Canada, Chile, Turkey, Croatia, Cuba, France, Ge
We have to say: what happens when a nation makes a decision which is against God's principles? We don't always understand what He is saying. But the blackbirds fell to the ground in Beebe Arkansas. People now, legally in the United States, have broken restraints with the Scriptures. And Mike and Ike have split up!
22 ) Railway Siding, Mars
For several decades in Canada I have been exploring electronics and the wide diversity of recorded sound and genres. The deck is real and land-based. I like to work quickly, with as clear and uncluttered mind as possible so the piece can emerge instinctively.
i don't like to edit inside a piece, mentally or physically. I stop thinking about structure once it begins but I may spend some time thinking about the sonic canvas before I start."
An initial composition using the 4-track facilities of an op-1 sound device in a music concrete style of overlays. The lower tones are reminiscent of time spent listening to trains rattle by in Manitoba but the higher pitches areas relate to distant radio pulses and atmospheric noises. Something odd is in those cars being taken where and why? Situated somewhere near the lab that bounced Diefenbaker's voice of the moon? Or Mars?
Lanier Sammons is a composer whose music often explores ideas like audience interactivity, improvisation, the intersection of popular and classical musics, and the pairing of electronic and acoustic sound. His works have been featured recently at the Spark Festival, SEAMUS, the SCI Student National Conference, and on EcoSono' s Agents Against Agency DVD release. Ensembles such as the Talujon Percussion Quartet, counter)induction, the Da Capo Chamber Players, and RÃªlache have premiered his piece
Wind Down is an exploration and expansion of an aesthetic experience familiar to anyone who has ever let a music box wind fully down. These piece features three voices (sampled pitches from a music box) that each begin repeating at audio rate before gradually and steadily slowing to a much slower rate. Some very human dynamic variation colors this otherwise characteristically mechanical process. The piece was created with RTcmix.
John Schappert's formal education and background is in music, the computer sciences and systems engineering. He has been a musician, chef, computer operator, database and systems administrator, systems engineer, househusband, caretaker, and home-school teacher. His life-long passions for electronic and Electro-acoustic music, Christian spirituality, art, and systems engineering have come together to create a fusion of unique sound design and construction as inspiration, technology, and opportunity present themselves. He owes whatever talents and opportunities he may have to God and his wife, and he offers to them his eternal gratitude.
"A Happy Minute" was one of the latest compositions from a series of works that John Schappert has named his "Minutes of Madness". Over the years these pieces have evolved from simple experiments for larger pieces to complete compositions in themselves. Presented for your light-hearted enjoyment.
Im a composer working with electronic processing and sound generators, and acoustic instruments to create something familiar yet augmented. My work is often very textural.
An aural sketch for a view from a window as the leaves turn orange and brown and the air temperature begins to drop.
Troy RAMOS was born in BC, Michigan in 1975 and graduated from Western Michigan University in 2004. He continued his compositional studies at the University of York in England, receiving an MA in Music in 2008. Whilst at York he studied with the distinguished composer and John Cage-scholar William Brooks.
This work is based on/inspired by a poem called "Morts de Quatre-vingt-douze" by Arthur Rimbaud. Most everything draws its existence from elements within the poem. This reflects the compositional process only, not the sounds themselves.
Scott Mallory, Jr.
As my artwork evolved, my tools of choice evolved from drawing & painting to video art, filmmaking, and finally visual effects. My music branched into sound art, and my writings evolved into different forms & hybrids. Ultimately, I find filmmaking to be the powerhouse that can host most mediums and ideas.
Created with MIDI in Reason 6.
Visual artist, born in BogotÃ¡ city, Resident in Pereira city, Colombia, now at days he works in the fields of videoart, sound art, and experimental photography, mainly his work in arts explores and investigates about the sound dissonances like starting point for the elaboration of his audiovisual products, which the artist show in video installations, soundscapes, videoart, and experimental drawings.
found noises of electronic environments and equipment in operation, remixed formed a sound piece that gives an identity to a site specific
I create experimental compositions using field recordings taken in Australia. My work seeks to creatively guide an audience into appreciating our natural and social environments in ways normally overlooked in daily life, affirming connections between the listener and the external world through sound.
"This work uses a computer program to modify a recording I made inside my home's water tank.
Australia is well-known for its droughts, and after several months without rain I was forced to ration my water. It was with relief and an echo of anxiety that I heard the sound of water dripping into the tank.
30 ) had had had a better effect
Allison Johnson studied music at Stanford, CalArts, and UCSD, and gamelan in Surakarta, Java and her works have been performed in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. She received grants from American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Center for Cultural Innovation and has published and presented on Asian hiphop, women composers, and sign/gesture technology. She was a guest lecturer at Freie UniversitÃ¤t Berlin and Mills College, and currently teaches composition and world music at Soka University.
This work supplies and enervates text, exerting order on disorder (and vice versa), while appealing to the ethnologic, and often futile, compulsion to bargain content from rhetoric and coax meaning from the dismantling drift of politicking. The title refers to the iconic linguistic example sentence: James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher. Try to punctuate it. Go on.
31 ) 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 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.
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.
As an artist, I explore the potential that new technology has for bringing visual and sound arts together for interactive and immersive works both online and in physical spaces. My processes include net art, interactive video installations, multimedia performances, and artists' books. A focus in all of my productions is an investigation of themes such as consciousness, perception, and imagination, as well as the relations between people, social/environmental issues, and technology.
Far Away Inside is a mix of music concrete + midi, focusing on the juxtaposition of sounds referencing the outside world and the more corporal innards. Sounds come from Berlin, Costa Rica, California, Ohio, and Seattle, Washington, including humans, an ambulance, crows, a cat, some frogs, and a lighter.
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.
Yuji SUGA is the innovative security engineer at famous internet service provider IIJ in Japan. he worked at laboratory about internet technology, after that he has the master degree in mathematics in 1997. He also familiar to performance and lightning talks for scientific audience, his presentation is very precise and impressive. It's the first time in the world that he introduced TAMASUDARE (one of traditional performance arts in Japan) in English.
This work is generated by only one short source code written by Java programming language with no external input, no extension library and no random generator. Each notes are derived from the 31 equal temperament with base note A (441kHz). I will disclose this Java code as a open source without any restriction for students or geeks interesting in the beep music.
I attended lessons with Aaron Cruz (an important musician in Mexico) about bass and jazz theory since 2003, and at Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART) about SuperCollider with Hernani Villaseãor and Ernesto Romero since 2010. My sounds have been selected for Stramash (a podcast from Scotland), In-Sonora V (Spain), Transonica (Mexico), and MOD (Mexico). I have made live presentations at some places in Mexico in collaboration with visual artists. Now, I'm preparing for Live Coding at CENART.
Inimaa Kjixioo means Heart Silence in mazateco, a native language from Mexico. According to the festival, based on number 60, I created a melody using the root and the sixth of chords. A fragment from mexican national anthem is sung by a native girl in mazateco, because I consider our anthem violent, sexist, and intolerant, so noises are trying to coexist with it for letting the melodies emerge. This piece is about music against the extreme violence, racism, and authoritarianism in Mexico.
b. 1991, San Francisco Bay Area. Student composer and full-time amateur woolgatherer.
The German word for "submarines" is "Unterseebooten," or more colloquially, "U-Boote."
Bettie Ross is an award-winning composer & keyboardist. She's earned 2 Gold Records for pipe organ performances on albums by Meat Loaf and Faith Hill. Her piano CD, "A Magical Time of Year," won Best Solo Piano Album and Best Solo Piano Song at the 2009 Just Plain Folks Awards. In 2013, her electronic film score for "Hidden Affairs" will be released. Bettie's "Catalina Tide Pool" is part of the 2007-2008 60x60 Pacific Rim Mix, and "Acceptance" is in the 2010 Crimson Mix and the 2011 Athena Mix.
About "Robot Stomp": Electronic dance music is a huge movement, and this electronic dance piece is inspired by Bettie's friend, Bettina the Bot.
John Biggs was born in Los Angeles in 1932. His father was organist/composer Richard Keys Biggs, and his mother was singer Lucienne Gourdon. He was number 8 in a family of 11 children.. During his youth he received training in acting, singing, piano, bassoon, and violin, and was a member of his father' s church choir. As a performer, he founded the John Biggs Consort, which specialized in vocal chamber music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. As a composer, his output is varied, and includ
Accompanied by synthesized violin, banjo, xylophone, and varied percussion instruments, the composer's voice recites the alphabet from A to Z, using idiomatic rhythmic patterns that follow the flow of natural speech.
Born in Seoul, on April 16, 1985. I graduated from Hanyang University in Korea, majoring in Culture Contents Planning which focused on digital media storytelling. After attending the EMS 2010 Conference in Shanghai, I was greatly impressed by electroic sounds and the processing of synthesis. Later on I performed the tape music with the students In Gyemyung Univirsity in Daegu city. Now I' m majoring in New media music composition in the graduate school in Hanyang University.
This piece represents the very short impression and feelings at the moment, just like taking 'Snapshots'. Especially focusing on my friend's mouth, voice, intonation and conversations, I directly recorded the most of the sounds (Metronome, Femail voice, recorder & triangle instrument etc.) and C-sound programming. Through the synthesis and frequency modulation with audiosculpt & audacity, I tried to describe totally soulscape.
Monica Lynn' s music has been performed throughout the United States with additional premieres in China, France, Italy, Serbia and South Korea. Recent honors include 2011 Award Winner for the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, Finalist for the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011 and Board Member At-Large for NACUSA.
In June 2010, University of California, Santa Cruz presented Monica with its first doctorate in Composition and World Music. In addition to her coursework, Dr. Lynn pursued theory and composition studies at Festival MusicAlp, Courchevel Academie Internationale de Musique as well as the European American Musical Alliance.
Chaos was composed using a combination of analog synthesis and musique concrete.
42 ) rain drilling through my head
Electronic artist working from Hong Kong
field recording of construction work that has kept me awake for 2 months straight, while raining, while opening and closing a window
43 ) In a Hive of Brass and Steel
Performing artist Gretchen Jude has studied a variety of performance practices with teachers in Japan and the US. Acoustic & electronic sound are often juxtaposed in her work, which explores the borders between human & machine. Gretchen is most concerned with the liminal spaces between natural & artificial, tradition & experimentation, self & other. She has an MFA in Electronic Music & Recording Media from Mills College, as well as intermediate koto certification from the Sawai Koto Institute.
This sonic hive of activity comprises the superimposition of several recordings of two brass gongs rolling around inside a piano, on top of the strings. Once set in motion, the wobbling gongs seem to take on a life of their own, producing patterns of subtly-changing sound that extend (in a whisper) for a surprisingly long interval. The sharp yet delicate quality of the sound brings to mind icicles or starched white lace--something beautiful yet slightly fraught. Thus, the image of a beehive.
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.
Frank Ekeberg (Norway) is a sound designer and composer specializing in acousmatic music. He received an undergraduate degree in music from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) before he went on to pursue a master's degree in electronic music at Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studied composition with Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Curran, and a PhD in electroacoustic composition at City University in London, UK, under Denis Smalley's and Simon Emmerson's tutelage
CityFlow is a depiction of the occasional feeling of floating through the myriad of sound impressions in a typical Western major city, ignoring some while absorbing others. There are traffic noises that appear close enough to be dangerous to ignore, while others become just a distant rumble. Sometimes recognizable words jump out of the constant babble of voices as they pass by. In the midst of being bombarded with noise we make sense of it all by drifting between presence and distance.
46 ) 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 mind" ¦.and, sometimes, that could be a gleeful thing!
Lawrence Dolton is a sound artist focused on creating engaging, abstract soundscapes built from field recordings and computer generated sounds. Working under the name Alvord Loop, his compositions are derived by manipulating sounds to discover new sounds, patterns, textures, and juxtapositions. Based in Oakland, California, Lawrence splits his time between composing, freelance audio post and sound design for films, sound art activities, and software development projects.
A slow walk through the dark corners of a city in broad daylight. Built up from original recordings of a 1960' s 16mm film projector in operation.
Diego Pinzon Garcia
Created in 2003 by Diego Pinzon, and formed today with Miguel Nova and Jaime Coy, Man On The Living Road is a experimental music 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 Jukka Rintamaki, 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 futher placing of "soundscapes" ready to the interpretation of the viewer without the need to give a direct message.
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.
Soressa Gardner is a vocalist, improviser and electronic music composer who collaborates with authors, dancers, visual artists and fellow musicians. She performs regularly with VEE (Vancouver Electronic Music Ensemble), and with two community based improvising choirs: DB Boyco' s Voice Over Mind, and Kate Hammett-Vaughan and Carol Sawyer' s Voxy Music. Soressa' s work is influenced by her studies with composer Peter Hannan and vocal coach Richard Armstrong.
Just Like Humans is part of an exploration of music and soundscapes focused on Vancouver' s relationship with city crows and a growing international interest in the intelligence of crows. Having completed a much longer electronic soundscape of stories, poetry and song about crows for Media Arts Committee at CFRO Radio in Vancouver, BC Canada, Soressa has caught the essence of the piece in this sixty-second composition and performance.
Jahyun Kim was born and has studied at Seoul, Korea. She studied music composition at Sookmyung Women' s University (B.M.), and computer music composition at Hanyang University (M.M.), Korea. She composes electroacoustic music and choir music, and her pieces were performed at Korea and U.S.A.
This is my study about sine wave and noise.
Emily Doolittle was born in Nova Scotia and educated at Dalhousie University, the Koninklijk Conservatorium in the Hague, Indiana University and Princeton. Since 2008 she has been Assistant Professor of Composition at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Her doctoral research was on the relationship between animal songs and human music, a field in which she continues to be active. Other interests include traditional music, community music-making, and music as a vehicle for social change.
Shimmering is a short electronic work based entirely on sounds from humpback whales, sperm whales, and hermit thrushes. It was created using Soundhack and Audacity.
Is an Argentinean composer actually living in Mexico city.
He graduated from " ˜Escuela Nacional de MÃºsica de la UNAM (Mexico)' (National school of music in UNAM university). And actually teaches there.
His work is played in Mexico, Argentina and Ecuador. Also was a participant in numerous festivals of electroacustic music.
Now, he is developing an investigation around the concept of " ˜intention' in art.
"In these times of democracy, Mexico is going towards a crossroad. Is well known that the PRI party is going to win the presidential elections by fraud. Web networks, social networks, etc. are helping to alert the people.
This work is a part from the #132 movement created from this actions and is a reconstruction of the wife of the candidate, singing his name. The notion of epicurean nonpartisanship (P. Quignard), plunder phonics (J. Oswald), stuff (M. Heidegger) and others are present.
53 ) I sang for 60 seconds
Suzy Priceless, A.K.A. Suzy Easton, is a 29 year old born and raised Vancouverite multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, composer, and most recently, music podcaster/blogger and transcriber. Throughout her life she has learned to play a variety of instruments: piano, classical guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, beginner violin, and mandolin. She has toured across Canada playing bass for Minto, recording an album with Steve Albini in Chicago. She received a certificate in Digital Recording Arts from the now defunct Columbia Academy in Vancouver, BC and completed another Music Technology Certificate in April 2012 from Douglas College in New Westminster, BC.
Trying to be creative with looping radio stations and my voice, I became frustrated with myself, stopping the whole process and began singing solo to my dynamic mic, "What do I sing for 60 seconds?" I soon found myself answering, singing, "I sing for freedom, I sing for peace, I sing for love, for you and me" which I ended up looping, singing on top of, and then manipulating the heck out of. for 60 seconds.
Tomoko Momiyama is a music composer, dramaturg, and producer of multi-disciplinary art events, installations, and performances. Graduated from Stanford University and currently based in Tokyo, her community-based and site-specific works have been presented throughout Japan and internationally. She weaves folk music of contemporary societies by intervening in the relationships between people and their environments and by engaging people from various backgrounds in the collective processes.
"A day in Borobudur" is a result of sound exploration with the children of Bhumi Indria, an interfaith kindergarten in Borobudur village, Indonesia. We traveled across heritage site fences to reclaim Borobudur temple as our garden and talked with the reliefs and listened to the sounds around us. "A day in Borobudur" takes us through a day in the village, from pagi (morning,) siang (afternoon,) sore (late afternoon, early evening), to malam (night) in 60 seconds.
Born in Israel, 1986.
Immediately upon graduating from the University of Haifa, in the summer of 2011, I began my masters program in music composition at Arizona State University.
Here, I find myself writing more conservative music. Surprisingly, it is a new and interesting direction for me, inspired by instructors I study with here, such as Dr. James DeMars and Dr. Roshanne Etezady.
Many of the works are for the electronic medium, and many others deal with text. Recently I also began to com"
"Cento, patchwork or quilt in Latin.
In medieval music, the term refers to short and concise chants, that were part of the early Mass.
Both the text and music of the Centos were composed by selecting bits from an existing verse of a psalm, then putting them together in a new way that corresponds better to the special purpose of the Cento.
For this work, I applied the idea of Cento with electronic means, using bits from two guitar pieces by Santiago de Murcia I have recorded.
Dylan is a composer and sound artist from Tasmania, Australia. He began his formal studies in composition at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and completed his Master's degree at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, USA. Also a visual artist, Dylan is interested in expanding the theatrical nature of concert music through the use of image, lighting, musical sculpture and unconventional use of space. His works have been commissioned and performed in concert halls, festivals and living rooms in Australia, the USA and Europe .
a musical thought i had when i looked at those sad little hills near my house.
Madelyn Byrne is an active composer of both acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Her work has been recorded on Innova, Everglade, and New World/CRI Records and has been presented on a wide range of new music festivals. Madelyn joined the Palomar College Faculty in 2000.
This piece is inspired by an art collaboration with Lily Glass, which is based on environmental elements.
Anton Killin (b.1986) is a composer of instrumental & electroacoustic music. Anton is a founding member of contemporary chamber group SMP Ensemble, and a member of three Wellington-based gamelan ensembles, Gamelan Padhang Moncar (Javanese), Gamelan Taniwha Jaya (Balinese) and Gamelan First Smile (Cirebon). Under the tutelage of Jack Body & Michael Norris, Anton completed his MMus in Composition at New Zealand School of Music, and is currently a PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington.
Absence' is a short work which comprises recorded fragments, some electronically manipulated, of clarinet virtuoso Andrzej Nowicki performing my solo work, 'Primes', which was composed and dedicated to him in 2009.
David Drexler has composed miniature works for many groups, including
the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble, a
very small consortium, and ThingNY.
"By the River" is made from three notes on the viola and the natural sounds and rhythms of the Grande Ronde River.
60 ) Hildegard Westerkamp inside the Soundscape
Sylvi MacCormac's music is heard internationally and her compositions have been published in such collections as the Canadian Music Centre and Canadian Electroacoustic Community, with commissions and film credits from KickStart, CBC and the National Film Board of Canada.
In 1999, Waves of Kokoro, one of sylvi' s soundscapes, garnered international acclaim by receiving an Honourable Mention at Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique, held in Bourges, France.
"Created for 60x60 this 60 second mix is from
Voices of a Place: Hildegard Westerkamp inside the Soundscape, an audio portrait of the composer (6:39) 1998
Voices: HW & West Coast Canada Soundscape; Violin: Blaine Dunaway; HW from interview, improv & thesis " Listening & Soundmaking" ; Recordings: sylvi & WSP (world soundscape) archives @ Simon Fraser University
Printed with article, Conversing with Nature: Reflections on Hildegard Westerkamps Talking Rain http://www.musicworks.ca