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: âLane Endsâ
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.
Paul Burnell was born in 1960, Ystrad, South Wales and now lives and writes in London. His music often utilises relentless repetition and pulse within a structure that can be easily perceived as a process. Sometimes humour and spoken word elements are featured. Works include 'Glassblowing' for Bella Tromba trumpet quartet 2010, 'Standard Slowly Squared' for Contakt Ensemble 2011 and '2 Ping' for CoMA Limerick Ensemble. Albums include 'Good to Go' and 'Sticking with Childish Things'. www.musicalsquares.com
"Choose an instrument that can sustain any 6 pre-determined pitches (piano, vibraphone etc.) or collection of six resonating bowls, gongs etc.
Take a deep breath and whilst holding your breath play the pitches/instruments in any order, but within phrases of 13 notes, always sustained â rhythm and dynamic ad lib. Each phrase is separated by a long pause.
At the start the speed is fast, then gradually slows.
When you need to breath again stop playing. Breathe slowly as the final sounds die away."
5 ) Étude in 15 of 30 edo
Canadian Todd Harrop, now residing in Germany, has written chamber music for conventional and new instruments, notably the BohlenˆPierce clarinet.
This preliminary étude resulted from a recent residency in the Canadian Rockies. Certain piano notes have been pitch-shifted to create a 30-tone chromatic scale and the music employs 15 of these tones. (Intervals: ssLssssLssssLssssLssssLss)
"João Ricardo is a Porto based artist.
His musical path started at the age of 6 with piano studies.
Having toured as a death metal guitarist in the 90's and technically assisting super stars in a casino, he shifted to electronic music making.
Presently, João dedicates himself to performing live - both on his own and with fellow improvisers - and to composition/production/experimentation with multimedia.
He's also a prolific figure in the international open source audio scene." http://ocp.pt.vu
"What goes on during sleep?
At some point in life we all hear ourselves snoring, struggling to breath and to keep on sleeping.
This small composition attempts to portray such a situation, bringing into play some discomfort in the middle of a dreamy atmosphere."
Liam is a guitarist from Co. Louth, with a love for all things metal. Currently studying Applied Music in DKIT, he has produced this piece as part of a project.
This track utilises a crude 'Sheppard Tone', or auditory illusion, creating an ever increacing tone, alongside Taoiseach Enda Kenny's recent speech at an Ard Fheis, the same day bondholders were bailed out. This is Liam's interpretation.
8 ) 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. anaphoria.com
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.
9 ) A Meeting with the Giant Murray Cod
Warren Burt is a composer, performer, writer, video artist, etc. He has lived and worked mostly in Melbourne Australia since 1975. He currently teaches at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne, and Bendigo Regional Institute of Technology in Bendigo. Information about his current work can be found at www.warrenburt.com. www.warrenburt.com
The Giant Murray Cod is a tourist icon in Swan Hill, Victoria. Late in April 2012, we made a visit to it. While there, my wife took a photo of me in front of it. This was converted into sound with a graphics to sound program, using a sample of harp arpeggios in 11 tones per octave. The 11-tone harp samples were played on a scale based on Ervin Wilson's work. In the middle of the piece is a computer voice singing an agricultural mantra from the Swan Hill region tuned in 12 tone equal temperament. The whole is a poly-microtonal celebration of the joys of frivolous, loony tourism.
10 ) Between Five and Six 2
TINA M PEARSON is a wilderness-bred artist whose fascination with sonic phenomena, perception and modes of human interaction has led to roles in art, education and community development. Many of her projects look at the boundaries between disciplines, cultures and species, and between creators, performers and audiences. Pearson composes and performs in acoustic, electronic and telematic settings with conventional, found, invented and virtual instruments. Her music has been commissioned for dance, video, radio and spoken word performances in Europe and North America. Tina was editor of the journal Musicworks, an instructor at OCAD University and . She performs with the global collective Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and the Victoria, Canada groups LaSaM and Open Action. Website: http://tinapearson.wordpress.com/
Between Five and Six 2 is a solo composition that uses a pitch set comprising the harmonic series of 50 Hz (2nd through 25th) and 60 Hz (2nd through 29th). The sounds are sine tones of 8 seconds (lower tones) and 3 seconds (higher tones) duration. The relationship between the two series (a just minor third) are heard in explorations of textural and melodic possibilities made possible through the Hummonica, a specially designed virtual performance instrument within the online 3-D platform Second Life.
Richard Bitting (b.1950) is an artist, composer and teacher residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. His visual work is in museums and private collections across the United States; his music has been performed internationally. www.richbitting.com
Brendan Byrnes is a composer, guitarist, and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has written for orchestras, rock bands, chamber groups, and electric guitar-based ensembles. Recent works have exclusively used alternate tuning systems and/or Just Intonation, both in the electronic and acoustic realm. Brendan recently graduated with an MFA in Composition from the California Institute of the Arts and will be releasing an album of all xenharmonic music in July 2012 on Spectropol Records. brendanbyrnes.com
This piece uses the 18 EDO (equal divisions of the octave) scale. It was composed and recorded in Logic using samples and VSTs played on a standard MIDI keyboard.
"Marco Liy is an electroacoustic composer and sound artist born in Lima, Peru and based in Montreal, Quebec currently studying Electroacoustics at Concordia University.
His intrepid perspective towards sound practices leads him to constantly explore unknown sonic potentials and pushing the boundaries of the sonic experience"
The immersive stereo piece âGeostatic Arraysâ was inspired by the perception of a sonic texture that is able to vary in space and/or time, yet able to resist the pressure of the mass of different materials (ranging from the mass of a rock to the mass of the earth) without losing its unity. The overall organic feeling of the gestures resembles the concept of geostatic stress.
Rich Duckworth is a former CBGBs sound engineer who currently lectures in music technology at Trinity College Dublin. Interest include microtonality, analogue audio, and popular music.
Dr Bohlen's Fantasty uses the Bohlen-Pierce scale and a variety of timbres which range in harmonicity. The piece explores the dissonance space between harmonicity and inharmonicity by using shifting partials driven by physical modeling processes. The B-P tunings, the voices and the musical events are created in Pure Data and exported to a mixer for final production.
15 ) 15_60edo serial study 3-02
Quincas Moreira is a Brazilian composer and sound designer working out of Mexico City. Trained in contemporary Improvisation and Jazz at the New England Conservatory and The UM School of Music, his methods of composition in analog electronics and microtonalism are empirical and experimental.
"The piece being submitted is called Weird Turk. and it is a layered improvisation done entirely on Quincas' home made analog modular synthesizer. The scale used was
Ra'uf Yekta, 24-tone Pythagorean Turkish Theoretical Gamut, 1/1=D (perde yegah) at 294 Hz
The piece being submitted is called Weird Turk. and it is a layered improvisation done entirely on Quincas' home made analog modular synthesizer."
18 ) Epigram for Archytas
Jim Dalton is an American composer, performer, and educator who serves on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory. His works are performed in the U.S., Canada, and Europe including in such venues as Musique Nouvelles, Lunel, France and Sound: Scotland’s Festival of New Music.
I wrote Epigram for Archytas for inclusion in book 2 of my forthcoming publication The
Untempered Guitar, a collection of pieces in a variety of just tunings meant to be played
on guitars that have not been re-fretted for microtones. I recorded it on a 1930s-era
Stella Concert Guitar set up for lap slide playing and tuned to a just D major chord. The
piece is in Archytasʼ enharmonic with the addition of the just major 3rd (5/4) at the
beginning and end. It reflects my interests in 7-limit tunings and the influence of both
blues and Asian music.
Derek Piotr is a Poland-born sound artist based in New England, whose work focuses primarily on the voice. He has been intern to Meredith Monk, collaborated with Antye Greie and Richard Chartier, and had his work featured on The Wire's Adventures in Modern Music program. http://derekpiotr.com
Work for choir and electronics, or solo voice, laptop and electronics. Organic / voice material is intercut with harsh / electronic material to create sonic discord and tension, the image evoked is (hopefully) that of a forest being demolished.
Please have a look at : http://www.voxnovus.com/composer/Shaahin_Mohajeri.htm www.96edo.com
A microtonal music for santoor
Award-winning composer & performer John Oliver writes opera, orchestra, chamber & electroacoustic music, & performs chamber music as a guitarist. Performed extensively in his native Canada, his works have also been heard in Europe, the Americas, and China, and are heard worldwide on recordings from empreintes DIGITALes, earsay, CBC Records, ZaDiscs, SNE, & Centrediscs. Oliver holds a doctorate from McGill University. http://www.johnolivermusic.com
The short piece was composed using 96 tones per octave (16th of tone) and then a rather haunting sound in Absynth was used as the "instrument." The music moves from clusters to cadences on adjacent overtones, such as 17 through 23, and then some lower ones.
"Michael atonal Vick aka VVV is a multi-instrumentalist whose main focus is performing and composing microtones that may smell.
"Schmard-Less-Found has multiple tunings working together to form a small portion of time as a generator of weavings that grow along with the surrounding pulse.
michael vick : solo"
"Claudi Meneghin was born in Milan on 1967-07-14. He started to
study classical guitar at the age of eight and organ at the age of
twenty. He was awarded a MSc in mathematics in 1995 and a PhD in
mathematics in 2001. At present, his official name is "Claudio
Meneghini", turned however into its Swiss Romansh equivalent by the
"This piece is a two-variation Chorale in G on a ground bass for organ.
Tuning is Vicentino's adaptive just intonation, based on two chains of thirty-one quarter comma fifths, each one a quarter comma apart from the other.
Just triads harmonizing chromatic melodic lines mostly characterise the tonality of this piece; septimal and undecimal chords are also used."
24 ) The Mystery of the Black Cone
25 ) I Hope the Rescue Ship Arrives Shortly
Howie Kenty, occasionally known by his musical alter-ego, Hwarg, is a New York-based composer. His electro-acoustic prog-rock contemporary artsound music sometimes uses visual and theatrical elements. Guiding his work is the idea that the experience of music entails more than the music itself; he strives for a conceptual unity to fully immerse the audience in his works. He does lots of varied stuff, in NYC and internationally; check out www.hwarg.com for music and info. www.hwarg.com
One must make the best of being marooned with only a microphone, a musically-equipped computer, and remnants from the toy barge's cargo hold; keeping busy (somewhat) fends off madness.
Nicholas Cline is a composer of concert, electronic, and mixed-media works. His undergraduate works were performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble and the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble. He holds a B.M. in Composition from Columbia College Chicago and is currently pursuing a M.M. at Indiana University. His principle teachers include Don Freund, Jeffery Hass, John Gibson, Ilya Levinson, and Sebastian Huydts.
The metal rods of the toy piano afford the instrument an immediately recognizable timbre. This piece explores the peculiar overtone structure of these vibrating rods.
"Torsten Anders composes instrumental and electroacoustic music that has been performed in Europe, America, and the Far East. He also developed the constraint-based composition system Strasheela.
He presently teaches music technology at the University of Bedfordshire, and worked at several universities before. For more details see http://www.torsten-anders.de" http://www.torsten-anders.de
Trilleretuede is entirely performed by a virtual bowed instrument where two strings are connected by a spring! The piece consists of a number of unusual "trills". It starts with bow force trills (the applied bow pressure alternates quickly), continues with bow velocity trills, later bow position trills (!), and finally trills of the spring connection position. The composition was rendered with the physical modelling system Tao, and only slightly mastered afterwards.
28 ) 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." http://soundcloud.com/biting-eye
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.
29 ) Mother-in-Law's Tongue
"Emanating from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, The Dry Heeves are cultural analysts who use experimental music as their dissemination medium of choice.
Welcome to a new Theatre of the Absurd at:
You can own a mother-in-law's tongue for decades and never know that they produce flowers; then one day, seemingly out of the blue, you find that your mother-in-law's tongue has produced a flower stalk. Is this possible?
Andrew Heathwaite "is" a xenharmonic composer, performer, teacher and organizer based in Urbana, Illinois. He seeks to draw out connections between xenharmonic tuning systems and utopian social design, and is particularly interested in the processes of learning and learning to learn that accompany xenharmonic composition. He is a co-founder of Oddmusic U-C, a board member of UnTwelve, and has taught at the Xenharmonic Praxis Summer Camp at the Gesundheit! Institute in West Virginia.
The Television Wept is composed with 11 notes out of the Keemun Temperament in 34-tone Equal Temperament. The text is a poem by Carey Smith: "the television wept / for all the horror it witnessed / its tears corroded the tubes / the wires / the red dots the blue dots / it doesn't matter".
32 ) Stark, Raving Fiddler
"I have a BA Honours degree in Music and a Diploma in Education, both from Durham University.
In retirement from institutional teaching, I teach music at home and play in local groups.
I'm a member of Sound and Music, Contemporary Music for All, Norwich Philharmonic Society and Norfolk Composers Group which I founded.
As a member of ISM, I was Committee member, Secretary, and Chairman of the Norwich Centre for many years. I am listed within the Performers and Composers section as a composer." www.impulse-music.co.uk/pathanchet/
"I improvised three ideas on my violin: stark folksy rhythmic melody with open string drones, pizzicato backwards and forwards multistops and high sliding vibrato trills.
I put these into GarageBand through a microphone and and edited the tracks, adding some effects.
It took a while to work out how to get rid of the long silence provided by GB at the end without losing the nice lingering reverberation, but got there in the end."
As a military brat Ryan Olivier grew up in the southern United States. Upon graduation from Loyola University New Orleans, he journeyed north to study at Temple University in Philadelphia where he is currently a doctoral student studying with Maurice Wright. His electro-acoustic work has been featured at Miami's 12 Nights Festival, Pennsylvania State University's Crosscurrents Festival, Temple University's Cybersounds Concert Series, the Society of Composers, Inc. Regional Conference, the New www.ryanolivier.com
Metronomic Hommage, applies the timing relationship of beats per minute found on the metronome to the intervallic ratios used in the harmonic series. In this piece I created 40 metronomes, each set to one of the original metronome markings, and started them all at the same time. As the frequencies of beats per minute align, the partials combine to create new timbres.
Samuel Pellman directs the Digital Music Studio at Hamilton College, in upstate New York. His works can be heard on recordings by Move Records and innova. Recently his music has been presented at the International Symposium of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology in Melbourne, Australia, IRCAM in Paris, the SCOPE Festival in Basel, the KYMA International Sound Symposium in Vienna, and the Musicacoustica Festival at the Central Conservatory for Music in Beijing. www.musicfromspace.com
The pitches for this brief work are based on a 5-limit just-intonation scale that is friendly to both quartal and tertian harmonies. The piece was realized on my Kyma system and features a digital emulation of a Japanese koto, which I prefer to call my Kymoto.
36 ) "Mignonnette" for flute and cello
Oleg Bezborodko is an ukrainian pianist and composer. His works have been performed in Ukraine, USA, Switzerland, Germany, France, Greece, Great Britain, Netherlands, Poland, China, Portugal, Turkey, published in Germany and Ukraine. His music has been recognized with Revutsky Prize from the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture, Kiev Mayor Grant, âGradus ad Parnassumâ prize. Commissions include those from Goethe-Institut, Ukranian National Academic Concert Band, Musica Mundi Frankfurt, Tatyana Masurenko. Mr. Bezborodko has a Ph.D. degree from the Ukrainian National Academy of Music and holds a post of full-time associate professor (piano classes) at this institution.
There is a lot of meanings of the french word "Mignonette", the most basic of which is "something very small and cute". This piece of music refers to "Mignonette" as a form of lyrical poetry that was invented and used by Russian poet-egofuturist Igor Severyanin (1887-1941).
Nora-Louise Müller is one of few Bohlen-Pierce clarinetists, and the only person worldwide to perform in Carlos alpha on a clarinet. She lives in North Germany and together with percussionist composer Todd Harrop forms the xenharmonic, improvising duo Roxy auto-config. Besides her active career as a performer, she is currently doing PhD research about the Bohlen-Pierce scale. www.noralouisemuller.de
For the first time, â³Wendy's Clarinetsâ³ makes use of the Carlos alpha scale for an acoustic clarinet composition. Performed on two Bohlen-Pierce clarinets by the use of special fingerings, the perfect fifth divided by nine gives material for a short, pleasing clarinet duo.
"Working as software developer and composer at the Logos Foundation in Ghent, where he mainly writes interactive music for , logos' in-house robot orchestra.
Next to his work with he also creates electroacoustic / ambient music and chamber music with live electronics.
Together with Laura Maes and Leen Gyselinck he created the audiovisual piece 'Kitch'n Glitch' and the installation 'WhirlWash'.
With Nan-Ping Chan and Yvan Vander Sanden he created the multimediaperformance 'C0de'." http://kristoflauwers.domainepublic.net
An electroacoustic piece, consisting of nothing but 16 sinetones whose pitches are constantly moving and crossing each other, creating a rich interplay of differential tones.
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. soressa.com
Greenchain was written using gong, fiddle and celesta samples layered and spread over octaves each divided into 31 equal tones. The mood was inspired by the poem Greenchain 1973 by Dennis E. Bolen,
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. www.mobius.org
Rendering involving a clock, refelted and sanded Schoenhut toy piano with red felted hammers and Honeytone amplifier using a constructed contact mic.
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 PontifÃcia Universidade CatÃ³lica (PUC) in São Paulo since 2000 based in a research about the Composer Edgard Varèse that has culminated in the thesis titled: "Edgard Varèse: 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 São 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.
Maxime Corbeil-Perron is currently completing his Master's degree in Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal under the supervision of Louis Dufort and Martin Bédard. He divides his time these days between the New Music scene, his exploration of videomusic and the Montréal underground scene. soundcloud.com/maxcorbeilperron
"60 seconds of music.
Wash, rince, repeat."
44 ) Steve Parker 60 secs mix
45 ) Spring Rain - A Free Form Haiku
Kenneth Babb is a musician, composer, teacher and audio engineer. From 2000 to 2006 he was a staff member, audio technology instructor and house engineer at Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center in New York where he worked with commercial clients, students and artists-in-residence. He was a founding member and president of the Park Slope Music Forum and technical director for New Angle Intermedia, two highly successful new music presentation organizations.
The elements in this sound texture were created from audio processing of the composer's own reading of the phrase âSpring Rain.â The Haiku reference is metaphorical; the larger sound form having been created from the processing of smaller phonetic components of the phrase - - particles which are assembled into a balanced larger whole. A simple statement of mood, brief and complete in itself.
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. brucehamilton.info
unk is a feisty piece with mixed tunings
47 ) 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, theater, orchestra, interactive technology, dance, video and film. Awards: 2011 Demetrio Stratos Prize; DAAD Artist-in-Residency Berlin; Music Composition Fellowships: NYSCA and Guggenheim; 7 NEA grants; American Music Center's 2008 Letter of Distinction for her significant contributions to American music. Recordin www.joanlabarbara.com
In quiet moments one finds peace. Lizzie (our elegant snow-white Samoyed/Lab mix) 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 to myself on her passing. Her voice joins mine, mingled with layers of modified bells and sighs. She had a lovely way of taking little breaths and then releasing a deep sigh of peace when she felt totally relaxed and calm. I reflect that gesture in
"The word 'viral,' comes to mind as a trendy but disquietingly accurate image for Robert Voisey's infectious enthusiasm. He is always ready to mutate and reinfect the process as indicated to maintain the highest degree of project fever"
-60x60: netsuke for the musical mind
Richard Arnest, Sounding Board, Spring 2011" www.robvoisey.com
Nevada is part of Rob Voisey's States project inspired by Jon Nelson's 50/50
"Carlo Serafini (1957) was born in Florence, Italy where he resides.
He received his master's degree in music and new technology from the Conservatory of music in Florence, Italy after a degree in music synthesis from Berklee College of Music (Boston,MA U.S.A.). He composes microtonal electronic music." http://seraph.it
A short vocal composition in 13EDO (equal division of interval 2:1 into 13 steps)
Allen Fogelsanger is completing a MM in Music Technology at NYU after having served as Director of Music for Dance at Cornell 1988-2011. He composes/improvises music for dances, accompanies classes, writes movement-interactive programs in Max/MSP/Jitter, and teaches music/dance courses, including in computer-interactive dance. During the Spring 2012 semester he was adjunct faculty in the Dance Dept. of the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. He is composer/programmer for Armadillo Dance Project. http://www.armadillodanceproject.com/AF/
Pitch material consists of bi-chords whose notes have frequencies related by one of the first five ratios of the terms of the Fibonacci sequence, i.e. 2/1, 3/2, 5/3, 8/5, 13/8. Each chord changes a note from the previous one; by modulation the set of possible pitches is infinite. Onsets occur on a regular grid of 610 pulses: the most frequent occur every 2-3 pulses, supported by another set every 5 or 8 pulses, another every 13 or 21 pulses, and one more every 34 or 55 pulses. June 2011.
"He was born in Athens in 1981.
He has studied cl.guitar, bouzouki, jazz harmony, special harmony, counterpoint, fugue and conducting.
He took part in seminars (conducting, composition, arrangement, aesthetics, plays' analysis, morphology, instruments, music notation, history, kinaesthetics, music therapy, philosophy, psychology etc.) of major artists.
In 2011, his first recorded work "Giati m'agapises" (Music Mirror) was published with songs and instrumental pieces based on Polidouri's poems" www.arkomanis.com
"This piece is based on short fugues & counterpoints in natural and harmonics notes.
Synthesizer made shapes from this figures and Baglamas (Greek folk instrument) makes a counterpoint dialogue with El.Bass which symbolize s the "war" between traditional and contemporary style.
All this aesthetics together makes a noisy and unhealthy short nightmare for human...
The piece symbolize the contemporary polluted way of life."
53 ) the one that got away
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 has an interest in in music as a story telling medium and a view to have works performed by experimental ensembles incorporating elements of installation art, dance and theatre.
"the one that got away" is like an afternoon fishing to take your mind away and lose concentration. You mind can drift off but the fish are always somewhere underneath and you don't see them or think about them until they STRIKE. Its always the big one that is the one that got away.
Mike Battaglia hates biographies, because there's nothing special about him. His goal in life is to help develop an overarching theory of music for exotic tuning systems. He then hopes to retire to the Pyrenees and do nothing but mutter nonsense about algebraic geometry ever after. www.mikebattagliamusic.com
This piece is in 22 tone equal temperament, and is a fragment from a larger, unfinished work. It uses an exotic temperament called "porcupine" temperament, which is an excellent candidate to be a new foundation for a new type of music. This was an attempt to write a piece that "sounds like something" for no particular reason.
55 ) Piece For Kalimba and Computer, You Mah
Born and raised in New York, Jason Conklin moved to Huntsville, Alabama, in 2009 to pursue an education and career in engineering. His compositional and listening interests tend to revolve around themes of experimentation, improvisation, noise, digital signal processing, classical Arabic repertoire, and (especially over the past two years) xenharmonic/microtonal tuning theory and practice. semiautomaticgroundenvironment.com
""Piece For Kalimba and Computer, You Mah" is a soundscape for kalimba, Csound, and found sound. It is written around a 7-note scale of the TE mavila temperament and explores a simple sub-Saharan bell pattern.
This piece was conceived and realized in memory of Dashan Coram, who died in May 2012."
"Chris Vaisvil is a microtonal composer who works with acoustic and
electronic instruments. Chris says "My art is about now and is a response to the inspiration I feel from the visual, musical and literary art of 20th and 21st centuries as well as world events . The art of our period has so much to say about who we are, where we have been, and what we will, or will not be as a world village â a unity of souls divided by the gulf of physical being and monetary inequity but unity of spirit."" www.chrisvaisvil.com
This is a programmatic piece that speaks to the plight of the under employed of the world. The tuning is a harmonic series segment of harmonics 24 through and including 48. It is scored for two trombones, tuba, timpani, and tubular bells. The spoken words are a real solicitation I received on my answering machine from an anonymous source.
John Moriarty is a 20 year old composer, vocalist, and keyboardist currently taking time off from his studies at the University of Pittsburgh to focus on his music. He has sung and played keyboards since early childhood, and he discovered microtonality when exploring alternate musical interfaces, namely generalized keyboards. http://www.youtube.com/user/JLMoriart?
"All instrumental parts were played on an AXiS 49, through DynamicTonality.com's Relayer and 2032, and into Garageband with it's simulated guitar amps and effects.
The tuning is TOP Porcupine, where the damage to the primes is minimized given porcupine's mappings. The vocal melody stays in the 7 note Moment Of Symmetry scale, while the "guitar" parts venture out into far more "chromatic" territory."
Kaja Bjorntvedt is a Norwegian composer with international engagements. She holds a Bachelor in Piano Performance from Leeds College of Music and a Masters in Composition from Trinity College of Music in London. As well as writing acoustic music for various ensembles, she creates electro-acoustic soundscapes for performances within contemporary dance, theatre, art-installations and films. In her work she explores the connection between sounds, movements and visuals. www.kajabjorntvedt.com
Inspired by Gamelan patterns and nontraditional tunings, '1 minute of Glory' explores the juxtaposition of regular patterns placed strictly in time, with free flowing, almost dreamy melodic elements. The tuning sometimes clashes purposefully only to resolve later. The acoustic sounds slide between notes and use microtones on top of modal harmony, always avoiding dissonance still.
Andrew Smith is a Boston-based composer who has received numerous awards and honors such as the Carl Deis Prize, the International Prize for Excellence in Music Composition and an honors award from Boston University. Smith is currently on faculty at Boston University. www.composerandrewsmith.com
Sub is a piece that uses the harmonic series as well as the subharmonic series. The audio is comprised solely of manipulated piano sounds.