Sirc is a Melbourne Australia electronic producer ranging in styles from minimal ambient to experimental big beat. Using live instruments combined with computers to form spacial distant landscapes of sounds. Released currently through the Acid Chicken label from Hong Kong, previously as a member of the instrumental band Angler, while separated now by distance they gather a few times a year to jam & experiment with new ideas.
Folded skin of the underground future people came from an idea of living deep underground in the future and the types of sounds that may be heard from natural sources and instruments made of recycled old world items.
Dr. Jesse Allison is a professor of Experiment Music & Digital Media at Louisiana State University. As part of the AVATAR initiative, he is actively developing ways that technology can expand what is possible in the arts. As an artist, Allison has disseminated works around the globe through live performance art, interactive installations, and virtual and hybrid world interventions. Recent performances/exhibits include Siggraph, Techfest Bombay, International Computer Music Conference, the IUPUI Intermedia Festival, Boston Cyberarts Festival, and SEAMUS. For more information visit: http://allisonic.com
Name is based solely on a recording of a single person saying their name. It is a succinct de-construction of the name revealing musical fragments and patterns hidden inside.
3 ) Bicyclette Ettude No. 2
Philip Schuessler’s music explores the intricacies of subtle timbres and delicate dynamics through extended acoustic and electro-acoustic resources. Many world-renowned artists and ensembles such as Yarn/Wire, Timetable, Mantra Percussion Ensemble, Dither Guitar Quartet, Iktus Percussion, violinist Graeme Jennings, cellist Craig Hultgren, and soprano Tony Arnold have championed his music. His works have been performed at numerous festivals, conferences, and workshops including the June in Buffalo Festival, Festival Miami, the Czech-American Summer Music Workshop at Florida State University, the CCMIX Summer Intensive Course in Electronic Music in Paris, the Oregon Bach Festival, New Music Forum in San Francisco, and the nief-norf Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. His mentors have included Charles Mason, Dorothy Hindman, Dennis Kam, Keith Kothman, Daria Semegen, Sheila Silver, Perry Goldstein, and Dan Weymouth. Notable awards and mentions for his music come from Duo Fujin’s Composition Competition; Random Access Music’s Call for Scores; New Music USA; and the Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music. He teaches music theory and composition at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Bicyclette Etude II is music salvaged from an abandoned film project. The work is a study in placement and timing in relation to a single transformation. It is a reflection upon April 19th, 1943, known as Bicycle Day, the experience of which Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann wrote, “We went by bicycle, no automobile being available because of wartime restrictions on their use. On the way home, my condition began to assume threatening forms. Everything in my field of vision wavered and was distorted as if seen in a curved mirror. I also had the sensation of being unable to move from the spot. Nevertheless, my assistant later told me we had traveled very rapidly.”
His chili recipe has won top honors in every major contest worldwide. Bootlegged recordings of him reading the collected works of Emanuel Morgan and Anne Knish swept the 2002 Grammys. Justin Blackburn is the man every man would love to be. He commanded the light to shine out of darkness, and the darkness was like, "What?" He once advised a struggling young Puerto Rican actor to never give up on his dreams. That young man was Jimmy Smits. Justin Blackburn is a national treasure. JustinBlackburnMusic@gmail.com
Continuously exploring the myriad ways that music intersects with science, nature, and the human world, Kari Besharse’s compositional output spans various facets within the field of contemporary music, fully engaging new technological resources as well as traditional instruments and ensembles. Her works, which incorporate sounds from acoustic instruments, found objects, the natural world, and sound synthesis, are often generated from a group of sonic objects or material archetypes that are subjected to processes inspired by nature, physics and computer music. Kari was awarded the Bourges Residence Prize for her electroacoustic work Small Things and has received additional honors from the Tuscaloosa New Music Collective, Look and Listen Festival, the ASCAP Young Composers Competition, and the INMC Competition. Her music has been presented by organizations and ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, cellist Craig Hultgren, The Empyrean Ensemble, The California Ear Unit, The East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Society of Composers, Inc., ICMC, SEAMUS, Bourges, Elektrophonie, Third Practice, 60X60, The Electroacoustic Juke Joint Festival, New Music Forum, Pulse Field, trombonist Benjamin Lanz and violist Michael Hall. Currently a lecturer at Southeastern Louisiana University, Dr. Besharse has also taught at Illinois Wesleyan and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kari’s education includes undergraduate studies at UMKC (B.M.), and graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin (M.M.) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (D.M.A.).
Aurelio Scotto (Italy, *1983) is graduated cum laude in piano and composition. He work as répétiteur in opera productions at Astana Opera (Kazakhstan), Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Italy), Teatro della Pergola in Florence (Italy), Opéra Montecarlo - Monaco, Teatro Verdi in Pisa (Italy), Teatro Solis in Montevideo (Uruguay), Buenos Aires Lirica - Teatro Avenida (Argentina). As composer he wins many international composition competitions, including the “Nino Rota Prize” and the “Old Themes - New Operas Prize” (promoted by Arena di Verona Foundation). His music is played in Italy, Swizterland, Russia, USA, Japan, United Kingdom, Brasil, Malta, France, Argentina and published, among others, by Universal Music Publishing Ricordi Edition, MAP Editions, Master Symphony, Ars Publica, Sconfinarte. (More info: www.aurelioscotto.it)
Fragmentum II is part of a series of 4 independents movements characterized by overlappings, loops, dephasing, modified sound waves for alienating and sidereal atmospheres, mesmerizing rhythmic games ... Each of the 4 independents Fragments does not have a clear beginning and a clear end and is presented as part of a musical “Time” already existing before and which continues to exist after, not perceptible but existing metaphysically. “Time” imperceptible and fast of our hectic, confusing and disorienting contemporary society.
8 ) The Long Shadow of the Rite
Ohio University Distinguished Professor Mark Phillips won the 1988 Barlow International Competition for Orchestral Music, leading to collaborations with conductor Leonard Slatkin. Following a national competition, Pi Kappa Lambda commissioned him to compose a work for their 2006 national conference in San Antonio. His music has received hundreds of performances throughout the world —including dozens of orchestra performances by groups such as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra — and has been recorded by Richard Stoltzman and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lark Quartet, and several solo artists.
Last year during the centennial celebration of the Rite of Spring, I got the idea to feed selected passages of Stravinsky's notes into a program I designed last year that quickly generates long Markov chains of MIDI data. The idea was to not actually notate or compose anything myself, but to just use the output by my programming and design interesting sounds to play them. Of course, as a composer I found this impossible, so I did eventually start tweaking the output ... but only a little.
9 ) TriSiCle 60 Second R(id)eMix
Ryan Olivier (b. 1985) grew up in the southern United States. Born in New Orleans and moving shortly thereafter, he eventually returned to his birthplace to pursue compositional studies at Loyola University’s College of Music with James Walsh. Upon graduation he journeyed north to study at Temple University where he is currently a doctoral candidate studying with Maurice Wright. Ryan has also studied with Samuel Adler in Berlin and with Kevin Puts and Robert Aldridge at the Brevard Music Center. His concert works have been performed by Blair McMillen, the Momenta Quartet, the Cygnus Ensemble, and the New Orleans New Music Ensemble. As a member of Melos Music, ensemble39 and members of Nonsemble 6 have performed his works on the annual new music concert and both works have been released as part of the Melos Music CD series. In addition to his concert works, his various interests have led him to work with a wide array of media including electronics, video, and dance. His work has been featured at the New Voices Festival at the Catholic University of America, Miami’s 12 Nights Festival, the Cybersounds Concert Series, the Electro-acoustic Barn Dance, POD's Mixed Drinks, the Byte Gallery at the Studio 300 Festival, Pennsylvania State University’s Crosscurrents Festival, Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) National and Regional Conferences, the National Student Electronic Music Festival (N_SEME), the New York City Electro-acoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Electronic Music Midwest (EMM), the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference, the International Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology (WOCMAT) in Taiwan, the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in the United Kingdom, and the Punto y Raya Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. While Ryan enjoys composing for both traditional concert ensembles and fixed media, he is currently working to incorporate real-time interaction between live performers and visualized electronic music to create interactive multimedia works.
The 60 second R(id)eMix is a remix of the visual music work The TriSiCle (the Triangle/Sine Cycle) for 60x60. The title is a reference to the childlike exploration with which I approached the piece. The auditory outcome of this experimentation led to a spinning sound that reminded me of a rusty tricycle. The graphic representation of the music only served to enhance this youthful ethos of discovery through its similarity to the mobiles of Alexander Calder, which my grandmother helped me recreate as a child. The TriSiCle is an algorithmic multimedia etude for the Max/MSP/Jitter programming language. The parameters for the work including the duration of the largest beat, the number of large beats, and the speaker diffusion can be set by the composer depending on the specific hall and the desired length and style of the work. The piece has 12 preset instruments that are all assigned a partial and rhythmic ratio. As the piece progresses, the instruments gain partials to progress from a sine wave (represented by circles) to a sawtooth wave (represented by triangles). All the while, the amplitude envelope of each instrument slowly shifts from sawtooth through various interpolated triangles to a reverse sawtooth at the midpoint after which the piece regresses back to the beginning. The work ends when the rotational diffusion, slowly changing amplitude envelope, and partial accumulation sync back together at the starting speaker.
Dimitris Maronidis (b.1980) composes acoustic, electroacoustic, mixed media and interactive music. In his most recent works he tries to bring together these fields and he explores extensively algorithmic processes for organizing his musical material. He uses technology to explore and expand the inner properties of sound.
Fractal is part of a larger tape cycle of works. The structure of the piece is based on the self-similarity concept which is deriving from Fractal Theory. The rhythmical events of the piece were precisely calculated algorithmically to represent the fractal structure and it uses physical modelling sound synthesis techniques.
Jed S Larson
Singer, Songwriter and Post Digital Musician from the West Midlands, UK. Listen to other works here https://alexdudley.bandcamp.com/
Drunk Beats is a algorithmic music generator program. The recorded material submitted for 60x60 is just one iteration of millions that could of occurred. Each play-through is unique and the melodies, bass lines and drum patterns are forever randomly selected using a sporadic algorithm.
Dr. Emil Khoury has various works to his credit: Great Love cantata for the late King Hussein (of Jordan), Glory Maker cantata for King Abdullah the Second (of Jordan), Our Love Is So Bright for Kay Weaver, the music of Dive in Aqaba film, and many orchestral and ensemble music.
15 ) Folk dances of the office park dads
Steve Moshier is a composer/performer working in Southern California.
18 ) Five Bagatelles for Piano #5 Daybreak
19 ) Drops of water shimmering
My name is Hannah Hays. I am a junior at NSULA working on my BS in Theatre and Dance concentrating in Musical Theatre. However, on the side, I love to write music whether it be instrumental or lyrical. I have been playing piano since I was 3 years old and guitar since I was 15. I've recently picked up the ukulele as well. I love to write music for a creative outlet when I have any down time. I've been writing since I was 15 and will keep doing it as a therapeutic and creative experience.
This song came to me like many of my songs come to me: Playing around on an instrument. However, this one is different because I wrote it to tell a story without using any words at all. To me, the theme tells a story of two lovers meeting, growing together, and eventually one leaving the other because of old age and it sort of transitions into a nostalgic period for the remaining lover at the end of the piece. Being I could only submit a 60 second cut at max, I submitted the last part of the song, which serves as the nostalgic last thoughts of the remaining alive lover.
Incidental music scored by Katarina Boudreaux for the play Thin Walls written by Michael Allen Zell. Music performed live at the Shadow Box Theater New Orleans 2014.
Julian Scordato studied Composition (BA) and Electronic Music (MA) at the Venice Conservatory of Music. His chamber and electroacoustic music works have been selected in international competitions and performed in festivals in Europe, Asia and America. Among these are Biennale di Venezia, Festival 5 Giornate (Milan), Electronic Arts and Music Festival (Miami), EMUfest (Rome), Re-New Digital Arts Festival (Copenhagen), Gaudeamus Music Week (Utrecht), Siren Festival (Gothenburg), Deep Wireless Festival (Montreal), Punto de Encuentro (Valencia, Granada and Canaries), Sonorities Festival (Belfast), Seoul Computer Music Festival, Art & Science Days (Tours, Bourges and Orleans), CCRMA Transitions (Stanford), Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica (Mexico City), Di_stanze Community Festival of Sound Arts (Leeds) and KcEMA (Kansas City). As a speaker/author, he participated in conferences including the Colloquium on Music Informatics, Sound and Music Computing Conference, European Sound Studies Association Conference and Invisible Places Sounding Cities. His music has been broadcast in Italy and abroad (RAI Radio3, NAISA Webcast, RadioCemat, Radio Papesse and Radio UNAM). Ars Publica and Taukay Edizioni Musicali have published his scores.
Micro mega is a realtime composition: the composer can't control the result. The idea operates. Fourteen independent stochastic engines are set with fixed and prearranged rules for the generation of MIDI data that control two blocks of seven notes on the Disklavier (lower and higher notes). Oxymoron. Irreconcilable. Sexual difference. Each event happens as a contingency.
Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
Brian Wilbur Grundstrom’s compositions for film, orchestra, musical theater, opera, chorus, piano, and chamber ensembles demonstrate an innovative use of harmony and melody, which although firmly rooted in the tonal tradition is entirely new. Audiences take to his compositions immediately, finding in his compositions traces of Aaron Copland, Kurt Weill and Samuel Barber.
Classically trained in piano as well as music theory from Gettysburg College, he has continued orchestration and composition studies with John David Earnest. His awards include Outstanding Emerging Artist in the 2013 DC Mayor’s Arts Awards, two Peer Awards from TIVA-DC, Encore from American Composers Forum, Composers Assistance Program from the American Music Center, ASCAPLUS from ASCAP as well as four artist fellowships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. SONOS Chamber Orchestra Director Erik E. Ochsner writes “Many audiences cringe at the thought of new music. We had such positive feedback from audiences on how much they enjoyed Grundstrom's work. It is modern, yet tonal.”
Brian is currently working on an opera for Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom The Bell Tolls. He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, and his compositions can be heard at www.brianwilbur.com.
Hoedown in Sixty Seconds is part of a larger work, Music II for Piano Solo. Performed by Pianist Guy Livingston in his collection of "One Minute More", it is accompanied with a video by Thijs Schreuder, which can be seen at http://www.brianwilbur.com/html/compsPiano.html. What is most unusual is that the video was created after the music, not vice-versa as in most film. More information at www.GuyLivingston.com.
The music of AL BENNER has been performed frequently throughout the United States and Canada, including New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He has also had overseas performances at the Vatican City (Italy), the Czech Republic, Greece, and several cities in Norway. He has received numerous commissions from organizations, institutions, and individuals, such as the Louisiana Association of Symphony Orchestras, St. Norbert College, and the Louisiana Sinfonietta, to name a few. His awards include ASCAP Standard Awards, two Composers Commissioning Awards from the Louisiana Music Teacher’s Association, and the Audience Choice Award from the Louisiana Sinfonietta, among others. He is the founder of the Louisiana Composers' Consortium (LCC), the Commissioning Chair for LMTA, the retiring editor after 20 years of ComposerUSA, the bulletin of the National Association of Composers, USA, and on their National Advisory Board, and on the Advisory Board of the Louisiana Sinfonietta. He taught composition and theory at Louisiana State University and St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI) before joining the Louisiana School for Math Science and the Arts in 1998. He is currently Principal Lecturer of Music, Head of the Instrumental, Theory and Composition Programs, and serves as the Creative and Performing Arts Department Chair.
"Jumping" is one of 5 movements from the set of "Family Matters." Each movement was written to teach beginning piano students a certain technique or style. In this particular case, staccato.
Danny Holmes, Jessica Keys, Ariel Pierre
Jessica Keyes and Ariel Pierre are undergraduate students at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jessica is an art and design major, and Ariel is a vocal performance major. They are both students in music technology and electronic music. Danny Holmes is a composer, sound artist, researcher, software developer, and music educator. Danny is currently pursuing a PhD in Experimental Music and Digital Media at Louisiana State University, and he is an Adjunct faculty member in music technology at Southern University.
“Huh Bruh” is slang favored in Jessica’s family. This short piece features field recordings of Jessica’s family experiencing joy, laughter, and sharing time together. Set against the sounds of familial love are recordings of Ariel Pierre singing, beat-boxing, and reciting a poetic call for confidence and conviction. This juxtaposition represents normal life in southern Louisiana while accenting the universally relevant thoughts and beliefs of normal people. The texture is sometimes cacophonous, but family and confidence help to overcome this struggle.
27 ) The Two Sides of My Brain Need a Meeting
Doriam S. Ham
Dorian S. Ham is a DJ and musician based in Columbus, OH. He's also a faculty member of The North Carolina Governor's School. He's done some cool music stuff for people like Bessie award winning choreographer Bebe Miller as well as other nationally and locally renowned choreographers. He has also collaborated with Grammy-award winning guitarist Vernon Reid of the band Living Colour and performed with his band Masque. But that's neither here nor there.
Listen to the music. Write a think piece. Be mocked/praised by your peers on Facebook.
He graduated in Electronic Music and in Classical Guitar. His music has been selected and performed in many festivals and conferences worldwide including ICMC 2003, ICMC 2005, Festival Zèppelin 05, EAR Sounds Electric 2005, LAC06, ICMC 2006, Festival Mùsica Viva 2008 (Sound Walk), NWEAMO 2008, Taukay FrammentAzioni 2008, Vox Novus 2008 (60x60 project), LAC 2011, Emufest 2011, 60x60 2012 PianoForte Mix, Csound Conference 2013, LAC2015, etc.. .
One of his electroacoustic compositions has been published on CD by Electronic Music Foundation (EMF).
All the sounds that form "Voce231114" derive from the elaboration of word splash that myself recorded. Starting from this sample I tried to change the physical characteristics in order to generate a range of sounds more o less different compared to their original variety. This was possible using particular
technique of sound processing such as waveset distorsion, brassage stretching, segmenting the sound and reassembling segments, reverberation, etc. .
This composition has been realized on linux kxstudio.
Quaternin makes 21st century music. quaternin.com
Patricia Walsh works with sound, video and photography to investigate ideas of time, place and memory. Based in the North West of England, she creates atmospheric and reflective audio works that often feature music, voice, and found or fabricated sounds in an attempt to bridge the shifts of time. Her pieces frequently suggest other dimensions, unseen presences and immeasurable distances, and find a resonance too with unruly or fractured recollections and discordant perceptions. She has recently curated a Circuit Bridges international sound event at the University of Central Lancashire’s Media Factory and has previously led two Vox Novus 60x60 sound events, which premiered in the UK, at the Electronic & Digital Art Unit (EDAU), and also at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston. Her work has been presented at the Sonic Art Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland, LitFest’s Castle Park Stories, Lancaster UK, The Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC, Canada, and Hilltown New Music Festival, Castle Pollard, Co.Westmeath, Ireland. Sound works include EINEN AUGENBLICK for the Flights Project, SHADOWPLAY, selected for Alan Dunn’s Soundtrack For A Mersey Tunnel Limited Edition CD was also amongst highlighted works aired on Resonance FM Radio, London. The audio piece DUST was part of Sonic Vigil V Festival, Cork, Ireland.
The Choice Is Yours relates to Operation Overlord in World War II
please use the one you have, nothing special happened in the meantime :)
Vivek Koshti is a senior at Texas A&M University. "Bol" is the first acousmatic piece he has composed.
Tabla rhythmic patterns, known as taals, have been passed down for centuries from guru to student in India. Bol attempts to deconstruct these rhythms into their component sounds, which are presented alone and isolated from their traditional context within a rhythm. These sounds, or bols, are given melodic capacities with the focus placed on the individual bols, instead of the taals.
35 ) Naos tou Olympou Dios (The Temple of Olympian Zues)
Composer, violinist, and computer music researcher, Charles Nichols is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, and has earned degrees from Eastman, Yale, and Stanford. He has received support from the NSF, NEA, New Music USA, and Prop Foundation, and recognition from the National Academy of Music, La Fundación Destellos, Bourges, ASCAP, and the Montana Arts Council. Recently he was a visiting scholar, at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland, a visiting composer, with the Namaste Ensemble in Città di Castello and Rome, Italy, and a resident, at the Ucross and Brush Creek Foundations, in Wyoming. His recent premieres include Nicolo, Jimi, and John, a concerto, for amplified viola, interactive computer processing, and orchestra, three movements, based on the virtuosity of Paganini, Hendrix, and Coltrane, and This Edge I Have To Jump, a multimedia collaboration, commissioned for the opening of the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.
Naos tou Olympiou Dios was inspired by a visit to the archeological site of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, and composed with audio synthesis reminiscent of the electronic music of Greek composer Vangelis.
studied at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne/Germany, living near Cologne as a freelance musician and composer
ambient work; completely realized with the electronic wind instrument EWI (beside one triangle sample) using the sound of the EWI 4000s and the Yamaha VL1m. melody lines, monodic and polyphonic,asymetric pulsating, in and out of tune, interweave to an atmosphere similar to an apparently bleak and uniform landscape.
Born in 1986 to the Pacific Northwest, Jay’s body of work has developed into an eclectic sound world and to date has compiled an eclectic catalog of compositions that includes chamber music, electro-acoustic solos, and symphonic pieces. Jay completed his Bachelors of Music in Composition at Portland State University and recently completed his Masters of Science in Music at PSU during which he studied composition with renowned composer Bryan Johanson. Jay’s music has been performed by Cascadia Composers, The Third Angle New Music Ensemble, The Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, CPOP, and the FPC Chamber Choir, and has had his music featured in the Monmouth New Music festival, Portland International Piano Festival, March Music Moderne, the College Music Society, and the Think Lincoln Concert Series.
TWO MINIATURES is exactly what it says it is; two short pieces for Sax Quartet. These short statements are linked and contrast in mood and tempo.
John Dorhauer (johndorhauer.com) is a composer, educator, and performer from Chicago. A three-time recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards, John’s music has been recorded/performed by Fifth House Ensemble, Chicago Composers Orchestra, members of eighth blackbird and International Contemporary Ensemble, and his own composers’ jazz big band, Heisenberg Uncertainty Players (huplayers.com).
Atomic Typewriter is a playful dialogue for saxophone and piano that explores the more percussive elements of both instruments. Although I derived much of the melodic content from a couple gestures, the driving force of Typewriter is the escalating tension generated from its disjunct rhythmic counterpoint.
At the age of 17, composer/percussionist Ivonne Paredes moved from her native Lima, Peru in search of a better education. Upon relocating to the U.S., she studied with renowned percussionists Mike Davis and Beth Gottlieb, and went on to compose under Dr. Daniel Crozier at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL). A recent graduate student at Brooklyn College, Ivonne has studied under the instruction of Tania Leon. Her music has been performed in South America, Asia and the United States. Ensembles that have performed her compositions include the Rollins College Orchestra, Rollins Choir, the Brooklyn College Symphony Orchestra, the YMCA Christian College of Hong Kong’s Jazz ensemble, and Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.
Juego de Niños (Children’s Game) has a playful nature to it. This piece plays with your ears once you listen to it. The accents on the offbeats and the pizzicatos played by the strings resemble lightheartedness to me. I decided to pick flute, clarinet, violoncello and double bass for a timbre contrast that these four instruments can bring to the table. Also, the range of these instruments (the flute and clarinet being really high and the violoncello and double bass being very low) compliments each other as they reach notes that the other pair cannot. Offbeat notes, distinct tones and the techniques employed are my way to play a game within this piece.
James Leach is a Senior Music Education Major and Northwestern Statue University. He plans to get his graduate degree in Film and Video Game Composition. While attending NSU, he performs in many of the ensembles they offer, including, Marching Band, Concert Band, Fall Winds, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, and other miscellaneous opportunities throughout the year.
This is an excerpt from a larger work. This features the main theme in First Violin with counter lines in the remaining four voices.
Anthony began composing during his time at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, PA, where he participated in all sorts of musical activities, including chorus and theater. Following high school, Anthony began studying Music Composition on a University level at Montclair State University, under the direction of Dr. Robert Aldridge in 2011 and 2012. There, he began writing pieces upon pieces, all for various ensembles and styles. In the summer of 2012, he began working for Ackk Studios - an independent video game company - as a hired composer for their video game production. Transferring to Temple University in the Fall of 2012, he has studied composition under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Folio, Dr. Richard Brodhead, Jan Krzywicki, and Erik Lundborg over the course of two years. In December of 2013, Ackk Studios' first video game, Two Brothers, was released, and has received critical acclaim for the soundtrack. In September of 2014, he premiered his first musical comedy, Oedipus: The Musical, as part of Philadelphia's Fringe Festival. Additionally, he is on the team of composers for ScoreAScore.com. Now, Anthony is currently composing for various video game developers, pieces for different ensembles, and music on his own accord, such as a set of string quartets.
Claudia Wall is a Chilean composer, currently living in Canada. She began her studies in Santiago, Chile, obtaining a Sound Technology Degree, achieving strong skills at producing musical. Her innate interest for music led her to continue her studies with private piano lessons where she discovered her natural talent for composing. Simultaneously taking private lessons of Classical Singing at the Conservatory of Chile.
Influenced by film music such as Wojciech Kilar and minimalist pianists as Éric Satie, Claudia developed an intense sensitive style of composition with the purpose of expressing emotions by mixing of her music and visual images.
45 ) Miniature for Trumpet and Orchestra
Matt Petty is a musician, multimedia artist, and composer based in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Trombone Performance from Northwestern State University, where he studied trombone with Dr. J. Mark Thompson. During his Master degree, Matt was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Student Research Award for his research in contemporary music. As a visual artist, his work has been featured at the Ozark Foothills Film Festival where he won best experimental film in 2014. As of recently, Matt was an artist in residence at the Watermill Center's International Summer Program on Long Island, NY where he worked as a technical assistant under the direction of artist Robert Wilson. Additionally, Matt has collaborated as a musician and sound designer with artists such as Eve Beglarian, Jim Jarmusch, Phil Kline, Robert Wilson, and Cocorosie. He is currently an adjunct instructor of Fine Arts at Northwestern State University.
Shàngó is one of the seven Yoruba deities mentioned in voodoo traditions. He is the tempestuous god of thunder and fire. In Louisiana voodoo, he is often referred to under the alias of the Catholic deity, Saint Barbara. There are two juxtaposed texts in this piece. The first text heard is a traditional chant from the Kongo region of Africa. This sets the intended mood of a ritual invoking the spirit of the storm. The second text is whispered as to symbolize the invoking of the spirits of the earth. The text is written and arranged by Matt Petty. The vocals of this piece were recorded by Matt Petty, and Natalie Cohver (a lightning strike survivor). I hope you enjoy this piece.
Michiko Kawagoe was born in Osaka, Japan, and now lives in Tsukuba. Her works have been performed in the United States, Israel, Germany, England, France, and Japan. They have been broadcast on FM radio in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland OR, streams in Russia, and over WDR in Germany. After graduating from Oita Prefectural College of Art (Japan) with a major in oil painting, she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with honors from Louisiana State University on full scholarships. In 1995-96, she was enrolled in the special artist diploma course in the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance (Israel) through a grant from the Japan Israel Women's Welfare Organization. In 1998-99 she studied the SYNTAL program with Wayne Slawson at the Computer and Electronic Music Studio of the University of California, Davis. Her works include instrumental and vocal music in addition to electro-acoustic music. She has won numerous awards, including a grand prize in the 10th Miyanichi Music Competition in 2004 in Japan. She also has won a special prize in TIAA composers competition in 2010, and a honorable mention and finalists on International Music Prizes 2009 and 2010 by the National Academy of Music, U.S.A. In 2011 she won the second prize for her solo basset clarinet piece in Anton Stadler composition competition held in London. Her computer music, “Propagation” was included in a CD compilation of the works of 47 women composers and sound designers world wide in the "Women Take Back the Noise" project by Ubuibi, U.S.A. And also her works for computer music were included in Vox Nobus 60x60 projects.「Unsung Songs」and 「Utterance」, her CDs for computer music, are released by Yank Gulch Music in U.S.A. Recently her works for Horn and Organ were premiered by Andrew Joy and Peter Dicke in Germany and works for Shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute, were premiered by one of the best shakuhachi players in Tokyo, Japan.
“Voice of Swamp” was composed in November, 2014. It was made by the computer program called SYNTAL06 designed by Wayne Slawson that generates music consisting of speech-like computer-synthesized sounds. The program contains C sound version of the speech synthesizer program designed by the late Dennis H. Klatt. The score-generator portion of SYNTAL works with a set of “event types”. In “Voice of Swamp” various event types are presented to create noises and voiced sounds with short and long tones, and low and high voices to express the contrasts in the texture. In addition, the looping motives in bass are heard with the slight tempo changes throughout the piece. “Voice of Swamp” expresses my Louisiana memories that I miss a lot of things including people, culture, foods and natural beauties in Louisiana where my music journey had started.
William Price’s music has been performed in South America, Asia, and throughout the United States and Europe. His works have been featured prominently at such events as the World Saxophone Congress, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the Música Viva Festival in Lisbon, the Musinfo Art and Sciences Days in Bourges, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Chamber Music Festival in Singapore, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Price’s music has received awards and commissions from numerous organizations, including the Music Teachers National Association, ASCAP, the Percussive Arts Society, the Southeastern Composers League, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Dr. Price received his MM and DMA in Composition from Louisiana State University, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he teaches courses in music theory and composition. www.williampricecomposer.com
Composed for the 2014 60x60 International Mix Call for Works, "Trope: Squishy" was created using Audacity, Csound, and Cecilia software.
Chin Ting Chan
The music of Chin Ting CHAN has gained recognitions from the Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art, Soli fan tutti Composition Prize, American Prize, MACCM, newEar, APNM, ArtsKC, ASCAP, Cortona Sessions for New Music, New-Music Consortium, Portland Chamber Music Festival, MMTA/MTNA, as well as performances throughout the North America, Europe and Asia. He holds a D.M.A. degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City where he now teaches as an adjunct instructor. He has been featured in many conferences and festivals, and has worked closely with the technical team at IRCAM. He currently serves as vice president of KcEMA and a 2014-15 resident with the Charlotte Street Foundation.
Glass Fantasy utilizes mostly sounds of glasses and water. It focuses mainly on the timbres of the sources and how, in result, harmonic rhythm is created through the usages of stereophonic images.
53 ) Hexagonal Facet Five
Josh Goldman composes / improvises / performs music, using acoustic and electronic sources, for various ensembles and settings. Much of his music combines sound and visual elements. His compositions / performances have been professionally presented within 32 countries on all 7 continents. He has received awards from Miso Music Portugal, Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, Accademia Musicale Pescarese, Madrid Abierto, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Ministerio de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucia, and ASCAP, among others. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Ucross Foundation, among others. Dr. Goldman holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music (BM in music performance), Brooklyn College CUNY (MM in music composition), and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (DMA in music composition).
"Hexagonal (Facet 5)" is a stereophonic sound structure composed entirely of sounds produced on a prepared electric guitar.
Blair Whittington is a Los Angeles based composer who concentrates mainly on chamber and orchestral music. He studied composition with Byong-kon Kim and has worked for 19 years as music librarian at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California.
This piece is based on recordings of my very small parrots (parrotlets). The highest sounds are their natural voices and the lowest were created by taking the recordings down 2-4 octaves.
Norberto Oldrini (Milan, Italy, 1968) studied Musicologia at Università di Bologna. Self-taught composer, he also trained with Detlev Glanert. His music has been commissioned/performed/awarded (more than 150 performances) in Italy, USA, UK, China, Hungary, Germany, Yugoslavia, Portugal, Romania, Libya, Argentina, meeting poetry, dance, improvisation, cartoons, theater. RNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roland Böer, Algoritmo Ensemble, Minguet Quartett, Blow Up Roma Percussion, Quartetto Ascanio, CAT Ensemble, Guido Arbonelli, Robert Botti, Georgina Stalbow, Flavio Tanzi, rank among the most important performers of his music. Since 1999 he lives in Torrita di Siena (Italy).
Some riffs with different and asymmetrical rhythm of drums and bass and piano, accompanying broken and divergent but similar lines of the bass clarinet and the trombone. Remembering old Louisiana's swing.
Lasey Blain is a collective of musicians whose lives crossed paths in Columbus, Ohio. Now scattered across the universe, they write songs together long distance by sharing and updating files over the internet.
"Coming Home" was written in 2006 as a reflection on returning to the New Orleans area shortly after Katrina. This remix was built specifically for the 60x60 Louisiana Mix.
57 ) The Rooster and the Hen
Luke Brouillette joined the faculty of the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1994 as an adjunct instructor of guitar. He holds a Diploma of Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music (’80) in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied with Steve Carter, Jim Kelly, Charles Chapman, and Berklee’s current Guitar Department Chair, Larry Baione. As a resident of Natchitoches and guitar instructor for NSU, he has worked as a professional performer and composer, playing popular and jazz music as a leader and as a sideman, as well as concerts and recitals with NSU’s jazz ensembles, symphony orchestra, and theater department.
Boudreaux The Gator is a mix of the styles known as "Gypsy Jazz" and blues. It's reminiscent of early traditional jazz. The guitar has a very distinctive sound and is of a type generally used in the early French jazz made popular by Django Reinhardt.
59 ) Laissez les bon temps saignents
David Jason Snow
The compositions of David Jason Snow have been performed in concert by the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the New Juilliard Ensemble at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the American Brass Quintet at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the Harvard Wind Ensemble in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Yale University Band in New Haven, Connecticut, and other artists and ensembles in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. Snow has been the recipient of composer fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the ASCAP Foundation, and Meet the Composer. A recipient of composition awards from BMI, the Annapolis Fine Arts Foundation, Musician magazine, and Keyboard magazine, he has been an artist resident at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs and the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. He holds degrees in music composition from the Eastman School of Music and the Yale School of Music where his principle teachers were Joseph Schwantner, Warren Benson, Samuel Adler, and Jacob Druckman.
Encaisser les coups, mes amis.
Dr. Samuel Stokes is a talent piano/voice teacher for the Natchitoches Parish School District and the music composition instructor at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Dr. Stokes earned his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, where his dissertation composition, Symphony No. 1 "Eustace the Monk," was premiered by the LSU Symphony Orchestra.
"Zydeco World" explores the style and rhythm of this unique Louisiana musical genre. All instruments in the recording are performed by the composer.