Composer - Performer - Sound Designer
New Ariel Recordings, 2019.
Stellar Nebulae will be premiered on November 1st by Bridges, a string orchestra founded and led by Patricia Strange, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Here are the details:
November 1, 2019 – 7:30pm
Bainbridge Performing Arts
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (across Puget Sound from Seattle, via ferry)
The composition will be recorded in Greece on October 24, 2019 by the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra, for a 2020 CD release of orchestral music on the PARMA Recordings label.
(Ravello Records, RR7954, 2017)
The CD includes music for solo instruments and Kyma processing (including Lyra, System of Shadows, Summer Phantoms: Nocturne, (Disturbed) Radiance, and Still Harmless [BASS]ically), two live musique concrète collages (Name Droppings and Sea Lion Mix), and three one-minute miniatures (including Remembering Allen). Marianne Bickett painted the original watercolor for the CD cover art.
Explore the PARMA CD website for added content.
Loose Canon, for instrumental trio and interactive Kyma processing, was performed by the SPLICE Ensemble at ICMC/NYCEMF 2019. Concert #4 was presented on Monday, June 17, at 8pm, in the Frederick Loewe Theatre, New York University, New York, NY.
Marianne Bickett and I presented our research project "Drawing Sound: Using a Wacom tablet
as an independent drawing surface while also controlling Kyma" on the morning of September
9 at KISS 2018. On the evening concert, Stephen Ruppenthal and I performed our composition
A Strange Diversion, for Buchla analog and Kyma digital synthesis instruments.YouTube video
link of performance, recorded from the audience.
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My 2016 brass quintet Three by Five was premiered by the Brass Act
Quintet (Stephen Ruppenthal, lead trumpet) on April 10, 2018 at the
Hammer Theater in downtown San Jose, CA. This concert showcased
music by SJSU faculty composers, both current and past. Stephen
Ruppenthal and I, joined by Sarah Jones (violin), performed Allen Strange's
Misty Magic Land (for any number of instruments and electronics).
Brass Act Quintet (l-r): Jason Park, Diane Ryan,
Michael Kuntz, Don Howe, & Stephen Ruppenthal
Photographs by Belinda Carr, © 2018