Stellar Nebulae was premiered on the “Breaking
Boundaries” CONCERT, November 1, 2019 by Bridges,
a string orchestra founded and led by Patricia Strange,
on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
The composition was recorded in Greece in late
October 2019 by the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra,
for a 2020 CD release of orchestral music on the PARMA
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.
New Ariel Recordings, 2019.
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
KISS 2018 & SJSU 2018 concert photographs by Belinda Carr, © 2018
Composer - Performer - Sound Designer
(Ravello Records, RR7954, 2017)