Composer - Performer - Sound Designer
(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.
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.
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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
Stephen Ruppenthal and I performed A Strange Diversion at this year's annual conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States [SEAMUS 2018], March 29, 2018. The conference was hosted by the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
The SPLICE Ensemble performed Loose Canon (for any three instruments and Kyma, 2017) at the BEAMS Festival, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA on March 16, 2018.