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new work : bassoon | horn | double bass | xylophone | choir [2015-24]

This is the second installment on what looks like will be an open-ended project.

As I posted earlier, I am planning a series of works all using essentially the same instrumentation: bassoon, horn, double bass, percussion and choir.   44 more words

Contemporary Classical

new work for bassoon, horn, double bass, percussion and choir

Just finished this new work for bassoon, horn, double bass, percussion and choir (male) and I fell in love with the ensemble.  This new work lasts right at seven minutes, but I think I am going to write more with this collection of instruments, but featuring different percussion instruments.  121 more words

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Album Review: Bryce Dessner and Sō Percussion - Music for Wood and Strings

If the only line on Bryce Dessner’s resume was “Guitarist – The National,” that’d be impressive enough. But throw in festival curator (MusicNow, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry), producer ( 270 more words

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Pet Sound : Doina Rotaru

Born in 1951, composer Doina Rotaru has a B.A. and a M.A in composition at the National University of Music in  Bucharest. She studied here between 1970 and 1975  with… 143 more words

Contemporary Classical

Daily Dose of Classical // Day 20: My Father Knew Charles Ives: I. Concord- John Adams

This first number of John Adams’  “My Father Knew Charles Ives” trilogy is my favorite, and for a minimalist work, it travels a great distance in terms of harmony and motive. 161 more words


Black Seas of Infinity: The Alien Sound-World of Georg Friedrich Haas

Music, always inhospitable to ekphrasis or literary description, seems doubly so when it’s not even typically ‘musical’, which the sound-worlds of the contemporary Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas are not. 408 more words