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Singing the lines

Singing the lines (2008)
for soprano, flute/piccolo, B-flat clarinet, double bass, percussion, and piano, 9’
music by Cindy Cox
text by John Campion
I. “Light changes”
II. “Walking, Naming It”

performed by Lucy Shelton, soprano
Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players
David Milnes, conducting

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Study No. 1

Study No. 1 is the first of a series of studies for piano and electronics. The piano’s role is to ‘trigger’ the electronic sounds at particular points in the score, an image of which is saved inside an MAX/MSP processing station. This gives the performer great timing flexibility.

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Crosstalk

crosstalk
(duet for pianist and piano)
composed by jay cloidt, 2007

commissioned by nancy karp + dancers
programming by barry threw
performed by marja mutru, piano

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Threads

Threads
Electroacoustic sextet
Commissioned by the Paul Dresher Ensemble
Composed 2002 while a graduate student at UC Berkeley, realized at CNMAT
Premiered February 28, 2003 at ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
viola samples performed by KURT ROHDE
bass clarinet samples performed by PETER JOSHEFF
Recorded on In Sound (Tzadik) by Paul Dresher Ensemble

KAREN BENTLEY violin

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lumen

“Lumen” is an hour-long composition in three movements. Using shadow screens, precise mime-like movement, and a unifying musical language, the movements work together to create a narrative form inspired from both Javanese shadow play and early silent cinema. The three movements can also be performed individually.

I. Lumen Prelude -- in which we are introduced to our

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Intuitivo

“Intuitivo” is a collage of free improvisations.

I recorded seven players improvising freely and separately. They received no guidelines, and they did not know what the other players would record or had recorded. Then I trimmed and juxtaposed the improvisations to create an imaginary synchronized performance.

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Beside Oneself

Beside Oneself for viola and live electronics

Most people think what could I do, I think what shouldn't I do. What I should do perhaps is involved with the fact that I'm Jewish and what is known as Jewish paranoia. I don't feel comfortable enough to feel that everything is on my side and that it's going to work just the way I want it.
--Morton Feldman

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Sabinium

Sabinium (2006)
for two-channel electronic sounds, with video animation by Harvey Goldman .

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Melodrama, nach Beethoven

Beethoven’s Melodram, for glass harmonica with recitation, was composed in 1814 as incidental music for Friedrich Duncker’s drama entitled Leonore Prohaska. My Melodrama, for electronic medium, was composed in 2003 as a long coda, attached to the end of Beethoven’s trifle.

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A Different Kind of Measure (ADKOM)

ADKOM (A Different Kind of Measure), composed by Edmund Campion (2001-present), is written for four percussionists equipped with special in-ear computer generated clicktracks. The piece is divided into seven short etudes, with each exploring a different aspect of musical time.

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A Complete Wealth of Time (ACWOT)

A Complete Wealth of Time (duration 17') (1989-90), for two pianos was composed while the composer was in France on a Fulbright Scholarship working with Gérard Grisey.

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