Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Barbeich

Barbeich was conceived and recorded on multi-tracked hyper-accordion in 2009 and later scored for solo trumpet and mixed ensemble.

Hyper-Accordion version (mixed by Erdem Helvacioglu)



Solo trumpet and mixed ensemble demo mixed by Brian McWhorter and recorded by Lance Miller (featuring Bryan McWhorter and Beta Collide)



Score for solo trumpet and mixed ensemble
Barbeich
Musical score ©Voxumbilical Music
Provided for reference only

Different interpretations/variations appear here:


More information:  Musical Borrowing Under Scrutiny, NY Times

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Kicking Up Dust

Kicking Up Dust is a concerto for Freedom Boot and ensemble and was written in 2008/09. It was commissioned by the Metropolis Ensemble and premiered on January 28, 2009 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Featuring percussionist Paul Clifford on Freedom Boot.

Rehearsal recording



World premiere video


Kicking Up Dust from Metropolis Ensemble on Vimeo.

Score
Kicking Up Dust
Musical score ©Voxumbilical Music
Provided for reference only

Monday, 8 November 2010

Treny

Treny was commissioned by the Terezín Chamber Music Foundation as a living memorial to the composers and musicians of the Terezin concentration camp who perished during the Holocaust. More information about TCMF is here. Dedicated to soprano Dawn Upshaw and Edna Kalman. The world premiere was given in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC on November 2, 2008.

Audio and video from a May 2009 rehearsal/performance at NEC's Jordan Hall.










Rehearsal video excerpt: IX Swymi Piosnkami


Rehearsal video excerpt: XI Zal Ojcowski

Musicians:
Dawn Upshaw - soprano
Gilbert Kalish - piano
Guy Fishman - cello
Laura Heinrichs - flutes
MJWB - hyper-accordion

Score
Treny
Musical score ©Voxumbilical Music
Provided for reference only

Press:
Carnegie Hall
11/02/2008
ConcertoNet
MusicWeb International

Three Roads

Three Roads was commissioned by Carnegie Hall through the Weill Music Institute. The world premiere was given in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC on April 14, 2007.

Three Roads audio from premiere:
La Verace Via

The Road Not Taken

The Open Road


Three Roads scores
La Verace Via
The Road Not Taken
The Open Road
Musical score ©Voxumbilical Music
Provided for reference only
Press:
Harris Theater, Chicago
06/08/2009
Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Classical Review

Rhythmic Etude

Rhythmic Etude is an early study for hyper-accordion written and recorded in 2000.









Score
Rhythmic Etude
Musical score ©Voxumbilical Music
Provided for reference only

Face On Mars

Face on Mars was written in 1995 at the Berklee College of Music Music Synthesis Labs. It was realized using the software synthesis language Csound.









Scores
Csound Orchestra File
Csound Score File
 Musical score ©Voxumbilical Music
Provided for reference only