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More UCSC "Contemporary Music Ensemble"

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Here are some tracks from our Concert on May 21st. We shared a concert with the Early Music Consort, for a marathon two-and-a-half hour show. The Highlights: Exercise 16 (1975) by Christian Wolff (b. 1934) La morra by Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450-1517) Performed by Amy Beal on accordion and Nina Treadwell on Lute Towers (1969) […]

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Ode on Solitude

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This past Friday, I had another debut of a piece, Ode on Solitude for soprano and viola, performed by Laura Anderson and Polly Malan. Unfortunately, the church where it was performed wasn’t set up for recording, and we couldn’t get the portable rig set up in time. Hopefully there will be another performance in the […]

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Algorithmic Composition:

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Here’s my first real “piece” made programming in LISP NOTE-SEX-AND-SOCIETY Here are the rules of note society: – A note lives for 20 repetitions – It begins life with a volume of 127, and decreases by 6 each repetition – If two notes happen at the same time they will breed if their durations are […]

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Newer New Music Ensemble

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Speaking of frogs, the “contemporary music ensemble” had its second concert of the year on the 14th of March. Check out the [18 meg] MP3 below: March 14th Concert

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Eight Variations on Norwegian Wood

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10-meg zip file As a challenge for the composers at UCSC, we had a call for variations on one of my favorite melodies. We ended up with eight submissions from faculty and students alike. This evening we just had a game to see if anyone could match the variation with the composer. These ones are […]

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UCSC New Music Ensemble

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WARNING 18 Meg File: Concert 11/28/05 Here’s the New Music Ensemble’s performance (the whole thing) from last quarter. We only played a 17-minute set in a concert of multiple chamber groups, but I think it’s a nice, clean show. Who can name the tunes!? (Who isn’t in the group)

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Puppetbox CD

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Electro-rock-pop! My Homeez in Brooklyn, Puppetbox, have released their EP. You can check out a sample track here (hosted by music.for-robots, and you can get order this EP here. Of course you should buy den gen first.