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Shin no Shin, for iPad and electronics

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Here’s another contemplative work that I premiered at the Future Music Oregon Concert on November 17th, using iPad and the Kyma system. It contrasted nicely with the Post Haste Duo’s performance of my chop-buster bioMechanics that was also on the concert (video of that performance coming soon). Simon Hutchinson – Shin no Shin from Simon […]

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Requiem, for Shamisen and Live Electronics

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For some time now, I’ve been revising my 2010 composition, “Requiem,” and I finally had a chance last month to get into the studio to make a video recording of the new version. Enjoy it on a system with bassy speakers: Simon Hutchinson – Requiem from Simon Hutchinson on Vimeo. This piece, for shamisen and […]

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Studying World Music and Composing New Music

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I’ve been having a wonderful couple of months teaching a summer course in “nonWestern music” (to quote one of my professors: “Who teaches the course on nonEastern music?” but that’s a discussion best saved for another time), while simultaneously trying to make some progress on my opera. More about the opera sometime soon, but, for […]

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Aaron Pergram performing “Doppelgänger” live

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While we’re still working on the studio cut of this piece, here’s a video of Aaron Pergram’s live performance of “Doppelgänger” from the Future Music Oregon concert, November 19th, 2011. Doppelganger (2011) from Simon Hutchinson on Vimeo. When composing for soloist and electronics, I often approach pieces as concerti, with the live performer conversing with […]