Premiere of Illinois String Academy Composers’ “Joyous Hippopotamus”

On November 22, 2019, Sisters Akousmatica‘s Moonah Community Radio Festival broadcast a collaborative work by the composition students I teach at Illinois String Academy from Moonah, Tasmania, Australia. I’m very proud of the students’ teamwork during the recording, imagining, and realizing “Joyous Hippopotamus.” Take a listen at 41:41 in this broadcast recording.

I highly recommend exploring the entire festival’s recordings and the works they commissioned for it. I particularly enjoyed how often they engaged with people at Moonah Arts Centre with so many warm, interesting conversations.

After Three Weeks in Huddersfield, UK

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This fall was a busy, stressful, and rewarding one. While there have been several wonderful things I’ve been able to do in 2019, being able to do research about Aaron Cassidy’s music at the University of Huddersfield was the experience I had hoped to do the most. I’m so glad I was able to go.

Link and Video (choose one) for Playing DuoTube at Electronic Music Midwest 2019

For everyone at Electronic Music Midwest who are participating in DuoTube, Click here or use the video below as your interactive instrument. I recommend pressing play, pausing it and allowing it to buffer a bit before using it in rehearsal or performance. Thanks for joining in on the fun!

 

Stephen Marotto premieres “Can’t Take You Anywhere” at SPLICE Institute

I am very delighted with the recent premiere “Can’t Take You Anywhere” by Stephen Marotto. The work is for cello and electronics and I am looking forward to receiving the documentation from SPLICE Institute but the streamed video can be viewed here for now.

Update: below is the audio recording from the premiere (with better audio quality compared to the streaming audio.)