As of early August, 2020, I have been composing a series of "Coviditties," many of which can be heard under Music Videos 18 (see bottom of this page for a link thereto).
"… a most important work-- perhaps one from which (as i see it) you've molted out of a neoromanticism into a completely postmodern reduction of elements (ad absurdio) already present in your music. Sometimes that romanticism (or the baroque chorale in #3) provides a frame or narrative on which you build around or elaborate other layers. This is a multi-tiered music. While listening to coronaruption a chainsaw was being used nearby, the clarity was such that I stopped the music- - wasn't sure if it was in the piece...so 2 things -- the tonal works providing the frame are exquisite in their own right... thing 2: your sound fonts are very clear and fall well on the ear, esp with the excellent riffing you use them for. (i like the electric guitar ) and the very low noise floor. real clean
The mensural canons (on the music ex.I've sent) did not go unnoticed, i have a fascination with its chromatically inflected ornamentation of the dominant. (used it in several pieces myself These canons are "multi-tempo sounding", reminded of I'ves.
I would also mention that the chopin/strauss element seems to reflect the old bourgeois under attack from the culture that has arisen since... this one's a stretch...it's deliberately loving, saccharine poesy seems unmoved... love and fine taste exist wherever the appoggiatura stabs the heart?
Gary, this is an impressive series, the fact that some are piano alone, without electronics is postmodern, as is your use of ersatz jazz and beats... these all make this a highly sophisticated sonic cartoon, welcome to the 21st century? You're getting there before me, whatever, hot pieces."—Ernesto Ferreri, American composer
Beginning in February of 2019, I set nine poems by Alexander Theroux for soprano & piano. Mr. Theroux sent me an unpublished poem titled "It" (written on April 14th, 2020) in response to the COVID crisis. I set this poem in the summer of 2020 for SATB, oboe, French horn, double bass, and timpani. I am currently on the search for an ensemble of able singers and musicians to premiere this work. You may download the score and audio recording (computer generated) from this website. Go to SCORES 3 for the score & parts and to MUSIC VIDEOS 18 for the audio file.
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My complete set of TWENTY COVIDITTIES Op. 116, composed between July 31st and Oct. 19th, 2020 amidst smoke, fire, riots, political turmoil and unrest whilst in the throes of a pernicious global pandemic.
Files coming soon.
Files coming soon.
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