My work Improvisations VI: Just Plane and Natural will be premiered by Leslie Miller on clarinet. The piece incorporates planing, natural overtone series, and consequently just intonation by manipulating the sound of the instrument through electronics.
strengthen the body/enliven the soul is performed live in collaboration with students from the University of Miami Dance Studio. Performed by Rebecca Tutunick (flute), Leslie Miller (clarinet), Paige Towsey (violin), Kyle Stachnik (cello), and Jose Veliz (piano).
As part of the Atlantic Music Festival (AMF), strengthen the body/enliven the soul will be premiered by the AMF Contemporary Ensemble. This piece refers to the following scripture:
"Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul."
Doctrine and Covenants 59:18-19
Nature and what comes from it has the power to strengthen and enliven us.
Seth Carlson premieres our American Guild of Organists Student Commissioning Project piece, Wend Your Way. The piece is based on the Latter-day Saint hymn "Come, Come Ye Saints." also popular in many other Christian churches. My piece traces a journey through hardships and trials to victory and triumph over four sections. It will be premiered two more times over the summer.
Joint recital concert featuring the my performance of and premiere of Improvisations V: Two-Track Mind and a performance of Romance Sonámbulo.
Performing on the concert:
Romance Sonámbulo: Ryan Gardner, baritone, Elena Blyskal, soprano, Andy Eshbach, oboe, Kevin Gregory, bass clarinet, Josh Schwartz, horn, Dana Kaufman, synthesized harp, Javier Chacon, viola, Ryan Hecker, glockenspiel.
Improvisations V: Dylan Findley (me). clarinet
Featuring two premieres, Stone in Hand is my first full concert in Miami. I organized the concert to specifically premiere Julia Lougheed's commission Stone in Hand: Dramatized Parables for Oboe, Clarinet, and Chimes. Julia will be performing on clarinet for the concert.
The set list is as follows (all are Florida premieres):
RF ISOLATION: Faraday Cage
Oh, That Light! (world premiere)
Six Sax Pieces
Stone in Hand (world premiere)
Performing on this concert: Julia Lougheed (clarinet), Sara Arevalo (violin), Paige Towsey (violin), Lauren Miller (viola), Laura Jacyna (cello), Lee Seidner (clarinet), Andy Eshbach (oboe), Daniel Velasco (flute), Brandon Guillen (horn), Jordan Bidwell (bassoon), Matt Taylor (saxophone), Cynthia Burgess (percussion), Dana Kaufman (voice), John Harris (piano), and Monte Taylor (guitar).
My piece Improvisations IV: An Appeal to the [SOUND] Masses will receive its third performance at the FEASt festival. Being open instrumentation, this piece has been performed on clarinet and bassoon. The instrumentation this time will be revealed as the concert comes closer!