Chad Powers – A Blade Within


Chad Powers's work "A Blade Within" has simple program notes: "A Blade Within is constructed with raw, as well as manipulated sound sources. Before the work was composed electronically I notated it on paper. In a meta fashion, I used the recorded pencil and paper sound files to act as a catalyst to drive the …

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“A Complaint” – Young Composer Score Call


Composer 1's work "A Complaint" is based on William Wordsworth's poem of the same title.  Please view the score here and listen to it below. This work has an apt sense of gesture, time, and structure.  The opening gestures of the work return to us at the end, in a "bookending" format.  However, the opening …

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Score and Audio Call January – Results!


The January score and audio call yielded many submissions, all of great quality.  Even though many great works were turned down due to the needs of programming on this blog, we are proud to announce that the following pieces will be featured.  Pieces will be analyzed and posted approximately every 2 weeks. Name Piece What …

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How do you get your music performed? (Tool #52)


A lot of us write a lot of music.  Some of us don't write much music, but still take music composition seriously.  No matter how much music you write, some of it is likely unperformed.  That begs the question: how do I get my music heard?  How do I get my music performed? Sure, you …

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Call for entries: 60×60 New Media New Music New England DEADLINE EXTENDED


Hi All, If you're a composer, sound artist, videomaker, or otherwise an audio or video artist, please consider this call for entries.  The original deadline was (if I remember correctly) August 1st, but it has been extended to October 1st, 2012.  Basically: 60 music/sound pieces of 60 seconds in length each will be both intentionally …

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Score Call in Honor of the John Cage Centennial


I was forwarded this score call from Scott Comanzo, one of the directing figures in the Generous Ensemble* (http://www.generousensemble.org/).  This is a score call requiring massive (i.e. hundreds) of composers, in order to compose variations on Satie's Vexations in honor of the John Cage centennial (since Cage was such a champion of Satie).  I have …

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