Zekai Liu's work Enigma is a racing whirlwind of rhythm and the A blues scale.
Firmly rooted in the American Mavericks tradition, this work fuses hymns with polytonality and misalignment, a la Charles Ives.
Hi All, Try out the app "Treble Cat" on your device's App Store! It is a fun way to learn the notes on the treble clef. http://melodycats.com/treble-cat/ I was introduced to this sight reading app by a family member, and I think those of us who teach kids (or want to learn as adults) may... Continue Reading →
Reilly Spitzfaden's work Resonances is an interesting exploration of instrumental tone and gesture, a cat-and-mouse game of imitation.
Mitch Weakley's piece "Keys, Strings, Clothespins" investigates a C pentatonic scale with a flattened sixth step (Ab) through the lens of a prepared piano, and its consequent timbres.
Matthew Kennedy's "Until I Say 'When'" is a breathtaking exposure of space, timbre, and mood, that is both playful and hypnotic.
We will be taking a brief detour from edgy music by exploring the world of modality, jazz, and levity.