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11-13/60 - Play Along 1, 2, 3 - Clarinet Duets

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Lionel Liebe was a clarinet student of mine, and I am doubly thrilled that he took part to the 60/60 interactive composition project. Thank you Lionel for your participation, and the really active part you played in this project. Thanks for the three presents, for the discussion, and for the music you made me discover!Premiere ConcertPetra Stump and Heinz-Peter Linshalm will perform an amazing concert on June 13th, 2008 in Vienna. The event is entitled Short Cuts, and will feature short works by 27 living composers!I am honored that these two amazing clarinetists gave me the opportunity to take part to this project, and so glad that they will perform these duets. Remember, we played together in Karlheinz Stockhausen's Rechter Augenbrauentanz, his own excerpt/arrangement of Samstag aus Licht.Clarinet duets for teacher and studentPlay Along 1, 2, and 3 are three pedagogical pieces. After the premiere, I will make the parts available, so that clarinet teachers can use them freely.In

Mario Caroli Drum Kit - Download the Samples!

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Mario Caroli is a great flute player, a real virtuoso as well as a very enthusiastic musician. He authorized me to publish 25 flute samples on the Freesound Project, a collaborative database of sounds.Listen to and download the Mario Caroli Drum Kit. Each sound is unprocessed, as naturally played by Mario. As I described in a post about the recording session, this set of samples has been modeled after Logic Pro's "Classic Hip-Hop Remix Drum Kit", available in the drum machine Ultrabeat.5/60 - Cell 2A 6-second ringtone made with these samples. You can hear it around the end of Saturation. Hit play:Or listen to it on last.fm: 5/60 - Cell 2.These flute samples are made available under a Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License: use them, and let us know about the music you produce!

Harvard Group for New Music Concert starring flutist Mario Caroli

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Mario Caroli has been in Cambridge since Sunday, and we are in the middle of rehearsals to prepare this concert:Saturday, May 24th, 2008 - 8 p.m.
Paine Hall - Harvard Music Department
You will hear new music for flute, or flute and electronic music:Hillary Zipper: Point de neige for flute and live electronicsGabriele Vanoni: Space Oddities for solo fluteBert Van Herck: Articulations colorées for solo fluteDominique Schafer: Cendre for flute and live electronicsKarola Obermüller: ...sibbern for bass flutePeter Gilbert: Elegie for flute and tapeJean-François Charles: Live Saturation for flute and electronic musicEdgar Barroso: Kapsis for solo flutePremiere of Live SaturationI finished the program notes yesterday evening:Live Saturation is a musical setting of Ruth Lepson’s poem Saturation (published in the literary review "Carve – poems" in August 2006.)
Ruth Lepson is a poet & poet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory. We met during the summer of 2007, and performed …

Helianthus musca - Thank you Helmut Lachenmann

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This Spring 2008, Helmut Lachenmann was the Fromm Visiting Professor at Harvard.We met for the first time in 1999, when I was a student at Centre Acanthes. My piece Helianthus musca was selected for the final concert, and premièred by the Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon Provence (OLRAP) conducted by Sylvio Gualda.Here at Harvard, Herr Lachenmann has been a great professor, as generous during his seminars as during private lessons/discussions.
It was fun to listen again to Helianthus musca with him. Here is the original recording from July 22nd, 1999 (click play, or listen to it on last.fm):You will surely guess which instruments play Helianthus, and which ones play musca...Check also Helmut Lachenmann in April 2008.

Ballade for clarinetist dancer

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May has been a great dance season at Harvard.I invite you to Dancers' Dozen - New dances by 12 student choreographers created in Dramatic Arts 14a, a course taught by Lecturer Elizabeth Bergmann, with Assistant Joshua Legg (meet the Dance Staff).Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 7PM - Free.
Harvard Dance Center - 60 Garden Street - Cambridge, MAI will perform for the first time my composition Ballade for clarinetist dancer (or dancing clarinetist?), and there will be awesome choreographers and dancers.In the meantime, have a look at Liz Bergmann's great little book: Connecting to Creativity: Ten Keys to Unlocking Your Creative PotentialMore information about Dance at Harvard.