Showing posts from June, 2009

Aqua Solo by Alex Tarbert - live recording

I want to congratulate and thank the excellent bassist Alex Tarbert, who performed the premiere of my composition for double bass solo Aqua Solo . Here is the link to listen to and download the track on Aqua Solo - composition for double bass solo First part: arco Second part: pizzicato (starts after about 3 minutes) Have a look at the program notes, and a glimpse of the manuscript, on the concert announcement post. In case you are a bass player, and want to include a piece in a double bass competition or a double bass recital, don't hesitate to contact me!

Expo 74

Want to hear my French accent in San Francisco? Check out this short video ! If you feel like patching, I suggest: Gregory Taylor's brand new article LFO Tutorial 4: Building Complexity . a Max/MSP/Jitter patch to slice sounds automatically : I posted it recently with my other spectral patches ( 10-sliced-playback ).

Eruption for Orchestra

BMOP reading my orchestration of Eddie Van Halen's Eruption The electric guitar solo Eruption , by Van Halen , is "considered one of the most influential rock instrumentals of all time" (see linked wikipedia article). This Spring, I had a lot of fun transcribing it into a 2-minute orchestral piece. I bought the CD Van Halen , along with the transcriptions Van Halen Best Of, Volume I (Best of Van Halen) . After analyzing the piece, I wrote the arrangement while paying a special attention to the orchestral playability. That's why I used very different time signatures than the ones in the guitar transcription book aforementioned. An Orchestration Course at Harvard This was my final project for a great orchestration class that I took this spring in the Music Department . Michael Gandolfi , Chair of the composition department at New England Conservatory , was teaching it as a special guest. With five other composers, we were lucky to study with this artist, very experie