YouTube, ASCAP Reach U. S. Performance Rights Deal from Who is ASCAP?                                                       ASCAP , BMI and SESAC are Performance Rights Organizations (PROs). They sell licenses to businesses that play music: concert halls, radio stations, TV stations, cable networks, satellite radio, airlines, colleges and universities,

Here is the exact wording of my work’s review from The American Prize: Children On the Playground This is a concerto for violin and string orchestra dating from 2001, expertly performed by the musicians of Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. “Children on the Playground” is everything one expects it to be: open, warm-hearted, brimming with wholesome joy, and unashamedly tonal. In three movements, the work projects feelings of purity and sweetness without

  The American Prize WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 COMPOSER winners: ORCHESTRA, 2015 The American Prize is honored to announce the winners and runners-up in the orchestra division of The American Prize in Composition, 2015. We are also pleased to highlight a large group of composers in this category with special citations recognizing the quality of their work as they serve diverse communities in unique and creative ways. Congratulations! The American


Sep 2015

Deep Listening

Deep Listening® Certificate I am a student of the Deep Listening Certification program, directly under the leadership and teaching of one of the most ingenious composers in early electronic music, modern music processing and a thought-leader in sound perception: Pauline Oliveros. At 80, she still travels around the world to perform and share her radical ideas. With her colleagues Ione and Heloise Gold, Pauline has taught workshops for decades and still does.

The Music Beginning bell The bell’s fundamental note is joined at the octave above by the flute and piano and an octave below by the clarinet. The rich out-of-tune elements that create the unique bell sound fade out, leaving pure harmonics of orchestral solo instruments. Several take a turn sounding the sustaining C, bringing the meditating mind to relaxed focus. Expansion motif On the 10th bar, at rehearsal letter A, focus is rewarded with expansion:

  Mindfulness? … is a state of non-mind. Some of the qualities experienced in that state are an increased awareness of sound, sight, internal and external body senses, current emotions and the breath. Bringing even a drop of mindfulness to everyday stresses is transformative because it increases heightened senses and mental spaciousness which provides room for empathy (including for yourself) as one source of equanimous decision-making. There are millions of ways to attain moments of mindfulness

Why not combine banjo, turntables, winds, voices, vibes and a percussion section for an animation project? Notes by the composer In 2005, I was approached by some colleagues in the Animation department at Full Sail to contribute comedic music for an animation that was being produced for our monthly Behind the Scenes open houses. The production title of the piece was called “Still Frames”. I composed the 1 min 40

  Distance Music: Original Concept As sound travels to a specific location, it is delayed by about 1millisecond per foot to reach any given point. Distance Music takes advantage of this delay by placing sound sources at large distances from the audience. The composition accounts for these delays by having musicians farther from the audience play earlier, so as to make up for the time required for the sound to

On October 20, 2012, musicians placed on rooftops, steeples, and lake boats in downtown Orlando, Florida performed “inSPIRE for 22 Brass, Carillons, C Bell and Distance,” the first experiment in “distance music.” The Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs department supported the project as a part of National Arts and Humanities month. Distance Music Concepts As sound travels to a specific site, it becomes delayed with distance. Distance Music accounts

  On May 12th, my song “the still unborn about the dead”, one of the “5 Stanescu Songs”, received its best ever performance in 20 years by Julie Batman (soprano), Rimma Bergeron-Langlois (1st violin), Alexander Stevens (2nd violin), Mauricio Céspedes (viola), David Bjella (cello) and Jamila Tekali (piano). I am indebted to these musicians for the huge amount of work they put into giving this music life. This is the first time