World Premier of "Timberline" April 26th 2014

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World Premier of "Timberline" April 26th 2014

Post by michael gatonska » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:58 pm

On Saturday, April 26th at 7:00pm will be the world premier performance of my new composition Timberline. The piece was commissioned by the Hartford New Music Festival, and the concert will take place at the Charter Oak Cultural Center.

http://www.charteroakcenter.org/

Also, in the art gallery of the COCC will be a sound and video installation that will include of a number of my soundscapes.

A note about the music:
Timberline was composed using a series of musical lines that were traced from photographs of the upper limit of tree growth in the high latitude region of the Karkonosze Mountains in Poland. These ‘tree’ lines were used to build sections of the music that move and unfold one after the other in a kaleidoscope of contrasting textural episodes, instrument dialogues and groupings, moods and colourings. Some statements are light, nonchalant and capricious, while others are more intense, harmonically ‘clouded’ and/or rhythmically exuberant. The underlying construction of this piece moves between both conventional music notation and sections marked Senza tempo, quasi improvisando, where lines are played freely and without precise metrical synchronization. Overall, the macrorhythmic design of my composition is meant to always be following an arc of musical motion (Verlaufskurve) that leads us by stages to a single musical climax.
April 26th 7:00pm
April 26th 7:00pm
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Re: World Premier of "Timberline" April 26th 2014

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:39 am

Michael,
Will this be available as a recording?
Brian

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Re: World Premier of "Timberline" April 26th 2014

Post by michael gatonska » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:50 pm

Hey Brian,
I am going to record the performance of Timberline at the concert on the 26th.
Afterwards, I will be able to share the recorded music with everyone once I have uploaded it to my youtube channel. I will definitely post it here for the NTS!
Michael
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Re: World Premier of "Timberline" April 26th 2014

Post by dbhguru » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:28 pm

Michael,

Needless to say, we will anxiously await the recording. It sounds fascinating and will challenge our musical imaginations.

Bob
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Re: World Premier of "Timberline" April 26th 2014

Post by michael gatonska » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:37 am

Thank you Bob - and I look forward to sharing with NTS.
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