Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Turin Italy Performance of suson

Above is the Victoria Theatre Concert hall, where the performance will take place.

I just got an email that suson will be performed in Italy on October 6, 2010 as part of the Italian Colloquium of Musical Informatics.
Dear composers,

we are happy to announce that your pieces have been selected by the Musical
Committee for the concert by the trombonist Michele Lomuto, in the occasion
of XVIII CIM, Turin Oct 6th 2010.

This is the final list of the selected works for trombone and electronics:

Lorenzo Bianchi - Ouest Profond
Christopher Jette - Susón
Gianluca Verlingieri - ironicOnirico

They will be performed in a program including works by Agostino Di Scipio,
Luca Francesconi and Giorgio Tedde

Hope I can find a grant to go! The performer is Michele Lomuto

Friday, August 06, 2010

Joe Tempeltin

Joe Templeton's Dodge Ram pickup had been parked on dry land until James River left the banks to flood low-lying areas of Galena in March 2008. Photo by Junior Warren

Joes Lament

The music of Joe Tempeltin is the folk music of another race, that which Joe is a member of and you are not. The melodic and harmonic constructs are unique to this part of the universe. Notice how the voice achieves an almost digital effect through vocal tract granulation, an effect not unlike the vibrato of humans of the planet earth. Joe's AX or musical instrument is a very old and storied one reaching back into the distant and remote past of his people, in his corner of the universe. Joe is a master of expression in this his instrument and his output represents a very conservative and refined form of song, which tightly adheres to the rules of song established by the progenitors of the style.