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MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE SCORES & RECORDINGS VOLUMES 1, 2, 3
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HELLO!  What the hell have we been doing out in Utah, anyway?  AND ALSO, WOULD YOU LIKE A BOOK?

WE HAVE 3!  THREE VOLUMES!  AND MANY HOURS OF MUSIC TO SHARE.

THIS IS A PRE-SALE.  To figure out exactly how many of these we should make. Would you like a book?  Some music?  Commission a composer?  We would love to share this epic amount of work with you!!!!  Put it in the library!   All the libraries!

If you don't grab your copy now, they will be available on Frog Peak Music, www. frogpeak.org, in the fall.

Each book includes all the scores from that year of commissions. And they are rad RADICAL scores and you will love them.  And maybe you will even perform them?!

Each book also includes old fashioned CDS.  Real audio, for your ears.  These pieces were lovingly recorded at our cabin by pretty much the best experimental musicians we could convince to come out here!  It's really some terrific music, and we really are so happy to finally be able to share all of it.

SOME HISTORY AND PRE-HISTORY

We left Brooklyn at some point and then:

In the summer of 2015 we began to commission, present and record new works in a remote cabin in Tollgate Canyon, Utah. We plan to host several projects into the future, creating a canon of works that represent what is happening now in American experimental music.

At it’s heart, the Listen/Space Commissions are about creating new experimental works of music, and supporting the composers, performers and ensembles engaging with these pieces now and in the future.

“Experimental music should be something that, through the way it’s performed–possibly through the way it’s presented in social and concert situations– presents the possibility of change. All sorts of change. The music becomes a kind of metaphor, if you will, for social situations– it suggests a way of organizing your thinking, your attitude toward the world, which suggests that the world could be different. You are making a kind of model. And if you are making music, that’s basically all you can do.” – Christian Wolff

LISTEN/SPACE COMMISSIONS BOOK DETAILS: 

VOL 1

Words by Katie Porter & eldritch Priest.  Book design: André Cormier.

Musicians: 

Christine Tavolacci, flute.  Kristin Olson, oboe.  Katie Porter, clarinet/bass clarinet.  Nathan Herrera, alto saxophone.  Stephanie Richards, trumpet.  Eric KM Clark, violin.  Kevin Farrell, bass.  Gavin Ryan, vibraphone.  Andrew Munsey, percussion.  Devin Maxwell, conductor.

Scores:

G. Douglas Barrett Everything is purged from this composition but Melody, no ideas have entered this work (x100) (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for an ensemble of (up to) nine members.

André Cormier Dengel Sele Esbe (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, bass drum, vibraphone, violin, double bass.

Travis Just Keep Your Eyes Open (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, violin, electric bass and drumset.

Jonathan Marmor Short Stories (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, violin, bass and vibraphone.

Devin Maxwell Ogden, UT (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, violin, bass, vibraphone and percussion.

Laura Steenberge Ritual for three (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, alto saxophone and percussion.

Quentin Tolimieri Septet (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, percussion and violin.

VOL 2

Words by Katie Porter & eldritch Priest.  Book design: André Cormier.

Musicians: 

Christine Tavolacci, flute. Kristin Olson, oboe. Katie Porter, clarinet/bass clarinet. Nathan Herrera, alto saxophone. Stephanie Richards, trumpet. Eric KM Clark, violin. Robin Streb, viola. Robert Jedrzjewski, cello. Kevin Farrell, bass. Gavin Ryan, vibraphone. Andrew Munsey, percussion. Devin Maxwell, conductor.

Scores:

G. Douglas Barrett Transcription of Complex Financial Instruments (Ensemble/Exchange) (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for violin, viola, bass and vibraphone.

Eric KM Clark some short layerings (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, alto saxophone and trumpet.

André Cormier Fontaine des innocents (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, viola, bass and vibraphone.

Kevin Farrell Patience and Stability (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for improvising double bass solo and ensemble: flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, vibraphone and percussion.

Nathan Herrera Charity Valley (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for improvising ensemble.

Robert Jedrzejewski Autopoiesis (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for improvising ensemble.

Travis Just Successful Death Gaze (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for violin solo and four percussionists.

Jonathan Marmor 38 Oboe Concertos & Billboard Charts Harmony Transitions (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for oboe solo, bass guitar, vibraphone and percussion.

Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 2 (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, double bass.

Andrew Munsey Filament (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for trumpet, cello, bass, percussion.

Stephanie Richards Miel (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for improvising ensemble.

Quentin Tolimieri Quintet (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for alto saxophone, trumpet, electric bass, vibraphone and percussion.

VOL 3

Words by Katie Porter & eldritch Priest. Book design: André Cormier.

Musicians:

Christine Tavolacci, flute. Kristin Olson, oboe. Katie Porter, clarinet/bass clarinet. Nathan Herrera, alto saxophone. Stephanie Richards, trumpet. Eric KM Clark, violin. Kevin Farrell, bass. Quentin Tolimieri, piano. Andrew Munsey, percussion. Jessica Gaynor, movement. Rei Hotoda, conductor.

Scores: 

G Douglas Barrett Sound of one flag (transcription) (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, bass guitar, percussion

Andre Cormier circa SEPTxSEPT (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, electric bass.

Jonathan Marmor Full Movie (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, electric bass.

Quentin Tolimieri Lord Quentin (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, drums.

Christine Tavolacci A Prism (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, percussion.

Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 3 (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, vibraphone, electric bass, percussion.

Stephanie Richards Combat Breathing (do not go gentle) (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, electric bass, piano, percussion.

Nathan Herrera, Stephanie Richards, Eric KM Clark, Christine Tavolacci, Andrew Munsey, Quentin Tolimieri, Kevin Farrell Improvisation I

Nathan Herrera, Stephanie Richards, Eric KM Clark, Christine Tavolacci, Andrew Munsey, Quentin Tolimieri, Kevin Farrell Improvisation II

Risks and challenges

It's crazy stupid "risky" to make a book in the digital age. Wait, it's even riskier to make CDS in the digital age. Why make things? Why make this music? BECAUSE IT SHOULD EXIST.

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