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Video Lectures, Performances & Lecture-Recitals
This video features a live recording of pianist Cole Burger performing movement 13 (Noël) from Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-Jésus (Twenty Contemplations of the Infant Jesus). Multimedia artist Josh C. Simmons created the animation using the digital animation software Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects. Burger and Simmons met…
Linda Holzer, Professor of Piano at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, presented the world premiere of American composer Scott Robbins’ nine-movement piano solo, Ritual Meditations, in a filmed concert at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Sept. 21, 2012. The performance, in Stella Boyle Smith Concert…
The musical and visual domains of many multimedia compositions are often tightly integrated. However, in many cases, the analyses of such works only provide a cursory discussion of the non-musical domains, often ignoring a large part of the work’s Gestalt. Indeed, the visual domain often plays as equally an important…
This video shows Matthew Shaftel’s interview of Kevin Fenton, who conducted the premiere of Clifton Callender’s Reasons to learne to sing, commissioned by The College Music Society. The speakers discuss the process of preparing this newly commissioned work for choir, describing the challenges and rewards of working directly with a…
Reasons to learne to sing is for 16-part chorus and was commissioned for the fiftieth anniversary of The College Music Society and premiered by the Florida State University Singers under the direction of Kevin Fenton. Based on a list of eight reasons given by William Byrd to “perswade everyone to…