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Loretto Alfresco (piccolo), a 2-channel electro-acoustic composition, presented as part of Crimson Mix, 360 degrees of 60x60, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Electronic Music Foundation (NYC) & Stony Brook University.  Subsequent performances in 2010 include: Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) Region 5 Conference (Augustana College), Electronic Music Midwest (Lewis Univeristy), The Music Gallery (Toronto), and threewalls gallery (Chicago).  Gig Harbor by Tomoko Deguchi, piano at Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) national conference at the University of South Carolina, Columbia on 11/15/10.


Loretto Alfresco (2-channel electro-acoustic composition) at “Noise Floor Festival,” Staffordshire University (Stafford, U.K.), CHAT” Digital Arts Festival (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), national conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS), American Composers Alliance festival, Symphony Space/Thalia (NYC).  Secrets by Tomoko Deguchi, piano at Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) Region IV Conference at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro on 2/5/10.  Ma Mère by Katri Ervamaa, cello at Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) Region VIII Conference at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA on 3/6/10.  Second Thoughts by Fire Wire Ensemble at the New Music Festival at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO on 4/10/10.  Five Songs from Carl Sandburg’s “Prairie”  by Orna Arania, soprano and William Koehler, piano at Nothern Illinois University on 4/12/10 and by Dana Litke, soprano and Paul Campbell, piano for the New Voices Festival of vocal music at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. on 9/11/10.




Loretto Alfresco (musique concrète), was introduced April 2, 2009, at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY; the piece received a subsequent performance on April 6, at Northern Illinois University.


Cellist Elizabeth Morrow presented Ma mère, February 28, 2008, at the Society of Composers, Region VI Conference, Oklahoma City University. Five Songs from Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie’ were heard in a January 31, 2009, performance by soprano Orna Arania and pianist William Koehler, during the 39th Annual Festival of New Music, Ball State University, Muncie, IN; the work was heard again October 10 with Emily Truckenbrod and Koehler, Society of Composers Inc., Region V Conference, Clarke College, Dubuque, IA. Also heard at the Region V Conference was Second Thoughts performed by Steve Duke, soprano saxophone, and Gregory Barrett, clarinet.




The Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble introduced Rondo, for solo violin, September 27, 2008, Ossia Fine Arts Space, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL.


Pianist Tomoko Deguchi performed Secrets, February 23, 2008, for the Society of Composers National Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta. Soprano Orna Arania and pianist William Koehler presented Five Songs from Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie’ on April 9, Northern Illinois University. Memoranda was performed by cellist Elizabeth Morrow on April 18 for the Society of Composers, Region VI Conference, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX; the same work was also selected by filmmaker Lisa Young-Kutsukake for a video treatment, which was introduced May 29 in Seattle, WA, during a “Transport” concert of the Washington Composers Forum.


Score excerpt from Mandala 3: Trigon (for amplified woodwind trio) and essay, “Being of Sound (and Visual) Mind,” included in the book Notations 21 by Theresa Sauer (New York: Mark Batty Publisher), 2008.


Portraits: Songs for Soprano, Baritone and Piano, Performers Recording Series of the Society of Composers Volume 3, includes Five Songs from Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie’, soprano Lynn Eustis and pianist Elvia Puccinelli; Capstone CPS 8792.

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