1. Sekhon - There Are No Words

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    Under the direction of James Bass, There Are No Words was premiered in Carnegie Hall and Trinity Church in February 2013 by the University of South Florida Chamber Singers. The video above was recorded live in Tampa, FL in April 2013. The composer explains: “There Are No Words” is a common phrase that we hear frequently. It is used when someone is emotionally overwhelmed, negative or positive, and it is in that sense that I titled this piece. More specifically, this work is a reflection on the many types of abuse that permeate our societies and communities. In an attempt to explain, justify, or place blame, the work slowly disintegrates into a textless, nonsensical texture; the final section of the piece presents fleeting harmonies and sentences made up of disordered words. In essence, this is a work about the helplessness and confusion often found as a side effect of violence and is modeled after our inability to comprehend particular behaviors and events. In an attempt to provide answers, the work simply falls apart. This is a choral work about being speechless, and I struggled with ways of accomplishing this idea. Rather than using no text, I composed this text myself and it is made up of words relating to common types of violence, implements used in violent acts, and some descriptive phrases. Of course, the final section is really the “moral” of this piece and portrays the sense of speechlessness I am trying to capture. Working with James Bass and the Chamber Singers was an absolute pleasure. I thank them for their intense dedication to this project. As you can hear in the above video, this is a first-rate ensemble. In addition, my involvement in the premiere performances would not have been possible without the generosity of New Music USA’s Composer Assistance Program.

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    • BRENT FLORENCE COMEDY / DRAMEDY ACTOR REEL 4

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      Brent Florence 2 min Comedy/Dramedy Acting Reel. Florence, in addition to acting is an acclaimed Writer and Director. Films Florence has written and directed include the award winning "Eagles In The Chicken Coop" and "A Girl, Three Guys and A Gun." Movie/reviews: http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eagles-in-the-chicken-coop/id472529790 Info: http://reumes.actorsaccess.com/brentflorence

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      • BRENT FLORENCE ACTOR REEL 3

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        Brent Florence; 3 minute acting reel. Florence, in addition to acting, is an acclaimed Writer and Director. Films Florence has written and directed include Award Winning "Eagles In The Chicken Coop" and "A Girl, Three Guys and A Gun." http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/eagles-in-the-chicken-coop/id472529790 http://www.beatweek.com/interviews/12763-eagles-in-the-chicken-coop-independent-feature-film-from-brent-florence INFO at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0282664/

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        • René Clausen: An American Master to visit USF and the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay

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          Diana Perkovic and Dr James Bass, Artistic Director of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, discuss the upcoming visit of celebrated American composer and conductor René Clausen. Concerts Saturday April 9 in Tampa and Sunday April 10 in Saint Petersburg will premiere the new work "Jubilate Deo", commissioned for the 2010-2011 Season by the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Get your tickets today at www.masterchorale.com.

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          • Master Chorale Promo

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            • Beethoven & Schoenberg performed live with the Florida Orchestra Feb, 2011

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              Dr James Bass, Music & Artistic Director of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, discusses their next upcoming performance with Diana Perkovic on the stage of the Student Recital Hall in the new School of Music building on USF's Tampa campus. Learn more about Beethoven's 9th Symphony, the "Ode to Joy", and the work selected to open the evening, "Friede auf Erden" by Arnold Schoenberg. Performances begin in Tampa Friday night, February 25th.

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              • Why Commissioning is Important

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                The Master Chorale commissions new music from American composers every year. Find out why and hear the glittering result of one such commission; Eric Whitacre's glorious "Lux Arumque" recorded in 2000 by the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.

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                • Highlights from over 30 years of Singing with the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay

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                  John Fleming, Performing Arts critic for the St Pete Times, Dr Robert Summer, Prof Emeritus at USF and Founder of the Master Chorale, and other friends of the Chorale reflect on highlights of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay's 30-plus year career; from recording with the Atlanta Symphony & Chorus under the baton of Robert Shaw to traveling to the UK to sing in some of the world's grandest cathedrals...

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                  • Not Your Average Symphonic Choir

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                    The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay isn't your average symphonic choir. Made up of talented volunteers, free to choose their own music and produce their own independent concerts, the Chorale is a local treasure and reflection of Tampa Bay's diverse and cultured community.

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                    • What is the Master Chorale?

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                      Friends and singers reflect on how and why the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay got started over 30 years ago. John Fleming, Performing Arts critic at the St Pete Times and Dr Robert Summer, Professor Emeritus of Music at USF and founder of the Chorale, are joined by singers as they reflect on the history and unique roots of this local cultural treasure.

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