1. Mouth Music


    from Thomas Patteson / Added

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    Dir. Blain Dunlap and Sol Korine (PBS, 1981)

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    • The Western Isles (1941)


      from British Council Film / Added

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      A snapshot of life in the Outer Hebrides, 'The Western Isles' shows the traditional manufacture of Harris Tweed, and the dramatic homecoming of shipwrecked sailors. Find out more information about this title at britishcouncil.org/film.

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      • Motorman Fragments


        from Taylor Brook / Added

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        Performed by Ekmeles (voices) with Russell Greenberg (perc), Isabel Castellvi(cello), Kobe Van Cauwenberghe (guitar), and Carlos Cordeiro (clarinet). Music by Taylor Brook, Text from David Ohle's novel Motorman (1974). Mahir Cetiz conducting. This performance is of the Premiere at the New Roulette (Brooklyn, NY) on March 4th, 2012. CONCERT NOTES: Motorman Fragments was written in the Fall of 2011 and early 2012 for Ek’meles vocal ensemble through Columbia Composers. It is a setting of twelve chapters from David Ohle’s Motorman. One chapter corresponds with one movement with the exception of chapters 41-45, which are all grouped together in the eighth and final movement: I - chapter 24 II - chapter 27 III - chapter 29 IV - chapter 31 V - chapter 36 VI - chapter 38 VII - chapter 30 VIII - chapters 41-45 From the point of conception for this work, I considered the text to be the most important element. I envisioned a form that relates closely to radio-drama, presenting entire chapters as unaltered text taken directly from the novel in spoken form with some sort of sonic accompaniment. As such, the text is almost exclusively spoken (with indeterminate pitches) rather than sung. There is coloration of the central spoken parts through pitched speaking, whispering, and even occasional singing, but the central focus of the music is nearly exclusively the spoken word. In delivering this text, the performers imitate the sound of the author reading the text from a recording of the chapters made by the author specifically for this project. I took these recordings of Ohle reading and altered them slightly in terms of timing, and sometimes pitch, to create “audio scores” for the performers to learn from. One of the aspects of Ohle’s novel that I find intriguing is how within the frame of his dystopian reality he treats the grotesque or bizarre as completely normal. Inversely, familiar elements, often distorted pieces from Americana, take on a strangeness or absurdity. This is something that happens constantly in any society without us even making note of it. Take, for example, the way farm animals are raised or the ability of many city dwellers to walk past a passed-out person on the street without thinking twice. I have attempted to reflect this in the music as well: a typical guitar texture is made strange through microtonal harmonic procedures... a spoken voice is doubled by whispering and noise sounds form an instrument... remnants of typically American music are inserted into a grotesque collage.

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        • Local Focus - Peninsula Women's Chorus


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          The Peninsula Women's Chorus is a 50-voice chorus that's been around since the 60's. They are well known in choral circles: they have won prizes in international competitions, and they have been recognized by ASCAP for their adventurous programming. We visited the PWC during rehearsal and chatted with their Artistic Director and several members of the Chorus. We then taped their Spring 2009 concert at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park. Although they're well known in choral circles, the PWC is not well known in the local community in general. Come out and see them. You'll be impressed. More about the PWC at pwchorus.org

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          • stimmwercktage 2009


            from Johannes Braus / Added

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            Promotion video for a singers ensemble. I created this video shooting and editing. The festival with free entrance will be in a gothic monastery church near Regensburg/Germany.

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            • That Crooner from Nowhere live Barcelona


              from Mastertoaster Recordings / Added

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              Mastertoaster Recordings presents That Crooner from Nowhere live recorded at Convent de Sant Agusti (Barcelona) 30 minutes of improvised looped vocal music and fx. That Crooner from Nowhere is one of multiple projects of self-taught musician Al Da Tosta, fulltime fan of music, netlabelist, expert plagiarist and founder of Mastertoaster Recordings . This project is heavily inspired in acapella music, beatboxing and overdubbing techiques but also opened to vocal sampling and the use of electronics as a vehicle to this vocal madness. More info at Mastertoaster Recordings: mastertoaster.blogspot.com or thatcrooner.blogspot.com

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              • Elijah Rock


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                Mounds View High School - Concert Choir Elijah Rock arr. Moses Hogan Performed on May 20, 2010

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                • (speak to me) by Amy Beth Kirsten


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                  Lisa Kaplan performing Amy Beth Kirsten's (speak to me) at Ganz Hall in Chicago, IL. Video by Dan Nichols.

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                  • Ambrose Field: Je vous pri. Feat. John Potter, tenor.


                    from ambrose field / Added

                    Live from the A-Cappella Festival, Leipzig. New music based on fragments from Guillaume Dufay's original work "Je vous pri". Ambrose Field: new composition, electronics. John Potter, tenor Voice. Mick Lynch: films. (Mick's beautiful films were displayed in the performance on a set of 42' plasma screens hung high from the venue rigging and are not shown in this video). Peterskirche Leipzig, April 26 2012, Germany.

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                    • Spiritus Sanctus by Hildegard of Bingen


                      from Lumina Vocal Ensemble / Added

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                      Lumina Vocal Ensemble presents Spiritus Sanctus by Hildegard of Bingen. Recorded in St Aloysius', Sevenhill in 2007 by Terry Truman. Performed by Carolyn Wilkins (solo), Rachel Sag, Saam Thorne, Anna Pope, Rosemary Byron Scott and Lydia Sharrad. Photos from Kangaroo Island, Florence, the Adelaide Botanic Garden by Claire Booth, Eleanor Pope, Martin McLelland and Danny Sag. Lumina publicity shot by Michael Denholm. From Lumina's 2009 CD 'Lay a garland' OR 'Mediaeval Magic'. For more information, visit lumina.org.au

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