“The Days Go By” – Nanaki

Nanaki's work "The Days Go By" is an atmospheric, crystallized mobile hanging in the sky; heavy and light, dark and shining, motionless and blurringly fast.

Jacob Sachs-Mishalanie – Pole, Steam, Tree, Glass

Jacob Sachs-Mishalanie's work "Pole, Steam, Tree, Glass" is an inventive approach to timbre, idiomatic writing, a certain poetry, and the interaction of acoustic and electroacoustic approaches.  As he writes in his program notes in the score, "Program Note: In this collection of four short pieces, I contemplate questions about electroacoustic music, searching not necessarily for …

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Gísli Magnússon – Svartifoss

It seems more and more that Iceland is becoming a haven for new music and new sounds in Hartford, CT.  From the influence of Bjork to the Hartt School's international collaborations, the music of Iceland is seeping deeper into the Hartford area.  Gísli Magnússon's piece Svartifoss depicts a waterfall in his native Iceland, and is …

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Fernando Laub – Universes

Fernando Laub's Universes is a fixed-media 8 channel (that has an alternate, stereo mix) piece that is based upon three sets of drawings.  Take a listen to it below, and read the program notes and description at this link. However, it is not the concept or precise formal structure that I wish to illuminate here.  …

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