Saturday June 13 Prowess Rayna, piano@ 11:00 am
Saturday June 13 Tip Corbett, composer presentation @ 12:30 pm
Sunday June 14 Vlad Dysel, composer presentation @ 12:00 pm
Three great events by composer/musicians within Second Life, all linked by a neo-romantic style that combines the romantic with the modern. This is new music with a lush tonal core that is approachable and beautiful.
Sat. June 13 @ 11:00 am
As a Piano & Synthesizer composer, Prowess incorporates extraordinary, fluid technique with her natural genius for melody and harmony to create not only balanced compositions but reflect nature in its micro- and macro-cosmic form. Prowess gave her first public performance in SL at Music Island more than a year ago and now is saying goodbye to us for the summer as she tours Europe–a tour made possible in part through contacts that she made in Second Life. Her live piano performance shared with us in SL will set the mood for our summer on Music Island and in Second Life.
Tip studied composition at UC Santa Barbara, where he received a B.A. in music, and at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, where he studied with Ned Rorem. He is a member of the American Composers’ Alliance (elected Sept. 2000), have received commissions from the MTNA, Arcady Chamber Orchestra, etc., and have had works played at numerous festivals (American Composers’ Alliance, SCI, SEAMUS, Bowdoin College Gamper Festival, Ought-One Festival). In August of 2001, the Arcady Chamber Orchestra performed a commissioned orchestral work entitled Arkadia. Since 2004 he has been a regular participant in the ACA Festival of New American Music.
Hi works have been performed by The Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Pi, Bruce Fithian, John MacDonald, Blair McMillen, Jeff Milarsky, Nancy Ogle, Arkadi Steinlucht, the BU Symphony, and others. He is currently Vice-President of the Maine Composers’ Forum, and has had a major hand in organizing concerts since the Forum’s inception in 1990.
His MAX computer music algorithm, “21st Century Baroque”, has appeared on the MAX list CD, an internationally distributed CD-ROM.
Sun June 14 @ 12:00 pm
Vlad Dysel is a young university composition student that is a member of the Via Media (Middle Way) school of composers. Neo-romantic listenable music that sets the modern in the context of the Masters. Vlad will share some of his works in progress and talk about his process, inspirations and the works themselves, inviting audience feedback and conversation.