Invisible People

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Invisible People (A Radio Opera) - Episode 1: Deliverance. To be played loudly in a darkened theatre.                             Invisible People is a series of compositions based on the negative outpouring that followed Barack Obama's approval of marriage equality and the silence of the invisible people whose voices were excluded from the media.  The "libretto" is from found text from sources including sermons, speeches, religious literature, reparation therapy brochures, and internet trolls.

Fixed media (stereo, octophonic, ambisonic) presented at Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, CA; Audiorama, Stockholm, Sweden; Østre, Bergen, Norway.  Live performance presented at Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA.

Abner Genece, Malesha Jesse, Gerard Joseph, and Kamau Kenyatta in Invisible People (A Radio Opera) at Space 4 Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Abner Genece, Malesha Jesse, Gerard Joseph, and Kamau Kenyatta in Invisible People (A Radio Opera) at Space 4 Art, San Diego, September 27, 2013. (Photo: Yonatan Aljadeff)

Atlantic Crossing

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This recording is made available for professional purposes only with permission from American Composers Orchestra - Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute.

Atlantic Crossing is the first movement of a programmatic suite themed around the Middle Passage. A recurring theme in the composer’s works is the Middle Passage of Africans to the Americas. Atlantic Crossing evokes a narrative journey through the exploration of orchestral timbres and forms.

EarShot reading by Naples Philharmonic on May 26, 2016. Yaniv Segal, conductor.  American Composers Orchestra -Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute.  (Photo: Corey Perrine, Naples Daily News)

EarShot reading by Naples Philharmonic on May 26, 2016. Yaniv Segal, conductor.  American Composers Orchestra -Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute.  (Photo: Corey Perrine, Naples Daily News)

Swan

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Swan is tape music performed as acousmatic fixed media.  It is composed from original foley, analog synthesis, and scores and improvisation performed by my Invisible People Ensemble (Yvette Janine Jackson (piano), Kjell Nordeson (vibraphone), Shayla James (viola), Judith Hamann (violoncello), Samuel Ekkehardt Dunscombe (bass clarinet)).

Notes on Swan are available here as pdf.

A Thin Line

"Doreen's Aria" is the first piece written for A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera).  The text is based on comments made by Doreen Lioy, who married serial killer Richard Ramirez while he was imprisoned.

Josh Charney, Jessica Aszodi, and Amy Cimini rehearse A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera). (Photo: Jessica C. Flores)

Josh Charney, Jessica Aszodi, and Amy Cimini rehearse A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera). (Photo: Jessica C. Flores)