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Finally, The CD!

Thank you, Brad Rader, getting me to put some of your favorite compositions in a nicer CD format. Everyone, feel free to use this code: D4JJ2V5X here for a 10% discount.

CD playlist:
1 Ananda Waltz 1....................................2:23
2 Ananda Waltz 2....................................2:11
3 Ananda Waltz 3....................................2:42
4 Ananda Waltz 4....................................2:38
5 Sextet....................................................6:32
6 The Space Between the Notes...........4:58
7 Flute and Piano Composition 1...........4:14
8 Flute and Piano Composition 2...........4:06
9 Flute and Piano Composition 3...........3:22
10 Flute and Piano Composition 4...........2:01
11 Flute and Piano Composition 5...........2:11
12 Untitled String Quartet..........................4:44
13 Suite of Crocodiles 1............................1:35
14 Suite of Crocodiles 2............................1:31
15 Suite of Crocodiles 3............................1:19
16 Suite of Crocodiles 4............................1:05
17 Suite of Crocodiles 5............................1:25
18 Suite of Crocodiles 6............................1:31
19 Woodwind Quartet................................1:45
20 Viola Composition Fragment..............2:59
21 Trio 1.....................................................1:24
22 Trio 2.....................................................0:48
23 Trio 3.....................................................0:25
24 Trio 4.....................................................1:20
25 Trio 5.....................................................0:33
26 Violincello and Piano Composition...4:57

Or you can just do it the old way.

Downloads

If you'd like to use any of these compositions in a live performance, please let me know. I will mention on the page, on the update mailing list, and put your performance on my resume. If you plan to use this music for any kind of broadcast, film, radio, TV, whatever, please contact me because we should talk first.

mp3 Downloads

Kirtan 1986

Duration: 5:24; Size: 5MB 

Kirtan 1987

Duration: 7:48; Size: 7.14MB 

Recorded in Los Angeles, 1986 and 1987. Keyboard, Woodwinds, Voices, Percussion, Contrabass.

The Kirtan was developed for a grant I didn't get.  David Angel suggested I use a free jazz technique to accompany the Sanskrit chant from the Bhagavadgita I chose.  Each of the player's parts has five hexachords numbered one through five.  In the performance or session, while listening to what had been recorded before, I would indicate the number I wanted the player to play with my left hand, and the duration and tempo with my right. I have used this technique and variations of it in other compositions and have been very pleased with the results. It opens many opportunities for chance music and gives the improvisers room to swing.

There were two Kirtan recording sessions, one in October of 1986, and February of 1987. A Kirtan was performed at the Echo Park Library in 1987, at the Los Angeles Photography Center in 1990, and in the Dance Department at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1991.

Sextet

Duration: 6:32; Size: 6.3MB 

Performed and recorded at Pasadena City College, April 5, 1992. Violin, Viola, Violoncello, French Horn and 2 Woodwinds.

This was written for my penultimate concert with the Composers Group. The woodwind players were famous doublers around town and I wanted to see how many instruments I could get played in one piece. I never doubted they could do it, sometimes reaching for the next horn while putting the previous one down, I wondered if I could pull it off and make decent music. I was even happy with my conducting on this one.

The Space Between the Notes

Duration: 4:58; Size: 4.6MB 

Performed and recorded at University of California, Los Angeles, January 11, 1992. 2 Trumpets, French Horn, 2 Tenor Trombones, Tuba.

Some quality time with brass players, in silence and not.

Ananda Waltzes

1 - Duration: 2:23; Size: 2.21MB; 2 - Duration: 2:11; Size: 2.03MB; 3 - Duration: 2:42; Size: 2.5MB; 4 - Duration: 2:38; Size: 2.47MB

Solo Piano, composed in 1986, recorded in Los Angeles in 1991, performed by Judith Sandoval.

Flute and Piano Composition in Five Sections

1 - Duration: 5:14; Size: 4.78MB; 2 - Duration: 4:06; Size: 3.74MB; 3 - Duration: 3:22; Size: 3.08MB; 4 - Duration: 2:01; Size: 1.83MB; 5 - Duration: 2:11; Size: 2.06MB

Performed and recorded at the Prague Conservatory, Czezh Republic in 1995.

Suite of Crocodiles

(Piano Solos)
1 - Duration: 1:35; Size: 1.50MB; 2 - Duration: 1:31; Size: 1.44MB; 3 - Duration: 1:19; Size: 1.24MB; 4 - Duration: 1:05; Size: 1.03MB; 5 - Duration: 1:25; Size: 1.34MB; 6 - Duration: 1:31; Size: 1.45 

Performed and recorded at The Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles, in 1991.

Trios

1 - Duration: 1:24; Size: 1.32MB; 2 - Duration: 0:48; Size: 795KB; 3 - Duration: 0:25; Size: 437KB; 4 - Duration: 1:20; Size: 1.26MB; 5 - Duration: 0:33; Size: 572KB;

Composed and performed (in my living room) in Los Angeles in 1989.

Viola and Piano Composition

(Fragment)
Duration: 2:59; Size: 2.04MB

Performed and recorded at Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1991.

Violincello and Piano Composition

Duration: 4:57; Size: 4.52MB

Performed and recorded at Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1992.

Untitled String Quartet

Duration: 4:44; Size: 4.40MB

Performed and recorded at University of California, Los Angeles, October 7, 1991.

Woodwind Quartet

Duration: 1:45; Size: 1.61MB

Performed and recorded in Ron Gorro's living room, Los Angeles, 1991.

These recordings were remastered at Killzone Studios in Los Angeles, California. For more information on Killzone, please contact me. Thanks.

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