Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Notations 20: Barel and Corral

Here is the twentieth installment of Notations! Inspired by Cage's 1969 bookNotations is a collection of graphic scores, hand drawn music calligraphy, computer code, compositional sketches, text scores, and other innovative forms of musical notation.

Every Monday (Tuesday again this week...) we'll showcase notation by two different composers, primarily focusing on those local to Los Angeles. This week's composers are Ori Barel and Daniel Corral (me!). All images are used with permission, and copyright is retained by each piece's respective creator. Click on the images to hear/see a larger view.

Python code from Out by Ori Barel

Ori Barel's music explores various fields including electronic music, chamber music, works for solo instruments and electronics, orchestral music and sound installations. His chamber music has been performed by The Formalist Quartet, Kobayachi Trio and The Ear Unit in venues such as MOSA series (New York), Redcat Lounge (Los Angeles), Ballhaus (Berlin), Santandler Festival (Spain) and Beyond Baroque (Los Angeles). He has performed his electronic pieces at various venues and festivals including: Redcat, Soundwalk Festival, Cemec Festival in Stanford University, Mills College and UCSD among others. In addition he has created soundscapes and compositions for various installations by different artists in museums and galleries such as Tel Aviv Museum, Jerusalem Artists’ House and Overtones Gallery (Los Angeles). He holds a B.A. in Music Composition at UCLA and a Masters degree from California Institute Of The Arts where he studied with Michael Jon Fink, Ulrich Krieger and Marc Sabat. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in music composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara studying with Clarence Barlow and Curtis Roads.

More info at oribarel.com

Compostional sketch for Diasporic Music #6: Histories by Daniel Corral

Daniel Corral is a composer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. His music is a rich collusion of styles, constantly blurring the boundaries between the familiar and foreign, mirroring the diasporic evolution of cultural identity in the twenty-first century. His unique voice finds outlet in puppet operas, accordion orchestras, handmade music boxes, electronic collages, site-specific installations, chamber music, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Corral’s music has gained great attention in Los Angeles, being commissioned and presented by venues such as REDCAT, The Hammer Museum, MOCA, USC’s Thornton School of Music, CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, The Pianospheres Series, and The Santa Monica GLOW Festival. He writes, arranges, and performs with numerous music groups, including Timur & The Dime Museum, Free Reed Conspiracy, and Tears of the Moosechaser. Corral received his MFA from Calarts, where he studied with James Tenney, and Anne LeBaron.

More info at spinalfrog.com

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