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7th Species

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Gary Noland

David Denniston

Richard Freeman-Toole

Atsuki Sumi

Joseph Waters

Jackie T. Gabel

Guillermo Galindo

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MIDI computer compositions realized on sample-ROM synthesizers and MIDI-acoustical pianos

[ 1 ]   Grande Rag Brilliante  [Gary Noland] LISTEN
[ 2 ]   Moving Moon  [David Denniston] LISTEN
       Piano Set  [Richard Freeman-Toole]  
[ 3 ]       I. Stranger in the Night LISTEN
[ 4 ]       II. Rockin' LISTEN
[ 5 ]       III. Monkey Mind LISTEN
[ 6 ]   Migratory Music  [Atsuki Sumi] LISTEN
       Counterpoint Studies  [Joseph Waters]  
[ 7 ]       I. Trochlidae LISTEN
[ 8 ]       II. Variations on a ...Bop Theme LISTEN
[ 9 ]       III. Counterpoint in F LISTEN
[10 ]   Akademische Phantasie Variationen  [Jack Gabel] LISTEN
[11]   Desprendimiento (Detachment)  [Guillermo Galindo] LISTEN

About the Composers

     Gary Noland, a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University, founded the Seventh Species Composers Series in San Francisco in 1990 and brought it with him to Eugene in 1994. His compositions are performed and broadcast around the world. His Romance for Viola and Piano was recorded by violist Rozanna Weinberger and pianist Evelyne Luest on the 1996 CD release Passion (NPM LD 003). He runs a teaching studio for students of piano and composition in Eugene, Oregon. His Grande Rag Brillante was premiered on the air from the studios of KPFA Berkeley in 1991.

     David Denniston is an innovative and fun-loving composer of steadily increasing reputation who has had performances not only across the United States, but with his latest WWW. project, all over the world. He is currently living in Tallahassee Florida.

     Richard Freeman-Toole studied music in Los Angeles from 1972-79 at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, and UCLA, with Richard Bunger, Paul Reale, Roy Travis, and David Raksin. He lives in Pullman, Washington where he teaches privately and continues to compose and work on his website for which he is creating an on-line music appreciation course. Freeman-Toole's aesthetic embraces the expression and manifestation through art of spiritual realities in the physical plane.

      Atsuki Sumi, a published composer, poet and photographer, currently lives in Tokyo. He studied musical theory and composition with Toru Tamura at the Masuashino Music Academy. His recorded works include Sabbath on the ALM label, Ten-no-io on the North Pacific Music CD release Shakuhachi Banquet, by Teruhisa Fukuda who has also included Atsuki Sumi's works on the ALM recordings Esprits Animaux, Esprits Animaux Part II and most recently Gakuon Jyu.

     Joseph Waters' works are regularly performed around the world. Awards in composition including the National Endowment for the Arts/Rockefeller Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants. He taught music composition, theory and electronic music at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon 1993 to 2001, and since then at Cal.State S.D. He is the Artistic Director of the North West Electro-Acoustic Music Organization (NWEAMO) in Portland, Oregon. He also founded and co-directed Network for New Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 1980s.

     Jack Gabel's numerous concert hall works for many different combinations of instruments and voices, with and without electro-acoustic accompaniments and/or enhancements, are performed around the world. His mixed-media works, alone and with collaborators, often employ musique concrete and poetry - frequently his own, some of which has been published apart from its use in contemporary performance pieces and more traditional settings for singers. Recorded works include Hellenic Triptych, by Weinberger & Luest on passion (NPM LD 003), Turtle Island Dreams · Turtle Island Dances (NPM LD 002), Etude for the Rainy Season on Shakuhachi Banquet by Teruhisa Fukuda (NPM LD 001) and Auto-Mobile on The Junk Yard Concert (GR-734). In the last half decade he has been collaborating extensively with choreographer Agnieszka Laska.

     Guillermo Galindo's artistic work spans a wide spectrum of expression from symphonic composition to the domains of musical and visual computer interaction, electro-acoustic music, opera, film music, instrument building, three dimensional installation, live performance, improvisation and sound design. His music has been performed and shown at major festivals and art exhibits throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Galindo's orchestral works include two symphonies: Ome Acatl premiered in Mexico City (1997) and Trade Routes for orchestra, with text by devorah major commissioned and premiered on 2005 by the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra and chorus.

In the field of opera Galindo has written two major works: Califas 2000 with text and performance art by MacArthur fellow Guillermo Gomez Pena; and Decreation/Fight Cherries with libretto by MacArthur fellow Anne Carson.

For many years a member of Pocha Nostra, a bay area based international performance art troupe, and a resident composer for the Unbound Spirit AADP Dance Company (1992 to 2004), Galindo's most recent work explores the fields of performance art, music and sound archetypes, ritual, live audience interaction, the creation of cyber-totemic sonic objects and site specific sonic environments. This exploration took him to become co-founder and curator of POW! POW!, the most important "grass roots" action/performance art festival in the United States West Coast.

Galindo's chamber and solo electro-acoustic works include: "Haiku II" * (2003) (for flute and recorded ambience) with text by Michael McClure which opened the first series of Latin American experimental music in the US at the The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Redcat Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles California and was chosen among 150 compositions of all over the world to be performed at the World Music Days at the Miami ISCM Chapter (2006) and Post Colonial Dicontinuum (2006) for chamber orchestra and his "cybertotemic" sonic object MAIZ, commissioned by the Earplay Ensemble and premiered at the Herbst Theater and and during the inauguration activities of the new DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, California.

Galindo's work on audience interactivity, three dimensional installation, sound spatialization and acousmatics includes; Transmission Series, a series of pieces focused on the transmission of culture through the information media of sound and radio in collaboration with composer Chris Brown; Glance, an interactive sound and video installation in collaboration with Gustavo Vazquez commissioned by the ISEA/Zero One international science and art festival; and DIVOX a multi channel audio piece installation written for the Oasis Sonoro project which included twelve 2 hour pieces to be played 24/7 at the Bellas Artes concert hall esplanade in Mexico City. Guillermo Galindo presently teaches courses on sound arts, performance, sociology and music and applied composition at the California College of Arts. He is presently also a panelist and tutor for the Jovenes Creadores music composition grant in Mexico.

Some awards granted to Guillermo Galindo include: City of Oakland Cultural Grants 08, ISEA Zero/One GLANCE installation commission, 2006, Meet the Composer Earplay Ensemble commissioning grant 2005, Sistema Nacional de Creadores Composition Grant, Mexico City 2005-2008, Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestral Commission "Words and Music Project" Oakland, CA, 2004; Creative Work Fund Media Arts Grant, San Francisco, CA 2003; California Arts Council Composers Fellowship 2000; American Composers Forum Continental Harmony Grant 1999; Residency for Composition at the Bannff Center for the Arts, Canada 1999; the ASCAP Special Awards 1995-08. Performances of Galindo's pieces have funded by the Clarence E, Heller and James Irvine Foundation.

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