9.18.14 Sounding The Space: a film by Hans Fjellestad DVD

Accretions presents
SOUNDING THE SPACE
a film by Hans Fjellestad

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Sounding The Space : Music For Architecture

Directed by Hans Fjellestad

Percussionist Marcos Fernandes reconnects with his homeland by staging elaborate concerts in four historical buildings designed by his grandfather Uheiji Nagano (1867-1937) in Japan.

パーカッショニスト、マルコス・フェルナンデス氏の母国、日本への回帰にあたって企画された特別公演。フェルナンデス氏の祖父、近代建築家の長野宇平治氏(1867~1937)設計の横浜、京都、岡山、松江に所在する歴史的建築文化財の空間を音とダンスで奏でる。

Cast

Yumiko Tanaka
Seiichi Yamamoto
Carl Stone
Yuko Hirai
Hirokazu Morikawa
Masatoshi Utashima
Kouen Morishita
Kohichi Akada
Marcos Fernandes

Produced by
Marcos Fernandes producer
Yoshimi Izumisawa co-producer

Cinematography by Hans Fjellestad

DVD package art + design by Kio Griffith

filming in
Yokohama
Kyoto
Okayama
Matsue

http://www.soundingthespace.com/
http://accretions.com/

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9.10.14 Quartetto Fantastico “music for dreams”

Quartetto Fantastico
music for dreams

QUARTETTO FANTASTICO

Search the Darkness
by Rumi

Sit with your friends; don’t go back to sleep.
Don’t sink like a fish to the bottom of the sea.

Surge like an ocean,
don’t scatter yourself like a storm.

Life’s water flows from darkness.
Search the darkness don’t run from it.

Night travelers are full of light,
and you are, too; don’t leave this companionship.

Be a wakeful candle in a golden dish,
don’t slip into the dirt like quick silver.

The moon appears for the night travelers,
be watchful when the moon is full.

(translated by Kabir Helminski)

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CHRIS WOODS  violin
PAUL CARTWRIGHT  violin
MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON  viola
PETER  JACOBSON  cello

produced by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

recorded by Jim Lang, Benjamin Tierney, Be Hussey,
Charles Kim, Juan Espinoza

mixed by Ken Barrientos and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Album Art, Photography + Design by: Kio Griffith

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson website
Quartetto Fantastico website

9.3.14 Hay Fever : Live At Wonder Valley Experimental Music Festival

HAY FEVER
Live At Wonder Valley Experimental Music Festival

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EMILY HAY  flutes/vocals/fx
WAYNE PEET keyboard/organ
STEUART LIEBIG electric basses/electronics
BRAD DUTZ  percussion/drums/fx
LUCIO MENEGON electric guitar

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Audio recorded live at the Wonder Valley Experimental Music Festival #6
by Wayne Petter and Mark A. Soden, Jr., April 12, 2014

Mixed and masters by Wayne Peet at Newzone Studio

Live Projections by William Almas

Video Filming by Wayne Petter

Special Thanks to the Sibley Family and everyone at The Palms Restaurant and Saloon, Wonder Valley, CA, USA

Special thanks to Fodera Basse)s

Cover Photo: Greg Thomas

Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith

(p)(c) 2014 Hay Fever  (c) 2014 Emily Hay Music (BMI), Leaky Spleen Music (BMI),  Killzone Music (BMI), Sisong Music (ASCAP) and Lucio Menegon (BMI)

6.19.14 Music Of Norman Weston And Joey Sellers » Saddleback College Composers Series

Saddleback College Composers Series New Release
Music Of Norman Weston And Joey Sellers

music of norman weston and joey sellers

Five Love Songs for Female Voice and Trombone

01 Wishing  |  02 Dream Echo  |  03 I Want You
04 True Love  |  05 Threnody  |  06 Wishing Redux

AMANDA STRADER  voice
JOEY SELLERS  trombone
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Two Movements for String Quartet*

01 Slow, Free  |  02 Not Too Slow

XIKA  HUANG  violin
MINHYE LEE  violin
BORN LAU  viola
QIAN DAI  cello
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Intermezzo for Trombone and Piano

JOEY SELLERS  trombone
NORMAN WESTON  piano
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Sonata for Flute and Piano

01 Moderate, with Freedom   |  02 Fast  |  03 Very Slow

CYNTHIA  ELLIS  flute
NORMAN WESTON  piano
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Trombone Quartet #2

01 Secco  |  02 Molto Allegro  |  03 March  |  04 Adagio
05 Intermezzo/Ballade  |  06 Molto Allegro

Algonquin Quartet

ALEX  ILES  trombone
SCOTT WHITFILED  trombone
JOEY SELLERS  trombone
GEORGE THATCHER  bass trombone
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Sonata for Piano

NORMAN WESTON  piano

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All Music Recorded, Mixed  & Mastered by Kevin Mowry

*except “Two Movements for String Quartet” – recorded by Mark Schiffelbein

Album Art + Design by: Kio Griffith

Joey Sellers website
Saddleback College Jazz Studies website

3.3.14 Tatiana Parra + Vardan Ovsepian “Lighthouse”

Tatiana Parra + Vardan Ovsepian
Lighthouse

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01 Louvers
02 Sonho expresso
03 Chorinho for Tati
04 Trompe l’oeil
05 Um som azul
06 Parapet
07 Lighthouse
08 Joist 1
09 That night
10 Um filme
11 Joist 2
12 Cantilever

TATIANA PARRA voice
VARDAN  OVSEPIAN  piano

Produced by Tatiana Parra and Vardan Ovsepian

Recorded by Talley Sherwood at Tritone, fall 2013
Mixed and mastered by Masahiro Tsuzuki, winter 2014

Album Art / Photo + Design by: Kio Griffith

Tatiana Parra website
Vardan Ovsepian website

10.15.13 Jim McAuley + Scott Fraser » Workbench Recordings

Workbench Recordings New Release
JIM MCAULEY + SCOTT FRASER

MCAULEY_FRASER

JIM MCAULEY guitars
SCOTT FRASER guitars

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Produced by James Beaudreau, Jim McAuley + Scott Fraser
Mixed and Mastered by Scott Fraser
Photography by Kio Griffith
Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith

Workbench Recordings website

10.11.13 Daniel Szabo + Peter Erskine + Edwin Livingston “A Song From There” » dszabomusic

dzabomusic New Release
DANIEL SZABO + PETER ERSKINE + EDWIN LIVINGSTON
A Song From There

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DANIEL SZABO piano
PETER ERSKINE  drums
EDWIN LIVINGSTON  bass
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I first became aware of Dan while teaching at USC. Bob Mintzer had called and was raving about this guy Dan who had applied for graduate studies. Upon first hearing some of his music, I knew he was special. Things ultimately worked out, and Dan was able to attend school.  It was not only good for him, but also for all of our students as I soon found out that he was not only a great musician but also a great mentor as well.

Fast forward to present time when Dan called and asked me if I would craft liner notes for the CD. I did not hesitate for one moment, because before I had even listened to the recording, I knew it would not be a chore. Dan is a great pianist, and upon listening, the first word that comes to mind is clarity. He has a beautiful touch, and it seems as if there are no wasted notes. Everything has its purpose. It’s the same with his composition… Nothing ever seems out of place, everything is there for a reason. This is not background music by any means. Yet, there is a certain atmosphere about the recording… one of a calm, transportive nature. Dan’s music demands your attention without beating you over the head or intimidating you. It’ ever so subtly gets under your skin, and before long, you will find yourself dropping everything and giving it the full, undivided attention, which it deserves.

Hats off to Dan Szabo for making a beautiful, honest and creative musical statement.

Alan Pasqua
July, 2013

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Produced by Daniel Szabo
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Talley Sherwood
Album Art + Design by:  Kio Griffith

Daniel Szabo  website