AUDIO AND VIDEO

The Endings of Things from a Distance

text by Wendy Eisenberg | vocal performance by Michael Burritt

Michael Burritt, percussion

Film by FourTen Media


 

The Yellow Wallpaper

based on a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Nikki Joshi, theatrical percussion

Produced by Riddle Films

with support from The Rebanks Family Foundation, The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory, and The Ontario Arts Council
 

Nocturnes

(2017, rev. 2018)

Raina Arnett, violin
Victor LaBozzetta, marimba

I. Oneiral

II. Ethereal

III. Arterial

IV. Residual

Decay No. 1, ii. Macrostates (2016)

Eastman Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Burritt
Josh McClellan, Kyle Peters, Aaron Locklear, Catherine Cole,

Cameron Leach

Film by Four/Ten Media

 

Decay No. 1, complete (2016)

Eastman Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Burritt
Josh McClellan, Kyle Peters, Aaron Locklear, Catherine Cole,

Cameron Leach

Film by Four/Ten Media

Scintillāre, ii. Harmonic Maneuvers (2015)

Colleen Bernstein, marimba

Film by Four/Ten Media

Scintillāre, complete (2015)

Colleen Bernstein, marimba

Film by Four/Ten Media

Harmonic Maneuvers (from Fermion Histories, 2015)

Colleen Bernstein, marimba; Robin Steitz, soprano; Ji-Yeon Lee and Ivan Sumanski, violin; Alex McLaughlin and Josh Wareham, viola; Yunwen Chen, cello; Joey Duncan, bass clarinet; Regina Demina, physicist (September 27, 2016, Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music)

From "Fermion Histories" (2015). Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) is the theory that describes, to a staggering degree of accuracy, the interactions between photons (quanta of light) and matter, which underlie virtually all the phenomena of the observable world.  Harmonic Maneuvers is a sort of dance, inspired by the strange and surprising lives of photons and their cascading interactions with matter, the complex harmonic relationships among waves, and the hidden worlds that they inhabit all around us – the impossibly strange, invisible essence of our macroscopic reality.  The piece begins with a statement of Maxwell’s equations in covariant form.

Seven Songs from "A Shropshire Lad" (2016)

Chad Somers, baritone | Kurt Galvan, piano
(September 27, 2016; Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music)

Published in 1896 at A.E. Housman’s personal expense after rejections from several publishers, A Shropshire Lad was to become a sign of the times, and of those to come for British readers.   The sixty-three poems evoke a lost youth in the country, the death of friends, and a world that has changed irreversibly around the yearning protagonist.   The influence of the Scottish “border ballad” can be heard in the simple folk rhythms of the text, and provides a ghostly backdrop to modern themes of isolation and displacement.

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