Where Does Love Go?
1. Where Does Love Go?
forviola, interactive electronics and digital media
2. Duo Concertante
fortwo alto saxophones and piano
adaptedfrom original for two saxophones and orchestra by
SteveStusek, Susan Fancher, alto saxophone, Inara Zandmane, piano
forvioloncello and digital media
4. Energy Drink II
5. Say a Prayer, But theSea Wind Blows Them Out (1996)
forsoprano voice, string quartet and digital media
poemby Dina Elenbogen
LorenaGuilln, soprano, John Fadial, Janet Orenstein, violin, Scott
Rawls,viola, Brooks Whitehouse, violoncello
6-9. Four Short Songs: acertain sadness (1991)
foralto saxophone and violoncello
SusanFancher, saxophone, Ingrid Wagner-Kraft, violoncello
Recording Engineers: Dennis Hopson (track 1); BerndGottinger (track 5), Mark Engebretson (tracks 2, 3, 4, 6-9).
Produced by Mark Engebretson
This recording was made possible in part by a New FacultyGrant from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Special thanks to UNCG School of Music Dean John J. Dealfor ongoing support.
The pieceson this recording reflect first and foremost my interest in melody. It seems tome that thinking about melody is not particularly in vogue these days, at leastamong composers such as myself who have been raised and trained asÒmodernists.Ó But I do think thatmelody is at the heart of what we all do and to lose sight of that is to loseperhaps the most attractive, endearing and memorable element of musicalcomposition. Of course, there is alot more here than just nice tunes: all kinds of extended performancetechniques, electronic elements, quarter-tones, complicated formal procedureslike Òinfective motivic development,Ó interval expansion and otherprocess-oriented thinking, and so forth.
Mostimportantly, this collection of pieces was written for my friends, and I amindebted to them and their hard work not only for their performances here, butalso for their steadfast dedication to my music. There is a sense ofmultiple-connectedness that permeates the recording. Events, for example, isperformed here by my current colleague Brooks Whitehouse.
WhereDoes Love Go? (2003) for viola and live electronics
Where does love go
Saya Prayer, But the Sea Wind Blows Them Out poemby Dina Elenbogen
You say it's easiest to embrace the dead,
easier to stand next to your grandmother's grave,
easier to light her a candle, toss a flower
across her eyes, easier to tell her why you mustleave,
easier than your mother crying over dinner,
your mother with black wicked hair, your motherwithout
teeth. It is easier to turn your back on
your grandmother's silence than your motherstanding
at the doorway, watching her oldest mistake walkaway.
She throws stones at the moon which will notshatter.
You leave me with the heaviness of yourgrandmother
sunk in the earth of Tarshiha,
and the sun sets slowly behind white roofs.
You leave me with the spaces in your mother'smouth,
the darkness behind her eyes, the strap of herblack
brassiere. You leave me with your father who hasnot spoken
since you threw him against the wall for hitting
your mother. His eyes are lost, his jaws clench
with each movement of your arm. You leave me withyour father
You leave me, my sun, alone on this bed we pressed
into, this narrow space you once shared with three
brothers and a sister. Then, there was onlydarkness,
reading books over candle. There are still things
I can't imagine. You leave me with the Breasts
of MaÕa lot,
the windmill, beyond the Arab villages, sinking
into the sea on one side of the sky, the moon up
on the other. You leave me with these heavy roads
that once were gravel. You leave me with yourchildhood
steps, your madness.
and all of the other men pulled out of bed latenight to pray.
It was the fruit you wanted, the cake youdevoured,
Applesof the Earth,Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2005
Melody...complexityÉvirtuosityfor both the players and thecomposerÉinteractivityÉmulti-dimensionalityÉelectronic and acousticinstrumentsÉthis disc: early chamber worksÉand, melodyÉ
Lived inMinneapolis, Bordeaux, Chicago, Stockholm, Vienna, Chicago, Buffalo,Gainesville, GreensboroÉconcerts at ICMC, SCI, CMS, Bowling Green Festival,Wien Modern, Gaida Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania), Ny Musikk (Bergen, Norway),Indiana State University New Music Festival (Terre Haute, Indiana), FEMF(Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival) and ISCM Festivals (Tirana, Albaniaand Baku, Azerbaijan), Carnegie HallÉ
Taught atEastman, University of Florida, SUNY FredoniaÉStudied at NorthwesternUniversity (D.M.), University of Minnesota, Conservatoire deBordeaux...Composition teachers: Michel Fuste-Lambezat, M. William Karlins,Pauline Oliveros, Marta Ptaszynska, Michael Pisaro, Stephen Syverud and JayAlan YimÉSaxophone teachers: Ruben Haugen, Frederick L. Hemke, Jean-MarieLondeixÉcurrently on the faculty at the University of North Carolina atGreensboroÉ
Stockhausen(Indianerlieder)ÉBerio (Sequenza)ÉBritten-Pears InstituteÉPh.D., Univ. atBuffaloÉResident Artist, Hartwick CollegeÉUniversity of ArizonaRecordingsÉMusica ApertaÉ
USIAArtistic AmbassadorÉperformances at Phillips Collection, the Kennedy Center,the Sale Poirel in Nancy, France, the American University in Blagoevgrad,BulgariaÉconcertmaster of the Greensboro Symphony OrchestraÉChesapeakeTrioÉMcIver EnsembleÉ
Foundingmember, Guild TrioÉtours in Canada, Europe and the United StatesÉrecitals andmaster classes in seven African countriesÉprizewinner, Philadelphia OrchestraConcerto Competition, West Palm Beach Invitational ConcertoCompetitionÉsoloist, Salisbury Symphony OrchestraÉ
Member ofSteve Reich and MusiciansÉpremieres of The Cave and Three TalesÉWienerFestwochen, Festival d'Automne a Paris, Holland Festival, Berlin Festival,Spoleto Festival USA and the Lincoln Center FestivalÉperformances in London,Vienna, Rome, Milan, Tokyo, Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Los Angeles, Chicagoand New YorkÉrecordings with Centaur, CRI, Nonesuch, Capstone, andPhilipsÉprincipal violist of the Greensboro Symphony OrchestraÉ
GuildTrioÉmaster classes throughout the United States and CanadaÉNorway, Turkey,Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Portugal, France and AustraliaÉ
Foundingmember, Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, UNCG Quatuor dÕAnchesÉDutch Chamber MusicCompetition winner with duo 2Track with accordionist Otine van ErpÉstudied atthe Paris Conservatoire, Conservatoire de la Region de ParisÉfounder, CarolinaSaxophone SymposiumÉ
Dozens of commissioned worksÉpublished transcriptions ofJosquin Desprez and Steve Reich...hundreds of concerts internationallyÉRedClay, Amherst, Vienna and RollinÕ Phones saxophone quartetsÉcollaborations withTerry Riley, Charles Wuorinen, Philip Glass, Hilary Tann, Friedrich Cerha, BenJohnston, M. William Karlins, Perry Goldstein, Olga Neuwirth, David Stock,Michael Torke, Ed Campion and Robert CarlÉrecordings on Innova, New World,PhillipsÉ
Austriancomposer and flute virtuoso..first compositions at age fourÉprinciple flutistwith Vereinigten Bhnen WienÉawards from Ministry of Culture, the TheodorKrner Award, ISCMÉimprov group Things of NowNowÉcompositions performed atHrgnge, Klangbogen, Steirischer Herbst, Wien Modern, Zeitgenssischer Herbst,and in Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia,Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the USAÉ
German-born,Vienna residentÉdebut at the Gro§er Musikvereinssaal (Vienna)Épremiered WolframWagner«s Concertofor violin, cello, piano and orchestra...radio, TV and CD productions inGermany, Austria, England, Ireland and Denmark...viola da gamba.
From Riga,LatviaÉrecitals in St. Paul, Kansas City, Cleveland, St. Louis, and New York,many Republics of the former Soviet UnionÉsoloist, Latvian National Orchestra,Liepaja Symphony, Latvian Academy of Music Student Orchestra, SIU Symphony, andUMKC Conservatory Symphony and Chamber orchestras...Chamber Music Festivals inRiga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Helsinki (Finland), and Norrtelje (Sweden)É