Composition Showcase
Our composer's activities: check back here from time to time to see / hear different excerpts.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
The following excerpt is from a work for piano, interactive graphics, and real-time digital signal processing, to be premiered in June 2012. Sensors over the keyboard detect if white-keys are being played, which trigger red lines, or black-keys, which create blue lines.
Dr. Joyce W C Tang
World premiere of "Dadra" (2012) for tabla, Chinese and Western instruments by the ¡§Feng Consort¡¨ in the HK Cultural Centre Studio Theatre, March 2012.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
World premiere of "Lebewohl" for brass ensemble 7 March 2012 Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Performance of "Trois¡¨ (1986) for piano, violin and cello by the ¡§Manhattan Trio¡¨ HK City Hall Theatre, December 2011.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Performance of ¡§Improvisation on Musical Improvisation (Defined)¡¨ (2010) for piano and interactive graphics at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music¡¦s ¡§Electro-acoustic Music Festival 3¡¨ November 2011.
Dr. David Francis Urrows
Performance of "The Eternal Rose" Performed in the United States by the choir of Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, May 2011.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
Performance of "A Jazz Funeral" by Glasgow Wind Band and Scotland¡¦s premier concert band on 5 March 2011, at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Publication/released "With A Distant Eye: Celestial Images from the New General Catalog", a dual CD/DVD-video disc containing 9 of his compositions for piano, percussion, electraonics, and interactive graphics. Ravello Records/Naxos Records (RR7803)
Dr. Christopher Coleman
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Atlanta, GA. Concert featured his 25¡¨ solo harp piece, March 2011.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Presented composition seminars to BM, MM, and PhD students with live performances of his music, March 2011.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
Ball State University, presented his solo harp piece at their harp seminar and was the featured composer at University of Akron¡¦s New Music Festival and presented Keynote Address. Enjoyed a concert exclusively devoted to his works, with 6 pieces, including the North American premiere of 3 Fugues and a Dirge for Richard III, February 2011.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
North American Premiere of ¡§Listening to the World¡¨ for fixed media, at Ball State University¡¦s 2011 New Music Festival, February 2011.
Dr. David Francis Urrows
Performance of "A Psalm of Francis Thompson" by the Hong Kong Bach Choir, conducted by Jerome Hoberman, at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, 7 December 2010.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
Performance of ¡§Politics, Money, Music¡¨ for brass quintet at the Society of Composers¡¦ National Conference, November 2010.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
Premiere ¡§Three Haiku¡¨ for two basses and two percussionists, given at HKBU in November 2010.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Software: ¡§Acoustics Playground¡¨ and ¡§Decibels4U¡¨ (OSX) programs for students in Recording Techniques to better understand these difficult concepts through interactive graphical software. October 2010.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Performance of ¡§An Inescapable Entanglement¡¨ (15 minutes) for piano, orchestra, and 8 loudspeakers (2010). Premiered HK City Hall Concert Hall with Dr. Mary Wu, soloist, October 2010.
Dr. David Francis Urrows
Performance of "Sarabande" by the HKBU Symphony Orchestra at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, 25 October 2010.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Design, Installation & Software Development for the ¡§Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Technology¡¨ includes software that integrates 2 computers, 4 graphics cards, 5 projectors, 26 loudspeakers, and numerous controllers, January 2010 ¡V June 2011.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Performance of Composition "In time of all sweet things beyond" for harp and oboe performed on 27 May 2010 in Academic Community Hall.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Premiere Performance of "Improvisations on Music Improvisation (Defined)" (7 minutes) for piano, DSP, and interactive graphics (2010). Premiered 27 May 2010 in Academic Community Hall.
Dr. David Francis Urrows
Performance of "La Castrata", a duo for Oboe and Harp, and an aria from La Castrata (¡§A husband whom she loves¡¨) were performed on a concert of works by HKBU composers at Hong Kong Baptist University, 27 May 2010.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
Premiere Performances of Fugue a 4: ¡§Now is the winter of our discontent¡¨ for woodwind quintet, 4 minutes, 8 pages; Permutation Fugue a 5: ¡§Within the guilty closure of thy walls¡¨ for woodwind quintet, 8 minutes, 9 pages; Prelude: Distant Fanfares; Double Fugue: ¡§A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!¡¨; Dirge for Richard III for woodwind quintet, 8 minutes, 18 pages, collectively known as Three Fugues and a Dirge for Richard III, and premiered by the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia Woodwind Quintet on 27 May, 2010.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
20 minute piece "The Crystalline Architecture of Loss received the premiere of its piano version by Carol Yu on 27 May, 2010.
Dr. Christopher Coleman
Premiere ¡§The Snake Oil Peddler¡¨, a 15 minute work for symphonic band, 59 pages, April 2010.
Dr. David Francis Urrows
Performance of "Verbum patris hodie", a Christmas motet, by HKBU Choir at the annual concert, December 2009.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Premiere Performance of "Three Rooms" (16 minutes) Intermedia production for dancer, camera, electro-acoustic music and interactive graphics (2009), premiered 24 November 2009 HK City Hall Theatre. Commissioned by the HK Composer¡¦s Guild and the Composer¡¦s and Authors Society HK (CASH).
Dr. David Francis Urrows
Received his 23rd consecutive ASCAP-PLUS Award from the American Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers in 2009.
Dr. Christopher J. Keyes
Conference Presentation on CompuIntroMusic (for computer-generated tape) at the 2010 International Computer Music Conference, New York City.
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