Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Here's a brief Septet I wrote last Spring
SeptetSeptet.mp3 (1849 KB)
Download now or listen on posterous
Download now or listen on posterous
In the spring quarter at CSULA the composition and orchestration students were very fortunate to have a professional septet come in to read and record our pieces. John Kennedy, the head of CSULA's composition department conducted. I re-orchestrated a section of a string quartet that I'd written and below are the results.After hearing it for the first time since then, I'm happier with it than I remember. The problems I had with it originally were not with the performance, all of the players had either just been on a soundstage or were going to play with the LA Philharmonic that evening, but with the composition. I felt that it didn't fit well with the first movement (not heard here) and that there were problems with the harmonies. I don't feel this way now and am happy to have something like this well documented. Special thanks to Steve Wight and the students of his recording course for recording the pieces, and especially Weba Garretson for the extra work that she did getting the audio together.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Below is a video describing the ReverbNation/Audiolife store that is currently in beta. Although I'm not in the business of endorsing products, I am always interested in something that is powerful and easy for musicians and this appears to be one of those things. Essentially it integrates what ReverbNation has to to offer (widgets, FanReach, etc.) with the on-demand store capabilities that Audiolife offers. I've been messing around with ReverbNation a little lately and have also used Audiolife a little and this looks really cool to me. <p>Reverb Store Walkthrough from Ferol Vernon on Vimeo.</p>
Friday, September 25, 2009
Coupon For Antigua Coffee House
Many of us in the LA area are glad to see Antigua Coffee open again. As if you needed another reason to go other than the great coffee, below is a coupon compliments of Antigua and Eastsider Writer.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monte Carlo 76/East Side Luv Write Up in Eastsider Writer
Writer and Monte Carlo 76 contributor Rafael Cardenas has written something about our show at Eastside Luv tonight. Go check out this and all of the other great writing at Eastsider Writer.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Had a really fun rehearsal tonight getting ready for our show at East Side Luv. It's been a blast playing lately!<a href="" title="Mama Juana's 24 by Monte Carlo 76, on Flickr"> /></a>
Gino Robair on I, Norton
Gino Robair talks about his opera I, Norton:http://www.sequenza21.com/index.php/1714 #GinoRobair #Gino #Robair
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monte Carlo 76 At Eastside Luv - 9/24
We've got a couple of surprises up our sleeve for this show! For those of you who haven't yet, follow us on Facebook and Twiiter!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
A good example
It's rare that I write about other music, not because I don't want to but because I have enough problems writing about and promoting my own. However, today a musician named Atomic Skunk followed me on Twitter and it started a whole chain of events that I found very positive.
First and foremost, I like the music. It's well crafted ambient/electronica that does not exclude form and songwriting I've been listening to more of this lately, and this is a step above some of the other things I've sampled on the web. This musician is not afraid of melody and is not just gratuitously using the common elements of this style of music.
Second, his website is simple, easy to navigate and has plenty of music for free. All of his press, social media sites, contact info is there. I've spent some time researching musician's web presence, with this site being a great example. This site does not get in the way of the main thing: his music.
This all started with a follow on Twitter, but to me it shows what can be done with a simple, unified presentation of music on the web.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Dead Air Trio - MONA - 09.04.09
Christopherson, Clucas, and Keller at the Museum of Neon Art.
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