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23 May 2012
Posted by timecurve

Premiere performance of Shadowing Satie
performed by Ensemble PTYX, Jean-Baptite Apere, director

Salle Ockeghem, Tours, France
Friday & Saturday, June 15 and 16, 2012, 20:45

Other works on the program include music by Kyle Gann, Art Jarvinen, György Kurtag, Erik Satie, and Howard Skempton.

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02 May 2012
Posted by timecurve

Premiere performance of Dance-o-Rama by Topology

At From Small Things Grow: Clocked Out and Topology at the Crossbows festival
Ian Hanger Hall, Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 18:40 – 20:00
Crossbows festival pass: $30 AUD

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23 Apr 2012
Posted by timecurve

a whispering . . .

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Percussion Ensemble, Alison Shaw, conductor
Arts and Communication Center Music Hall, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54910

Monday, April 30, 2012, 7:30 pm CST
Admission: $8 / $5 students, seniors/ $3 children 12 and under

Other works on the program by Henry Cowell, Steve Reich, John Thrower, and Russell Peck

BIG PIANO

24 Mar 2012
Posted by timecurve

It's been a good year for writing music. During that time I've written Blue Grass, for the New Purple Forbidden City Orchestra of Beijing, Shadowing Satie for Ensemble PTYX in France, and Dance-o-Rama for Topology in Brisbane. But the most unexpected piece I wrote is a concerto for piano and orchestra. Here's how it came about.

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11 Mar 2012
Posted by timecurve

The Time Curve Preludes
Jeff Manchur, solo piano

Bryan Recital Hall
Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 12:00 pm

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19 Feb 2012
Posted by timecurve

The Time Curve Preludes
Jeff Manchur, solo piano

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
1144 M Street
Lincoln, Nebraska

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 3:00 pm

Posted by timecurve

I watched the Merce Cunningham Company rehearse for two months before I ever saw them dance in concert. It was 1977 and I was living in Westbeth in downtown NYC, the location of the Cunningham studios. John Cage lived just down Bank Street and we played chess two or three times a week (much to the chagrin of Bill Anastasi, who played with John almost every day until I arrived on the scene). Anyway, John thought watching Merce rehearse would help my composing and even though Merce was not so sure he wanted a visitor, John prevailed and I went to rehearsals for the next two months.

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29 Nov 2011
Posted by timecurve

Gambit
for solo percussion & 2-channel tape (1967)

(d')après Satie
Ensemble PTYX
Jean-Baptiste Apéré, director

Salle Ockeghem
Tours, France

December 1, 2011, 8:45 pm

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23 Nov 2011
Posted by timecurve

Revolution
for 4 percussion and 2 grand pianos,
in unison, amplified (1993)

Western Percussion Ensemble
University of Wisconsin
Anthony Di Sanza, director

Mills Concert Hall, School of Music,
455 N. Park Street, Madison, WI
November 30, 2011, 7:30 pm

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11 Nov 2011
Posted by timecurve

The Time Curve Preludes

The Minimalism At 50 Birthday Bash, Kings Point, London
Performed by pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque, with their band: Nicola Tescari keyboard;
David Chalmin, electric guitar; Massimo Pupillo, bass guitar; Raphaël Séguinier, percussion