HoUsE miX for orchestra

HoUsE miX borrows musical materials and gestures from the language of techno dance music (with no actual quotations). This piece also makes use of one of this genre’s structural conceits: the sharp juxtaposition of diverse materials (which is reflected in the title). Rather than creating a collage, there is still a sense of linear flow and progression to the larger form; the use of sharp juxtaposition in this context may be understood as a type of emphatic punctuation.

HoUsE miX for orchestra is a re-imagined version of the composition for tuba and electronics. This version was composed in St. Petersburg, Russia, in November, 1995. Chosen by Dennis Russell Davies and American Composers Orchestra to be a part of the Whitaker Reading Sessions in New York City, 21 April 1997, the premier performance was given 21 February 1999, by the University of Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, Roger Zahab, conductor.

A recording of HoUsE miX appears below, featuring the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, conductor.

This composition may be purchased or is available on a rental basis from:

The Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music
The Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103-1116
tel (215) 686-5313

Date completed:
ca. 5:00

HoUsE miX

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