MMMP Newsletter - October 20, 2016

Added on by Robert Willey.

Got Vexation?

The New Music Ensemble will be presenting Erik Satie's "Vexations" on Saturday, October 22nd. The concert, under Dr. Kaplan's direction, will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Choral Hall, and is expected to continue non-stop until at least midnight in order to fulfill Satie's instructions to repeat the theme 840 times.

The event is free and open to the public, and you are welcome to come and go as you wish. There will be a tip jar out in case you would like to donate to the Cardinal Kitchen

Let Dr. Kaplan know if you are interested in being one of the pianists who will be appearing in a series of 20-minute slots.    [ score ]

The entire day will be broadcast live on Middletown Radio, the MMP area's Internet streaming radio station. The mic signals from Choral Hall will be patched into an audio interface in the patching room next to Studio 1, and the computer to which it is connected will be running Nicecast. We can then point our public streaming provider, to the Nicecast stream so that it will broadcast the concert to listeners rather than our regular playlists. This same system could be used on other computers, so let us know if you're planning on attending a show or would like to have a timeslot during the week and broadcast your audio feed as a remote DJ.


Live Sound Engineer needed

Roger McConnell is looking for a live sound engineer to work with America's Hometown Band. They have 4–5 performances a year and have the necessary equipment. The engineer is paid $50 for about 3 hours of work. Contact the director if you are responsible (i.e. will show up and be focused) and would like to know more about the job.

Cardinal Film Fights

Stuart Elmore started a club last spring with MMP and TCOM students called Cardinal Film Fights (CFF). Their video web show and audio podcast airs biweekly and can be enjoyed on YouTube, SoundCloud, or their website.

The show brings together three people (students, faculty, guests) on the show to debate four questions pertaining to film and television. The questions vary widely from silly ones like "Who would win in a fight?" or "Which movie is better?" to serious questions like "Best _____" or "Who/What is the best ____". They also allow participants to pitch an idea (movie, television show, cast, etc.) and debate about why their idea is the best among the other fighters. 

Contact Stuart if you would like to get involved as:

  • Production Assistants (help set up microphones and any other tech we have on set), 

  • Sound Engineers (assist in running signal flow on the board and setting good levels

  • Audio Editors (editing all tracks to balance out with each other and add some compression/limiting). 

The Cast:
Stuart Elmore - Director and President - MMP (tcom minor)
Nick Evans - Assistant Director and Fighter - TCOM video
Ben Thatcher - Director of Photography and Executive Producer - TCOM video
Dylan Query - Post-Production Supervisor and Executive Producer - TCOM video
Tyler Moore - Director of Promotions and Advertisement - Advertising
Allison Griffith - Assistant Director of Promotions/Advertisement - Marketing
Bryson Maesch - Chief Sound Engineer and Producer- TCOM audio
Von Storm - Chief Video Editor and Producer - TCOM video
Marissa Anderson - Production Assistant (video) and Producer - TCOM video
Morgan Fuller - Production Assistant (video) and Fighter - TCOM video
Kathryn Gardiner - Faculty Sponsor - Professor for Screenwriting

MMP Student Work

Recent additions to the MMP Podcast include songs from Alexander Moss and Janessa Williamson. Email .mp3s and links to YouTube videos with production and performance credits to Dr. Willey so we can share your work.

Special Harp Concert

On Thursday Oct. 20, 7:30 in Sursa hall, guest artist Alice Giles will be playing a recital which includes Berio's Sequenza for Harp. The diverse program includes:

  • Suite BWV 996 e-minor (originally for Lute - trans. A. Giles)
  • Praeludio / Allemande / Courante /Sarabande / Bourrée / Gigue J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
  • Suite for Harp Op 83 Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
  • Overture / Toccata / Nocturne / Fugue / Hymn (St Denio)
  • Especially… Dennis Eberhard (1943 - 2005)
  • Sequenza II Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003)
  • Une Châtelaine en sa Tour… Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
  • Jolly Piper - Concert Fantasy on the Theme of “The Sailor’s Hornpipe”, Carlos Salzedo (1885 – 1961)

You might want to consider inviting one of the harp students to record for one of your outside projects. One of the advantages of having an audio production program in a School of Music is to hear and have opportunities to record a wide variety of instruments.