Vagabond Planet

by Meredith Gilna

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Recorded Oct 21st, 2012. This is a barely rehearsed reading of my Master's Thesis. Ideally this is performed with the performers spread across the room so you can hear ideas being passed back and forth and to help differentiate the sounds in all of the organized chaos, but stereo will have to do.

Read about the bizarre composition process here: meredithgilna.wordpress.com/audiovisual/vagabond-planet/

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released November 4, 2012

Composed/conducted by Meredith Gilna

Performers:
Soprano Saxophone - Kendra Emery
Euphonium - Joel Meltzer
Tuba - Benjamin Mansavage Klein
Percussion 1 - James Waterman
Percussion 2 - Kevin Good
Percussion 3 - Michael Anderson
Guitars - Jon Dostou
Violin - Annalise Ohse
Double Bass - Tristan Kasten-Krause

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Meredith Gilna Buffalo, New York

I’m a composer of the ‘classical’ variety with an affinity for the avant garde, based in Buffalo, NY. Many of my pieces utilize graphics or other non musical sources as a framework, treated with different degrees of intuition and literal translation, to create music with an unexpected shape and content. I'm fond of gesture, functional/non functional harmony, extended techniques, and low sounds. ... more

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