Jack Green is my last piece written (primarily) in Connecticut. It was the first time, for quite a while, I had made much use of functional harmony in a piece (in a way) and was informed by a Steely Dan tune. In a roundabout way, it's a tribute to the strange, sad corner of Hartford, CT that I knew best.

Info here!: meredithgilna.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/jack-green/


released January 7, 2015
Performed at Pausa in Buffalo, NY - Oct 2014.

Wooden Cities:
Esin Gunduz - Voice
Megan Kyle - Oboe
Zane Merritt - Electric Guitar
Brendan Fitzgerald - Drum Kit
Nathan Hiedelberger - Conductor

Not Wooden Cities:
Meredith Gilna - Composer, Electric Bass

Thanks, Ethan Hayden, for the recording!



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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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