Based off of the poem by Stephen Crane and written for Lara Mitofsky Neuss
"I saw a man pursuising the horizon" BY STEPHEN CRANEI saw a man pursuing the horizon;Round and round they sped.I was disturbed at this;I accosted the man.“It is futile,” I said,“You can never —”“You lie,” he cried,And ran on.
Recording by Jeff Anderle and Jon Russell begins at 29 minutes and 18 seconds
Commissioned for Elinor Armer’s 75th Birthday Celebration
Program Note: When presented with the opportunity to write for Elly’s festivities, overwhelmed ridiculosity ensued. There were too many options. I would have loved to work on a grand opera that reached the absurd puns saturation point, but time and instrumentation restraints brought me back down to
earth. Elly helped instill a love of plundering other composers’ work. This inspired my tinkering with Bach’s “Gavotte in G Minor BWV 822”. The arrived at dance has little in common with the baroque gavotte. Instead an attempt at rhythmic, Milhaudian joy is offered in celebration of the greatest mentor, composer, inspiration and friend.
Recording Coming Soon
SILVER KEYS TRIO – ALL AMERICAN MUSIC
Center for New Music in San Francisco, Sept. 30, 2015 – 7:30pm
San Jose State University, October 1st, 2015 – 12:15pm
Sacramento State University, October 2nd, 2015 -4:00pm
Program Note: When granted the opportunity to write for the Silver Keys Trio’s instrumentation, my wife and I had just begun to expect our new daughter. I swung between exhaustive fragility and terrifying elation and still do with Alice now here and born. This text has become my much needed mantra, as anything I do, from parenting to music, is destined to fail without love. My deepest thanks go to the virtuosic Silver Keys Trio for organizing the commissioning consortium that brought about this seven movement piece.
I Might Speak
With Tongues of Angles
Yet Without Love
Have Now Become
A Clanging Cymbal
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Now Available Through Imagine Music Publishing
CHRISTIN SCHILLINGER — DIAPHONIC: NEW SOUNDS FOR BASSOON
Fox Bassoons Performing Artist Christin Schillinger, known for her ‘natural interpretations’ and ‘perfect musical choices’ within new music, specializes in the accessibility of the avant-garde. At the center of the program are two world premieres: Diaphonic by San Francisco composer Kyle Hovatter and Double Helix by Long Beach composer Jenni Brandon.
Program Note by Christin Schillinger:
The first published work for bassoon by a woman dates to 1930: Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Diaphonic Suite for bassoon and cello is a chromatic etude in duet form. In Diaphonic, Kyle Hovatter creates a fresh, and modern composition drawing from Seeger’s original source material. For bassoon and track, the work maintains Seeger’s contrapuntal and chromatic significance, while layering further textural and rhythmic layers to her dissonance.
Score and Recording Coming Soon