February 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm
Two Moon Art House & Cafe
315 Fourth Ave. (between 2nd/3rd Streets)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Element Themes: Sky, Moon, & Love
The Brave One
Music by Kyoko Oyobe
I saw a movie called The Brave One. I sympathized a lot about the sudden death of the heroine's fiancé.
I understood that the message from the movie was that you can be strong for your loved ones.
I put the message into the melody in my composition.
The Cabbage Moon
Music by Manuela Lechler
Text by Jan Wahl, Illustrations by Adrienne Adams
Voice-Christopher Poeschl, Piano-Kyoko Oyobe, Saxophone-Manuela Lechler
Cabbage Moon is a story about love and nature. The princess Adelgitha and her dog Jenny are coming to the
rescue of the moon, that has been threatened by the greedy Squink...
Saz in a Cage
Music by Christopher Kadis Moscato
Recorded Sound, Saz Baglama with electronics-Chris Moscato
Saz in a Cage is a piece that was first designed for the celebration of the centennial of John Cage's birth. The
sound designed backing track was conceived via a MAX/MSP patch that creates dynamic tonality chords;
microtonal but palatable to the ear. Originally conceived with chance operations à la John Cage, the backing
track has been recorded for this performance. The live saz part is electronically wired to an FX pedal and is
inspired by a video of a bird in a cage gazing at the night sky.
Valentines Day News, Prince Charming Clues
Poem written and Performed by Kamaria Williams
Stating universal truths since 1990!
Share With Me
Music by Christopher Dickson
Poems by Halina Poświatowska, Translated by Aleksandra Miglowiec
Voice-Telma Bernardo, Guitar-Jay Kauffman, Saxophone-Manuela Lechler
In 1956 Elzbieta, a 4-year old Polish girl watches as soviet tanks surround the city of Warsaw. On the day of a
large protest there, her father was arrested. Elzbieta spends her life searching for the answer to what happened
to him with no success. In 1977, still with still no answers about her father, she marries a wonderful man.
These two short poems were first performed during the wedding scene of Dziewczyna.
Poem by Emma DeGrand
Music by Ann Warren
Voice - Emma DeGrand, Clarinet with electronics-Ann Warren
This is a frustrated letter I wrote to the moon because I felt I was receiving undeserved and unnecessary
special attention from it. The moon-a processed clarinet tries to explain.
Music by Jay Kauffman
The Circle Dance is a rondo that spins musical adventures out from a theme in 3/4. When I played this once for a
dancer before it had an official name, she improvised in circles around me. The adventures hint at
flamenco, middle-eastern, and south-american folk music, and always circle playfully back to the theme,
changing it in the ears of the listener.
Duet for Saz Baglama and Prepared Double Bass (Amplified)
Music by Chris Kadis Moscato and Ann Warren
Saz Baglama-Chris Moscato, Prepared Bass-Ann Warren
Elements 1, A Duet for Amplified Saz Baglama and Prepared Double Bass creates a tone poem
telling the story of the sky in a life crisis. We join the sky on a short journey
to explore timbres and rhythms as we move through the cosmos.
The saz baglama is a kind of Turkish lute.
The double bass is decorated with items found at office supplies
or electrical parts stores and is played with fingers, bow, and a yarn drum mallet.
Music by Manuela Lechler
Piano-Kyoko Oyobe, Saxophone-Manuela Lechler
Ascension is the magic of the heart, or being lifted up by a feather.