We’ve just finished recording our performance of Frederic Glesser’s “Summer Nights Passing” for flute, harp and strings. Summer Nights Passing flute, harp, string orchestra [audio:SNP_FINAL_2.mp3] About Frederic Glesser
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2007 Adagio Composition Contest Finalist
2007 Adagio Composition Competition Finalist [display_podcast] “Reveries” was selected as one of three finalists from over 160 worldwide entries to the 2007 Adagio Composition Contest. About the Composer Composer David P. Sartor (rhymes with “Carter”) received his education at the Blair School of Music, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, and the University of Tennessee, where […]
2007 Adagio Composition Contest Winner Recorded live, in concert, with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, November 6, 2008. “Gridley Paige Road” was selected as the grand prize winner from over 160 worldwide entries to the 2007 Adagio Composition Contest. About the piece “This piece was inspired in part by memories of my childhood years living on […]
This short video shows my first test using the Nintendo Wii controller, or “Wii-mote,” to affect the playback of a short passage. The motion and position of the controller tells the computer to select from among pre-recorded samples of musicians playing loud or soft.
In this episode you can hear the complete performance of the second movement, Allegretto, of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Performed by the Fauxharmonic Orchestra.
A “hidden” melody in the middle of the second movement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony is uncovered and performed by the Fauxharmonic Orchestra. The melody has actually only been “hidden” in plain sight, for it is clearly written in the score.
Find out more about our search for the next great sad string orchestra piece.
A Screaming Comes Across the Sky < ?php include "player/player_test.html"; ?> Performed by The Fauxharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Paul Henry Smith Man, this is absolutely dynamite! You have done a fantastic job of capturing all of the nuance of the piece – the variety of the percussion, the string divisi, the mutes – all of […]
Like most of Ludwig Tuman’s writing, Awakening, a work for chamber orchestra, resists being easily classified. While composed in an atonal idiom, it contains hints of the classical music of Java, the raga of India, the baroque concerto grosso, and other sources that attentive listening will discover, blended together within a coherent artistic statement. Awakening […]
About the project and who’s participating … The Fauxharmonic Orchestra has begun a massive project to perform all nine Beethoven symphonies. This may well be the first digital orchestra performance of the symphonies.
The Fauxharmonic Orchestra is pleased to announce that composer David Heuser has won its first annual international orchestral composition contest. Heuser’s work stood out as particularly expressive, original, inventive and powerful. The winning composition, A Screaming Comes Across the Sky, was chosen from among eighty-six entries. Heuser will receive a cash prize as well as […]
“the emergence of digital sound is really a watershed moment in the history of music. It enables us to harness technology in the service of musical adventure in ways that were unimaginable only twenty years ago. The computer is the ultimate instrument of the imagination.” Digital thoughts — Paul Lansky For the past fifty years […]
Given technology’s inexorable march forward, how good will digital musical performances sound by 2050? This chart says it in a nutshell: Clearly the best digital orchestral performances already surpass bad or even mediocre live performances. It’s only going to be a short time before they can equal, and surpass, the best orchestral recordings. But will […]