Of Reason, Composition and Remix, the musings of Steve Layton

From the Western New Music States to the Eastern New Music States this is the New Music audio podcast Words On New Music with your rocking and rolling hosts’ Jim Goodin and Paul Muller. This episode Jim and Paul welcome composer, musician, NIWO label pioneer and every present musical wordsmith of the modern alternative classical blog Sequenza 21, Steve Layton to the mic! Join us now for the words and music of Steve Layton!

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Music by Steve Layton and member musicians of Sound-In featured this episode,

Punch Back (2018)

Summer Going Out of Focus (2017) – featuring Sound-In member artists Paul Muller, James Bailey, Kavin Allenson and Roger Sandstorm.  Remix by Steve Layton.

At the Foothills (2018) – featuring Sound-In member artists Bill Newbold, Jim Goodin and Paul Mimlitsch.  Remix by Steve Layton.

Afterimages (2012)

Steve Layton online resources

www.niwo.com

stevelayton.bandcamp.com

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From Experimental Rock and Roll Youth to an On-the-Rise composer of orchestral and chamber works, Julian Bennett Holmes

Welcome to the first Words On New Music for 2018!  Join Paul Muller and I, Jim Goodin, for a live Skype interview of inspired conversation and music with NYC based composer, Julian Bennett Holmes.

Julian was born in New York City, in 1991.  After studying with Lowell Liebermann and Richard Danielpour, he currently studies with Marjorie Merryman at the Manhattan School of Music.  As a teenager, he toured internationally, playing drums in experimental rock bands.

He has won prizes including the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composers Award, the Mannes College Bohuslav Martinů Prize, and the Second Prize at the Seventh International Antonín Dvorák Composition Competition.  In 2016, his first symphony was premiered by the Mannes Orchestra, and his first opera, a one-act, will be premiered in early 2018.

In this episode Paul and I talk with Julian about the life cycle of his symphony for 80 piece orchestra, from creation to the live performance and about his composition Fantasy for Violin and Electronics.

Click the link below to listen now to the words and music of Julian Bennett Holmes.

WONM with Jim Goodin & Paul Muller in conversation with Julian Bennett Holmes


Musical works by Julian Bennett Holmes featured in this Words On New Music
  • Duet for Violin and Violincello, the First Movement (2016)
  • Finale Presto, the Fourth Movement from his first Symphony (2016)
  • Fantasy for Violin and Electronics
  • Piano Sonata #2, the Third Movement

artist photograph by Marisha Falkovich

 

Looking North – WONM talks with J.C. Combs

And it’s July and a new episode of Words On New Music is out!  This episode Paul and I talk with the wise beyond his years, composer, sound artist and social media founder of Sound In (formerly ImprovFriday) Mr. J.C. Combs.  Much in this episode from his beginnings, piano work in New Complexity, some history about Sound In and his new forthcoming work tipping hat to Brian Eno, Northern Lights. JCCombs

Listen Looking North – WONM talks with J.C. Combs – July 2017 60:00

And I’m excited to announce that Words On New Music has established with Patreon so that if you feel so moved you can consider supporting our work with a couple of bucks a month which will help us grow the cast and widen our audience.  If you donate we’ll add your name to our supporting donors on our show closing.  Sincere thanks and here’s the link to our support page. Support Words On New Music, become a Patreon Donor!

Music by J.C. Combs featured in this episode…

Phase Study for Paul Muller

The De Evolution of Adam and Eve

Blonde Dick

Passi

Northern Lights II

Northern Lights IV

May Day May Day – Welcome To Machine – The NYC ElectroAcoustic Improvisation Summit

Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 7.16.37 PMFor the first day of May there’s a new Words On New Music podcast out!  In this episode Jim and Paul talk about the concluding night of the Second Annual NYC Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit including samples of the artists who performed as well as commentary about similar work going on the West Coast.  The NYC event took place this past February.  The concert series featured music by artists focused on the integration of music improvisation and real-time interactive computer systems.

Listen at Words On New Music – May 2017 – 72:04

Artists’ music included in this cast (info from the eis.nyc website)…

Thomas Ciufo and Curtis Bahn, Sonic Constructions (hybird acoustic/electronic instruments)

Nick Demopoulos, Archeon Eon (“Smomid” and “Pyramidi” invented electronic instruments)

Adam James Wilson, Skronkbot (fretless electric guitar and automatic improvisation system)

Doug Van Nort, Solo Improvisation with GREIS (tablet controller and GREIS improvisation system)

Jeff Kaiser, ZEITNOT (Bb trumpet, quartertone trumpet, flugelhorn, interactive audio software)

Inspired by Nyman, the words and music of Shane W. Cadman

In this episode of Words On New Music Paul and I sat down in a Whittier, CA, neighborhood coffee shop for a chat with composer, musician, educator, promoter, manager of theater Shane W. Cadman about his musical work before and during his current tenure at the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts at Whittier College in Los Angeles.  This episode was our second interview for Words On New Music on my southern California ‘road trip’ this past October to officially meet Paul and our WONM guests.   Listen now!

An ImprovFriday Listen

A new episode of Words On New Music.  This time Paul and I present the music of 10 composers from a recent ImprovFriday recording event as part of the Sound-In new music online community.

Listen… WONM – An ImprovFriday Listen

1 Benjamin Smith – Ben.improv.Jan.26.2017 (piano)

2 Paul H. Muller – New Hope 3 (synth/computer)

3 Paul Mimlitsch – 012717bc 1 (bass clarinet)

4 Jim Goodin – No Ban, No Wall (midi fretless guitar)

5 Steve Layton – Wittier Sunset (feat. Shane W. Cadman, remix Steve Layton) (electric bass layerings)

6 Bill Newbold – I Think Now Sorta 2 (synth, electronics)

7 Kavin Allensen – Conundrum for Guitar and Cholestrol (guitar, electronics)

8 Chris Vaisvil – Two Bohlen-Pierce Diatonic Improvisations (clarinet orchestrations, electronics)

9 James Bailey – Don’t Wake the Neighbors (tenor sax)

10 Shane W. Cadman – Piece012717 (electric bass)