Music

Rational Basis

Composed by: Bill Alves (b.1960)

The title “Rational Basis” (2011)  comes from the fact that its pitches are based on ratios, that is, integer proportions of frequencies between the different guitar stri... read more »

Two Preludes & Fugues

Composed by: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

As he did at the end of each of his cantatas, Bach marked the Well-Tempered Clavier with the postscript S.D.G., which stands for “Soli Deo Gloria,” Latin for “Glory to God alone.&... listen »

Armour Square Vespers & Ill Tempered Lancaran

Composed by: Nathaniel Braddock (b.1971)

Composed in 2004, these two pieces reference directly and indirectly, traditional Indonesian music. The prelude, "Armour Square Vespers," is wash of microtonal chords drawn from the Javan... listen »

Falling and Rising

Composed by: Daniel Corral (b.1981)

Commissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8 in 2012. www.spinalfrog.com read more »

Circle Limit III

Composed by: Daniel Corral (b.1981)

Premiering November 18, 2017. "Circlie Limit III" was commissioned by the Los Angeles Electric 8. It is a 45 minute holarchical piece of spatialized music that can be interacted with... read more »

Quartetto a 3 Violini con Violoncello

Composed by: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

In 1946, a manuscript of a 5-movement string quartet was uncovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, bearing the title “Quartetto a 3 Violini con Violoncello del Sigre Benjamin F... read more »

Sonata XIII a 8

Composed by: Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (c.35-110) had a vision of angels singing in alternate choirs and adapted the mirror structure of Hebrew psalms into Christian worship. The practice of polychoral ant... listen »

O' Jesu Mi Dulcissime

Composed by: Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (c.35-110) had a vision of angels singing in alternate choirs and adapted the mirror structure of Hebrew psalms into Christian worship. The practice of polychoral ant... listen »

Three Javanese Songs

Composed by: Charles T. Griffes (1884-1920)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

Charles T. Griffes was an American pianist and composer trained in the German Romantic style, yet strongly influenced by French Impressionism. In 1917, his gift for song cycles and interest in &quo... listen »

The Fog

Composed by: Jonathan Guillen (b.1979)

Written for Los Angeles Electric 8, "The Fog" (2010) is a mysterious cloud through which phrases emerge and fade away. It employs aleatoric techniques, using random procedures in the gene... listen »