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William Kleinsasser

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Infinite Frames

piano quintet in three movements

I. (ca. 8 min)
II. (ca. 9 min)
III. (ca. 7 min)
 
(2012)

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pno, 2 vln, vla, vlc

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I.  Listen to a recorded performance

The New Music Ensemble at Towson, Lee Mills, conductor


Polymer Thread

(from Gossamer)

Dur: 15 minutes  
(2011)

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solo improvising instrument and computer

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River Prism

(from Frozen River)

Dur: 11 minutes  
(2011)

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solo clarinet and computer

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Other Colors 

electro-acoustic music on digital media

Dur: 8 minutes  
(2011) 

electro-acoustic music on digital media




Gossamer

Dur: ca. 15 minutes  
(2011)


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solo improvising instrument, vibr (or elec. pno), elec. guitar, piano, bass, and drums/percussion

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Interstitial Dances

Dur: 14 minutes  
(2010)

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clarinet and piano

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Folded Gossamer

Dur: 21 minutes  
(2010)

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vibr, mar, electric gtr, classical gtr, harp, and dbl bs



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Many Rivers

for symphony orchestra

Dur: 9 minutes  
(2010)

Composed for Jeffrey Silberschlag
for the River Concert Series

First performed July 16, 2010

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3 fl (picc), 3 ob (E.H.), 3 cl (bs. cl), 3 bsn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 trb, tba, 3 perc, harp, strings
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Adagio (amore)

for alto flute, clarinet, percussion, and computer

Dur: 9.5 minutes  
(2009)

Composed for the Spiza composers collective, Athens, Greece

First performed in Athens, Greece, The Arts Foundation gallery, October 3rd, 2009

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a.fl., cl., perc., computer
Listen to recording of Adagio (amore)

Live performance at UNT, Lisa Bost-Sandberg, alto flute, Connor O'Meara, clarinet, Peter Soroka, percussion


Two Pieces for Cello and Piano
(2008)

I. A Gift of Possible Futures

Dur: 18 minutes   

First performed by Ilya Finkelshteyn and Lura Johnson, with the New Music Ensemble at Towson University, April 12th, 2006


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II. Tyche's Wishes Fly


Dur: 14 minutes  


cello and piano







Listen to recording of I. A Gift of Posible Futures

Ilya Finkelshtyn, cello, Lura Johnson
, piano

Triptych

Three pieces for mixed ensembles:

  I.  Epanękôs : Returned
  II. Innocent Proteins
  III.  Repose — Release

Dur: 60 minutes  
(2001-2008)

(Details of the three pieces are described individually in listings below)


I. recording pending

II.
Listen to a recorded performance

Daniel Koppelman, Ruth Neville, pianos, The New Music Ensemble at Towson, Paul Rardin, conductor

III.  Listen to a recorded performance

The New Music Ensemble at Towson, Lee Mills, conductor

C12H14N2O2 (Serotonin)

for piccolo and computer

Composed for Elizabeth McNutt

Dur: 7.5 minutes    
(2008)








piccolo and computer


Listen to recording of C12H14N2O2 (Serotonin)

Live performance at UNT, Elizabeth McNutt, piccolo
 

Repose — Release

for mixed ensemble

Dur: 25 minutes  
(2007)

Composed for the RUCKUS Ensemble


fl (a.fl), cl (b. cl), vibr, mar, pno, vln, vlc


Listen to a recorded performance

The New Music Ensemble at Towson, Lee Mills, conductor


Do You Like That?

a dance for the camera

Dur: 6 minutes  
(2007)

Collaborative work with dancer/choreographer Susan Mann and director Greg Faller

Music composed by William Kleinsasser from recordings of improvisations by Dave Ballou, trumpet and Michael Formanek bass

Music in 5.1 surround format

First screened, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2008 Alumnae Dance Concert, September 27th, 2008




Dance for the Camera on DVD


View a compressed
Quicktime movie


(stereo mix)

Susan Mann, dance/choreography,
Greg Faller, editor/director


Protean Profile

for two pianos, computer and interactive sampling

Dur: 20 minutes  
(2006)

Composed for duo runedako
 
First performed by Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman (duo runedako) Furman University, February 1st, 2006



2 pianos, computer Listen to recording of Protean Profile

Live performance at Furman University. Daniel Koppelman and Ruth Neville, pianos

(Prepared) Perpendicular Times (Experience)

Collaborative open-form software environment for improvised trumpet and interactive software

(2005)

Software designed for Dave Ballou




improvising instrument(s), computer




Inner Nature Persistently Emerges

for bass clarinet and computer

Dur: 11 minutes   
(2005)

Composed for E. Michael Richards

First performed by E. Michael Richards, November 4th, 2005 at the Third Practice Festival, University of Richmond



bs.cl, computer


Listen to  mp3 recording

E. Michael Richards, bass clarinet




Smooth Wood, Flash Metal

for flute, clarinet, and computer

Dur: 12 minutes  
(2003)

Composed for Lisa Cella and E. Michael Richards

First performed by Lisa Cella and E. Michael Richards, March 9th, 2003 at Towson University



fl, cl, computer Listen to  mp3 recording

Lisa Cella, flute
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E. Michael Richards, clarinet

Quintuple Escapement

for Interactive software instrument

Dur: 7 minutes  
(2003)

Composed for Daniel Koppelman

First performed by Daniel Koppelman, February 4th, 2003 at the University of California, San Diego 

midi controller and computer Listen to  mp3 recording

(stereo mix)

Daniel Koppelman







Innocent Proteins

Double piano concerto
for two solo pianos, two vibraphones, two marimbas, and two electronic pianos

Dur: 20 minutes  
(2002-03)

Composed for duo runedako
 
First performed by Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman (duo runedako) with the New Music Ensemble at Towson University, March 9th, 2005

2 solo pianos, 2 vibr, 2 mar, 2 elec. pianos Listen to  mp3 recording

Daniel Koppelman,
Ruth Neville, pianos,
The New Music Ensemble at Towson, Paul Rardin, conductor

Epanękôs : Returned

for five winds

Dur: 15 minutes   
(2001)

Composed for David Lavorgna and the Capital Hill Chamber Players 

fl, ob, cl, hn, bn



(HO)2 C6H3 - CHOH - CH2NHCH3 (Adrenaline) 

for trombone quartet and computer 

Dur: 3.5 minutes   
(2000) 

Commissioned by Jack Schmidt of Delaware Valley College. 

Composed for the trombone quartet of the Philadelphia Orchestra, first performed on March 26, 2000

3 trb, bs. trb, computer Listen to  recording

Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra trombone section




Four Interludes 

electro-acoustic music on digital tape

Dur: 8 minutes  
(1998) 

First presented at The University of Maryland, College Park, Sound of Sound concert, November, 1998

electro-acoustic music on digital tape

Listen to recording on mp3

(stereo mix)


Available Instruments 

for piano, Disklavier and computer

Dur: 15 minutes   
(1998)

Composed with support of a Towson University  Faculty Development and Research grant

First performed by Daniel Koppelman, March 27, 1998 Furman University, Greensville, SC 

pno, Disklavier, computer


Listen to a pre-performance talk on this composition given by the composer during a performance with Daniel Koppelman at the University of California, Irvine, April 1998
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Listen to recording
(C74 records)

Daniel Koppelman, piano

Double Concerto

for viola and cello with chamber orchestra and computer

Dur: 30 minutes   
(1996, 98) 

Composed with support from National Endowment for the Arts and Towson University Faculty Development and Research grants



solo vla, solo vlc, fl (picc), ob, cl, bsn, hn, tpt, trb, perc, pno, 3 vln, 2 vla, 3 vlc, bs, computer


Listen to a lecture on this composition given by the composer during the 1999 20th Century Music Festival at Towson University, April 1999
disc

Listen to mp3 recording
(C74 records)

Christian Colberg, viola, David Shumway, cello, Paul Rardin, conductor

Concerto, for saxophone, chamber orchestra and computer

Dur: 31 minutes 
(1995, 97) 

Composed for saxophonist John Sampen with support from National Endowment for the Arts and Towson University Faculty Development and Research grants

First performed by John Sampen, April 17, 1997 during the 1997 Twentieth-Century Music Festival, Towson University, Baltimore, MD

solo alto saxophone, 2 fl (picc/alto), 2 cl (bs. cl), hn, tpt, trb, 2 perc, pno, 3-6 vln I, 3-6 vln II, 3-6 vla, 3-6 vlc, bs, computer




Listen to a pre-performance talk on this composition given by the composer with John Sampen and Joseph Klein prior to a performance by the NOVA ensemble at the University of North Texas, March 1999
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Amazon.com mp3 download

(Innova records)


John Sampen, saxophone, UNT NOVA Ensemble, Paul Rardin, conductor

Paradigms Lost

computer music derived from a text by Gerald Phillips

Dur: 6 minutes  
(1994) 

First presented on April 11, 1995, during the 1995 Twentieth-Century Music Festival, Towson University, Baltimore, MD in conjunction with a lecture delivered by Gerald Phillips

computer music





Free Shadows

for  Disklavier, piano, and computer

Dur: 12 minutes  
(1994) 

First performed on April 6, 1995, by Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman (duo runedako), during the 1995 Twentieth-Century Music Festival, Towson University, Baltimore, MD



pno, Disklavier, computer


Daniel Koppelman, Disklavier, Ruth Neville, piano

Wings of Daedalus

for chamber orchestra and computer music

Dur: 12 minutes  
(1993) 

Commissioned by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Randall Craig Fleischer, Music Director 

First performed on March 23, 1995 by the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, 1995 national conference of the Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS), Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, tpt, trb, 2 perc, pno, 3-6 vln I, 3-6 vln II, 3-6 vla, 3-6 vlc, bs, computer-controlled electro-acoustic music



Before

Four Movements for  Orchestra 

Dur: 16 minutes   
(1993) 

Commissioned by the Eugene, Oregon Youth Symphony, Richard Long, Music Director

First performed on May 8, 1995 by the Eugene, Oregon Youth Symphony, Richard Long, Director, Eugene, OR 

2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl (bs. cl) 2 bsn, 4 hn, 2 tpt, 2 trb, tba, 3 perc, harp, strings



Threads of Mitoses

for two alto saxophones and computer-controlled electro-acoustic music

Dur: 12 minutes  
(1993)

2 alto saxophones, computer



Millennium's Edge 2

for symphony orchestra and computer-controlled electro-acoustic music 

Dur: 17 minutes   
(1992) 

First performed (in excerpt) on February 9, 10, 16 by the National Symphony Orchestra, Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor, the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC 

3 fl (picc/alto), 3 ob (E.H.), 3 cl (bs. cl) 3 bsn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 trb, tba, 3 perc, harp, pno, strings, computer



In the Tube

electro-acoustic music on digital tape 

Dur: 9 minutes   
(1992) 

First presented on November 8, 1992, Indiana University Art Museum





Millennium's Edge, 

Into the Bright Ringing

for symphony orchestra

Dur:18 minutes   
(1991) 


(Dissertation) 

Read: April 24, 1991, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra project: "Music in Mind: an Orchestral Inquiry of Today's Composers and Audiences," Jeremy Swerling, cond, Raymond Leppard, Music Director

Read: April 5, 1991, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Kenneth Jean, conductor

3 fl (picc/alto), 3 ob (E.H.), 3 cl (bs. cl) 3 bsn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 trb, tba, 3 perc, harp, pno, strings



Projected Resonance

for solo trombone and electro-acoustic music on digital tape 

Dur: 15 minutes 
(1990, 1997)

First performed on March 5, 1990, Andrew Glendening, Trombone, University of Illinois School of Music, April 20, 1990, Andrew Glendening, Trombone, Indiana University School of Music 

trb, computer

Listen to  mp3 recording

Five Sounds


for mezzo-soprano, piano and percussion 


Dur: 6 minutes   
(1989)



mezzo sopr, pno, perc



Reflective Image

for oboe, soprano saxophone and two-channel tape 

Dur:12 minutes   
(1989) 

First performed on March 29, 1989, Michael Ericson, oboe, Tridib Kumar Pal, sopr saxophone, Indiana University School of Music

ob, sopr. saxophone, 2-ch elec. music

Listen to  mp3 recording

Michael Ericson, oboe and Tridib Kumar Pal, sopr. saxophone

Of an Expanding Notion

for mixed chamber ensemble

Dur:14 minutes   
(1989) 

First performed on March 29, 1989, William Kleinsasser, conductor, Indiana University School of Music



ob, bsn, tpt, trb, vibr,vln, vlc

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