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Consortium Commission for a multimedia work

Friday, January 23, 2009 5:11 PM
Author: Adam Risch

This from Michael Straus in Amsterdam: Saxophone Community: There are a variety of wonderful and extremely valuable commissioning funds available to today's saxophonist (WWCPCF and Janus immediately come to mind). These funds generally commission acoustic music. The WAYLA? Fund provides yet another option. Each new commission will team together one composer, one visual artist and a consortium of saxophonist. These composers and visual artists will represent the most adventurous, experimental and forward thinking individuals around. I am very excited to announce the first WAYLA? consortium commission, a new work for soprano saxophone, video and pre-recorded electronics (DVD) between J. Anthony Allen (composer) and Arie Stavchansky (visual artist). I've included a short biography of both J. and Arie below with more information (including longer bios, commissioning fee, contract details, media, ect...) available at this website (or website ). Please take a look at the website and email me with any questions you might have. The work will be ready to go and sent out by October 1st, 2009 just in time for fall recitals and concerts. Please feel free to also pass this along to any interested students or colleagues. Email me for a contract. Thank you for your time! Michael Straus web - website & website myspace - website -------------------------------------------------- Immersed in film, video, and interactive media for more than a decade, Arie Stavchansky has earned the titles of artist, designer, educator, and director. Capitalizing on his passion for creative problem solving, Arie is credited with numerous industry awards and honors. His professional credits include, among others, visual effects artist for Audioslave's "Doesn't Remind Me" music video; digital compositor for McDonald's "I'm lovin' it" television ad campaign; keyframe animator for Stouffer's and Walgreens' televisual identities; producer and director of "Intersection" (2003) and "Graveshift" (2004), experimental music videos that introduced a novel technique for rendering photorealistic water droplets on glass surfaces. His experimental video work has screened at international venues, and his illustration and graphic renderings have been shown at local establishments in Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. Arie has taught digital media theory, interactive media production, as well as visual effects and motion graphics design at The University of Texas at Austin and Carnegie Mellon University. His interaction design background informs his development of new media production techniques. Arie also practices as a designer and consultant on teams that produce rich media and mobile websites. Arie holds a Bachelor's in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master's in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Doctorate in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. J. Anthony Allen is a prolific composer of both acoustic and electronic music. He has worked with many forms of interactive media including audio, video, installation and dance. Mr. Allen's work as been called "a study in ominous sound and motion," (Baltimore Sun) "An aural hallucinogen," (Minnesota Public Radio) and "a standing ovation" (GVSU Lanthorn). Allen's artistic interests lie not only in exploring new sounds and methods of music, but sociological aspects of performance art as well. This philosophy is evident in his works with firedancers, turntablists, outdoor performances, non-traditional instruments, and upcoming collaborations with skateboarders and engineers. Allen is a co-founder of the Dal Niente Composers Group, which further propels these ideas. He is a faculty member at McNally Smith College of Music and producer of the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art held every February in Minneapolis.


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