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Stuff to streamHooked on Classics
To celebrate the upcoming WACSAC performances this fall, the first in thirteen years, I (Matt) have unearthed some archival recordings of WACSAC from the olden days. I present here a recording from May of 1995, my piece "Hooked on Classics", recorded on a VHS video cam in Cambridge, MA. You hear the talents of the following people here: Jessica Daniels, violin; Kelefa Sanneh, violin and those scary screams at the end of the first movement; Raphael Sperry, viola; Kate Ender, cello; Samantha Rowell, bass, trumpet and voice; me, guitar and drums; Kyle Lapidus, voice and trumpet; Benjamin Bruch, address on the Language of Space, and also flute; Katie Moussouris, that piercing "yip" at the very end.
Lia, Movement 1
The first movement of Lia (2010) for string quartet. You can see this piece performed live on January 22!
Wind Quintet, Movement 3
(The non-live recordings are played back through my composing software by little electronic people, so there are artifacts and weirdness getting in the way of a "pure" musical experience; I'm a composer, not a producer. Enjoy them in this form and imagine how great they'll sound when you're in a room with real, non-electronic people playing them!)