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You all may know this but if not you'll be encouraged to know that the Philadelphia Orchestra had a workshop with 6 women composers in September, the composer-in-residence for the 20-21 season is Gabriela Lena Frank, and the subscription season for 2019-20 is more than half women composers with a commission from Valerie Coleman. Here's the link to the blog.
https://www.philorch.org/blog/news/labor-love#/

 

 

                                              marcia geier 

 

2018

To hear A Mass for US press here This is the newbie, two years in the making

 

 

A Mass for Us was performed by my computer at the August 4th Art opening for Susan Anthony: Fresh 
Cuts at the Left Bank Gallery, Commercial Street, Welfleet, Ma

 

 

      The vast majority of [usually but not always white male] concert music curators are not intentionally discriminatory — it just doesn't occur to them to have a closer look at their programming choices. I like the analogy of swimming in tepid water: when the water is about the same temperature as our body, we don't even know it's there, because it's as though it's a part of us. Well, the same thing is true for a lot of conductors: when every composer they program looks like them, it's natural that they don't "see" the lack of composers who are women or people of color— unless someone brings it to their attention.

     At the end of last year, with the help of Martha Mooke I created a web page of aggregated links to programming resources that have been painstakingly compiled by a number of our most activist colleagues, and added my own thoughts on the topic

Rain Worthington , composer 

            https://www.alexshapiro.org/ProgrammingResources.html

 

 Italian Archives - Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Music - forum@donneinmusica.org - All my work is archived here. And in the Wellfleet Public Library on West Main Street, Wellfleet, Ma.

 

 2017

 

I started radio very early tagging along with my dad on THIS Project. I ended my radio career after 20 years behind the mic on my 21st century classical radio show, THE LATEST SCORE, on WOMR FM in Provincetown, Ma. I donated my 1,000 CD collection to Richard Beckman on the radio in Eugene, Oregon

 

A Mass for Us was first aired at the Wellfleet Library Gallery for the opening of Michael Burbank's work on August 26th, 2017.

   

James Pellurite, the virtuosi of the Native American wooden flute   played my piece "Nightfall in the City" as it was adapted to the flute. He changed the name to "Sound at Dusk".  June 23, 2017

 

James Pellerite is playing "Sound At Dusk" again on July 6th, 2017

 

Lary  Chaplan played "Viola Thinks" at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brewster on June 18, 2017. This is part of A MASS FOR US

Lary playing my music

 

Today I just did everything necessary to send off a new album of "Soundpaintings 2017 "  to CDBaby for dissemination to the outlets to be sold.

 

I am almost finished with what, at the moment, I'm calling a Punk Aria. I have no idea how to find, or even know what the singer must be or and sound like. This isn't exactly a pretty piece. "Whale Tale"

 

I am Artist of the Week on Radio Thailand, again and once more. Thank you Marcia Geier. FOR ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!

 

I just finished a piece for alto sax, piano and flute and have sent them to the performers. "To Great Pond"

 

 

Bob Marcus played my viola solo, "Viola Sola" at the open mic in the UUChurch in Brewster, Ma on May 21st, 2017

 

 

It's the third year the Open Mic Classical has been filling the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brewster, Ma with informal performances of classical music.

 

 

I'm creating a classical version of  American Lullaby with a  mezzo a cellist a violinist and me on piano.

 

2016

  

A history of the song GOD BLESS AMERICA in the New York Times newspaper.

 

I've been totally involved in archiving my work in theWellfleet Public Library and in the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica in Italy.   SEE PICTURES   

                                

Concert in Modena Italy on March 6th Adriana Tiege performing with Luca Lenzi, both on the clarinet   "The Tea Party, Dancing with my Teddy and Playing Dress up very happy to be involved in a  Project expressing solidarity with Syrian women. Check This for a picture of three warriors defending their houses in the north. See the list of soundart that traveled with pictures and an article through many online music magazines.  Women from the list.serv Female Pressure gathered the sound art from their members and I'm happy to say mine is right here.

 

Syrian Moonlight              The rest of the Sound Art

 

 2015

 

Saturday, Nov. 28. A 60 Minutes/60 Compositeurs concert in Brussels, with Fabio Schinazi and Mariano Ferrnandez at the piano; Danielle Baas, artistic director. Reservations are required. "Dust Bunnies" was performed

 

Fabio is playing At Club de Musique, in the Duchy of Luxembourg On October 18th My piece "Dust Bunnies"

 

Open Mic - Classical at the UU Church in Brewster on June 21st. "The Tea Party"

 

Concert at Sofia, Bulgaria, May 16th with Borislava Taneva. Plus Svetlana Avdala (curator, journalist, movie director) took extracts from the concert and created a film that was prepared for distribution to Bulgarian National Television.  The composition "Dust Bunnies" performed by Fabio Schinazi. (see link below)

 

"Live at the Center" Ninth album, Roxana Bajdechi plays Canary Burton's piano works for her solo recital October 27th at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, Ma. 

 

Concert at Espace Toots, Centre Cultural d'Evere, Brussels, Belgium. February  27th  & 28th,  Brussels, Belgium.  "Dust Bnnies"

 

Painter Danièle Cancelier worked alongside the performers and created pictures for each performance.

                                

Hear "Dust Bunnies" played by Fabio Schinazi.

Music Producer - Danielle Baas.

fall foliage

                                                          Painter Danièle Cancelier 

2014

 

Two organ compositions   commissioned by Carson Cooman, Memorial Church, Harvard, Boston, Ma, "In The Beginning" and "Green and Yellow Basket."

 

 Eighth album released “Lou Lou & Bird's Soundpainting 2014

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PatsyLu Prize – Classical art music by black women and/or lesbians:
Winner: Canary Burton of Wellfleet, Massachusetts USA for “Southern River” for viola and cello Website
Honorable mention: Gail Robertson of Orlando, Florida USA for “Tower Guard Tribute” for brass quintet  Website

 

"Bird Song" is the Seventh Album and was released in May

  

J.C. COMBS, the um pa pa of the social network SOUND-IN (a serious electroacoustic musicians social network) at http://sound-in.org selected Canary Burton and Marylou Blakeslee's soundpainting, "Midnight Ride" to be featured on the site for the month of May, 2014.

  

Rebecca Hosking for Skope Magazine June, 2014

 

"Canary brings us a jazz compilation called, Jazz Bird. She is a composer that writes for no other reason except for the love of the game.  Some people exude their talent and Burton is one of those who creates pure heartfelt music from the deepest depths of the soul.

 

Jon Jarvis' (Canary's interpreter)fingers glide across the ivory keys as if the piano is an extension of his existence. The soft, melodic sounds fill the room and wrap around your heart as you get lost in Canary's world. Jon executes the music with precision but playfully bounces from tune to tune. You can feel the emotional boundlessness  to each track and can hear the longing in every single note.   

 

"Jazz Bird", Canary Burton's latest CD is a testimony and display of musical distinction. The music is uplifting and a caliber above the norm. 

 rate this a 5 out of 5

 

 2013

                                                                                                                    

 Two sound paintings were chosen for Margaret Nobel's Website Gallery 

 

"Jazz Bird", Sixth Album has been released April 30th and is spreading from CDBaby.com  to everywhere.

 

 My fifth album, “Bird Notes” chamber music, was released in May.

 

 Fourth Album, “Classical Bird”, chamber music solo and ensemble. Released in April.

 

 

 Roxanna playing my music

Roxana Bajdechi plays Canary Burton's piano works on October 27th at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, Ma.  

Photo by Sue Doherty

Review in MuzicNotes Magazine

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Review of "Bird Song" at Neufutur.com

 

Jazz tunes: Raggity Three Step, Ya Gotta be Kidden were written especially for Roxana.

  

"Sri Rama"  The Fifth performance, Cross Island's Elinor Zayas Performed "Sri  Rama" on August 8, 2012 At the 820 Main Art Gallery in Harwichport, Ma. 

 

"Chopin Slept" for piano, cello and clarinet was performed by The Cross Island Trio, in the Wellfleet Library on August 7th, 2012. The 3rd performance.

 

"Harbor" chosen for Margaret Noble's sound art gallery online.

 

Commission for what became "The Twelfth of Cold" from Ruth Loman, composer at Brandeis University, Boston. This has three movements, Fairy Boat, Sno Imp and Frost Heaves.

 

2012

 Four handed Piano "Danielle's Hope" at the request of Danille Baas

 

Third Album “Lou Lou & Bird's Soundpaintings 2012 was bundled with Clandestine Records in Georgia. They all sold.

 

60 X 60 is a project containing 60 pieces of music 60 sec in length Presented continuously in an hour performance synchronized with an analog clock  60 X 60 presents a slice of what is happening in the contemporary music scene. 

 

Soundart piece, "Minute Meld" was included in a December 14, 2012 performance 60x60 (2012) PianoForte Mix Friday, December 14, 2012, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, PianoForte Foundation, Fine Arts Building, 8th Floor 410 S Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois.Thanks Robert Vosiey.  Marylou Blakeslee and I made the clip.

 

Minute tunes

Dust Bunnies

La Compara

Viola Thinks

Minute Meld

Cuban Love

        

 2011

 

The  Members Musicale of Women's Music at Columbus, Ohio, September 27, 2011 for the seventh performance of "The Promise", Jerry Casey Soprano -  Marietta Brits, piano.

  

The Ohio Premier of "The Promise", the sixth performance, was at the Worthington Music Club on September 26th, 2011

 

"Whispers, a guitar lullaby, commissioned by Aaron Legert-Caplan was performed on October 9th, 2011 at the Universalist  Unitarian Church in Provincetown, Ma. at John Thomas's Great Music series. Aaron included "Whispers" on his concert at The New School of Music, 25 el Street, Cambridge November 10, 2011 

 

Femmes Du Monde Les Traces De Chopin De Liszt. My composition "Chopin Slept" was performed in Yakaterinburg, Russia at the  Ural Philharmonic Society on April 29th, 2011. Using Skype and a video camera I was able to attend the concert in real time. Olga Victorova, concert director. Danielle Baas commisioned the piece.

 

concert poster in russia

 

 

Second album, “Women In Harmony” by Joan Yakkey in Italy and me in the US. We collaborated using the internet and made a  lovely album. The 10  women choral group, Tempus Floridum is superb. We each wrote new music and Joan filled out the album with traditional Italian folk songs.  This is a  choral music album created in conjunction with Yakkey, the choral director at the Music Conservatory Luigi Cherubini in Florence, Italy.

 

 2010

  

Sur les traces de Chopin et de Liszt...Femmes du monde 23rd of October, at the Abbaye de Dieleghem my piece  Chopin Slept " was performed.

 

 2009

 

 Max Lifchitz commissioned and performed my composition "Permanent Record" in  New  York City on October 8th, 2010.

  

Sigrid's Lullaby" was written along with other music during this time.

                                                      

 

 2008

 

 Wrote singing songs like - "Nightfall in the City "

 

 

 2007

 

 THE BELGIUM CONNECTION The fourth performance of The "The Promise" on  February 10, 2007 at Centre Armillaire - Centre Cultural  Jettois in Brussels,  Belgium.  Soprano-Marie de Roy, pianist-Jean Noel Remiche.

                             

 2006

 

 Jazz:  Monkish, Companion

 

  2005

 

 "Turkey Too, TriTone SubRosa" still with the Jazz.

 

  2004

 

 "Gaia Morning, Gaia Noon, Gaia Night"  Improvised Grandeur.

 

  With my first Band, Curio

 

  2003

 

  The Third performance of "The Promise" by soprano Teneall Santillion and pianist Min Houts at  he Wellfleet, Ma Library on  October 24, 2003.

  

  Release of first album "Piano Music From Cape Cod". This a good album.

 

  2002

 

  "Familarity, Lu Lu's Rag"  early jazz.

 

  2001

 

  The Second performance of "The Promise " was by Ensemble VCX at the Kalvos

  & Damian Ought-One Festival, August 25-26, 2001 in  Montpelier, Vermont.

 

  Row Twelve(commission) "Sinuosity"

  Dedicated to Suska Matsik, The Studio Gallery, Chatham, MA - Cape Cod.

 

 Sixth performance - John Thomas - director and pianist, Diane Fisher - oboe,    Robin   Hendrich - flute at Wellfleet, Ma   Library on May 17, 1998.

 Fifth performance by Row Twelve at Chinese Cultural   Institute, April   20, 1997,    Boston,  Ma.

 Fourth performance by Row Twelve, Gail Grycel, manager, at Provincetown Art  Asso.,    August   8, 1997

 Third performance by Row Twelve at Wellfleet Library, April 28,1996.

 Second performance by Row Twelve at Middlesex School Chapel, March 24, 1996,  Concord, Ma

 Premier performance by Row Twelve, Gail Grycel, manager, At the Society of  Composers  Region 1 conference, October 7, 1995,  Bezanson  Recital    Hall,  Univ.  of  Mass/Amherst.  
 

  2000

  

 I had to have been doing something, I never do "nothing." 

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 1999

 

 Was I playing long distance with piano and sax fellow in Ohio, yes? 

 

 1998

 

 Prmiere performance of "The Promise" at Wellfleet, Ma Library, May 17, 1998 by  Pianist  Terry Winter-Owens and soprano Marcia Wood

 

 

 "Atlantic Sunset"  Dedicated to John Zielinski. Boston, MA  Fifth performance by NK       Pulman   at Singleton Center for the Arts, University of Kentucky at  Lexington, on  Dec.  5,   1998

 

The Promise is sung by Tempus Floridum, a 10 woman chorus in Florence, Italy directed by   Joan Yakkey. On  the  CD WOMEN IN HARMONY 

 

Premier performance of "We Want To Pond Naked" by Row Twelve at the Chinese  Cultural   Institute, Boston, Ma. April 20, 1997.

 

 Wrote "Clara Young", Refugee" and "Early in the Morning".

       

 1993 

 

 

 

 1992 

  

 “We Want to Pond Naked,” for narrator, flute, oboe and piano, from Row Twelve  second    commission.

 

  Second performance by Row Twelve at Wellfleet Library, April 28,1992.

 

  Fourth performance by John Zielinski in the concert series for the Wellfleet library Feb. 24,l991. Fourth performance of Costa  Brava.   

           

  I was writing jazz and folk during this time. You will find them on the albums "Jazz Bird" and “Bird Song.”

 

 

 1999

 

John Zielinski performed Atlantic Sonata in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall,   New York City on Nov. 11, l990. Third performance of  Costa Brava.wrote"CostaBrava", my favorite. dedicated to Maria Costa. May she be   peaceful      & happy sometimes.

 

1989

 

 "Victoria's Harp"  (Victoriis real)  Premier performance by John Zielinski at      Trinitarian Congregational    Church, North Andover,  MA on  Nov. 3, l989.

 


 Cassette tape including: Shri Rama, Folksong For My Mother, Gaia-Noon,  Victoria's Harp, Sometime   After One and Costa Brava.  Performed by John  Zielinski.

 

 Second performance by John Zielinski for the concert series at Temple Beth Zion,  Brookline, MA on Oct. 28,   l990. Second performance of "Folksong For My  Mother".

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 Premier performance by John Zielinski for the Beethoven Society at Cliftondale  Congregational Church, Saugus, MA on May l8, l990.  Second performance  of" CostaBrava".

 

  1989

 

  "Sri Rama" Chopin would like this and so does Cornell Williams who inspired it.       Fourth performance by John Zielinski in the Concert series for  

   theWellfleet Library Feb. 24, l991.

   The 3rd performance was in a house concert but I can't remember where in Boston     someplace. It happened and with John.....but it's gone.

   Second performance by John Zielinski for the Beethoven Society at Cliftondale            Congregational  Church, Saugus, MA on May l8, l990.

   Premier performance by John Zielinski at Trinitarian Congregational Church North  Andover,  MA on Nov. 3, l989.

  

 1984

 

  Harbor  A soundpainting with a score

 

 And we WERE eating slime!!!! It wasn't green though. (reference to the book,1984)

 

 1979

 "Sometime After One" was my very first commission from Rob Burroughs who is now playing his violin in the heavenly chamber ensemble.

 

 1976 

 

"Solar Reflection" jazz written another way.

 

                                               My Jazz Trio The Third String Trio      me, Tim Church and D. Robert Burroughs

  1974

 

"Folksong for my Mother" - the beginning... my very first classical piece of music. I  thought I was writing folk but my professor said it is classical!

 

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