New recording

I have been busily working away on film scores, contemporary art, composition re-writes, audio mixes and new music… so busy that I have fallen behind with posting here!

But there is a bunch of new stuff (especially concert videos!!) that will be being released soon.

In the meantime, here is a mix from the live concert recording of a piece we performed as the encore.

It is called “A pulse worth fighting for”.

Featuring: Lauren Grout (flute), Adam Maha (viola), Yotam Levy (Cello), Mike Booth (Trumpet), Chris Lam Sam (Keys), Chris McBride (Guitar), Nick Tipping (Bass), Brad Thomson (Drums) and myself (synths).

Well…. back to work!

Concert Stream Recording

Well that was a huge weekend of planning, set up, rehearsal and music making.

Thanks to everyone involved with making it happen, and every one who watched!

While we go into post production on the video and audio recording, you can still watch the recording of the live stream here until we get the official production footage ready for viewing (and inclusion with my phd thesis).

Video streaming by Ustream
Here is the programme from the concert and timings for this video!

Not a one way street (viola, cello, synth and piano+fx) – (7:42 – 14:31)
Tracking Forward (viola, harmonica and track) – (15:30 – 22:43)
Push for Miles (electric bass and track) – (23:42 – 29:41)
The Foggy Field (trumpet, flugal, turntables and track) – (30:10 – 35:40)
The Norse Suite (viola and cello) (4Mvts) – (37:25 – 1:01:37)
They say a word is dead (6MVTS) (Flute, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Keys, Gat, Bass, Drums, Electronics) – (1:20:30 – 1:55:59)
(Encore)A pulse worth fighting for (chamber ensemble) – (1:57:30 -2:03:50)

Live Concert Streaming – Sunday 7th April 7:30pm (NZDT)

My PhD Concert Showcase is taking place this Sunday (7th April) at 7:30pm New Zealand Time… If you aren’t in Hamilton NZ, you can still watch the concert by checking out the live stream!

Hopefully it will all work on the day… I have been doing some tests and it seems to be working okay.

You can watch it by going to this page: J Mayall – Live Concert

Or you can stay here and watch it below:

Live stream by Ustream

J.Mayall – Concert Showcase/Live Recording

At the end of this week I am putting on a concert of original music that I have written over the past couple of years as part of my PhD. I have been exploring the possibilities of cross-genre hybridity in new music composition!

The concert will take place on April 7th 2013 from 7:30pm in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato. Entry is free.

This concert showcase on April 7th will feature all new compositions written during this period of research, featuring ‘The Norse Suite’ for viola and cello, ‘The foggy field’ for trumpet and turntables, ‘Push for Miles’ for electric bass and backing, and ‘They say a word is dead’ – a suite for chamber orchestra, among other pieces. Top-class musicians from across the North Island will be coming together in Hamilton for this concert (and live recording).

Presented with the support of The University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts and PUMA NZ.

The production would not be possible with out the help of numerous talented people like: Brad Thomson, ACLX, Mannell Audio, ChasingTime Productions, Luminis Limited, Joe Hitchcock, and all the musicians who have given of their time and skill.

I am also looking into the possibilities of streaming the concert live! Still have to work through the particulars of this, but if it happens you will be able to watch it here.

(More details about the stream to come!)