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    Rock Music - Alex Shapiro

    Alex Shapiro first brought electroacoustic music - paired with using an everyday object as an instrument - to middle school bands with her 2010 piece, PAPER CUT. Now comes ROCK MUSIC, possibly the very first geo-electroacousticminimalist band piece, largely devoid of melody, and of rhythm. Conceptual and atmospheric, the music features compelling textures from instruments, voices, and rocks that weave a wind band into a piece of sonic fabric stretchedacross linear time. As the notes slowly crawl, melt, and scrape over a sonic landscape in random, irregular ways, we're connected to the ancient glaciers which carved the world we know, and which we strive to protect. Like PAPERCUT, ROCK MUSIC can be equally appreciated by mature bands and their audiences, as well. To perform ROCK MUSIC, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digitalaudio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the printed piece. Dur: 4:15

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days
  • £76.99

    Tight Squeeze - Alex Shapiro

    From the acclaimed composer of Paper Cut, AlexShapiro, this unique, high-energy work could bedescribed by the following: imagine Arnold Schoenberg,Henry Mancini, and Charlie Parker walking into adance club in Havana, and staying for three minutes. Tight Squeeze ventures into new territory as it exploreschromaticism and syncopation against a prerecordedpercussion groove. The result is the repertoire's first electroacoustictwelve-tone techno Latin bebop band piece! Okay, maybe Schoenbergdid all that first, but it never sounded quite like this! To perform the piece, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the printed piece.

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days
  • £76.99

    Rock Music (Concert Band - Score and Parts) - Shapiro, Alex

    For Concert Wind Band and Pre-Recorded Soundscapes.Alex Shapiro first brought electroacoustic music - paired with using an everyday object as an instrument - to middle school bands with her 2010 piece, PAPER CUT. Now comes ROCK MUSIC, possibly the very first geo-electroacoustic minimalist band piece, largely devoid of melody, and of rhythm. Conceptual and atmospheric, the music features compelling textures from instruments, voices, and rocks that weave a wind band into a piece of sonic fabric stretched across linear time. As the notes slowly crawl, melt, and scrape over a sonic landscape in random, irregular ways, we're connected to the ancient glaciers which carved the world we know, and which we strive to protect. Like PAPER CUT, ROCK MUSIC can be equally appreciated by mature bands and their audiences, as well. To perform ROCK MUSIC, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the printed piece.Duration: 4:15

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days
  • £134.99

    Trains of Thought - Alex Shapiro

    Evocative train sounds allow listeners' own trains of thought to wander freely, in this emotionally captivating electroacoustic tone poem. As with other signature Shapiro works like Immersion and Liquid Compass, an expansive palette of shifting textures and density creates striking, unexpected contrasts. A remarkably seamless wash of acoustic and digital sounds offers new meaning to the term prerecorded track, as the piece picks up steam and arrives at a forceful, abrupt end. To perform the piece, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the score.

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days
  • £184.99

    Liquid Compass - Alex Shapiro

    Continuing in the tradition of her innovative electroacoustic band works including Paper Cut, Immersion, and Tight Squeeze, Alex Shapiro's Liquid Compass takes the musicians and the audience on a journey that spans the mysticaland the triumphant. A subliminal connection to the sea is conveyed through the creative use of metal bowls filled with water, and flutists will particularly enjoy the otherworldly ooh-wah effect that wends through the piece.Commemoratingthe 140th anniversary of Carthage College's wind band, this workmigrates to different places, but never loses its bearings in pursuit of a musical true north. To perform the piece, you'll need an audio systemcapable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the printed piece. Dur: 9:00 Recorded by the CentralWashington University Wind Ensemble, Lewis Norfleet - Director.

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days
  • £57.50

    Paper Cut - Alex Shapiro

    Composer Alex Shapiro's piece Paper Cut is reminiscent of a movie soundtrack to which the musicians can imagine their own dramatic scene. Paper Cut is written to make the players themselves part of the action with choreographed maneuvers that look as compelling as they sound. In fact, the band members don't even play their instruments until halfway into the piece - instead they play paper along with a prerecorded track! The unusual element of paper and the myriad sounds that can emerge from something so simple offers a fresh view of what music-making can be and opens everyone's ears to the sonic possibilities found among everyday objects. Although Paper Cut was composed with middle schoolers in mind, it's also suited to more advanced musicians, since the paper techniques and the skill of playing against a prerecorded track are interesting for all ages. To perform the piece, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the printed piece. A free downloadable interdisciplinary curriculum for teaching Paper Cut is also available for download at www.BandQuest.org. Learn more on YouTube!. Bandquest, an exciting series of new music and accompanying curricula for band, is a program published by the American Composers Forum. The series was started as a response to feedback from music educators that there is a pressing need for new, fresh band music. The heart of this program is new works written by a diverse group of leading American composers who have created challenging pieces that are a true departure from standard middle school repertoire. Every BandQuest project includes a residency component in which the composer works collaboratively with a middle school as they create their new piece.Many BandQuest pieces are accompanied by an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to assist students as they learn the music and to integrate each piece with non-music studies. Visit www.bandquest.org to learn more about this innovative series, and email [email protected] to request a free downloadable audio catalog.

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days
  • £134.99

    Trains of Thought (Concert Band - Score and Parts) - Shapiro, Alex

    Evocative train sounds allow listeners' own trains of thought to wander freely, in this emotionally captivating electroacoustic tone poem. As with other signature Shapiro works like Immersion and Liquid Compass, an expansive palette of shifting textures and density creates striking, unexpected contrasts. A remarkably seamless wash of acoustic and digital sounds offers new meaning to the term "prerecorded track," as the piece picks up steam and arrives at a forceful, abrupt end. To perform the piece, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the score. Duration: 7:15

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days
  • £76.99

    Off the Edge - Alex Shapiro

    What happens when a composer who loves the pop music of the '80s and '90s hangs out in dance clubs blasting house music from the 2010s? Off the Edge offers a 140 bpm-thumping, EDM-jumping clue, from the wide-open mind of thecomposer who brought the band world Paper Cut and Tight Squeeze. Off the Edge will make an ensemble of any size and personnel sound like a party! To perform the piece, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecordedaudio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the printed piece. Dur: 3:20

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days
  • £189.99

    Homecoming - Alex Shapiro

    Homecoming is a distinctly American piece of music which ventures emotionally from doubt, to hope, and finally to celebration. The most simple wind instrument of all, the human voice, echoes meaningful homecomings, wherever home may be and from whatever circumstance one returns. Written for the soldiers of the U.S. Army TRADOC Band, Homecoming seamlessly flows between traditional styles that originated in the U.S., from post-minimalist concert music to jazz. As the music grows into a waltz rhythm, welcoming smiles dance with it to the end as loved ones are reunited.

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days
  • £76.99

    Lights Out - Alex Shapiro

    The renowned composer of Paper Cut and Tight Squeeze has created a love child from these two popular works. The result is Lights Out, an audience-wowing excursion into a new realm of opto-electro-acoustic wind band repertoire that incorporates visual and physical elements into an exhilarating piece. The music itself is stunning, but for the full effect you'll want to devise a performance that plunges the audience into darkness and suddenly surrounds them with glowing colors of LEDs and glowsticks. A very physical approach to connecting band music to life - and to light! To perform the piece, you'll need an audio system capable of playing the prerecorded audio tracks from a laptop computer via a small digital audio interface connected to an audio mixer. Download information is provided in the printed piece.

    Estimated delivery 7-14 working days