AMERICAN MUSIC PROJECT

DR. CHRISTOPHER KAUFMANINtro 1
jmusic800 at gmail dot com

OVERALL VISION OF PROJECT:

I have two concert series in which I look to include as many of the works by the composers whose music you wish to promulgate as possible.  My request is $3750 or $13,200.  The former to cover the costs of hiring pianists and several other musicians to present the solo piano collections and/or smaller works and the latter to hire players to perform one or more of the larger works several times, for example. I classify the two performance systems as ‘The Evening Series’ and ‘The Daytime Series’, as follows.

1]    Concert series one: ‘Evening Concert Series’: CHIRON Performing arts.

As founder/director of CHIRON Performing arts I have presented the works of hundreds of artists of all disciplines.  These are evening new music events where I have in the past included video, guest visual artists such as sculptors, painters and photographers, dance, poetry and theatrical presentation.  For this year there will be some of this, mostly limited to video and guest visual artists.
Here is a link to CHIRON’s online presence.  Here you can read the mission of CHIRON Performing Arts and see evidence of the high quality of the artists with whom I have been involved.

CHIRON Performing Arts : http://archive.chkaufman.com/presenter.htm

Here is a list of events presented and composers performed: (scroll through): http://archive.chkaufman.com/concertlist.htm – this is also listed below.

With the help of the American Music Project and the other institutions, foundations and individuals I am applying to, I wish to continue this mission. This will take the form of several performances each of the two presentation systems.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOUR: CHIRON Performing Arts

The evening series will focus on our relationship to our natural environment.  To this end I have researched a number of works from the composers you have listed to include in concerts as detailed below.  I include in these events my own work ‘Hudson Valley Music’ or one of the many derivations I have created from the material. For more information about this work please follow this link:https://soundartus.com/hudson-valley-music/

For the works selected from the list below I will create video accompaniments based on the work of artists such as Hudson River Valley painters and living artists who work in similar, if updated, styles such as ‘environmental artist’ Ken Cro-Ken [visit work HERE], with whom I have worked in the past.

2]    Concert series two: “Daytime Concert Series”: THE PHANTASTIC THEATER

I have devised a performance system where, with the application of imaginative context, I can successfully present concerts of modern music and art to ‘family audiences’.  My unique method of presentation has been developed over the years and combines my abilities as a creative artist and my experience as an award winning teaching artist of young people.  These events feature my ‘transmedia works’ which are simultaneously books with full audio albums and live performance events which include fully realized symphonic music flowing through speakers; text and colorful illustrative art stream by on screen as live performers, such as flutist/composer Robert Dick [HERE], perform within an imaginative and theatrical context.  Educational elements are infused into the works.  My work ‘The Musical Forest’, for example, teaches music fundamentals.

ONLINE presence:  https://soundartus.com/the-phantastic-theater/

These events also feature a wide range of guest artists, often classical musicians who also teach young people or wish to present to them, and on the list below you will see that there are many prime candidates for inclusion.  In this way not only would these composers whose work you wish to promulgate be performed, but they will be taught! For in the videos during and talks before performances I will certainly include historic information and the like concerning the composers involved.  I believe in working this sort of thing into the performance without distracting from the music, making it intrinsic and ‘imagination led’.  I look forward to expending my craft to this purpose.

WORKS PROPOSED FOR PERFORMANCE

On the following list I have found a good number of works which would be excellent for presentation in the contexts I have designed as described above.

NOTE: Live musicians performing for an audience is without question the preferred mode of presentation of music, however in addition I look forward to developing video material to which I can attach the music and find combinations of media to provide the most accessible mode of imaginative context.  In some cases this can mean works becoming a permanent and repeated part of future concert events, radio shows, video productions and the like.

NOTE: A few of the works listed may function for both concert styles.  A movement might function for the daytime series, for example, and the whole work for the evening event.  There is still time for more research and if our conversation continues I am open to taking suggestions for works you may like to suggest once you have digested the concert themes upon which I am presently engaged.

FOR ‘THE PHANTASTIC THEATER’ EVENTS:

David Diamond – Spring Song and others from Album from the Young with video of natural images. Gambit for piano (with vid of abstract images), Perpetual Motion for violin and piano, Allegro Vivo from Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano.

Amy Beach – (solo pno.) Fire Flies, Autumn, The Returning Hunter (Eskimos OP. 64.)
Robert Ward – Appalachian Ditties and Dances for violin and piano. (Women-folk, Just Chattin’).
Lou Harrison – (piano) Reel (whenever possible I include mentor/student relationships… a performance of this work directly after Cowell’s Banshee, for example, would be highly effective). Excerpt from Varied Trio.
Henry Cowell – (pno.) The Banshee, The Hero Sun, Sinister Resonance, 2 Woofs, Tiger, Fabric, What’s This, and more.
Yedudi Wyner – (included here is a composer with whom I studied briefly in the past and whom I believe fits well in this list and can complement the teacher/student story line): (pno.) Three Short Fantasies, Ephemera (bcl. and vc.), West of the Moon (fl, ob, man, gtr, vln, vc)
Donald Erb – one of my main teachers, there are several works which would work well depending on programming, such as his fanfare for two trumpets.

FOR CHIRON Performing Arts EVENTS:


David Diamond – Gambit for piano, Perpetual Motion for violin and piano, Nightmusic for Accordion and String Quartet, Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano.

Amy Beach – Fire Flies, Hermit Thrush at Eve,  The Returning Hunter (Eskimos OP. 64.)
Robert Ward – Appalachian Ditties and Dances for violin and piano.
Lou Harrison – (piano) Reel (whenever possible I include mentor/student relationships… a performance of this work directly after Cowell’s Banshee, for example, would be highly effective, or The Hero Sun or Exhultation). Varied Trio.
Henry Cowell -(pno.) The Banshee, The Hero Sun, The Voice of Lir, Exultation, Sinister Resonance, 2 Woofs, Tiger, Advertisement, Fabric, What’s This, and more. 
i.e. many intriguing works to combine into a set in collaboration with the pianist.
Yedudi Wyner – (pno.) Three Short Fantasies, Ephemera (bcl. and vc.), West of the Moon (fl, ob, man, gtr, vln, vc)
Donald Erb – One of my main teachers, I aim to include his works here and there throughout the season.  Candidates include ‘Fanfare for Two Trumpets’ as a short piece and ‘Drawing Down the Moon – for piccolo and percussion’ as a more extensive work.

TIMES, DATES and VENUES:

You can see at the weblinks that I have provided that I have presented many concerts at many events with high level artists.  My network includes a wide variety of musicians to draw from.  I have relationships with venue locations where I have previously accomplished concert events, such as the following:
The Flea Theater – SOHO, 
The Brooklyn Commons – Brooklyn
, The Actors Fund Art Center – Brooklyn
, The National Opera Center – Manhattan 

and others.  Most of these are places where it is too early to dedicate a space rental for 2017 and/or require deposits.  If support comes quickly enough I would like to have an event 11/19-20/16 with the daytime and evening events in proximity which would allow for the opportunity of presenting them as a ’mini-festival’ where I can connect themes into one vision as I have done so many times in the past.  I also have several workshops of various themes which can be incorporated when the stars align.  If this support comes from you I would emphasize the ‘festival of American music’ aspect and celebrate your role as well as the histories of these remarkable composers.  I will simply accomplish as many events as possible in relation to the support I receive.

ORGANIZATION/INDIVIDUALS/ENSEMBLES

I draw from many of the finest musicians in New York City.  I’ve worked with them, hired them and been performed by them.

CHIRON Performing Arts – http://archive.chkaufman.com/presenter.htm
THE PHANTASTIC THEATER – https://soundartus.com/the-phantastic-theater/

Above you can see en extensive list of fine musicians I have worked with.  The members of Ensemble Pi [HERE] and Quintet of the Americas [HERE] have also been collaborators.  Included in the immediate circle of ‘CHIRON Chamber players’ are pianists Mirian Conti [HERE] and friend of CHIRON Idith Meshulam [HERE] who are musicians I will begin with in creating a collection of piano works from the lists above.

More on my work as a composer here: 


THE COMPOSER!


And here: http://archive.chkaufman.com/concertbio.htm
Resumé: https://soundartus.com/resume/

WORLD OR LOCAL PREMIER

There will certainly be localities where these presentations will act as introduction to these works and composers.

COSTS:

NOTE: I consider your contribution to be for the purpose of presenting the works and composers you are supporting.  This may mean the amount helps with space rental or the like, but mostly for the hiring and rehearsing of the musicians involved, depending on the amount received.  Therefore the number below represents a ‘module’ which is inclusive of costs funded from other sources I am applying to in addition to those requested from The American Music Project.  The range depicts the difference between including a solo piano collection and/or a larger chamber work.

approx. $2275 – $4400 per event. 

REQUEST from AMP:

My request is $3750 or $13,200.  The former would cover the costs of a number of solo  piano collection performances and another short chamber work, the latter at least three performances of one of the larger works.  Once under way I may be able to leverage more performances and, perhaps, inclusion of works on the players own concerts.

WILL YOU ACCEPT LESS?:

I am applying to a number of sources and will respond to that which is given.

WILL YOU PRESENT THESE WORKS IF DO NOT RECEIVE REQUEST?:

I am applying to a number of sources and will respond to that which is given. Most applications have a different emphasis to them to which one must respond to justify receiving the support.  However, you have reminded me of my love for Henry Cowell’s music so it is possible it may find it’s way onto my programs regardless.  No guarantees! 🙂

HISTORY:

chiartttHere is a list of performances and composers represented:
http://archive.chkaufman.com/concertlist.htm

As founder/director of CHIRON Performing arts I have presented the works of hundreds of artists of all disciplines.
Composers presented:
Alexander, Antoniou, Armstrong, Bach, Barsom, Beethoven, Berio, Bergamo, Brackett, Brauwer, Britten, Cage, Copland, Debussy, Donatoni, Dzubay, Robert Dick, Eaton, Elwood, Erb, Fairlie-Kennedy, de Falla, Feldman, Halfster, Hester, Hodkinson, Hopkins, Hoover, Husa, Janacek, Kaufman, Lang, Larsen, Lewis, Ligeti, Loy, Lutoslawski, Mantel, Means, Messiaen, O’Brien, Osterfield, Palmer, Penderecki, Persichetti, Reiprich, Roberts, Rosenbaum, Schwartz, Shostakovich, Silsbee, Smolen, Stravinsky, Takemitsu, Truelove, Tomez, de la Torre White, Witt and Xenakis.
MISSION
CHIRON Performing Arts is dedicated to presenting the evolutionary visions of contemporary artists. Via powerful, exciting performances of new music, artistic collaborations and by touring local communities we reach out to new audiences and demonstrate that The Arts are among the most vital of human endeavors.
Though centered firmly in the classical music tradition, we stimulate diversity and include in our concerts and festivals other artistic disciplines and styles of music making, including multicultural approaches and the talents of artists from local communities and from afar.

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CHIRON Performing Arts Presents:
Art of the Americas: The Transforming Power of Imagination
SUNDAY November 14th 7:30 p.m. 2004
THE FLEA THEATER – 41 White St. NY,NY

PROGRAM
SOLILOQUIOS IV* Javier J. de la Torre
Solo Viola, George Rosenbaum
SOR JUANA SONGS* John Eaton
Piano, John Eaton – Mezzo-Soprano, Jennifer Roderer
Suite de Danzas Criollas Alberto Ginastera
Solo Piano, Miriani Conti
Eye in the Sky Robert Dick
Alto Flute, Robert Dick
Madrigal in Spring Christopher Kaufman
Violin, Caroline Chin – Cello, Yun-Joo Na – Piano, Christopher Kaufman
DANCE OF THE JAGUAR** Galvan/Kaufman
Poetry of Robert Rene Galvan – Poet Reading
Flutes, Robert Dick
Viola, George Rosenbaum
Bass, Lawrence Goldman
Percussion, Will Ryan
Keyboards, Christopher Kaufman
THE ART OF RAUL CONTI
Lighting Designer – Miranda Hardy – Recording Engineer – Ben Manly
Videotaping – Special thanks to Diana Naftal and CONNECTV of Downtown Community Television.
*New York City Premier
**World Premier
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CHIRON Performing Arts 11/9/03
A Concert Event: From Shadows to Light: THE PHOENIX
SUNDAY November 9th – THE FLEA THEATER – NY,NY

…At the Gates…** Christopher Kaufman
Trombone Choir – Conductor: Christopher Kaufman
Epitaph (for Georgia O’Keefe)
a little Jazzmusic Christopher Kaufman
Piano, Idith Meshulam – Dancer, Lara Kohn
Late Life** Robert Dick
Contrabass Flute, Robert Dick
Elegy Igor Stravinsky
Viola, George Rosenbaum
Reading Session Elliott Schwartz
Clarinet, Amy Zoloto – Piano, Elliott Schwartz
THE PHOENIX** Christopher Kaufman
Bass Flute and C-Flute featured Soloist – Robert Dick
Oboe, Erin Gustafson / Piano, Jon Liechty
Bass, Lawrence Goldman / Viola, George Rosenbaum
Percussion, Brad Carbone
Electric Keyboard/ Conductor – Christopher Kaufman
Dancer, Katya Surrence
BRASS QUINTET Christopher Kaufman
BOMBASTIQ BRASS
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CHIRON Festival of the Arts ‘2000
11/6/2000 Alternative Community School, Ithaca, NY

Prelude – Ensemble Improvisation
As far as the Crow Can Fly Forest Larsen
cello and tape (Sera Jane Smolen)
Oyez Steven Truelove
solo flute (Laura Campbell)
Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Dancer – Susan Roebuck
Artist Diana Ozelins speaks about her work
Beta Cancri Karlton Hester
cello – Sera Jane Smolen
In the Hands of the Tongue Poet – David Weiss
with Ensemble
Two Duos Hank Roberts/Christopher Kaufman
Improvised piano and cello pieces
Three Pieces for Piano Christopher Kaufman
piano – Christopher Kaufman
Reflections Steven Truelove
piano – Steven Truelove
Allelamma Steven Truelove
ensemble
Fire Dancers Christopher Kaufman
ensemble
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CHIRON Festival of the Arts ’99
Friday, July 17, 1999 TIAMAT LOFT Ithaca, NY

Improvisation One Christopher Kaufman
Hank Roberts, Sera Jane Smolen,cellos: Christopher Kaufman, keyboards: Susan Caligaris, dancer
Solo Improvisation Sera Jane Smolen
Sera Jane Smolen, cello
Wind Sera Jane Smolen
Sera Jane Smolen, cello: Christropher Kaufman, reading poetry of Richard Weiss
Improvisation Two Christopher Kaufman
Hank Roberts, Sera Jane Smolen, cellos: Christopher Kaufman, keyboards: Susan Caligaris, dancer
Air Toru Takemitsu
Laura Campbell, flute
Improvisation Three Christopher Kaufman
Hank Roberts, Sera Jane Smolen, Paul Osterfield, cellos: Christopher Kaufman, keyboards, percussion.
Duo Improvisation Osterfield/Smolen
Sera Jane Smolen, Paul Osterfield, cellos
Liquid Velvet Paul Osterfield
Paul Osterfield, Cello
Improvisation Four Christopher Kaufman
Hank Roberts, Sera Jane Smolen, Paul Osterfield, cellos: Laura Campbell, flute: Christopher Kaufman, Christopher Morgan Loy, keyboards
Moonlight Sonata Ludwig van Beethoven
Christopher Morgan Loy, piano: Susan Caligaris, dancer
Grand Prelude Christopher Morgan Loy
Christopher Morgan Loy, piano: Susan Caligaris, dancer
Shades of Sophocles Christopher Kaufman
Sophie Arbuckle, violin

Improv. on Shades Christopher Kaufman
Hank Roberts, cello: Christopher Kaufman, keyboards
Solo Improvisation Hank Roberts
Hank Roberts, cello
Remembering Then/Now Hank Roberts
Ensemble
Final Improvisation Christopher Kaufman
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CHIRON Festival of the Arts ’98
Saturday, July 14 1998 CSMA ANNEX Ithaca, NY

Vitebsk Aaron Copland
The Ithaca Piano Trio
•violin, Lisa Hegyi: cello, Sera Jane Smolen: piano, Wendy Maraniss•
**Ancient Light Paul Osterfield
flute, Laura Campbell: cello, Paul Osterfield: percussion, George Tantchev
Introduction of Lee Melen’s Work : Photographer
Diary of an Alien Margaret Brouwer
Drifting, A Call for Action, No Rotary Phone
flute, Laura Campbell
Eugene O’Brien : Composer: addresses the audience
*Tristan’s Lament Eugene O’Brien
cello, Sera Jane Smolen
*Rhyme and Reason Eugene O’Brien
marimba, George Tantchev
*Dance ——– … Beethoven
dancer, Susan Caligaris: piano, Wendy Maraniss
Helena Cooper — Artist: Slides
SHORT BREAK
Madrigal in Spring Christopher Kaufman
The Ithaca Piano Trio
*PSAPPHA Iannis Xenakis
percussion, Kirk Brundage
**Green People Roberts/Kaufman
cellos, Hank Roberts and Sera Jane Smolen: perc., Kirk Brundage: flutes,picc., Laura Campbell: keyboards, Christopher Kaufman: AND Dancer, Susan Caligaris
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CHIRON Festival of the Arts ’97
Friday-Saturday July 12-13 1997
Friday July 12, 1997 – CSMA Annex 330 East State St. Ithaca, NY

Glyptic composed by Malcom Lewis for solo viola – performed by Debra Moreé
AZUL composed and performed by Hank Roberts
Green Pond composed by Bruce Reiprich
performers: Wendy Maraniss, piano
and Debra Moreé, viola
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THE SOCIETY FOR NEW MUSIC
(please refer to separate program)
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Drawing Down the Moon composed by featured guest artist Donald Erb
performers:
Laura Campbell, piccolo, Kirk Brundage, percussion
Hesterian Musicism
With the Art of Zehna Barros
with: Karlton Hester, composer/saxophone
Sera Jane Smolen, cello
Edward Smith, drums
and
Susan Caligaris, Dancer
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Saturday July 13, 1997 CHIRON Festival 7:15
CSMA ANNEX

PROGRAM
PHASE I
Duet Christopher Morgan Loy
oboe, John Lathwell
english horn,
Mari Franko Donatoni
percussion, Kirk Brundage
Music for Violin and Piano Ann Silsbee
violin, Gregory Fulkerson
piano, Wendy Maraniss
Dance ——–
With – Susan Caligaris, Dancer
and guitarist George TorresSculptor JAMES McDERMID will address the audience
PHASE II
*That’s My Name, Rosie… Actress/writer Anna Filameno
Actress, Anna Filameno
dancer, Susan Caligaris
cello, Hank Roberts
piano, Christopher Kaufman
*Mystery Suite David Brackett
flute, Laura Campbell
clarinet, Robin Seletsky
Marimba, Jay Fisher
Percussion, Michael Overman
conductor and finger cymbals, David Brackett
Composer DONALD ERB will address the audience
Two Timbre Pieces Donald Erb
cello, Sera Jane Smolen
bass, Robert Zimmerman
Solo Sonata for Violin Donald Erb
Vesper (for Brian Murphy) …… Scherzo……. Ceremony…… Gut Bucket Blues
violin, Gregory Fulkerson
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PHASE III
Painter CBANGS will introduce her work
*Green Man music+ – Hank Roberts/ painting – Cbangs
Plank’s Constant….. Horns…. Green Man Funeral/Ascension
cello-vocals-horn, Hank Roberts
keyboards, Christopher Kaufman
cello, Sera Jane Smolen
*Chiron Christopher Kaufman
Introduction…. Streams of Light – Gallop….. Teaching Apollo….. (Streams..)…. Great Heart….. The Power of Zeus…. Constellation/Echo/Drawing the bow
Chamber Orchestra
flute, Laura Campbell/ oboe, John Lathwell/ bassoon, Janice McCay
horn, Daniel Coffman/ trumpet, Ralph Dudgeon/ trombone, Harold Reynolds
percussion, Michael Overman, Jay Fisher, Michael Corea
piano, Wendy Maraniss
harp, Ursula Kwasnicka
violin, Tracy Temple/ viola, Debra Moreé
cello, Sera Jane Smolen/ bass, Robert Zimmerman
conductor, Christopher Kaufman
Souvenir Donald Erb
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SATURDAY JULY 15, 1996
CHIRON NEW ART FESTIVAL
FOUR PHASES – SATURDAY July 15, 6:15 – 11:30

PROGRAM
PHASE I – 6:15 – 7:15
The Society for New Music – Canonic Trios
music of Janacek, Barsom, Dzubay and *Palmer
with – James Krehbiel, violin – Richard Eckert, cello – Steven Heyman, piano
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PHASE II – 7:30 – 8:15
KIRK BRUNDAGE (percussionist) – The Anvil Chorus of David Lang
ANN SILSBEE (composer) – world premiere of *Music for Violin and Piano
Max M. Buckholtz, violin – Wendy Maraniss, piano
(Ms. Silsbee will read her poem to begin the performance)
ZEN BEAR (poet) – reading his The Great Wall of China
*with Kirk Brundage and HANK ROBERTS (cello)
CHRISTOPHER MORGAN LOY (composer) – performance of Luces Altare
Sera Jane Smolen, cello, gongs – Todd Caschetta, percussion
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PHASE III – 8:30 – 9:15
MARK MANTEL (composer)
*Portrait of Two Idiots – for bass clarinet, contrabass and celeste
(Mark Simon, b.clar. – Lisa Margosian, bass – Wendy Maraniss, celeste)
– talk “The Composer in America”-
In With the Old, Out with the New – for violin and three trumpets
(Max Buckholtz – Mark Vertkowski, Shawn White and Gary McShane)
CHRISTOPHER WHITE (cellist) – his From Andalucia to the Big Apple
WENDY MARANISS – a little Jazzmusic, Tribute of Christopher Kaufman
LAURA CAMPBELL (flutist) – Kokopeli – of Katherine Hoover
SUSAN ROEBUCK CALIGARIS (dancer) – Two Solos
Prelude from Suite for Cello in G major of J.S. Bach
Sera Jane Smolen, cello
Claro Que Si – Yello
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PHASE IV – 9:30 – 10:10
DANIEL RIEPPEL (pianist)-Gesturemusic of Kaufman, Prelude of BrackettKIRK BRUNDAGE- The King of Denmark of Morton Feldman
with SUSAN CALIGARIS and the art of MARIANN LOVELAND
COOPERMUSIC – *music and improv. on the art of HELENA COOPER (composers – Sera Jane Smolen, Christopher Kaufman and HANK ROBERTS)
JAM SESSION – ALL CONCERT – 11/19/96 – CSMA Annex – on State St. Ithaca, NY.
David Brackett – Featured Guest Artist
Five Prisms Christopher Kaufman
Pléna, Cantabilé, Scherzo, Passion and Caprice
cello, Sera Jane Smolen: piano, Christopher Kaufman
Selected Works for Piano Christopher Morgan Loy
Intermezzo (‘74), Slow Sequestered Flowings (‘84), Retrospective Deviation (‘89) and Homage to Karel Husa (‘91) : piano, Christopher Morgan Loy
Gravé – Metamorphosis (1981) Witold Lutoslawski
cello, Sera Jane Smolen: piano, Christopher Morgan Loy
Three Chants for flute solo (1987) Ann Silsbee
1) Ensolielle 2) Frissons 3) Refrain
flute, Laura Campbell
Duo for Viola and Piano (1989) David Brackett
viola, Roberta Crawford: piano, Michael Salmirs
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CONCERT – 2/10/96 – SUNY Binghamton, NY.

Gravé – Metamorphosis (‘81) Witold Lutoslawski
cello, Sera Jane Smolen: piano, Christopher Morgan Loy
Selected Works for Piano Christopher Morgan Loy
…Alone as in black clouds of night…(‘84), Retrospective Deviation,
…message from c.k…(‘89) and Homage to Karel Husa (‘91)
piano, Christopher Morgan Loy
Three Chants for flute solo (‘87) Ann Silsbee
1) Ensolielle 2) Frissons 3) Refrain : flute, Laura Campbell
Five Prisms ( 6/’86) Christopher Kaufman
Pléna, Cantabilé, Scherzo, Passion and Caprice
cello, Sera Jane Smolen: piano, Christopher Kaufman
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CONCERT – 11/17/95 – OPUS LIVE: RADIO CLASSICS – Buffalo, NY.

Kirk Brundage – Featured Guest Artist
Five Prisms Christopher Kaufman
Pléna, Cantabilé, Scherzo, Passion and Caprice
cello, Sera Jane Smolen: piano, Christopher Kaufman
Selected Works for Piano Christopher Morgan Loy
Intermezzo (‘74), Slow Sequestered Flowings (‘84), Retrospective Deviation (‘89) and Homage to Karel Husa (‘91) piano, Christopher Morgan Loy
Gravé – Metamorphosis (1981) Witold Lutoslawski
cello, Sera Jane Smolen: piano, Christopher Morgan Loy
Piru Bole John Bergamo
percussion, Kirk Brundage
tape, The Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble
Ruby Cares (1994) Hank Roberts
cello, Sera Jane Smolen: banjo, Paul Elwood: percussion, Kirk Brundage
piano, Christopher Kaufman
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CONCERT – 3/26/95 – Unitarian Church of Ithaca – Ithaca, NY.

Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, Robert Palmer, Paul Elwood – Featured Guest Artists
Windrider/ Final Ascent **(revised version) – flute and piano
flute – Laura Campbell, piano – Christopher Morgan Loy Margaret Fairlie- Kennedy
Division 1 from Organum – flute and clarinet Robert Palmer
flute – Laura Campbell, clarinet – Barbara Rabin
Oceano *- solo piano Paul Elwood
piano – Michael Salmirs
Ruby Cares **- 2 cellos, piano, banjo, recorder Hank Roberts
cellos – Sera Smolen, Hank Roberts, piano -Christopher Kaufman, banjo – Paul Elwood, recorder – Larry Helmiczy
Brass Quintet** Christopher Kaufman
Quintus Brassus – Michael Vertoske, Jason Milkowcic, Ann C. Stewart, Eric Jones, Ralph Wagner Jr. with Christopher Kaufman, cond.
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CONCERT – 11/20/94 – Unitarian Church of Ithaca – Ithaca, NY.

Sydney Hodkinson, James McDermid, Hank Roberts – Featured Guest Artists
Sona #1** – tuba and piano Christopher Kaufman
tuba – David Unland, piano – Christopher Kaufman
Windrider/Final Ascent **- for flute and piano Margaret Fairlie- Kennedy
flute – Laura Campbell, piano – Christopher Morgan Loy
Firewalker/Fire and Smoke* with the sculpture of: James McDermid
Omaggio *- for tuba and percussion Sydney Hodkinson
tuba – David Unland, perc. – Gordon Stout
Watermusic – for piano, etc. John Cage
performed by Christopher Kaufman
Firewalker ***- ENSEMBLE Christopher Kaufman et all
cellos – Sera Smolen, Hank Roberts, perc. – Gordon Stout, tuba – David Unland, flute – Laura Campbell, piano – Christopher Kaufman plus dancers – Bernadette Fiocca and Nancy Ann Gaspar
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CONCERT – 4/30/94 – First Baptist Church of Ithaca – Dewitt Park, Ithaca, NY.

Ann Silsbee, Hank Roberts, Paul Elwood – Featured Guest Artist
Nöel – solo piano Olivier Messiaen
piano – Susan Bruckner
Nocturnal Phantasy **- for clarinet and piano Christopher Kaufman
clarinet – Barbara Rabin, piano Christopher Kaufman
Journey * – flute and percussion Ann Silsbee
flute – Laura Campbell, percussion – Gordon Stout
Works for Piano Christopher Morgan Loy
Homage to KH (91), Three Selections from Seven Piano Pieces
4/8 **- banjo and cello Hank Roberts / Paul Elwood
banjo – Paul Elwood, cello – Hank Roberts
Drawings Set #4 – percussion Sydney Hodkinson
perc. – Gordon Stout, Tom Hasanphlug, John Weinovsky
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CONCERT – 11/21/93 – CSMA- ANNEX – Ithaca, NY.

Karel Husa, Hank Roberts – Featured Guest Artists
Canto *- for cello and piano Christopher Kaufman
cello – Sera Smolen, piano – Christopher Kaufman
And the Whole Air is Tremulous… – for fl.and tape Kathryn Alexander
flute – Laura Campbell, engineer – Larry Helmiczy
Grave *- for cello and piano Witold Lutoslawski
cello – Sera Smolen, piano – Christopher Morgan Loy
Saturday/Sunday **- Hank Roberts
cello- Hank Roberts, acc./bass – Peter Chwazik, perc. – Bill King
Poem – for viola and piano Karel Husa
viola – Debra Moreé, piano – Christopher Kaufman
Souvenir *- for ENSEMBLE, dancers, slides, etc. – Donald Erb

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU EXPECT TO ATTEND?:

A low ball estimate would be 40-50 per event. Range will vary as we present at larger and smaller venues.

DO YOU EXPECT PRESS COVERAGE?:

I have several associates who specialize in PR coverage. I am applying for support to advance marketing initiatives.  Last year my events were a part of the Composers Now festival and I anticipate this connection to continue.  We are connected to many other festival lists and calendars, 30-50 of them.  These efforts will continue.

One of my chief consultants is Jeffrey James  http://www.jamesarts.com/index.html