Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : On Painting Music
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Composer / Arranger : Mazurek, Ron
Composer / Arranger Details: Throughout his career, composer Ron Mazurek taught at New York University, Bergen Community College, Lehman College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and several other colleges and universities including William Paterson University where he initiated the electronic music program. His compositions have been performed throughout the USA, South America, Japan, Korea, and Europe and are published by Seesaw Music Corporation N.Y., Edition Pro Nova, Germany, and Calabrese Brothers Music. He received numerous awards and grants including a Fulbright Senior Specialists award and a Fellowship in Composition from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He is a founding member of the International New Music Consortium, the Composers Guild of New Jersey and the International Composers and Interactive Artists (ICIA) of which he was artistic director. Ron was also an accomplished performer on electronic keyboards having performed extensively in New York, New Jersey and on many major new music festivals both in the United States and Europe. Several of his works have been recorded for North/South Records, Jersey Sessions recordings, Pro Viva Records, Romeo Records, Capstone Records and others. One 9/11-inspired composition of his, Final Bell, was nominated for a Grammy in 2006. Perhaps more importantly, Ron was a great ambassador for music representing music with great dignity and love. One of the most unassuming professionals I have ever met or worked with, Mazurek treated all musicians and composers – student or professional, regardless of experience or accomplishment – with equal respect. It is a rare instance, in a professional world, that one quietly gives so much and asks for so little, while serving a given community in a selfless manner while maintaining dignity at all times. - Peter Jarvis
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Cow Bell (x2) / Piano
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2011 / 
Duration :8Minutes
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Each of the five pieces relate to some aspect of the design, shape, color or mood of the selected paintings of Paul Klee. The relationship between music and painting can be traced back to ancient history and as Klee has said “I am continually being made aware of parallels between music and the fine arts”. The musical responses to the vision of light and color, proportion and rhythm, time and motion are inherent in each of the pieces. The following describes briefly each of the five selections:
The Kettle Drummer explores the timbral relationship between the dark colors of the tympani and dense cluster-like sonorities of the piano. The Twittering Machine focuses upon the erratic rhythmic structures of not only the electronic sound but of the complimentary lines of the piano and marimba. Death and Fire attempts to convey an atmosphere of despair and sadness and contains elements from a former work of mine for piano solo entitled “Adieu”. The Tightrope Walker is just about ready to fall with extremely rapid rhythmic figures exhibiting a lack of support for the drawing of the figure by Klee. Gaze into Silence is in one movement but with three brief statements each concluding with an electronic chorale-like sonority.
On Painting Music is dedicated to Peter Jarvis and Michaela Harel.
-Ron Mazurek

On Painting Music has been engraved by Peter Jarvis, is published by Calabrese Brothers Music and is Copyright protected by Ron Mazurek.
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