EKPHRASISNew Music for Horn and Electronics
Gordon Green, Peter van Zandt Lane, Salvatore Macchia, Tyler Ogilvie, Mark Oliveiro
JOSHUA MICHAL, horn
Allyson Michal, violin
Jazer Gilles, electronics
World Premiere Recordings
"the most interesting thing about the CD is how different the pieces sound, how differently they employ electronic accompaniment and/or enhancement, and therefore how different their effects are... the pieces that Michal plays have enough variety of approach and sound so that anyone with some level of interest in acoustic-plus-electronic music will find at least some material here worth exploring."
Mark J. Estren, InfoDad [November 2020]
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Joshua Michal maintains an active career as a soloist and ensemble musician. Michal is a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Hartford Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Columbus Symphony, Albany Symphony, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Le Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne. Michal has presented recitals and master classes at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and International Computer Music Conference, SPLICE Festival, International Horn Society Conference, Ohio Music Education Association Conference, Hartt School of Music, University of Georgia, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Bowling Green State University, Wright State University, Smith College, Amherst College, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Stevens Point, and Milwaukee. Dr. Michal completed his education at Indiana University, Northwestern University, and The Ohio State University, with additional studies at Bowling Green State University and the IES Institute in Vienna, Austria. Michal, whose principal teachers include Jeff Nelsen, Gail Williams, and Bruce Henniss, is currently Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a faculty member at the Interlochen Summer Arts Academy in Michigan. For these recordings, he plays an Engelbert Schmid double horn.
Recorded at Dufay Studio, Leverett, Massachusetts on 13 December 2017 , 21 August 2018  and 7 March 2019 ; EvenFall Studio, Spofford, New Hampshire on 9-10 January 2020 [4-7]; and Mt. Holyoke University, South Hadley, Massachusetts on 20-21 June 2018 . Recorded, edited and mixed by Fred Bashour [1-3, 8] and Christopher Swist [4-7]. Mastered by Scott Metcalfe.
PROGRAMTYLER OGILVIE (b.1983)
ZERO.POINT. for Horn and Multi-Effects Pedal (2012)
MARK OLIVEIRO (b.1983)
THUNOR’S GATE for Horn and Electronics (2010)
PETER VAN ZANDT LANE (b.1985)
PERSISTENT TRACINGS for Horn, Violin and Electronics (2016)
GORDON GREEN (b.1960)
MUSIC FOR HORN AND BACKING TRACK (2015)
SALVATORE MACCHIA (b.1947)
EKPHRASIS for Horn and Electronics (2015)