Tuba and Prerecorded Sounds Commissioning Consortium

The composition

It has been suggested that Sy Brandon compose a composition for tuba with prerecorded sounds to be performed by musicians at a college level or above.
Adventures will be a three-movement composition: African Safari, Final Ascent to Mt. Everest, and Colorado River Rafting. Each movement would have appropriate prerecorded sounds representing the type of adventure. African Safari would have drums and animal-type sounds, Final Ascent to Mt. Everest would have Tibetan Bowls, wind, breathing, and avalanche sounds, and Colorado River Rafting would have water sounds along with sections with sounds representing serene beauty. The solo part would also be descriptive of the type of adventure but would be more melodic. The soloist would perform from the score that would have the prerecorded sounds notated so that the soloist would know how the two parts fit together. Adventures will last about 10 minutes. Below are the fthree movements.

Number of participants and cost

  • Cost of participation is $25 payable through GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/adventures-commisioning-consortium.
  • There is no minimum number of participants needed for this project to move forward. People can join the consortium at any time before April 1, 2018, which is the anticipated project completion date.
  • Each participant should make a commitment to perform the composition or have a student perform the composition at least once during the year following the receipt of score and parts.
  • The score and parts will be delivered as PDF files and the prerecorded sounds as an mp3.
  • Each participant will be listed on the composition as part of the consortium and will have local premiere rights.
  • After one year, the composition will be made available for purchase by the general public. The copyright will remain with Co-op Press.
  • Participants may submit a recording of their performance and be eligible to receive the $100 prize for the best recording submitted. In order for the prize to be awarded, a minimum of 2 submissions from different performers are needed .
  • It may be possible for Sy Brandon to attend your performance. Click here for more information about this option.

  • April 2, 2018 - composition emailed to participants

Participants as of 4/1/18:

Andrew Kesten - Tucumcari, NM
Steven Maxwell - Manhattan, KS
Phillip Black - Wichita, KS
Wesley Calvert - Hutchinson, KS
Raul Rodriguez - New Braunfels TX

Promotion of the Commissioning Consortium
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