In COllaboration with Artist Carol Beesley

The Complexity of Color

The Complexity of Color is a live concert and art installation featuring original music inspired by the paintings of artist Carol Beesley. This collaboration includes works for fixed media, percussion trio, and jazz combo, with guest performances from renowned trombonist and professor Dr. Deb Scott, as well as percussionist and Houston native Malcolm Jackson.

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  1. 1 Commencement 04:54 Info
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  2. 2 Refraction 04:56 Info
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  3. 3 Sunset 10:20 Info
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more Music

Kyrie

Written as part of a research project under Dr. Jamie Weaver for use in Stephen F. Austin University's undergraduate research conference.

Performed live by SFA vocal quartet: Megan Bucher - Soprano Joshua Chavira - Countertenor Grant Peterson - Tenor Zachary Newman - Bass

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  1. 1 Kyrie Eleison 00:55
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  2. 2 Christe Eleison 00:56
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  3. 3 Kyrie Eleison (Final) 00:49
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Nigh - Full Score Written for solo piano. 739 KB

Silentium

Silentium is a fixed media composition constructed with only NASA sound files. This piece primarily draws upon the use of radio static, randomly interrupted transmissions, and sound bites taken from satellites in order to illustrate the remoteness of space and the technological problems faced by NASA. The goal was to create an ethereal and alien landscape that pays homage to both the history of the space agency and the harsh reality of exploring the vastness of creation itself. My maternal grandmother was a biologist at NASA throughout all of the Apollo missions, from the tragedy of Apollo 1, to the moon walk of Apollo 11, and the challenges of Apollo 13. As a young child, I remember listening to her stories about conducting experiments on the “moon rocks” and having to keep the astronauts in isolation for weeks after their return from a mission to make sure they were not infected with some type of lunar bacteria. I dedicate Silentium in memory of her indomitable explorer’s spirit.

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  1. 1 Silentium 07:28
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SFA's Swingin' Axes

SFA's Swingin' Axes perform Radiohead's Everything in its Right Place
10/7/2016

Take 5 (2012)