2017_03_15. Performance of composition – Lingua-Palatal #2.
Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble presents Dancing with the Voice. March 15, 2017 at the Communications Building Recital Hall. Show time 7:30 pm, doors at 7 pm. Free Admission, parking $3. The Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble presents a concert of music for electronics and voice. Program: Hot Air (Michael Kowalski, 1980) : for voice and 2 channel playback; Vowelscape (Chris Mercer, 2016) : for four voices and real-time synthesis; Lingua-Palatal #2 (Michael Edgerton, 2016) : for four voices and amplification; An Untitled Poem (Arun Chandra, 2012) : for six voices and 2 channel playback; The Song of the Birds : Clement Janequin; Motet : Guillaume de Machaut; Living Room Music (Story): John Cage; Geographical Fugue: Ernst Toch.
2017_03_14. Performance of composition – Lingua-Palatal #2. Pacific Lutheran University by Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble. MBR Music Center 306: Jenny Hansen Recital Hall. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8 – 9pm. The Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble presents a concert of music for electronics and voice. Program: Hot Air (Michael Kowalski, 1980) : for voice and 2 channel playback; Vowelscape (Chris Mercer, 2016) : for four voices and real-time synthesis; Lingua-Palatal #2 (Michael Edgerton, 2016) : for four voices and amplification; An Untitled Poem (Arun Chandra, 2012) : for six voices and 2 channel playback; The Song of the Birds : Clement Janequin; Motet : Guillaume de Machaut; Living Room Music (Story): John Cage; Geographical Fugue: Ernst Toch.
2017_02_28. Performance of composition – Lingua-Palatal #2. Lewis & Clark University by Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble. February 28th, 2017. 1:50pm – 3:20pm: Evergreen Experimental Music Group. The Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble presents a concert of music for electronics and voice. Program: Hot Air (Michael Kowalski, 1980) : for voice and 2 channel playback; Vowelscape (Chris Mercer, 2016) : for four voices and real-time synthesis; Lingua-Palatal #2 (Michael Edgerton, 2016) : for four voices and amplification; An Untitled Poem (Arun Chandra, 2012) : for six voices and 2 channel playback; The Song of the Birds : Clement Janequin; Motet : Guillaume de Machaut; Living Room Music (Story): John Cage; Geographical Fugue: Ernst Toch.
2017_02_27. Performance of composition – Lingua-Palatal #2. School of the Arts (Tacoma) by Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble. The Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble presents a concert of music for electronics and voice. Program: Hot Air (Michael Kowalski, 1980) : for voice and 2 channel playback; Vowelscape (Chris Mercer, 2016) : for four voices and real-time synthesis; Lingua-Palatal #2 (Michael Edgerton, 2016) : for four voices and amplification; An Untitled Poem (Arun Chandra, 2012) : for six voices and 2 channel playback; The Song of the Birds : Clement Janequin; Motet : Guillaume de Machaut; Living Room Music (Story): John Cage; Geographical Fugue: Ernst Toch.
2017_02_18. Premiere of composition – Lingua-Palatal #2. Western Washington University by Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble. Saturday, February 18, 2017 – 8:00pm. Performing Arts Center 016 – Choir Room. This concert features music from multiple time periods for unaccompanied voices, as well as more recent works for voices and electronics. The Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble presents a concert of music for electronics and voice. Program: Hot Air (Michael Kowalski, 1980) : for voice and 2 channel playback; Vowelscape (Chris Mercer, 2016) : for four voices and real-time synthesis; Lingua-Palatal #2 (Michael Edgerton, 2016) : for four voices and amplification; An Untitled Poem (Arun Chandra, 2012) : for six voices and 2 channel playback; The Song of the Birds : Clement Janequin; Motet : Guillaume de Machaut; Living Room Music (Story): John Cage; Geographical Fugue: Ernst Toch.
2017_01_26. Performance. Yellow room – Musikhochschule Lübeck – Berliner Cappella,, Kerstin Behnke conductor
2016_12_28. Composition included in promotional video. AUDITIVVOKAL DRESDEN – ZEITGENÜSSLICHE VOKALMUSIK
2016_12_24. Composition completed. Intitulata Fontegara [#93, 2016] (revision/recomposition to “Opening of the Guangxi Blossom”).
2016_12_23. Mention in published article. Nowitz, Alex. Designing and Playing the Strophonion: Extending vocal art performance using a custom digital musical instrument. eContact! 18.3 — Sonic DIY: Repurposing the Creative Self (December 2016). Montréal: Communauté électroacoustique canadienne / Canadian Electroacoustic Community. http://www.econtact.ca/18_3/nowitz_strophonion.html
2016_11_30. Performance. Yellow Room. Via Nova Choir (Munich), Kerstin Behnke conductor. St. Markus (Gabelsbergstr. 6, 80333, Munich), 21:30.
2016_10_29. World Premiere of composition. Hawking Radiation, performed by Ensemble Proxima Centauri. Great Hall of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, 19.30. The website is active, but not accessible outside China – http://2016.musicacoustica.cn/en2016/artist/
2016_10_29. Performance of composition. THRUSH, performed by Moritz Ernst, Pavilion Ikarus, Basel, CH (photo of M. Ernst by Janine Kühn). October 29 – nice to keep company with Händel, Haydn, Sandeep Bhagwati, Debussy – that is, through the mind and fingers of Moritz Ernst! 🙂 This includes the next performance of my THRUSH, this time in Basel at IKARUS – http://www.ikarus-pavillon-konzerte.ch/4-konzert-2016.php
2016_10_14. Composition completed (and inked). #98__Hawking Radiation, for solo percussion and electronic playback with dynamic microphone placement (2016)
2016_08_16. Commission received. I’ve just been commissioned to compose a new piece for Ensemble Proxima Centauri with electronics for the upcoming Musicacoustica-Beijing 2016 Festival. The premiere will take place on October 29! Not much time at all! Special thanks to Professor Benoit Granier of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing for making this happen!
In October, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing hosts the annual electroacoustic music festival Musicacoustica. Established in 1994, Musicacoustica festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind in Asia, bringing together performers, composers and scholars from many countries. It is organized by the Centre for Electronic Music of China (CEMC), operating at the CCoM, and the Electronic Music Association of China (EMAC).
The Seventeenth MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING will be held at Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, 26th–30th in October. The theme of this year’s festival is TIME & SPACE. The Festival has invited ensembles les temps moderns and Proxima Centauri, both from France, and The Planet MicroJam from Berklee College of Music of the US to perform, as well as composers and musicians from China and around the world.
2016_08_14. Composition completed. #97 “Lingua-palatal #2”
2016_07_18. Jakarta. Performance of composition. THRUSH, performed by Moritz Ernst. Jakarta Conservatory of Music.
2016_07_12. Bangkok. Performance of composition. THRUSH, performed by Moritz Ernst. Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Sangita Vadhana Hall.
2016_07_08. Chengdu. Performance of composition. THRUSH, performed by Moritz Ernst. NUSPACE.
2016_07_06. Appointed as Reviewer for Czech Science Foundation.
2016_07_05. Composition broadcast on radio. Keltainen huone (Yellow Room) broadcast on South Carolina Public Radio on July 5, 2016
2016_06_15-24. Residency in Canada.
2016_06_21. Performance – Mike as singer & director. Mike directing and performing with St John’s Vocal Exploration Gatherings and VocalX Choir in St Johns (Canada), Chris Tonelli, director. MMAP Gallery in the Arts & Culture Centre, Memorial University.
2016_06_21. Television Interview. NTV (Canada), http://ntv.ca/your-community-vocal-exploration-choir/ Amanda Mews speaks with a choral composer and vocal researcher (Michael Edward Edgerton) planning a special concert to end his week-long residency.
2016_06_18. Performance – Radio (Mike’s vocal performance featured in radio program collage). Mike’s vocal performance. The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour. The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour is a weekly live, improvised audio collage that links multiple radio stations and sound artists in various locations around the world. New contributors are welcomed and can contribute audio via Skype contact with Mannlicher Carcano or via the CHMR studio phone line (Saturdays, 4-6pm Newfoundland Time Zone). Mannlicher Carcano is an audio collage ensemble originally based in Winnipeg and now distributed throughout the globe. Their work spans multiple decades and much of it is archived at http://mannlichercarcano.blogspot.ca/
2016_06_18. Testimonial. Cassondra Cabbage, member of choir: “Last night I experienced the biggest musical game changer /awakening in my life. I haven’t been awaken by sound like this in nearly six years and that was a spectator not as a performer. For so much of my life I’ve made myself small and have played down my abilities, suffered from anxiety and minimized my own efforts – shyness and insecurity will stop you from doing all too much; That’s why efforts like Band Off, Girls Rock NL, the RPM challenge, Not Enough Fest and public forums for woman musicians are so very important: they can help give you your power back and find your voice again. Being a werdo and meeting like minded werdo’s has evoked a such a strong passion and zest for life inside of me I didn’t was there. & last night I was asked to work on my talent in China by one of the world’s leading experts on extra-normal vocal techniques at Guangxi Arts University in Nanning, China. My voice needs to be tamed and I must learn to be guided. I have no musical training… l need to work on seeing the shape of music and start seeing it from conductors perspective and understanding sound from a different perspective. I want to finish my diploma, get my TEFL and work towards another radical adventure in my life & hope such transpires. Thank-you Chris Tonelli, Micheal Edgerton & the VocalX choir. You guys have altered me and I have no words.”
2016_06_17. Lecture. MMAP Gallery in the Arts & Culture Centre, Memorial University
SESSION 2.7: The Extranormal Voice and Vocal Improvisation – With Michael Edward Edgerton
Arts and Culture Centre MMAP Gallery (2nd Floor, above MMAP offices)
Friday, June 17th from 7:30pm-9:30pm
Join us for an evening of music and discussion with composer, vocalist, and improviser Michael Edward Edgerton. Edgerton joins us all the way from Guangxi Arts University in Nanning China for an evening of discussion of extended vocal techniques in composed and improvised music. Edgerton is the author of The 21st-century Voice. Contemporary and Traditional Extra-Normal Voice. He is an award-winning and critically acclaimed composer whose music has been performed all over the world. He is especially known for his work with contemporary voice and desynchronized sound production in composition. Michael is also involved with research on music that often involves the tools of voice science, acoustics and perception that has been published in scholarly journals and books. For more information on his work see: https://michaeledwardedgerton.wordpress.com/
2016_06_16. Performance – Mike as singer & director. Mike directing and performing with St John’s Vocal Exploration Gatherings and VocalX Choir in St Johns (Canada), Chris Tonelli, director. The Ship Pub.
2016_06_14. Performance of composition – World Premiere. AbaGa baʁatur (uncle hero), world premiere by AUDITIVVOKAL DRESDEN at 19.30 Uhr in the Palais im Großen Garten, Dresden, Germany. Performances of compositions by Andreas Staffel, Richard Röbel, Jorge Maria del Valle, Peter Motzkus and Michael Edward Edgerton
2016_06_13. Radio interview. Radio Neverno with Hans Kuiper. http://radioneverno.blogspot.com/2016/06/composer-michael-edward-edgerton.html
2016_06_09. Nanning. Performance of composition. The LanKe Mountain, performed by New Music Coop’s Combo Ensemble (Turkey). Guangxi Arts University Concert Hall.
2016_06_08. Nanning. Performance of composition. The Return of Takhi, the last feral horse, performed by Loadbang. Guangxi Arts University Concert Hall.
2016_06_06. Acceptance to International Symposium (competitive award). My composition “Wassermann” was accepted for performance. 2016 Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (unable to attend…).
2016_05_11-14. Performance and Lecture. “The Art of Voice Synthesis” conference & expert meeting, workshop & concert (11, 12 & 14 May 2016) in Amsterdam. Organized by Dr. Julia Kursell & Dr. Hannah Bosma. link: http://www.artificialvoice.nl/
2016_05_12. Lecture on Nonlinear Phenomenon at the University of Amsterdam, as part of the expert meeting/conference, “The Art of Voice Synthesis”
2016_05_11. Performance of my composition “The Elements of Risk in Creation”for voice and electronics at the Orgelpark in Amsterdam. I performed with the tape.
2016_05_11. Improvised performance. With Ute Wassermann (voice), Nicolas d’Alessandro (soprano and tenor HandSketch voice synthesis instruments) and Mike Edgerton (voice).
2016_05_03. Composition completed. The Lanke Mountain.
2016_05_02: Loadbang Presents: Premieres Volume 5 at The National Opera Center (NYC)
loadbang will be performing world premieres by David Bird, Michael Edgerton, Christina Green, Paula Matthusen and works for loadbang by Gary Philo and Beth Wiemann.
2016_04_21. 1st Excellent Award (Honorable Mention). THRUSH in the 2016 fifth China-ASEAN Music Week musical composition competition, For solo piano. (Guangxi University of the Arts. http://camwn.gxau.edu.cn/Item/156.aspx)
2016_03_13. Composition completed. The Old Folks at Home.
2016_03_08. Publication of composition (score). Keltainen huone (aka. Yellow Room, version B. #80.b. 2008, rev 2016). Componistenwerk – http://www.componistenwerk.nl/
2016_03_04. Recipient Major Grants (2nd party support). Via Loadbang, The Guangxi Arts University & the 2016 China-ASEAN Music Week received support from by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
“I sense very strongly that you are taking flute music (and thus the art of music as a whole) in a new direction, which I find admirable. There are so many new or newish pieces for flute which have what I can only describe as aeolian sound/tongue ram overload. Your piece completely sidesteps this and plunges the listener into a new world of sound. I look forward to the time when I can hear a complete performance.” James Erber.
2016_02_01. Recipient Major Grants (2nd party support). Via Chris Tonelli & the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at Memorial University, Edgerton received funding (travel, stipend, per diem) for a week-long residency to train a choir and give concerts from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
2016_01_20. Performance of composition. One minute excerpt, as part of the Meta-composition “125 PARTY PIECES” in celebration of John Cage (125 composers from Germany & the USA). Leipzig. Organized by The Forum of Contemporary Music Leipzig [Thomas Christoph Heyde, artistic director]
2016_01_09. Performance of composition – World Premiere. Concerto for Orchestra. Guangxi Symphony Orchestra; Cai Yang, conductor. Guangxi National Palace Concert Hall.
2015_12_28. Composition completed. #94 “Concerto for Orchestra”
2015_12_20. Performance of composition. Keltainen huone (Yellow Room)
Performance by conductor, professor Cao Kun and the choir of Southwestern University at the Guangxi National Palace of Fine Arts in Nanning, China.
2015_11_21: Performance. “Divergence”. Argenta Walther & Stephanie Aston
People Inside Electronics presented the contemporary vocal chamber ensemble Accordant Commons in a concert at the Neighborhood Church in Pasadena, California
(Review on Sequenza21: “Divergence by Michael Edwards Edgerton followed and this was performed by Stephanie Aston and Argenta Walther. High, bird-like sounds mingled with a low rumbling from the electronics and this soon took on a more frighteningly aggressive character reminiscent of the distant howling of wolves. This increased in savagery as well as loudness, with scratching and baying that gradually morphed into a series of pure pitches that increased in frequency – like a spaceship taking off. These were the result of a weather simulation applied to electronic sounds, a process that allows, according to the program notes, “miniscule irregularities in the initial conditions [to] become responsible for potentially large changes over time.” Low, raspy moaning was added and this made a nice organic contrast with the sterile sine waves. Towards the end, the relatively benign tones in the electronics became a series of explosions, as if some battle was occurring. Divergence is an evocative metamorphosis in sound between earthly, natural elements and remote cerebral coolness.”)
2015_11_15. Publication of performance of Keltainen huone on Modern Choral Masterpieces (441 Hz Chamber Choir, Dux Records, 2015)
2015_09_08: Biographical Inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in the World® 2016 (33rd Edition)!
2015_08_28: Book Publication
“Music within the Continuum”, published by Lambert Publishing
Edgerton, M. Music Within the Continuum. Lambert Academic Publishing (72 pp.). Saarbrücken: Germany, 2015.
2015-08-16/17. Judge at 5th Annual International Youth Music Competition at the Guangxi Normal University (Changgang campus) 广西师范学院（长堽校区）音乐舞蹈学院
2015_08_15_Composition completed. #93__Opening of the Guangxi Blossom, for trio instruments (fl., vl. & pno) (2015)
2015-06-17 to 27. Participation – International Gugak Workshop in Seoul
2015_06_06. Performance: #92. “In silence, I hide my loudest scream” .
China-Asean Youth Orchestra, conducted by Michael Edward Edgerton. Guangxi National Palace concert hall.
2015_05_20. Composition completed. #92__In Silence, I hide my loudest scream,
for 9 instruments (a.fl., b.cl., tpt., tbn.,perc., vl. 1 & 2, vla., vlc) (2015)
2015_05_10. playback of “prana” on webprogram, A Listening Room (A web-based program)
2015_04_25. Book Publication. The 21st Century Voice, published by Rowman & Littlefield
Edgerton, M. The 21st Century Voice, 2nd edition. Rowman & Littlefield (324 pp.). Lanham: MD, 2015.
2014-12. Composition completed #90. “Noise is interrupting my practice: Silence is when my reaction is quiet. Silence is my protest against the way things are.” for piano and amplification. written for Pavlos Antoniadis.
2014-12. Performance! #85a_Ari(rang) by Joshua Hyde (saxophone), in Kuala Lumpur
2014-12. My composition #47_Schreistimme was included in Modern Accordion Perspectives #2
“Critical selection of accordion works composed between 1990 and 2010”!!
Edited by Claudio Jacomucci
Scientific committee: Iñaki Alberdi, Pascal Contet, Geir Draugsvoll, Claudio Jacomucci
ⓒ 2014 Edizioni Tecnostampa, Loreto
2014-10. Performance! #49_KOSMOS, volume 2 on reinforced harmonics, 4. YO-YO; #80 Keltainen huone by Merle noir at Toccata Studio in SS2, Kuala Lumpur, Wed Oct 1 and 3
2014-10. Inclusion. Who’s Who in the World 2015 (Marquis Who’s Who LLC) www.marquiswhoswho.com
2014-09. Article published! Edgerton, M.E., Hashim, N., Auhagen, W. (2014) A Case Study of Scaling Multiple Parameters by the Violin. Musicae Scientiae, Vol. 18(4) 473–496.
2014-09. Recordings for The 21st Century Voice are already online in advance of the book’s release @: https://soundcloud.com/the21stcenturyvoice
2014-08. My piece Tempo Mental Rap (#72) is discussed in the book: Josel, Seth and Ming Tsao. The Techniques of Guitar Playing. Bärenreiter Verlag. Kassel: Germany,
2014-07. Composition Completed! #89__The Return of Takhi, the last Feral Horse, for B Cl, Trpt, Trbn, Vce
2014-06. Composition performed during international conference (recording). #70_1 Sonata (video recording by Moritz Ernst) played during Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks — 5th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2014, taking place in Berkeley at the Clark Kerr Campus of the University of California, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
2014-06. Book chapter published! Edgerton, M.E. (2014). The Extra-Normal Voice: EVT in Singing. In Perspectives on Teaching Singing: a celebration of Vocal Pedagogy in the 21 Century (ed. Scott Harrison and Jessica O’Bryan), Dordrecht: Springer Publishing.
2014-04. Book chapter published! Edgerton, M.E. (2014). The Extra-Normal Voice. In The Oxford Handbook of Singing (ed. John Nix). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2014-03. Composition Completed! #88__abaGa baʁatur, for SATB (2014). Written for AuditivVokal Dresden. www.auditivvokal.de
2014-01. Performance! #70_1 Sonata was performed by Moritz Ernst at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and at the University of Malaya.
2014-01. Guest Lecture. Seminars and Composition lessons to students at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
2013-11. Conference Presentation. University of Malaya. Presentation at ISEE_2nd International Symposium on Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology, November 27
2013-10. Performance! New York Performance – Party Pieces Project – premiere of the Party Pieces at the Miller Theatre in NYC on 17th of October 2013; conductor: Richard Carrick, ensemble: Either/Or.
2013-10. Performance/Exhibition of composition. FAS|PR|2013 (Puerto Rican sound art fair, October 3-26, 2013) – Composition (Anaphora) selected for performance/exhibition, Sala de las Artes, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, PR.
2013-09. Compositions published! BabelScores® Reading Panel 2013 – 20 Compositions selected for inclusion in catalogue. www.babelscores.com
2013-08. Composition performed! Matt Hinchcliffe performed Ari(rang) August 11, 2013 on the program The Modern Day Saxophone at the University of Melbourne
2013-08. Composition excerpt published! Invited to collaborate in the Cage @ 100 celebration. Edgerton, M.E. (2013). Party Pieces Project, excerpt #74. In Book for No-Thing (ed. TC Heyde and Sebastian Vaske). Leipzig: Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig.
2013-08. Composition excerpt in exhibition! 2013_08_22 TO 2013_09_15: GfZK | Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig – Exhibition of music score in Art Gallery – Party Pieces Project – Exhibition of the scores in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, from 22 August to 15 September 2013
2013-07. Composition published in article! Edgerton, M.E. (2013). The Oak of Mambre #79 for double bass (text and score). Revista Música Hodie, Goiânia – V.13:1, pp. 341-349. http://www.musicahodie.mus.br/13.1/Primeira_Impressao_44.pdf
2013-06. Performance of composition! Keltainen huone #80 at SEGi College in Kuala Lumpur by Merle Noir
2013-05. Performance of composition! Keltainen huone #80 at University of Malaya Showcase by Merle Noir
2013-05. Performance of voice. Recording of my voice was featured in Green Snake and the Monk by Yii Kah Hoe at KLPAC on May 12 – 14
2013-05. Performance of composition! Keltainen huone #80 at CoffeKoffea in Kuala Lumpur by Merle Noir
2013-05. My 1 Sonata (#70) is discussed in the following book: Barabasi, Laszlo. Network Science. Published as Creative Commons at: barabasilab.neu.edu/networksciencebook/.
2013-04. My Tempo Mental Rap (#72) is included in the following book! Pocci, Vincenzo (2013). Pocci Catalog: the Guide to the Guitarist’s Modern and Contemporary Repertoire. Catalog of the repertoire since 1900 for guitar solo, guitar in chamber music and guitar with orchestra. VP Music Media. http://www.vincenzopocci.altervista.org/
2013-03. Composition Completed! Excerpt Number 74, part of the CAGE 100 Celebration| The Party Pieces Project. Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig.
2013-03. Paper on voice published! Edgerton, M.E., Tan, S., Evans, G., Jang, M. H., Kim, B. K., Loo, F. Y., Pan, K. C., Hashim, N., Amin, J. (2013). Pitch profile of the Glottal Whistle. Malaysian Journal of Science, 32:1. http://e-journal.um.edu.my/publish/MJS/
2013-02. Funny review of my composition Anaphora – A Mr. Klempnow suggested that the singer was having a orgasm! Klempnow, Von Bernd. „Orgasmus für Sopran solo“ Sächsische Zeitung, 2013 Februar 20.
2013-01. Revision Completed. #85__Folk Songs, for voices and chamber ensemble (2010/2013)