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I love guitar. I love its inherent imperfections---the way its overtones bar its intonation from letting us forget to hear its voice. I like that it's hard to read guitar music so we're forced to communicate by ear but it's great too when you find someone who can read AND groove. Then life goes fast fast fast. Guitars make worlds---the solitary world of the classical guitarist is a challenege to penetrate with other instrumentation while the sound-eating dragon's cave which the elctric lives dares other instrumentalists to escape with an identity.

NAME OF WORK DESCRIPTION DATE COMPOSED LENGTH

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Four Short Subjects for Solo Guitar 12-tone suite for solo classical guitar. I based it on 4 exclusive (but playable!) tetrachords. 1986 3 min. classical guitar Composers' Forum New Music/New Composers, Donnell Library, New York City, April, 1987.
Sonata for a Musical Marriage 3-movement suite for piano and electric guitar commissioned by Bernadette Speach and Jeffrey Schanzer. 1995 15 min. piano and electric guitar Brooklyn, May 13, 1995

R

you can hear R at http://www.arcananet.org/newmusicradio choose Joe Pehrson's 5/15/98 interview with Kitty Brazelton

Chamber piece. No text. Parisian flavor? Rather exotic. Features guitar. Premiered and recorded by Jay Kauffman, classical guitar. 1989; revised, 1994 and 1998. 6 min. for untexted voice, viola, classical guitar, double bass and bongos Roulette, NYC, March 1998 and December 1994. Internet interview with Joe Pehrson.
Skimamaski Premiered by Kitty Brazelton (voice), Martha Mooke (viola), Martha Colby (cello) and Jane Getter (electric guitar). 1996 8 min. for quartet: un-texted voice, viola, cello and guitar, all amplified and multiply processed Venus Festival, Context Studio, NYC, September 28 1996
Your Mad Mad Love, In The Eye Of The Storm 2 chamber rock songs 1996 3 min., 7 min. for Randall Woolf's CAMP: rock voice, trumpet, bass clarinet, organ, electric guitar, bass and drums Context Studio, August 1996,
Leonardo Commissioned for dance by choreographer Eduardo Zeiger with excerpts from Sigmund Freud's essay "Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood". Recorded by BOG LIFE at WNYC, May 1994, for "New & Unusual American Chamber Music." 1993 25-30 min. for BOG LIFE: baritone, mezzo-soprano, classical guitar, harp, soprano recorder, oboe, drum, cymbal, double bass Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, New York City with Eduardo Zeiger and Friends, February, 1993, and without dance at CB's 313 Gallery, May 1992.
Sleeping Out Of Doors A semi-concerto for piano and orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Kristjan Jrvi and Absolute Ensemble with soloist FangYu Liao. 1998 15 min. winds 2-2-2-2 (w/ b. cl. & cbsn.), brass 2-1-1; 1 pc. (kit), pno., acoustic gtr. (ampl.), strings 4-4-4-4-2 min. (1 bass if ampl.) Merkin Hall, New York, May 5 1998.

Open the Window (& Look Out), Soul Kiss, U'r N Love N U Dono Y, Thing Of Beauty, Around You, Waitin' For Ya Baby, Sex Wind Dream, Cinderella's Sister

you can hear Cinderella's Sister at http://www.arcananet.org/newmusicradio choose Joe Pehrson's 5/15/98 interview with Kitty Brazelton

Songs for DADADAH recorded Sept. 1-3, 1995. Released on CD "Love Not Love Lust Not Lust" 1999. 1995 3-12 min. each for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. Knitting Factory, NYC, August 29-31;
Tribute to Sun Ra Collaboration with ethnomusicologist/ composer/saxophonist and Sun Ra scholar Allan Chase. Premiered by DADADAH with ex-Sun Ra musicians Rashied Ali (drums), Robert Rutledge (trumpet) on May 30 1993 (the day of Sun Ra's death). 1993 20-25 min. for large mixed instrumentation: voices, flute, oboe, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, trumpet, trombone, tuba, baritone ukelele, mandolin, harp, violin, viola, cello, electric guitar, bass, drums and percussion. Kitty Brazelton's Real Music Series, May 30 1993 (the day of Sun Ra's death).
From Her Story Autobiographical musical narrative recorded by DADADAH, Labor Day, 1995. Released on CD "Love Not Love Lust Not Lust" 1999. 1993 26 min. for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. The Nuyorican Poets Cafe for International Women's Month, March 1993
Rise Up Song and instrumental suite containing the traditional blues, House Of The Rising Sun, revisited.Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" (Accurate/Distortion Records, May 1994. Nationally reviewed.) September 1991 14 min. for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. The Knitting Factory, The Firewall Festival, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, P.S. 122, NYC, 1990-91.
Snow White Rose Red Premiered by DADADAH at the Knitting Factory, The Firewall Festival, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, P.S. 122, NYC, 1990-91. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" 1991 (1981) 9 min. for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. The Knitting Factory, The Firewall Festival, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, P.S. 122, NYC, 1990-91.
The Night Is Mine Anti-war protest. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" 1991 7 min. for DADADAH The Knitting Factory, etc., NYC, 1990-91.
Don't Look Back Exploded song form with fugue. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" 1991 5 min. for DADADAH The Knitting Factory, etc., NYC, 1990-91.
Little Gamelan Da Gamelan influenced song. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" 1991 5 min. for DADADAH The Knitting Factory, etc., NYC, 1990-91.
Dance Suite 5 symphonic movements re-interpreted in the modern idiom originally commissioned by choreographer Rebecca Romero. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" (Accurate/Distortion Records, May 1994. Nationally reviewed.) 1990 26 min. for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar, drums (electric bass added later) Columbia Teacher's College, 1990; The Knitting Factory, LaMama Galleria, P.S.122, CBGB's, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC, 1990-94.
she said she said, "can you sing 'Sermonette' with me?" Life study created in collaboration with composer Dafna Naphtali; my portion developed at Columbia University Computer Music Center, March-June 1997 Reviewed in Chicago Tribune 10/14/97 and Reader 10/23/97. 1997 22 min. for WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A BAT?: two voices and microphones, two electric guitars, MAX interactive processing of Eventide delay unit, DAT soundtracks, MIDI-controlled sampler, drums Women's Avant Fest '97, Chicago, October 12 1997. Columbia University Computer Music Center's Interactive Arts Festival 99, The Kitchen, April 1999.
Getting In & Out Of Trouble Rondo of ostinati for jazz orchestra, commissioned by the Charles Fox Fund of the Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia. Premiered by LaGuardia High School of Music & Art Junior Jazz & Pit Orchestra combined under the direction of Bob Stewart. 1999 10 min 3 fl., 5 cl. (b. cl. & Eb), sax 3-2-1, 4 tpts, fr. hn., 3 tbns., tb., pno., (gtr. optional), 4 pc. (drumkit, agogo, whistle, gong, chocallo/rainstick, 3 tmp., conga, timbales, marimba), 2-8 violins, 2-6 cellos, amplified bass. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts, May 6 1999.
Fought So Wild, This House Is Haunted, Lonely's OK Rock songs 1987-1989 (a sampling): (co-written with Carl D'Errico---"It's My Life" by the Animals). 1988-89 3 min. ea. approx. for rock band New York City rock clubs (Tramps, Trax, CBGB's, etc.)
Oo-Ee-I, Girl In Danger, Bye Bye Mon Cheri, Do Ya?, No No No No No No No No No You, Sex & Violence, He's The Boy I Love, Valentine, K-I-S-S-I-N-G Recorded rock songs co-written with songwriting partner Joey Scarperia 1985-1987 3 min. ea. approx. for HIDE THE BABIES: 2 voices, 2 electric guitars, electric bass and drums (occasional synthesizer) New York City rock clubs (Tramps, Trax, CBGB's, etc.)
When Ya Comin' Home?, A Boy Of Mine, Snowed In For The Winter, I'm Not A Virgin, Is It Over?, Young Boy Recorded rock songs co-written with songwriting partner Joey Scarperia 1983-1984 3 min. ea. approx. for HIDE THE BABIES New York City rock clubs (Tramps, Trax, CBGB's, etc.)
When Do I Win Your Love?, All Over You Recorded rock songs co-written with songwriting partner Joey Scarperia 1983 3 min. ea. approx. for HIDE THE BABIES Philadelphia rock clubs (Chestnut Cabaret, Dobbs, etc.)
Countdown To Love, Crawlin' For You, Biker, Object Of Desire, Too Hot Too Fast, Infatuation, Think I'm Fallin In Love Recorded rock songs co-written with songwriting partner Joey Scarperia 1982-1983 3 min. ea. approx. for HIDE THE BABIES Philadelphia rock clubs (Chestnut Cabaret, Dobbs, etc.)
No More Conversation, Do What You Did Last Night, Half A Heart Away, Give Her The Right To Go Recorded rock songs co-written with songwriting partner Joey Scarperia 1981-1982 3 min. ea. approx. for HIDE THE BABIES Philadelphia rock clubs (Chestnut Cabaret, Dobbs, etc.)
© 1999, Catherine Bowles Brazelton.