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					                               HARTT S.P.A.S.M.                                                                                  HARTT S.P.A.S.M.
    The Society for the Promotion of American Silly Music visits the Hartt School                     The Society for the Promotion of American Silly Music visits the Hartt School
              Tristan Axelrod, SPASM founder & guest composer/performer                                         Tristan Axelrod, SPASM founder & guest composer/performer
                       Steven Snowden, guest composer/performer                                                          Steven Snowden, guest composer/performer
                        Rachel Peters, guest composer/performer                                                           Rachel Peters, guest composer/performer
                            Peter Freisinger, guest conductor                                                                 Peter Freisinger, guest conductor
                Bliss Music Room, Fuller Music Center, University of Hartford                                     Bliss Music Room, Fuller Music Center, University of Hartford
x                      200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117                            x   x                      200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117                            x
PROGRAM:                                                                                          PROGRAM:
        Music is Dead – A Paradox in Fugue                 Gary Noland (b.1957)                           Music is Dead – A Paradox in Fugue                 Gary Noland (b.1957)
                                The Hartt Composers’ Glee Club                                                                    The Hartt Composers’ Glee Club
                                  Peter Freisinger, conductor                                                                       Peter Freisinger, conductor

        My Name Is                                           Aaron Krerj9nqrmowicz (b.1985)               My Name Is                                           Aaron Krerj9nqrmowicz (b.1985)
                                     for electronic medium                                                                             for electronic medium

        Jack’s Vocabulary                                    Rachel Peters (b.1977)                       Jack’s Vocabulary                                    Rachel Peters (b.1977)
              I. Jack’s Facts                                text by Jack Kelly (b. 2000)                       I. Jack’s Facts                                text by Jack Kelly (b. 2000)
              II. Jesse James                                                                                   II. Jesse James
              III. The Barber of the Garden Shop                                                                III. The Barber of the Garden Shop
              IV. I Thought                                                                                     IV. I Thought
              V. One oodle at a Time                                                                            V. One oodle at a Time
      Lea Nardi, soprano; Elise Murphy, mezzo; Brooke Shapiro, alto; Joel Dommel, tenor;                Lea Nardi, soprano; Elise Murphy, mezzo; Brooke Shapiro, alto; Joel Dommel, tenor;
               Nick Giuliani, baritone; Chris Bowyer, bass; Rachel Peters, piano                                 Nick Giuliani, baritone; Chris Bowyer, bass; Rachel Peters, piano

        6d8                                                Jacob Mashak (b.1983)                          6d8                                                Jacob Mashak (b.1983)
                                    Joshua Pettus, recorders                                                                          Joshua Pettus, recorders

        Interactions                                         Matthew Ferrandino (b.1988)                  Interactions                                         Matthew Ferrandino (b.1988)
              I. Fascination                                                                                    I. Fascination
              II. Bollix                                                                                        II. Bollix
                                The Hartt Composers’ Ensemble                                                                     The Hartt Composers’ Ensemble
                               Professor David Macbride, director                                                                Professor David Macbride, director

        Poetry and Music for Mature Adults Only           Tristan Axelrod (b.1986)                        Poetry and Music for Mature Adults Only           Tristan Axelrod (b.1986)
                    Tristan Axelrod, voice; Ian Robinson, tenor saxophone                                             Tristan Axelrod, voice; Ian Robinson, tenor saxophone
       Asylum Cafeteria                                   Andrew Pergiovanni (b.1985)                    Asylum Cafeteria                                   Andrew Pergiovanni (b.1985)
   Ariana Straznicky, violin; Emily Caravella, Mary Scripko, viola; Danielle Karppala, cello         Ariana Straznicky, violin; Emily Caravella, Mary Scripko, viola; Danielle Karppala, cello

       Two Cautionary Tales                                   Steven Snowden (b.1981)                    Two Cautionary Tales                                   Steven Snowden (b.1981)
                 Jim, Who ran away from his urse and was eaten by a Lion                                           Jim, Who ran away from his urse and was eaten by a Lion
                 Matilda, Who told Lies and was Burned to Death                                                    Matilda, Who told Lies and was Burned to Death
           Steven Snowden, baritone; Megan Natoli, flute; Kendra Emery, sxopohones;                          Steven Snowden, baritone; Megan Natoli, flute; Kendra Emery, sxopohones;
           James Waterman, percussion; Ed Knoeckel, piano; Ariana Straznicky, violin;                        James Waterman, percussion; Ed Knoeckel, piano; Ariana Straznicky, violin;
                        Danielle Karppala, cello; Peter Freisinger, conductor                                             Danielle Karppala, cello; Peter Freisinger, conductor
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        Guest Artist Bios                                                                                 Guest Artist Bios
Tristan Axelrod's music has been performed in America, Canada, France, and Italy, with some       Tristan Axelrod's music has been performed in America, Canada, France, and Italy, with some
pieces being played twice or even three times in public before consignment to his myspace page,   pieces being played twice or even three times in public before consignment to his myspace page,
where his father plays them on repeat because he loses CDs too easily. Reviewers of Tristan's     where his father plays them on repeat because he loses CDs too easily. Reviewers of Tristan's
Concerto for Processed Electric Bass and Orchestra (2007) described it as variously "like a       Concerto for Processed Electric Bass and Orchestra (2007) described it as variously "like a
tsunami...incredible" (Simpson County News, Magee, MS) and "like a broken dishwasher" (his        tsunami...incredible" (Simpson County News, Magee, MS) and "like a broken dishwasher" (his
older brother). Upon announcement of his intention to abandon formal musical studies in favor     older brother). Upon announcement of his intention to abandon formal musical studies in favor
of a career in law, his adviser at Boston University declared it to be "A good idea. You know,    of a career in law, his adviser at Boston University declared it to be "A good idea. You know,
people are always suing each other." Tristan co-founded SPASM with Aaron Krerowicz in 2010        people are always suing each other." Tristan co-founded SPASM with Aaron Krerowicz in 2010
and hosted its first concert at the Coolidge Corner Public Library in Brookline, MA.              and hosted its first concert at the Coolidge Corner Public Library in Brookline, MA.
Steven Snowden is a composer, tinkerer and motorcycle enthusiast. He's been listening to          Steven Snowden is a composer, tinkerer and motorcycle enthusiast. He's been listening to
things since just before he was born and at some point between then and now, he decided to        things since just before he was born and at some point between then and now, he decided to
make things for other people to listen to. He currently does so in Austin, TX.                    make things for other people to listen to. He currently does so in Austin, TX.
Rachel Peters writes music theatre in Brooklyn, including: I Live Here (Galapagos Art Space),     Rachel Peters writes music theatre in Brooklyn, including: I Live Here (Galapagos Art Space),
Stretch (a fantasia) (Living Theatre) Only Children (NYU Mainstage, Lincoln Center Directors      Stretch (a fantasia) (Living Theatre) Only Children (NYU Mainstage, Lincoln Center Directors
Lab, Dixon Place), Tiny Feats of Cowardice, (NYC Fringe, Adirondack Theatre Festival) The         Lab, Dixon Place), Tiny Feats of Cowardice, (NYC Fringe, Adirondack Theatre Festival) The
Wild Beast of the Bungalow, (Metropolis Opera Project, Opera on Tap). The Bacchae (Asolo          Wild Beast of the Bungalow, (Metropolis Opera Project, Opera on Tap). The Bacchae (Asolo
Rep), Unrequited (Public Theater Shakespeare Lab). f2m, Public Domain. Composer in                Rep), Unrequited (Public Theater Shakespeare Lab). f2m, Public Domain. Composer in
Residence, The Coterie; ASCAP, Dramatists Guild, New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio,       Residence, The Coterie; ASCAP, Dramatists Guild, New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio,
Anna Sosenko Award. Double B.A., Brandeis University; MFA, NYU. Upcoming: Write Left              Anna Sosenko Award. Double B.A., Brandeis University; MFA, NYU. Upcoming: Write Left
(New Georges), Canon I (Two Sides Sounding).                                                      (New Georges), Canon I (Two Sides Sounding).
Peter Freisinger BM, piano, Indiana University at Bloomington; MM, DMA, orch. Cond., CCM          Peter Freisinger BM, piano, Indiana University at Bloomington; MM, DMA, orch. Cond., CCM
(U. of Cincinnati). Six years in German opera houses; moved to New York; Visiting Assistant       (U. of Cincinnati). Six years in German opera houses; moved to New York; Visiting Assistant
Professor of Orchestral Conducting at U of Central Arkansas, and at Berklee College of Music.     Professor of Orchestral Conducting at U of Central Arkansas, and at Berklee College of Music.
Former Mus Dir, Parkway Concert Orchestra; guest cond. Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth            Former Mus Dir, Parkway Concert Orchestra; guest cond. Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth
Repertory Orchestra; worked w. Vermont Philharmonic, Brooklyn, and Thurnauer Symphonies.          Repertory Orchestra; worked w. Vermont Philharmonic, Brooklyn, and Thurnauer Symphonies.
Summer 2008, founded the Boston-based Freisinger Chamber Orchestra; twelve premieres.             Summer 2008, founded the Boston-based Freisinger Chamber Orchestra; twelve premieres.
Enjoys speaking foreign languages; active ballet and silent film pianist.                         Enjoys speaking foreign languages; active ballet and silent film pianist.

				
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