Compositions by Brian Kehlenbach

Popped Music

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Instrumentation: Live Synthesizer and Digital Tape

Duration: c. 9:00

Notes:
Popped Music was realized on Performer sequencing software and a variety of sampled sounds including pots, pans, and various percussion instruments. The solo part can be played on any type of keyboard synthesizer with good "lead line" type solo sounds.

Circumdare

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Instrumentation: Orchestra 2222 4331, 2 perc, strings

Duration: c. 10:00

Notes:
Circumdare is a one-movement orchestral piece which presents carefully controlled motivic material in various melodic, harmonic and textural contexts. The motives are gestures which are based upon shapes of the circle, arch, and spiral. Circumdare has been performed at USC and by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra during the Spoleto festival of 1996.

Entropic Rondo

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Instrumentation: Solo Piano

Duration: c. 10:00

Notes:
Entropic Rondo is a one-movement piece for piano which attempts to develop along traditional means (in rondo form) but flirts with formal breakdown as the materials sometimes "dissolve" into basic and uniform componants. The piece has been played at Rancho Santiago College and also during the Los Angeles John Cage Festival of 1995.

The Twenty-Fifth Hour

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Instrumentation: flute (picc.), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, F horn, percussion, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass

Duration: c. 20:00

Notes:
The Twenty-Fifth Hour is a four-movement piece for chamber ensemble. The movements are labeled alla marcia, insistently, prelude, and dance. Much of the melodic and harmonic material of each movement is derived from a pentatonic (five-tone) scale. The title refers to the hour of reckoning and the attitude of man in the face of his impending fate.