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by michael gatonska
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Events 2014
Topic: Gallery Exhibit April 3 - July 1, 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Gallery Exhibit April 3 - July 1, 2014

The Gallery at Constitution Plaza in Hartford, CT, will be exhibiting a few of my graphic music tree-leaf scores and a video of one of my works for piano and soundscape. I have been working on the graphic leaf music works for three months now, and finally they are finished. The opening reception wil...
by michael gatonska
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Art: Music and Song
Topic: Favorite Music Inspired by Nature
Replies: 12
Views: 2914

Re: Favorite Music Inspired by Nature

Bob, that would be wonderful if Monica was to learn the Sibelius - they are really terrific pieces, and I think one of his best piano collections. I just wanted to add this curiosity to the list by Diego Stocco - "Music from a Bonsai" Here he uses a simple process of layering rhythmic patterns to bu...
by michael gatonska
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Art: Music and Song
Topic: Favorite Music Inspired by Nature
Replies: 12
Views: 2914

Re: Favorite Music Inspired by Nature

I think that the "tree cycle" of Sibelius is one of the finest examples of this Finnish composer's sensitive, pantheistic way of feeling: "the trees speak" to him. This recording is performed by the Japanese pianist Izumi Tateno. The Trees, op. 75 No. 1. När rönnen blommar (When The Rowan Blossoms) ...
by michael gatonska
Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Sounds of Nature
Topic: Soundcard: Scots pine, Sicily
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: Soundcard: Scots pine, Sicily

Thank you for listening Devin, and I really appreciate your note. When we listen to the sound of the pine trees on a windy day, we will feel something unusual. That is, I think, the way everything is. Hopefully, one of these days I will make it across the big pond to record some of the forest sounds...
by michael gatonska
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Events 2013
Topic: Nov 3 & 7 Hemlock Project: New Music & Environmental Science
Replies: 0
Views: 1594

Nov 3 & 7 Hemlock Project: New Music & Environmental Science

We hope that some of the NTS may be able to make one of these presentations! The Hemlock Project: Connecting New Music & Environmental Science November 3, 2013 at 3PM The Litchfield Community Center 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, Connecticut (nearby to the White Memorial Conservation Center) November ...
by michael gatonska
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: eNTS Magazine
Topic: eNTS Magazine on Hiatus
Replies: 5
Views: 3105

Re: eNTS Magazine on Hiatus

Ed,
I just saw this post - I am sorry to read that you are going through some personal difficulties, and I just wanted to write to you and let you know that I hope that you will be feeling better very soon!

All best, Michael
by michael gatonska
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Sounds of Nature
Topic: Soundcard: Stone pine, Sicily
Replies: 0
Views: 570

Soundcard: Stone pine, Sicily

A treescape of Stone pines recorded nearby the Teatro Greco, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily. Location: Palazzolo Acriede Date: September 30, 2013 Time: 11:30 p.m. State: Sicily Description: nighttime at Teatro Greco Habitat: coniferous/deciduous/agricultural VoxTyp...
by michael gatonska
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Art: Painting, Drawing, and Graphics
Topic: Graphic Leaf Scores - the Mediterranean Series
Replies: 0
Views: 648

Graphic Leaf Scores - the Mediterranean Series

A few of my most recent graphic music scores that trace leaf shapes from trees in Sicily; they were done while I was an artist-in-residence in Palazzolo Acreide. Three of them were exhibited in the rare books and maps room of the Museo dei Viaggiatori (Travellers Museum), which I thought was pretty ...
by michael gatonska
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Sounds of Nature
Topic: Soundcard: Scots pine, Sicily
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Soundcard: Scots pine, Sicily

A treescape of a Scots pine, recorded nearby the Teatro Greco in Palazzolo Acreide. The theatre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzolo_Acreide Location: Palazzolo Acreide Date: September 22, 2013 Time: 1:30 p.m. State: Sicily Description: afternoon at Teatro Greco Ha...
by michael gatonska
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Sounds of Nature
Topic: Soundcard: Aleppo oak, Sicily
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Soundcard: Aleppo oak, Sicily

Bob,

I am glad you mentioned that one; that is the tree. after the eastern hemlock, that I am determined to record -

Michael

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