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In The Tides I Break By Jay Derderian
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Henry Cowell's Tides of Manaunaun is a wonderful bridge between past and present. Manaunaun, I think, is an elegant example of the power of juxtaposition. There's a simple folk-like melody of... More > Cowell's invention played above surging, wave-like clusters that grow and recede over the course of just three and a half minutes. This simple yet powerful contradistinction was so great that, after hearing Cowell perform the work, Bela Bartok asked if he could borrow Cowell's tone clusters for his own work. I myself was left in a stunned silence after when I heard this piece for the first time. My composition is a single-movement extension of the bridge that Cowell set up. It's a "companion" piece which was written very conscientiously; I wanted to write a piece that could be performed alongside Cowell's Manaunaun while also being able to stand on its own.< Less
Rock Salt, for Orchestra By Jay Derderian
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I’ve been a heavy metal fan since I began playing music. The naked aggression, the adrenaline inducing energy, the driving rhythms, the scary sometimes post-human vocals; this was the perfect... More > thing for an angsty, angry teenager to fall into. It was the first medium to really show me the potential for pure, raw, unadulterated expression. And not only expression, but the way to really craft and orchestrate gigantic walls of sound that fills amphitheaters and blows out eardrums. This is the kind of raw energy that I tried to capture in Rock Salt.< Less
[REDACTED] By Jay Derderian
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As I was composing this piece, news of the NSA PRISM scandal was beginning to unfold. The revelations brought forth by Edward Snowden both shocked the general public and confirmed long held... More > suspicions by those in the margins. The secret information unrestricted by the near-iconic government redaction shed light on a security apparatus run amok, unchecked, fueled by a currency of fear in the name of national security. With this as a backdrop, I began conceiving a piece with which I wanted to use to work out feelings of self-censorship, of what it means to be watched, spied upon, to convey impressions of what it means to withhold ourselves out of fear of unjust persecution.< Less
Joyful Noise By Jay Derderian
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I’ve been a heavy metal fan since I began playing music. The naked aggression, the adrenaline inducing energy, the driving rhythms, the scary sometimes post-human vocals; this was the perfect... More > thing for an angsty, angry teenager to fall into. It was the first medium to really show me the potential for pure, raw, unadultured expression. And not only expression, but the way to really craft and orchestrate gigantic walls of sound that fills amphitheaters and blows out eardrums. This is the kind of raw energy that I tried to capture in Joyful Noise.< Less
Duet No.1 By Jay Derderian
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A short duet for soprano saxophone and e-flat clarinet. One of two miniatures scored for duet.
Factions, for clarinet, violin, and piano By Jay Derderian
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A faction is a commonly known as a sub-group within a larger group, usually within a political contexts. In my piece, two tonal areas serve as the basis for many sub-groups that fall within their... More > harmonic spheres which are cast within a stratified treatment of sonata form. Each movement, while being self-contained (though each movement's all derived from the initial solo melody heard in the beginning), also functions within a grander scheme, what's called 'double function' form. This kind of form was used by Liszt in his B-minor Sonata, in Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, and in Beethoven's c# minor quartet, op.131, among others.< Less
Factions, for clarinet, viola, and piano By Jay Derderian
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A faction is a commonly known as a sub-group within a larger group, usually within a political contexts. In my piece, two tonal areas serve as the basis for many sub-groups that fall within their... More > harmonic spheres which are cast within a stratified treatment of sonata form. Each movement, while being self-contained (though each movement's all derived from the initial solo melody heard in the beginning), also functions within a grander scheme, what's called 'double function' form. This kind of form was used by Liszt in his B-minor Sonata, in Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, and in Beethoven's c# minor quartet, op.131, among others.< Less
Lilliputian Suite By Jay Derderian
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Two easy pieces for solo piano. Lil·li·pu·tian [lil-i-pyoo-shuhn] adjective - extremely small; tiny; diminutive
Interrobang By Jay Derderian
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An interrobang is a punctuation mark created by combining a question mark and an exclamation point. It's a kind of portmanteau meant to signify a question being asked with excitement. In my piece, I... More > try to translate that kind of question-with-enthusiasm through contrasting material unified by perpetual motion. The piece never loses its energy, it's only redirected when it's fragmented and turned inward while its questions are argued out among the instruments in a whirling dance.< Less
Violet Fantasy By Jay Derderian
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VIOLET FANTASY is essentially about change. The piece is a series of ever evolving variations of a single theme. As the piece progresses its melody is torn apart and re-contextualized in a number of... More > ways, winding and flowing through a free variation form like a flower laced vine across a branch. The theme never appears exactly the same way twice. It's often fragmented and disjointed, yet manages to find itself in the end. If anything, VIOLET FANTASY represents an idea of what pertains through change, and what susceptible to the moment.< Less

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