Performing and recording multiple tracks on a four-disc set of SSS’s definitive works, released on Navona Records (2017).
CPU (a post-apocalyptic electronic opera for the end of the world, in one act.)
An original story told in fourteen songs.
Mantra Percussion & Jamie Jordan perform, The Days Are Nouns, for Paula Matthusen’s album, Pieces for People (2015). Recorded and mixed at Traxler Studios (NYC) for Innova Records.
Live performances of works not written by me.
Videos of Mantra Percussion.
Performance videos of the Knells.
Performance videos of futureCities (Anne Rainwater & Jude Traxler).
for violin and piano.
Written for Two Blind Mice (Anne Rainwater & Rick Shinozaki).
Scratchtracks: The Music of Jude Traxler (2014)
Featuring Brett William Dietz with Chemorocket and futureCities
Performing Links No. 4 (Monk), by Stuart Saunders Smith @ the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis – November 14, 2013.
for percussion quartet and roaming click track.
Recreating digital effects through acoustic phenomena, each performer’s computer-controlled click track moves ever so slightly to mimic reverb, flanger and reverse-delay effects live. As the piece plays out, these effects are varied and enhanced to sustain concisely out-of-phase relationships between each player (very close relationships create stutter effects, while longer phase distances create sweeping reverb tails). Written for Mangobot.
Future In Reverse Ensemble playing at a gala event honoring playwright Henry Hwang at Signature Theater. Flow, by Huang Ruo.
NYC new music supergroup, The Knells, releases Andrew McKenna Lee’s concept album of the same name on the New Amsterdam label.
I’m slowly making my way through the entire LINKS Series of Vibraphone Essays: a continuous masterpiece of 11 vibe solos by the legendary Stuart Saunders Smith. Keep an ear out – I’ll be performing the entire 2-hour throwdown (from memory) before it’s all over…
Photo by Jamie Jung (2010)
Commissioned by Brett William Dietz for his album of glockenspiel solos, Nocturne, Revolver is a mind-bending work for solo glock and 6-channel delay. With speakers placed around the audience, Revolver plays on directional themes and riffs on motives from Rage Against the Machine’s tune by the same name.
for muted glockenspiel and soprano saxophone.
If you repeat something long enough, no matter how absurd or nonsensical, people will eventually believe it. Written for Brett William Dietz & Griffin Campbell.
If you hear something repeated long enough, you’ll eventually start to believe it – no matter how absurd.
The construction vehicles in Harlem emit this wild, bending pitch – especially in the wee hours of the morning. This was my rebuttal.
Excerpt from ‘Litany for the Whale’, a play by Matt Wilson
With the Sister Sylvester Theater Company
Kathryn Hamilton, Director
As part of Mantra Percussion’s Holiday album, “Mantratron Saves Christmas”, I rewrote my mom’s favorite holiday jingle with broken microphone cables and pennies taped to glockenspiel bars.