From 2017-2021, I co-directed the Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble with my partner in all crimes musical, Mike Perdue.
Chad Heiny’s work, Canon Fodder, was the first piece we tracked for Dead Resonance’s album, silence is not a transition. Fun times with a lot of drums.
Dead Resonance records Dietz’s Origin of Savagery – written for the group’s debut album, “silence is not a transition”.
Traxler Studios (NYC) mixed and mastered Timber LIVE @ the 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon, Winter Garden, NYC. Released with Michael Gordon’s Timber Remixed, an A-list of experimental electronic artists on Cantaloupe Records (2016).
Andy Meyerson “performs” my work, Structural Harm. Created at Traxler Studios (NYC), August 2015 for Slashsound Records.
Dead Resonance started as a remote composition project between Brett Dietz, Chad Heiny, Joe W. Moore III, and Jude Traxler. Fourfold is our “quadruple-music”.
CPU (a post-apocalyptic electronic opera for the end of the world, in one act.)
An original story told in fourteen songs.
We tracked great music by Jenny Olivia Johnson at Octaven Studios in Yonkers, NY for Innova Records.
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.
written for the Mantra Youth Percussion group’s inaugural season. Directed by Joe Bergen.
Mantra Percussion and Ian Williams perform the world premiere of his electro-acoustic work, Public Transaction, on the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival in NYC.
Al Cerulo and Jude Traxler play a workshop version of Mantra’s new work with composer / guitarist Ian Williams.
CPU (A post-apocalyptic electronic opera for the end of the world, in one act.)
‘Imagine the prison of repetition
A pitch-perfect perpetual misery
Awaiting each player ignition
Is a blanket of unusable memory’
Joey Van Hassel performs Stuart Saunders Smith’s glockenspiel solo, On: Empty, for his album, Correlates (2014). Recorded, mixed and mastered at Traxler Studios (NYC) for Soundest Recordings.
for violin and piano.
Written for Two Blind Mice (Anne Rainwater & Rick Shinozaki).
Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered at Traxler Studios (NYC) under the direction of PS51 music teacher, Katie Traxler.
Playing Jerome Kitzke’s powerful work, Paha Sapa Give-Back, with Mad Coyote at Kaleidoscope Studios (NJ) for Innova Records.
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.
Future In Reverse Ensemble playing at a gala event honoring playwright Henry Hwang at Signature Theater. Flow, by Huang Ruo.