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Musa (2010)

violin, trombone, and live audio processing, 8′


  • Musa was commissioned by violinist Molly Emerman and trombonist Steve Parker for a series of concerts given throughout Brazil in December of 2010. Using the electronic music programming language MAX/MSP, the amplified violin and trombone signals are delayed and looped over a collage of sampled sounds culled from the rich legacy of the Bossa Nova canon. Among the voices is the legendary Brazilian singer Nara Leão, who is often cited as the “Muse of Bossa Nova.”
  • 12/08/10 | Ian Dicke in Brasilia, Distrito Federal | Universidade de Brasilia
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    12/10/10 | Ian Dicke in Sao Paulo | Conservatorio Tatui
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    12/13/10 | Ian Dicke in Sao Paulo | Escola de Musica do Estado de Sao Paulo Tom Jobim
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    07/20/11 | Ian Dicke in Anchorage, Alaska | Anderson Salon Concert
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    07/30/11 | Ian Dicke in Chicago, Illinois | Jennifer Norback Fine Arts Gallery
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    08/17/11 | Ian Dicke in Taos, New Mexico | Abbie Conant / William Osborne Salon Series
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    08/21/11 | Ian Dicke in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Church of Beethoven
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    11/09/11 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | University of Texas at Austin
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    11/12/11 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | The University of Texas at Austin
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    12/04/11 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | Salvage Vanguard Theater
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    06/28/12 | Ian Dicke in Basel, Basle-City | Musikerwohnhaus
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    06/30/12 | Ian Dicke in Sindelfingen | Christuskirche Sindelfingen
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    07/01/12 | Ian Dicke in Stuttgart | Musikhochshule Stuttgart
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    07/02/12 | Ian Dicke in Trossingen | Pruefungsamt
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    03/27/13 | Ian Dicke in Charlotte, North Carolina | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Carlos Tarazona, violin, Thomas Burge, trombone
    12/30/13 | Ian Dicke in Tin Wan | Southsite Salon
    Molly Emerman, violin, Steve Parker, trombone
    07/12/14 | Ian Dicke in Forchtenberg | Brass in the Ruins
    Molly Emerman, violin
    Steve Parker, trombone
    03/15/15 | Ian Dicke in St. Louis, Missouri | Off Broadway Music Venue
    Courtney Orlando, violin
    Michael Clayville, trombone
    07/15/16 | Ian Dicke in Edmonton, Alberta | Studio 96
    C’mon Festival
    Aiyana Anderson-Howatt, violin
    Kathryn Macintosh, trombone
  • Musa

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