Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Up to Date with Dave

David Drexler's contribution is found! Actually, right on his own website. Here's a link to the PDF score:

And here is the audio:

I think we're up to date ... so ... next composers?

Two minutes down, 18 to go...

The word about the Golijov Bailout Movement (GBM) is getting around. Perfectionist Sean O'Boyle submitted a revised version of his score:

Here is the entertaining audio:

And new contributing composer Brent Straughan offered this micro-gem:

Here is his audio for the piece:

David Drexler is also among the contributors; as soon as I find where I put his composition, up it will go. Once we have a good number in place (right now it's 32 measures, probably about two minutes' worth), let's figure out an order!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Three more for the Golijov Bailout Movement

Here are three more pieces from the original project...

James Bohn (image links to PDF):
and James Bohn's audio:

Peter Breiner:

No audio yet for Peter's.

and the original golgangsta, Sean O'Boyle:

No audio for Sean's for now, either.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Daniel Wolf thought this might be better named the "Golijov Bailout Movement". Yes. Good. And so we begin with Dave Sartor, Dennis Báthory-Kitsz and Chris Milmerstadt....

Dave Sartor

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz 

Chris Milmerstadt

Welcome to the Golijov Bailout Project

Osvaldo Golijov set the nonpop music world twittering & chirping when he turned in a well-paid commission by three dozen orchestras. Sidereus was an orchestration of another composer's work, Michael Ward-Bergeman's Barbeich. It's a long story and well covered here and here and here and here and of course here, with it broken by Tom Manoff (his original blog post on the topic is now gone). 

Not long afterward on Facebook, composers Sean O'Boyle and Dave Sartor came up with the idea of many composers contributing four measures each for Golijov's new commission and taking the work off his shoulders ... and the commission cash, of course. Daniel Wolf (with a superior blog, Renewable Music) suggested we open a blog to show off these brilliant pro bono measures.

So "Golijov's Cakewalk" (yeah, I know, bad pun) is a home for those sets of measures, eventually to be a full composition for performance by Some Famous Orchestra You May Have Heard Of. Scores and audio to be posted shortly.

We're having a little fun here, and hope that perhaps the estimable Mr. Golijov will join us with his own four measures. We like to share.