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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 09, 2022, 05:06:36 AMThe wonderful artist in my life, Maria Bablyak has a new product line. Please share widely:
https://fine-art-im.myshopify.com/collections/all
I'm having some trouble navigating the website (beautiful work by the way!); sometimes I can click on a work (like the desert one at top left), but when I try and scroll down to look at one (bottom right), the screen goes blank.  Don't know if it's me and old Mac or the website (or both??) ?

PD

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on December 09, 2022, 06:18:12 AMI'm having some trouble navigating the website (beautiful work by the way!); sometimes I can click on a work (like the desert one at top left), but when I try and scroll down to look at one (bottom right), the screen goes blank.  Don't know if it's me and old Mac or the website (or both??) ?

PD
I'm off to PT. Will have a look afterwards. Thanks for having a look!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 08, 2022, 07:22:05 AMIncidentally, I finally have the recording of The Young Lady Holding a Phone in Her Teeth ... Will soon hoist it up onto YouTube.
Well, not all that soon, I suppose.


In 2015 the local double wind quintet Kammerwerke commissioned a piece from me. This was, incidentally, in spite of what we may call the musical disinclinations of their music director, whose most modern musical likes hover around Vaughan Williams. Some members of the Board were supporters of my work and paved the way. One stipulation, though, was that I would conduct, which of course I was perfectly happy to do. The première was at First Parish in Bedford in November 2016. Today is the first time I've really sat down to listen to the piece since the performance (which was quite well received.) I find that I am enormously proud of the piece.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

relm1

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 18, 2023, 11:53:38 AMWell, not all that soon, I suppose.


In 2015 the local double wind quintet Kammerwerke commissioned a piece from me. This was, incidentally, in spite of what we may call the musical disinclinations of their music director, whose most modern musical likes hover around Vaughan Williams. Some members of the Board were supporters of my work and paved the way. One stipulation, though, was that I would conduct, which of course I was perfectly happy to do. The première was at First Parish in Bedford in November 2016. Today is the first time I've really sat down to listen to the piece since the performance (which was quite well received.) I find that I am enormously proud of the piece.

I think it has immediacy and keeps the listener engaged.  It is always clear who is in the foreground and who is accompanying them.  I kind of hear it as a Greek play where there is a narrator but Greek choir too who comments on the events. 

k a rl h e nn i ng

Thanks so much for your kind listening!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

An accidental benefit to having just enjoyed Chris's superb piece is, remembering that SoundCloud is an option for sharing music:
A MIDI export of my Op. 175, Symphony № 3, « In memoriam Louis Andriessen »

https://soundcloud.com/karl-henning-756715731/symphony-no-3-in-memoriam-louis-andriessen?si=0b4abac58a2545d2bf44ec195ede0add&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

relm1

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 26, 2023, 10:00:28 AMRevisiting the Viola Sonata with pleasure:
https://soundcloud.com/karlhenning-1/sets/sonata-for-viola-piano-2010?si=e5e13463447c489292255683be42d2ba&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
It sounds so polished.  The performers really understood the music. Since this was composed 12 or so years ago, do you feel the need to revise it? 

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: relm1 on January 26, 2023, 04:13:26 PMIt sounds so polished.  The performers really understood the music. Since this was composed 12 or so years ago, do you feel the need to revise it? 
No, I'm happy with the piece as is. I forget now, what his user ID was, but the violist was a GMG'er at the time. So the piece originated, essentially, from a PM on this forum.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

relm1

#8750
I think it's gorgeous.  I love how it engaged and transports the listener on a journey.  Beautifully performed.  Wow, that's so crazy that this was performed by a fellow GMG member.  How was it performed and recorded?  Did you meet them?

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: relm1 on January 26, 2023, 04:21:56 PMI think it's gorgeous.  I love how it engaged and transports the listener on a journey.  Beautifully performed. 

Many thanks!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

The composer with whom I studied at the College of Wooster, Jack Gallagher, posted this comment on Facebook, so he won't mind my sharing it here:
A granitic, formidably ambitious three-movement work of resolute gravitas, performed with dedication and unwavering commitment. Congratulations, tutti!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

Believe it or not (I almost don't believe it, myself) I've made a start on the Op. 169 № 8 organ solo piece, sorrow and love flow mingled down, which (if completed) will be for Jack Russell, my erstwhile theory professor at the College of Wooster. What happened? It chanced that the source hymn I had selected for this piece was one of the hymns in this morning's service, and this afternoon, my friend Peter treated me to a concert by the ancient music ensemble El Dorado in the Somerville Museum.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Rons_talking

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 18, 2023, 11:53:38 AMWell, not all that soon, I suppose.


In 2015 the local double wind quintet Kammerwerke commissioned a piece from me. This was, incidentally, in spite of what we may call the musical disinclinations of their music director, whose most modern musical likes hover around Vaughan Williams. Some members of the Board were supporters of my work and paved the way. One stipulation, though, was that I would conduct, which of course I was perfectly happy to do. The première was at First Parish in Bedford in November 2016. Today is the first time I've really sat down to listen to the piece since the performance (which was quite well received.) I find that I am enormously proud of the piece.

This is really good. I love the quiet energy.