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Mythical records "Odyssey of rapture" vol. 1 Nov. 15th, 2008 @ 09:15 pm

Mythical records, is now taking pre-orders for their new compilation "Odyssey of Rapture" vol. 1. The album includes neo-classical compositions by Abandoned Toys, Library Tapes, The synthetic dream foundation, Hannah Fury, Samantha Bouquin, Ephemeral mists, and many more great composers/artists. The official release date is Dec. 10th 2008. The full track list includes:

1. David Reyes "The magic woods"
2. Library Tapes "The rivers turned to cobblestone"
3. Abandoned Toys "An expanding tremble"
4. Ephemeral Mists "A pale slumber"
5. Phanatos "Voyage (quest for the shores of aphrodite)"
6. Aranis "Vala"
7. The new pollutants "Kidnap theme"
8. Hana (Jeff Greinke & Anisa Romero) "Hide"
9. Michel Avannier "La rencontre"
10. The synthetic dream foundation w/ Hannah Fury "Trapeze"
11. MePhI "Crystal night"
12. Aonua "Spirit of the deep"
13. Fiona Joy Hawkins "Contemplating"
14. Samantha Bouquin "Tale for a sunken moon"
15. Scythelence "Transparent eyelids"
16. Enigma de Ultratumba "To my unrest"
17. Samanta Ray & Pete Ardron "Interuterion 3"

Abandoned Toys!! Mar. 12th, 2008 @ 04:07 pm

Abandoned Toys makes some of the most beautiful contemporary classical music that I have come across lately. If you like the genre, you should really look into their album, "The witch's garden".

Abandoned toys

my new job Mar. 11th, 2008 @ 05:02 pm
I just had to share this.
I got a new job in NYC working for an arts management agency. We represent about 40 artists, including the Juilliard String Quartet. I would say I get to talk to the guys all the time, but they never answer their cell phones!
Exciting nevertheless.

Abandoned toys - gorgeous contemporary classical music Jul. 1st, 2007 @ 12:45 pm

Abandoned Toys has a new beautiful album of contemporary classical music that is absolutely gorgeous. You should really consider picking it up, if you like modern classical music.

Oboe Day at Mason! Mar. 14th, 2007 @ 11:40 pm
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) is hosting an FREE Oboe Day on Saturday, March 31, from 10 am-3 pm, concluding with an awesome Senior Oboe Performance Recital given by one of my colleagues at 4.

Clinics include:
“Fixing Up Store-Bought Reeds” by Professor Lorrie Berkshire Brown, very useful for where we’re short on time;
“Woodwind Doubling and Improvisation” by international recording artist Charlie Pillow, where we invite you to dabble in some jazz oboe; and even
“The Oboe as a Global Endeavor,” hosted by T.W. Howarth of London manager, Michael Britton.

Be sure to also stop by our “World of Oboe Petting Zoo,” to try out oboes, oboe d’amores, and English horns.  We also have several double reed technicians on hand, for all your repairing needs.

Visit http://mason.gmu.edu/~aloerch1/oboe.html for more details.  Any questions, just e-mail me at aloerch1@gmu.edu.
Other entries
» wedding music contract
My newly formed quartet has a wedding gig and I need to provide a contract to the bride. I've actually done this only once before and I can't find the contract I used last time. Anyone have any links to sample contracts for this kind of thing? I'm not having too much luck with google.
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Hi I'll just introduce myself. I'm a sophomore composition major, and I've just been cleaning up the part for my solo clarinet piece. Any comments would be appreciated. I'm looking to get this performed (hence posting in this community), and if anyone is interested, feel free to leave a comment or something.

Panic, for unaccompanied solo clarinet
» copyright question
Help me out here. I have a string trio, and we would like to perform some classical music at a local Barnes & Noble. I used to work there, and the management thought it was a great idea. But when they checked with the higher-ups, they were told we couldn't, and it had something to do with the public performance of copyrighted music. Is there any merit to this? I took a music business class years ago and can't remember. If it's classical music by dead composers, is it public domain for performance? I feel like what they're telling us doesn't make sense. There were a few copyright lj communities out there, but they haven't been updated in a long time.
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Soon I'm hoping to have the World Premiere of my piece for solo flute and string orchestra!! This is an extremely low key affair but I'm excited. the orchestra will be mainly violin pupils of mine with a couple of elderly clarinettist on the second violin part, an elderly double bass, a really good cello, and a 12 year-year-old flautist who is a sister of one of the violinists. She will be understudied by a midwife who will wait to take over if needed, on the flute that is.It's all happening on January 6th at the Methodist church. Other attractions include a pantomime cow!! What fun.
» Signed Band w/ WARNER BROTHERS Distro seeks VIOLINIST
I am sure some of you have seen this add up before, here we go again. People tend to join our band for all the right reasons without realizing they will be busy. So off the bat if you think you can only handle 2 shows a month, this is not for you. For those of you who want to Tour the Entire USA and UK, and find it appealing to have your Album in Every Store in America, this is for you.

We are Kiss Kiss

- We are Signed to a Large Indie Label
- We Have Distribution through WARNER BROTHERS/ADA
- We do Full National Tours in the USA and soon The UK
- We're in the process of Making a Video for our Single "Satellite"
- We have a Booking Agent
- We are Playing this Years CMJ music Festival
- We have played SXSW and Will Again next year
- We are currently in talks w/ Managers
- We are now preparing publicists with the soon to be release of our 1st Full Length Album. "Reality Vs The Optimist"
- We currently have our EP in Most US stores through Lumberjack Distribution ( Go to any Tower Records, it should be there. )

Our music is a creative twist on Pop, using Middle Eastern Scales, and Odd Time Signatures. Our Songs are accessible, but not ordinary. We have a growing fan base in The North East and Mid West, after a 2 month tour this summer we planted some seeds on the West Coast and South West as well.

We have a Tour in the Works for Our Albums Soft Non Retail Release This November where we will hit Key Markets in the North East, and we will have a Full National Tour in February of 2007 in support of the Actual US release. The tour will include a 5 day stop at SXSW in Austin Texas.

We are looking For Female/Males
Ages 20-26
Backing Vocals are a plus.
You must be Honest, Creative, Good in Groups, and Willing to Tour.

Here are some Links to Our Music and Record Label etc:




Thank you so much for your time.
This is a serious Project with a good hand of Cards in place.
We are good people and we like Hot Dogs.
Drop me an email if you are interested and we can set up an audition.

Thanks Again.
JOSH/Kiss Kiss
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