Compositions and Music Performances

Roger Dannenberg

Compositions and Selected Performances

2014. “Separation Logic for Trumpet,”
Trumpet and Computer. Dur: 6 min.
  • May 8, 2014. ASA conference, Providence, RI.
  • 2014. “Concerto for OrKestra,” a concert-length work for jazz orchestra by Ben Opie.
  • May 2, 2014. New Hazlett Theater.
  • 2014. “Separation Logic,”
    Flute and Computer.
  • Feb 28, 2014. New Music Festival: Recital - “The Information Age Flutist: Made in the USA,” First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, WV.
  • Mar 29, 2014. Flute festival, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
  • 2014. “Global Net Orchestra,”
    Internet performance linking 64 live performers.
  • March 1, 2014. Worldwide, with conducting from New London, CT, and percussionist Janelle Burdell at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
  • 2012. Ellington, Sophisticated Lady
    Trumpet solo with orchestra, arranged by John Wilson.
  • May 6 & 12, 2012. Pittsburgh.
  • 2012. “FLO: Federation of Laptop Orchestras,”
    Internet performance linking six (6) electronic orchestras.
  • April 16, 2012, Stanford, Texas A&M, Boulder CO, Baton Rouge LA, Pittsburgh, Belfast UK, as part of Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO) at Louisiana State University, Roger Dannenberg conducting.
  • 2010. Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Trumpets
    With Catherine Getchell and the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, Oct 9.
    2010. Jem Finer's “Shortplayer,”
    At the Wood Street Galleries, 9:30pm, an adaptation of Finer's 1000-year-long piece performed by Pittsburgh Musicians.
    2009. “Patterns,”
    Live Coding Language and Improvisation for laptop. Dur: 5-15 min.
  • March 2010, Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology.
  • April 2010, Companhia Club, Covilha, Portugal.
  • June 2010, Australasian Computer Music Conference, Canberra, Australia, David Pereira, cello.
  • July 2011, Volunteers Collective Revisited Concert, Pittsburgh.
  • 2007. “Critical Point,”
    Cello and Computer. Dur: 11 min.
  • April 2007, Pittsburgh, U3 Festival, Bellefield Hall, with Hampton Mallory, cello.
  • February 2008, Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology, with Jason Duckles, cello.
  • June 2010, Australasian Computer Music Conference, Canberra, Australia.
  • Oct 2013, CMMR conference, Marseille, France.
  • 2006. “Origin, Direction, Location,”
    An installation by Barbara Bernstein and Roger Danennberg for muliple interactive computer animated projections, 4-channel sound, 2 microphones, and interactive computer music system.
  • March 2006. Cummings Gallery, Connecticut College.
  • 2006. “Archimedes,”
    Trumpet, Cello, Bass, Drums, optional Keyboard, and electronics, for Cap Gun Quartet.
  • Dec 2007. Released on “Several Other Sounds: Cap Gun Quartet + 4” CD.
  • 2005. “Feedback,”
    Trumpet and Computer. (also revised for Violin and Computer) Dur: 8 min.
  • March, 2005, Pittsburgh U3 Festival, Duquesne University, Roger Dannenberg, trumpet.
  • July, 2005. Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, City Theatre, Marc Levine, violin.
  • 2003. “The Watercourse Way,” a commission by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.
    Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet (double on Bass Clarinet), Piano, Percussion, Dancer, Electronics, Video. Dur: 19 min.
  • July 2003, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Hazlett Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2003. “The Watercourse Way” (short version).
    Violin, Cello, Percussion, Dancer, Electronics, Video. Dur: 10 min.
  • March 2003, Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology, New London, CT.
  • 2002. “Resound! Fanfares for Trumpet and Computer,” a commission by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.
    Trumpet, Electronics. Seven fanfares to be performed individually or in combination, each about 2 min.
  • July and August 2002, Chris Carillo (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble), Hazlett Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • July 2003, Dannenberg (tpt), Tempo Reale Concert, Prato, Italy
  • Recorded by Neal Berntsen's on “Trumpet Voices.”
  • 2000. “The Uncertainty Principle,” a commission by the Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (Wats:on?).
    Trumpet soloist, Alto Saxophone soloist, Violin, Cello, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (2), Computer Animation. Dur: about 20 min.
  • September 2000, Carnegie Mellon student ensemble with soloists Roger Dannenberg (tpt) and Eric Kloss (alto sax), Pittsburgh, PA.
  • March 2001, Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology, New London, CT.
  • 2000. Music for Alan Ayckbourn's “Henceforward.”
    Software Synthesis.
  • July, 2000, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, directed by Dan Kamin, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1998. “Aura,” a commission by the Foro de Musica Nueva, Mexico.
    Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Electronics, Dancer, Computer Animation. Dur: 8 minutes.
  • May 1998. Foro de Musica Nueva, Mexico City.
  • March 1999. Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology, New London, CT.
  • May 1999. Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
  • 1997. “In Transit,” with interactive computer animation by Scott Draves.
    Trumpet, Electronics, Computer Animation. Dur: about 8 minutes.
  • March 1997. Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology, Dannenberg (tpt), New London, CT.
  • June 1997. Callejon del Ruido Festival, Guanajuato, Dannenberg (tpt), Mexico.
  • September 1998. International Computer Music Conference, Dannenberg (tpt), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • March 2000. Spring in Havana 2000 Festival, Dannenberg (tpt), Cuba.
  • 1996. Untitled ballet music.
    Trumpet, Percussion, Electronics. Dur: about 15 min.
  • March 1996. Choreography by Howard Richard (Montreal), and danced by members of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Sponsored by the Carlisle Project and performed in Pittsburgh at the PBT.
  • 1995. “Nitely News,” ensemble version.
    Trumpet soloist, Violin, Cello, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Electronics, Computer Animation. Dur: about 12 min.
  • February 1995. Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Dannenberg (tpt), Levy Hall, Pittsburgh, PA. Note that this may be the first performance in which music notation was composed by a computer in response to an improvising soloist and delivered (via compute displays) to musicians to read during the performance.
  • April 1996. World Affairs Conference, Dannenberg (tpt), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
  • 1995. “The Words Are Simple.”
    Trumpet, Electronics, Computer Animation. Dur: about 8 min.
  • March 1995. Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology, Dannenberg (tpt), New London, CT.
  • 1993. “Nitely News,” solo trumpet version.
    Trumpet, Electronics, Computer Animation.
  • March 1993. Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology, Dannenberg (tpt), New London, CT.
  • August 1994. AAAI Art Show, Dannenberg (tpt), Seattle, WA.
  • 1990. “Ritual of the Science Makers,” commissioned by the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
    Flute, Violin, Cello, Electronics, Computer Animation. Dur: about 12 min.
  • September 1990. Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • March 1991. Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology, Dannenberg (tpt), New London, CT.
  • March 1992. Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Levy Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • April 1993. Music Department Concert Series, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
  • 1989. “Assuming that you want to dump data from module 1.”
    Trumpet, Electronics, Computer Animation. Dur: 8 min.
  • February 1989. Connecticut College Symposium on Art and Technology, Dannenberg (tpt), New London, CT.
  • April 1989. Carnegie Mellon University recital, Alumni Concert Hall, Dannenberg (tpt), Pittsburgh, PA.
  • May 1989. Graffitti (performance venue), Dannenberg (tpt), Pittsburgh, PA.
  • June 1991. Symposium on Interactive Computer Music Systems, CNUCE, Dannenberg (tpt), Pisa, Italy.
  • November 1991. Symposium on Small Computers in the Arts. Dannenberg (tpt), Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1988. “Still More Questions.”
    Playable by various solo instruments, Electronics. Dur: 6 to 10 min.
  • April 1987. Computer Audio Research Laboratory (CARL) of the Center for Music Experiment of UCSD, Dannenberg (tpt), San Diego, CA.
  • April 1989. Carnegie Mellon University recital, Alumni Concert Hall, Dannenberg (tpt), Pittsburgh, PA.
  • February, 1990. Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Wesley Ward (Trumpet), Pittsburgh, PA. This is the day my son was born -- thank goodness I was not the soloist that night! This concert was also chosen as one of the top 10 Pittsburgh concerts in 1990 by critic Robert Croan.
  • February 1992. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Harold Smoliar (English Horn),  Andrew Reemer (Percussion), Jeffrey Turner (Double Bass), Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1987. “Jimmy Durante Boulevard,” co-composed with Georges Bloch and Xavier Chabot.
    Trumpet, Flute, and Electronics. Dur: 5 to 10 min (variable).
  • October 1986. STEIM Symposium on Interactive Composing in Live Electronic Music, Dannenberg (tpt), Chabot (flute), Bloch (keyboard), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • October 1986. The International Computer Music Conference, Dannenberg (tpt), Chabot (flute), Bloch (keyboard), The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • April 1987. Computer Audio Research Laboratory (CARL) of the Center for Music Experiment of UCSD, Dannenberg (tpt), Chabot (flute), Bloch (keyboard), San Diego, CA.
  • January 1989. La Peniche Opera, Dannenberg (tpt), Chabot (flute), Bloch (keyboard), Paris, France.
  • April 1989. Carnegie Mellon University recital, Alumni Concert Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • May 1989. Graffitti (performance venue), Morphic Resonance Trio, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1986. “I Have a Dream,” co-composed with Chris Koenigsberg.
    Trumpet, Electronics, Voice, Double Bass. Dur: 7 min
  • June 1986. Three Rivers Arts Festival, Dannenberg (tpt and electronics), Koenigsberg (vocals, bass, and electronics), Gibbs (bassoon), Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1982. “Seven Visions.”
    Woodwind Quintet, String Quartet, Brass Quintet,  Percussion, Male Choir, Electronics for synchronization of orchestra distributed throughout a building. Dur: about 45 min.
  • September 1982. Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts Building, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1980. “Three Movements for Antiphonal Brass.”
    3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones. Dur: about 5 min.
  • June 1985. Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1978. “Elephant Hippopotamus Sine Theta.”
    Large Jazz Ensemble.
  • April 1982. The CMU Jazz Ensemble, Carnegie Museum Recital Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Selected Trumpet and Other Performances

    (In addition, some of my performances of my own compositions are included in the listing above.)

    2008. Member of Three Rivers Tri-centric Orchestra, rehearsing and performing with Anthony Braxton. Also performed with Anthony Braxton and Syrinx Ensemble with birds at the National Aviary, Pittsburgh.

    2007. 2nd Trumpet with Edgewood Symphony performance of “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

    1997 through 2003. Member of the Roger Humphries Big Band, including performances for various Jazz Festivals, the Pittsburgh Jazz Society, and weekly performances at Dowe's on Ninth since January, 2000.

    October 1991. “Improvisation,” with Morphic Resonance. International Computer Music Conference, Montreal, Canada.

    November 1990. VideoHarp soloist with Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble in “Night of
    Power,” Reza Vali, composer, Levy Hall, Pittsburgh.

    August 1988. Greenwich Village Jazz Festival as member of the George Gee Orchestra, The Cat Club, New York, NY.

    September 1987. Trumpet and Electronics in “Video Crossing,” a live multimedia, dance, music, sculpture, video, and sound link between the Carnegie Mellon Digital Art Exchange (DAX) in Pittsburgh and the Museum of Image and
    Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    November 1986. Apollo Theater, as member of the George Gee Orchestra, Harlem, New York, NY.

    October 1985. Trumpet in “Janus Korzak,” music by Joel Thome, Carnegie Mellon University Drama Department production, Kresge Theater, Pittsburgh, PA.

    July 1984. The Red Parrot Club as member of the George Gee Orchestra, New York City, NY.

    March 1980. “Music in Open Space.” A concert of spacially distributed music, conducted remotely by computer, organized by Roger Dannenberg, Carnegie Mellon University Campus, Pittsburgh, PA.

    February 1979. The University Ensemble, Case-Western Reserve University, recital of “third stream” works by Roger Dannenberg.