ARE IN-DEPTH COMMISSIONS OF EXO ARTISTS TO CREATE WORKS OF DIGITAL ART THAT EMBRACE THIS NEW MEDIUM FOR ALL OF ITS COMMUNICATIVE CAPACITY

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Project Dates

2020-

Featured collaborators

The Four Seasons (Balliett)
Doug Balliett, composition
Rob Nairn, double bass
Francis Liu, violin
Elizabeth Derham, violin
Edwin Kaplan, viola
Serafim Smigelskiy, cello
Stuart Breczinski, oboe
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Brad Balliett, bassoon & poetry
James Blachly, conductor
Oktaven Studios
Ryan Streber, producer

EXO Meditation Series
Doug Balliett
Brad Balliett
James Blachly
Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street
Ling Ling Huang
Jeremy Levine
Charles Overton
Pauline Kim Harris
Jesse Stiles
Angela Washko
Kirsten Volness
Izia Weyman
Colin Weyman
Megan Slusarewicz
Jessie Montgomery
Eleanor Oppenheim
Juliette Woodcum
Andrew Yee

EXO: VOTE
Judd Greenstein
Ayane Kozasa
Paul Wiancko
Baked NYC
Patrick Castillo
Lynne Marie Rosenberg
Lembit Beecher
Joseph Boulogne
Lembit Beecher
Lembit Beecher
Brad Balliett
Ben Roidl-Ward
Maddy Wildman
Karen Ouzounian
Ben Willis
James Blachly
Mark Dover
Gordon Monahan
String Noise
Conrad Harris
Pauline Kim Harris
Adrianne Pope

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Doug Balliet's The Four Seasons

Spring

Doug Balliett, composition Rob Nairn, double bass soloist Francis Liu, violin Elizabeth Derham, violin Edwin Kaplan, viola Serafim Smigelskiy, cello Stuart Breczinski, oboe David Byrd-Marrow, horn Brad Balliett, bassoon & poetry James Blachly, conductor Recorded at Oktaven Studios Ryan Streber, producer

Summer

Doug Balliett, composition Rob Nairn, double bass soloist Francis Liu, violin Elizabeth Derham, violin Edwin Kaplan, viola Serafim Smigelskiy, cello Stuart Breczinski, oboe David Byrd-Marrow, horn Brad Balliett, bassoon & poetry James Blachly, Conductor

Autumn

Doug Balliett, composition Rob Nairn, double bass soloist Francis Liu, violin Elizabeth Derham, violin Edwin Kaplan, viola Serafim Smigelskiy, cello Stuart Breczinski, oboe David Byrd-Marrow, horn Brad Balliett, bassoon & poetry James Blachly, Conductor

Winter

Doug Balliett, composition Rob Nairn, double bass soloist Francis Liu, violin Elizabeth Derham, violin Edwin Kaplan, viola Serafim Smigelskiy, cello Stuart Breczinski, oboe David Byrd-Marrow, horn Brad Balliett, bassoon & poetry James Blachly, conductor Recorded at Oktaven Studios Ryan Streber, producer

EXO Meditation Series

COMMISSIONED EXO ARTISTS TO CREATE THOUGHTFUL REFLECTIONS, 2-4 MINUTES IN LENGTH, THAT WOULD CREATE "MOMENTS OF WONDER" DURING THE 2020-21 PANDEMIC YEAR

Doug Balliett, Composition and Videography

Brad Balliett, Composer, Bassoons, & Videography

Through a Glass Darkly for Chorus and Soloists Art by Katharine Dufault Oil on canvas and/or encaustic on panel katharinedufault.com

Music by James Blachly
Excerpted from Nunc per speculum in aenigmate
Performed by the Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street, 2010

Ling Ling Huang, Violin
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: 1. Adagio
Brooklyn, NY

Jeremy Levine, Percussion

Charles Overton, Harp Please visit http://www.charlesovertonmusic.com/
Images courtesy of Sat Hari Khalsa, Jenny Leetch, and Amrit Khalsa;
editing by James Blachly

Music by Pauline Kim Harris (violin) and Jesse Stiles (electronics)
Recorded live on February 27, 2020 at Carnegie Mellon University Video
Art by Angela Washko
All rights reserved © 2020

Kirsten Volness, composition (www.kirstenvolness.com)
Izia Weyman, viola
Colin Weyman, French horn
Megan Slusarewicz, artwork

Music by Jessie Montgomery and Eleanor Oppenheim
Art by Juliette Woodcum

Played by Andrew Yee, cello
Composed by James Blachly
For Beth Potter

EXO: VOTE!

FOLLOWING THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED CHANDOS RELEASE OF OUR WORLD-PREMIERE RECORDING OF DAME ETHEL SMYTH’S THE PRISON, AND INSPIRED BY HER ACTIVISM, EXO SEEKS TO ENCOURAGE ITS AUDIENCE TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE, HOWEVER POSSIBLE.

EXO HAS COMMISSIONED FIVE ORIGINAL DIGITAL PROJECTS TO PROMOTE VOTING.

Music: "K'Zohar Harakia" by Judd Greenstein
Performed by Ayane Kozasa (viola) & Paul Wiancko (cello)
Engineering by Paul WianckoAnimation by Ayane Kozasa
"I Voted" cookie by Baked NYC

Patrick Castillo-Composition
Lynne Marie Rosenberg-Visuals

Animation by Lembit Beecher
Music by Joseph Boulogne and Lembit Beecher
Performed by Lembit Beecher, Brad Balliett, Ben Roidl-Ward, Maddy Wildman and Karen Ouzounian

Animation: Ben Willis
Composer: James Blachly
Performer: Mark Dover, Clarinet

ABCDEFG by Gordon Monahan
Performed and recorded by String Noise
Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, Violin
Illustrated and animated by Adrianne Pope

FEATURED COLLABORATORS

Ethel Smyth, the British suffragist, has found another advocate in the conductor James Blachly, whose recording of her last major work, “The Prison,” from 1931, exudes quality (Chandos) — an album of the year, by any measure.

David Allen, The New York Times

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