My music in the Movie, ‘Snow Falling on Cedar’
Music with animated graphics
The Music of Chris Clark
Spirits of the Sacred Sky
Spirits of the Sacred Sky was inspired by Native Americans and their connection with the sky
at night. My original composition was commissioned by the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theatre in San Diego
and was used as part of a multimedia show. I edited this version to work as a indepedent musical composition.
Cycles – Yamaha CX5M Synthesizer
Cycles was composed, programed and recorded totally in a Yamaha CX5M computer work station. All notes were entered one at a time in
step mode. Storage was via cassette. All memory was lost when turning off the AC power. The CX5M consisted of 46 sounds, 8 channels with
a polyphany of one note each. Sounds could be changed as often as you wanted. The computer wasl FM syntheisis, and had 128kb of storage with a maximum of 8172 enteries of any kind (notes, midi, etc.).
Cycles was composed for the San Diego Reuben H. Fleet Space Theatre. It was directly connected to the theatre’s tape machine and recorded
in real time in one pass. My goal was to show how much could be done with the limited equipment available at that time.
1986 NBC Major League Baseball ‘Game of the Week’ Theme
I orchestrated this theme for ‘Roger Tallman Music’ out of New York City.
For a few years in the early to mid 80’s, we did all the NBC sports themes including baseball, football, basketball,
tennis, golf and more.
Normally I’m not particularly impressed by this sort of thing, but both the cat and the arrangement are spectacular and the fact
that they can perform it live with a real orchestra is amazing. Presenting, the Catcerto.
Giant Wooden Xylophone
This amazing video ad for Sharp cellphone Touch Wood SH-08C features a wooden ball rolling down a homemade xylophone in the midst of Kyushu, Japan’s woodlands. The music played on the giant xylophone is Bach’s Cantata 147, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Amazing Musical Balls
This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa. It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video but as you can see, it was well worth the effort.
The Music of Bertrum Turetzky
A very close friend of mine released a Cd of music featuring the ‘double bass’ some years ago and one of the tunes is a very interesting approach to composition and I’d like to present it here.
It’s ‘Reflections on Ives and Whittier by Bertrum Turetzky.
National Anthem – Played on a bass
I know, we’ve seen the National Anthem sung by singers and choirs, played by trumpets and bands….. but on a bass?
The shepard tone is an audio illusion which seems to get forever higher but never really does.
John Whitney’s Graphics
John Whitney was a pioneer in the field of graphics and then computer graphics. This is his work ‘catalog’.
Oh, Come all ye Faithful
Fantastic rendition by the Santa Fe and the Fat City Brass
Something for the holidays!Come All Ye Faithful – Arranged by Lennie Niehaus, orchestrated by Nathan Tanouye for the Fat City Horns. Happy Holidays from Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns!
Posted by Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns on Tuesday, December 9, 2014