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(between the Mirage and Casino Royale)
A piece for 20 instrumental musicians, bass opera singer, and 40 tracks of sound design & additional instrumentation, all synchronized via timecode and click track. Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Capital University Conservatory of Music
Notes from Mat about the composition:
“Eternity Dwells ( between the Mirage and Casino Royale ), is an
impression of the atmospheric ambience and moments surrounding an
event of which I have no memory, and cannot describe, but which remains
as the most profound personal experience I have ever had.
The location was on Las Vegas Boulevard at 9:40 pm on a Friday.
Imagine being jostled and engaged by an endless surging sea of party people, while streetwalking drinkers, a pounding eight-lane traffic jam, relentless
noise, a darting rat, and the Propeller Man complete the LED-lighted
nighttime scene–with a pending volcano eruption.
And then time stops. For ten full minutes...
That’s all I saw and heard, nothing more, yet what came from this will stay with me forever and beyond.
Here are a couple pages from the conductor's score, which shows all the live instruments. Each instrument is on its own line.
Flute - Maria Renzetti
Oboe- Josh Harkins
Clarinet- Gail Zugger
F Horn- Kimberly McCann
Trumpet 1-Rob Parton
Trumpet 2- Tim Perdue
Trombone- Ryan Hamilton
Bass Trombone- Tom Zugger
Tenor Sax- Michael Cox
Baritone Sax- Alex Burgoyne
Cello- Joe Mueller, Philip Baltzer, Sophia Petrov, Emma Humphrey
Fender Rhodes-Tony Bonardi
Drum Set/Percussion 1-Bob Breithaupt
Percussion 2-Phil Shipley
Percussion 3-Eric Paton
Percussion 4-Drew Martin
Audio Tech Director-Chad Loughrige
Live Recording- Bruce Gigax, Audio Recording Studio
Video- Nate Lockwood, Lockwood Studios
Master Switch Operator- Mat Morse
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