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UMFK professor's music to be featured at two New York premieres

October 14, 2005

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Scott Brickman, associate professor of music and education and chair of the arts and humanities division at UMFK, will have two of his recent compositions premiered in New York City.

Instruments of Peace, a work for violin, viola, and 2 percussionists will be performed by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble on October 27, at Lincoln Center.

On November 5, his digital audio work In memory of 6 million will be presented as part of Vox Novus 2005 60X60 series in conjunction with electronic music month. The piece will be presented at Galapagos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

Formed in 2004 by graduates of the Juilliard School, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble has performed in venues ranging from the experimental-music space Chez Bushwick to Lincoln Center. They have performed works by over 50 living composers from around the world, including over 75 premiers.

The mission of Vox Novus is to promote contemporary composers and their music via concert performances, recordings, publishing, and publicity on the Internet. It's goal is to broaden the channels of new music between composer and public, providing greater exposure to new music.

Vox Novus takes a creative approach to the problem of joining the audience and composer of electronic music. This is the 60x60 project, an annual concert event featuring 60 seconds of electronic music by 60 different composers, creating a CD as the material and product of the concert.

Brickman's compositions have been performed in over half of the continental states, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Portugal, Romania, the U.K. and Yugoslavia. His piano piece Sketches of Maine is recorded on the New Ariel label and his electronic composition Signature: Peace is available on the Capstone label.