COMMISSIONS

James Emery
Double Concerto for Clarinet and Guitar

Duration: 18:00
Commissioned by Skidmore College
Performed at Arthur Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

James Emery
The River of Orion
Chamber Music America's New Works: for S3NY                                                        
Duration: 60:00
Creation and Presentation Program / Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Piece was performed in the USA, Italy, Austria, Germany
Broadcast on All Italy Radio
Recorded by Black Saint

James Emery             
Ode, Offspring, Upstart

Duration: 25:00
Commissioned by Sound Directions, Inc. as a part of a national series of works from Meet the Composer / Arts Endowment Commissioning Music / USA, which is made possible by generous support from the NEA, The Helen F. Whitaker Fund, and The Filene Shouse Foundation.
Performed throughout America
Released by Omnitone Records

James Emery
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

Commissioned by Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Meet the Composer/AT&T/Rockefeller Foundation Program

James Emery
First Light

Duration: 60'
Commissioned by Meet the Composer
Performed on the East Coast and in the Midwest

John Lindberg
Middle Eastern Essay
Duration
: 9:22
for String Trio of New York
Commissioned with funding from Meet the Composer 

John Lindberg
Encounters (For Scott Lafaro) 
Duration:
14:40
for seventeen instrumentalists - Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and String Trio of New York
Commissioned with funding from Meet the Composer/AT&T/Rockefeller Foundation Program

John Lindberg
Groundings
Duration
: 26:45
for fourteen instrumentalists - New York Chamber Ensemble and String Trio of New York
Commissioned with funding from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust

John Lindberg         
Nature, Time, Patience
Duration
: 22:00
Commissioned by Sound Directions, Inc. as a part of a national series of works from Meet the Composer / Arts Endowment Commissioning Music USA, which is made possible by generous support from the NEA, The Helen F. Whitaker Fund, and The Filene Shouse Foundation.
Performed throughout America
Released by Omnitone Records

Wadada Leo Smith                
Billie: The Queen of Holiday    
Duration:
13:00

Muhal Richard Abrams    
Strings and Things  
Duration:
7:00

Mark Helias                     
Upside the Downside    
Duration:
 13:00

Bobby Previte          
A Short History of the Balkans          
Duration
: 8:00                          
Commissioned with funding from NYSCA                            

Marty Ehrlich                   
One for Robin           
Duration
: 5:00
Commissioned by Sound Directions, Inc.


The works by Wadada Leo Smith, Muhal Richard Abrams, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Helias, and Bobby Previte  were recorded by S3NY on a Black Saint release titled Octagon.
Commissioned with funding from Meet The Composer / Reader's Digest Commissioning Program in partnership with the NEA and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund.
Performed throughout America and Europe


Anthony Davis           
Happy Valley Blues             
Duration:
13:00
Performed throughout America and Europe with Davis
Commissioned by Sound Directions, Inc. in consortium with: Center for Performing Arts at Penn State, Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State, Institute of the Arts at George Mason U., Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Maine Center for the Arts at the U. of Maine /Orono, and the Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY / Stonybrook
Recorded by Music and Arts

Joe Lovano                      
Myths and Legends               
Duration
: 30:00
Performed throughout America

Dave Douglas           
In So Many Worlds               
Duration
: 16:00
Commissioned by Sound Directions, Inc. with funding from American Ensemble: A Musical Celebration of the Millennium a special project of Chamber Music America. Funding provided by the NEA, The Helen F. Whitaker Fund and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Performed throughout America
Released by Omnitone Records

Julia Wolfe
Mink Stole
Duration:
15:00
Commissioned by Sound Directions, Inc. with funding from the Library of Congress
Performed at the Kennedy Center

Oliver Lake
Shiffs
Duration:
12:00
Commissioned by Sound Directions, Inc. with funding from Unity Concerts
Performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region