Monday, August 3

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Performance (Horn Ensemble/Solo Horn/Chamber Music/Electronic Music)

  • Colburn School, Thayer Hall 200 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

Hermann Neuling (1897 – 1967) arranged by Bill Holcombe: Bagatelle for low horn (7')

Doug Hall, solo horn
Barbara Jöstlein Currie, horn
Wei-Ping Chou, horn
Daniel Katzen, horn
Mike McCoy, horn
Jennifer Montone, horn
Jeffrey Nelsen, horn


Robert Gross (b.1973): POP! MUSIC for unaccompanied horn (10') (world premiere)
Christopher Griffin, horn
*World Premiere 

The composition "POP! MUSIC for unaccompanied horn" was written and dedicated to me by Robert Gross during my doctoral studies at the University of Southern California. Robert was intrigued by my thesis subject and the story of composer John J. Becker. Inspired by the possibilities of dissonant counterpoint, Robert began work on the piece immediately and presented me with a copy within weeks. POP! MUSIC is a freely post-tonal composition which applies the concepts of dissonant counterpoint timbrally emphasizing certain pitch sets of structural significance. His intention was to create for the listener an aural impression of formal structure, similarly as would be experienced through Schenkerian prolongation. Although written over a decade ago, the piece has yet to be performed, happily making this performance its world premiere.


Gary Schocker (b. 1959): In Arkadia for Horn and Harp (15')
1. Dryads Dance
2. Nyctimus
3. Kallisto
4. Cynaethus
5. Lycaon

*IHS Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund
*World Premiere
James Boldin, horn
Jaymee Haefner, harp


Chester Udell: Gjallarhorn" (15')
*World Premiere

Lydia Van Dreel, horn

"Gjallarhorn is a new work composed by Chester Udell in collaboration with Lydia Van Dreel. An electro-acoustic piece for horn, eMotion device and computer, Gjallarhorn uses state-of-the-art motion detection interfaces, designed by the composer, to evoke ancient Norse mythology. For more information on the technology used in this presentation, or to learn more about the composer, visit or

Earlier Event: August 3
Performance (University Horn Ensemble)
Later Event: August 3
Master Class