TwtrSymphony Continues to soar
TwtrSymphony is about new music—about getting music of new composers out to the world—sharing this music to new audiences. We are an orchestra of musicians who connected via Twitter. You don't get more 'social media' than that!
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Raise Your Voice
is our latest release, dedicated to the people of Newtown Connecticut. Last December the town was hit by tragedy, when a gunman shot twenty children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
We partnered with the Epsom Chamber Choir adding their voices to the musicians of TwtrSymphony. Written within days of the tragedy, the music took a long time to put together. Although longer than our typical 140 seconds, the importance of the message demanded more.
We feel music is a great healer and solace for the soul. Raise Your Voice is free to download. Share it with your friends, on Facebook, Twitter and anywhere else you think people might need to hear the message.
Raise Your Voice
words by Aric Clark
Who, what, when where, why?
Don't tell me how, tell me who, what, when, where, why?
Lonely sits the classroom, no more children
Lonelier the playground where they played
Desolate are the hearts of those who held them, loved them
One morning left a lifetime of pain.
Raise your eyes
Raise your hands
Raise your voice
So let us sing and be heard
Over the blood incurred
Hatred will not have the last word
These are our defiant alleluias
Let our love increase and soar
Let violence reign no more
Bullets will not drown the roar
Of our defiant alleluias
Remember the joy of a child
Delight at the smallest of things
Remember they need us
to make their world safe
Lovely are children that grow and learn.
Lovelier their laughter while they play.
Rejoice the hearts that hold them, love them.
That love which turns dark into day
Raise your heart
Raise your voice
We are a wholly volunteer organization, working without the benefit of funding.
Currently, we are working on works by composers from around the world. The composer's and their works we have selected to record are:
Skylark: Adventure for Orchestra California, USA
Greg Bartholomew Coming Into Harmony Washington, USA
Anna Shvets Last day Bosnia
David Heuser A Screaming Comes Across the Sky New York, USA
Gardika Gigih Pradipta My Train is Flying Indonesia
Jasper Brey Marina Tessessee, USA
Sy BrandonVortex Arizona, USA
Tai Livingston Reflections on a Painting by Klee Texas, USA
Nathan Felix Lion's Roar, Texas, USA
Sara Corry Down the Rabbit Hole Colorado, USA
Jason Thorpe BuchananThe Gods of Pegana New York, USA
Dan Lazarescou Apollo Variations Texas, USA
Aleph Cervo Unceasing Journey Sri Lanka
Juan Maria Solare In Absentia Germany
Nick Duggan ISSA Bangkok, Thailand
Vladimir Tosic Medial 3 Serbia
Stéphane Blet Mevlana France
Lansing McLoskey SLAM! Florida, USA
Elizabeth Lim Paranoia New York, USA
Buc McDaniel Among the multitude Ohio, USA
Edy Lan Tribute for Symphony Orchestra Mexico
If we get additional Funding:
Stay Happy When The World Collapses
Entre las Aguas
Our Music so far...
Symphony No. 2, Birds of a Feather
is complete. "Murmuration", the fourth and final movement was released on December 6th. It's been a long time in coming but well worth the wait. And this is JUST the beginning.
Read the reviews:
Chris McGovern - The Glass
Jay Batzner - Sequenza 21
TwtrSymphony is a new concept in the symphony orchestra-musicians remotely record their part, with the final product put together in the studio. We are champions of new orchestra music, recording music of the 21st century.
The Process: Each musician is given their part and a click track. They record it on their own time leaving them free to take on other music related projects.When each musician is done with their recording they send it to our sound engineer who puts the tracks together to create a full orchestra sound, without having the expense of a hall.
The music we're performing is also unique-limited to 140 seconds per track. Each track is the pure essence of the music, with no time for long drawn-out developments often associated with classical music. Our Music Director and Resident Composer,
wrote his Symphony No. 2 Birds of a Feather specifically for the musicians of TwtrSymphony. This four movement work trimmed off the excess to capture the bare nugget for each movement of the symphony.
Part of what makes Twitter unique is the terse conversations that take place. It isn't a place where long, drawn out diatribes are posted. Rather, Twitter is communication boiled down to the essentials. Conversations happen, but they tend to be quick exchanges of ideas and concepts. TwtrSymphony captures that with short pieces filled with energy and intensity.