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 
Alleluia!

 

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:

Tim Labor 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:

Ian Brown Daydreaming
Jenni Pinnock Lullaby
Ruben Naeff Stay Happy When The World Collapses
Nolan Stolz Prairie View
Zachary Wilson Apex
Sumiko Sato Misthaven
Francis Rodriquez Entre las Aguas
Joe Wiedemann Agitate


Our Music so far...
Murmuration

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, Chip Michael 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.


Latest Updates

29 Jul 2013
Michael: Raise Your Voice Play
16 Jan 2013
Wrenn: Doves Play
Michael: Nesting Play
6 Dec 2012
Michael: Symphony No. 2 - Birds of a Feather Play
28 Oct 2012
Interchanging Idioms
People think there is a catch to TwtrSymphony TwtrSymphony is an orchestra founded because I write orchestra music and need an orchestra to play it. The problem I face getting my music played by other orchestras is simple: Music Direct...
17 Oct 2012
Interchanging Idioms
Tweet your Q's to #TwtrTpc to answers from the sound engineer professionals of TwtrSymphony all day today. They'll try to answer questions on Twitter, but all your questions will be posted here tomorrow - with as many answers as possible. Al...
17 Oct 2012
Interchanging Idioms
Felipe actually tweeted these gems to the musicians of TwtrSymphony, but they were SO good I had to share Violin recorded with 1 mic at 1 mt, room by 2 mics. No eq, no edit no plugins. Quick thoughts: Headphones for recordi...
16 Oct 2012
Interchanging Idioms
Following up on some of what was discussed yesterday: What are some of the way TwtrSymphony can effectively communicate the different dynamic levels to the various musicians considering none of the musicians are in the same room? Right now...
16 Oct 2012
Interchanging Idioms
TwtrSymphony examines what's it like to play in a virtual orchestra with today's Twitter Topic (TwtrTpc) We'll be following TwtrSymphony musicians today to see how they respond to today's topic. - so come back tomorrow to see what they've sa...
15 Oct 2012
Interchanging Idioms
"Tremulando Dança" is the third movement and is Portuguese for Fluttering Dance. As might be typical for a third movement in a classical symphony the minuet and trio is used with a nod toward the Scherzo or "joke." The music dances about in an alt...

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