Saturday, May 19, 2012

Award-Winning Musical Composition Inspired by the Sasquatch

Bigfoot inspires the higher classical arts
Gentlemen, please get out on your three-piece coat and tie;  ladies, a dark colored stretch velvet gown will do. Today we are in for some art and culture!

Recently Kevin Jay Isaacs, a professor of music and music education at Western Connecticut State University, has earned an Award of Merit in composition from the Global Music Association.

His work, inspired by the Sasquatch, is a four-movement composition called "Skookum Suite Op. 112."

You can listen to a tease of each of the movements below. through each movement you can hear a story about a Sasquatch, or more specifically a Skookum who becomes "mad, sad and glad" as he is discovered by humans, escapes, and finds true love.

The Global Music Association is a top-tier music competition based in California that honors talented musicians around the world.

Isaacs teaches theory, composition and choral studies. His award-winning piece is one of several WestConn contributions to "Mad Dances: American Music for Saxophone and Piano," an album of contemporary compositions that Albany Records released last year.

SRC: NewsTimes

if you would like to buy any of these pieces below you can find the album, Mad Dances: American Music for Saxophone and Piano available at Amazon.com



Skookum Suite Skookums Love-Call


Skookum Suite Skookums Frolic

3 comments:

  1. Damn Guy, I love this post. Freakin' awesome!

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  2. This guy has listened to his Zappa. Good stuff!

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  3. I must be hearing something completely different. It sounds more like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4Kgzn3tDQU

    It sounds nothing like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux8ED6cdNYw

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