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Mark Hagerty is an award-winning, highly individualistic American composer who pursued classical training as an instrumentalist, singer, and composer, and then determined his own path, outside of any tradition or institution.  He has been developing two compositional practices in parallel—one that extends historic, particularly pre-classical forms, and a second that sets all traditions aside in favor of forays into more extreme forms and modes of expression.  In all cases, he strives for a deep connection with performers and listeners, and his music has found enthusiastic audiences internationally and across the United States.  He is currently working in larger forms and exploring the melding of sound sculpture with more intimate musical expression. Inspirations include science and nature, the poetry of Wallace Stevens, backpacking in Vermont’s Green Mountains, the art music of India, and his two favorite cities, Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro.

 

24/7

Guitar quartet. 2009, 7 pieces, 25 min.

AFTER DUCHAMP

Harpsichord or Piano.  Ten character pieces.  2009, 24 min.  Premiered by harpsichordist Tracy Richardson, recorded by pianist Curt Cacioppo and featured on the CD The Realm of Possibility.

ANTIPHON & aftermath

Electronic - computer generated and musique concrête.  1976, 15 min.  "Meet the Composer," Syracuse, NY.

BABYLON SYSTERS - variations on a theme by steely dan

Flute, oboe, cello, harpsichord.  1989, 10 variations, 16 min.  Commissioned and performed by the Modern Harpsichord Quartet and performed by Mélomanie.

CATÁLISE (catalysis)

Piano four-hands.  2013, 1 mvt., 4 min.  Catálise, written for the Rio de Janeiro-based piano duo Josiane Kevorkian and Patrícia Bretas, was premiered and recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 and will be featured on the CD Pares / Pairs, a project with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.

CELLO SUITE 1, solo version

1975, 5 mvts., 18 min.  Premiered by Suzanne Smith Mead at Princeton University.

CELLO SUITE 1, version with piano

Version with piano (2014, 5 mvts., 18 min.

CELLO SUITE 2

1987, 5 mvts., 30 min., premiered by Douglas McNames in 2001 and featured on the CD Soliloquy.

CHAMBER CONCERTO: TOPOLOGIES

Piano & chamber orchestra (woodwind quartet, string quartet, 3 percussionists).  1974, 1 mvt., 14 min.  Premiered by the Oberlin Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Robert Baustian, conductor, David Goodman, pianist.

Civilisation

Viola da gamba & harpsichord.  2002, 3 mvts., 10 min.  For gambist Donna Fournier, premiered at Swarthmore College, September 2002

CLAVIER BOOK 1

Harpsichord or piano. 1985, 5 mvts., 25 min.  Premiered by Tracy Richardson in Amsterdam. Featured on the CD Soliloquy. 

CLAVIER BOOK 2

Harpsichord or piano.  1987, 5 mvts., 25 min.  For harpsichordist Tracy Richardson. Featured on the CD Soliloquy. 

CLAVIER BOOK 3

Harpsichord or piano.  2003, 5 mvts., 28 min.  Premiered by Tracy Richardson at University of Rio de Janeiro 2003; US premiere 2005.  Featured on the CD Soliloquy.

Companion Piece II

Two flutes. 2002, 3 mvts., 12 min.  Premiered in Rio de Janeiro 2003 by Laura Rónai and Tom Moore.  The US premier at the University of Delaware by Kimberly Reighley and Eve Friedman. 

CONTEXTS

Flute & harpsichord. 2013, 1 mvt., 6 min.  Premiered by Mélomanie at West Chester University, 2014. 

Creation Myth

Solo percussion. 2003, 4 mvts., 25 min.  For, and with, Israeli percussionist Chen Zimbalista.  Premiered at the University of Delaware in 2007, performed internationally, recorded by Zimbalista and featured on the CD Forays as well as Zimbalista’s solo CD Levitation

ESTADOS DE ESPÍRITO (states of mind)

Two cellos. 2013, 6 mvts. with ritornelli, 22 min.  Written for Paulo and Ricardo Santoro of Duo Santoro, premiered and recorded in Rio de Janeiro, 2013.  Estados de Espírito will be featured on the forthcoming CD Pares / Pairs, a project with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira. 

FORAYS:  5 Character Pieces and an Encore

Amplified cello & percussion. 2008, 22 min.  Premiered by cellist Ovidiu Marinescu and percussionist Christopher Hanning, West Chester University, 2009.  Title work of the CD Forays. 

FORMATIONS II

Percussion ensemble & soloist(s). 2007, 1 mvt., 19 min. Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society and premiered at Duquesne University, 2008, with Matthew Duvall (of Eighth Blackbird) as soloist. 

FORMATIONS III

Percussion quartet. 2011, 24 min.  Two movements: Continuum and Oblivion.  Oblivion was premiered and recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 and is featured on the CD Luminosidade, a collaboration with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira. 


Green is the Night

Baritone & string quartet. 2006, 20 min.  These five songs on poems of Wallace Stevens were remiered in Philadelphia in 2007 by baritone Todd Thomas and the Serafin String Quartet. 

Green Mountain Music

Bassoon, cello, piano. 2000, 1 mvt., 14 min, for bassoonist Chuck Holdeman, premiered at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, April 2001.

High Octane 

Flute/piccolo, English horn, alto sax, bassoon, viola, bass, piano, percussion (Relâche ensemble).  2001, 1 mvt., 12 min.  Premiered 2002 in Philadelphia, presented on multiple concerts in Philadelphia and New York, and featured on Relâche’s CD, Press Play as well as the CD Forays.

HOW TO LIVE.  WHAT TO DO: 7 Songs on Poems OF Wallace Stevens

Tenor & piano trio (violin, cello, piano).  1983, 26 min.

INCIDENTAL MUSIC TO GEORG BüCHNER’S “WOYZECK”

Chamber orchestra, recorded and electronically processed.  1976. Music for an English version of the 1823 play produced by the Oberlin College Theater. 

INTERMEZZO No. 1 (D major)

Viola & piano.  In 19th Century style. 1984, 1 mvt., 8 min.  Recorded by Ana Tsinadze, viola, and Tracy Richardson, piano, and available on a forthcoming disc with Intermezzo No. 2.

INTERMEZZO No. 2 (G minor)

Viola & piano.  In 19th Century style. 2002, 1 mvt., 12 min.  Recorded by Ana Tsinadze, viola, and Tracy Richardson, piano, and available on a forthcoming disc with Intermezzo No. 1

INTRADA:  Symphonic Movement for Double Orchestra

1981, 9 min.

LAMENT

Harpsichord. 1984, 7 min.

Luminosidade (Luminosity)

Trumpet & percussion. 2003, 5 mvts., 22 min. Written for Naîlson Simões, trumpet, premeired and recorded in Rio de Janeiro with percussionist Daniel Serale in 2012 and featured on the CD Luminosidade, a collaboration with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.

METAMORFOZE

Cello & piano. 2012, 1 mvt., 17 min. Premiered and recorded by Paulo Santoro, cello, and Josiane Kevorkian, piano, in Rio de Janeiro, 2013.  US premier by Oviviu Marinescu with Anna Kislitsyna, piano, 2014, at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Featured on Pares / Pairs, a joint CD with composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira, as well as a forthcoming CD of Hagerty’s cello works performed by Marinescu.

O LIGHT INVISIBLE

Chorus, soloists, strings, and brass. 1979, 20 min. Cantata on texts from T.S. Eliot, Philip Skelton, and the Bay Psalm Book.  Commissioned by Caroline Church, Setauket NY, on the 250th anniversary of its founding.

Point Cloud

Solo marimba. 2004, 3 mvts., 13 min.  Premiered and recorded in Rio de Janeiro by Daniel Serale in 2012 and featured on the CD Luminosidade, a collaboration with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.

The Realm of Possibility

Piano. 2006, 11 mvts., 37 min.  Expansive work of flexible form for pianist/composer Curt Cacioppo, premiered in Turin, performed in Venice and at several California universities, fall 2006. Recorded by Cacioppo for the CD The Realm of Possibility.

SEA LEVEL

Solo flute (standard, alto, or bass). 2007, 4 mvts. with ritornelli, 14 min.  Premiered by Kimberly Reighley, 2008, showcased at the National Flute Association convention, 2010.  Featured on the CD Forays.

STRING QUARTET No. 1:  FORMATIONS

1976, 3 mvts., 20 min.  Awarded the Joseph H. Bearns Prize in composition by Columbia University.

Trois riviÈres

Baroque ensemble—2 baroque flutes, baroque violin, viola da gamba, baroque cello, harpsichord. 2006, 1 mvt., 19 min.  Premiered by Mélomanie in 2006 and featured on the CD Florescence.

ULTRAVIOLET

Flute, violin, viola da gamba, cello, harpsichord, percussion. For the baroque/modern ensemble Mélomanie. 2013, 1 mvt., 19 min..  Premiered at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts with percussionist Chris Hanning, January 2014.

WIND TUNNELS

Woodwind quintet. 2011, 3 mvts., 19 min.  Premiered by the faculty quintet of West Chester University in Steinway Hall, NYC, 2012.

THE WINTER EVENING

Mixed chorus. 1974. Text by T.S. Eliot, part of projected Winter Scenes for chorus, strings, and bells.

 

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Curt Cacioppo, composer / pianist

http://www.curtcacioppo.com

Tiago Calderano, percussionist

http://calderano.wix.com/tiagocalderano

Sarah Davenport, photographer and designer

https://www.facebook.com/phengophotographyanddesign/info

Duo Bretas-Kevorkian

Patrícia Bretas, Josiane Kevorkian, pianists

http://www.riomusica.org.br/content/duo_bretas_kevorkian

Duo Santoro—Paulo and Ricardo Santoro, cellists

http://www.duosantoro.com.br/index2.html

Donna Fournier, gambist

http://www.melomanie.org/musicians

Eve Friedman, flutist

http://www.rowan.edu/colleges/cpa/music/assets/facultyinfo.cfm?id=615

Jon Gaarder, bassoonist

https://www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/am/jGaarder.asp

http://relache.org/about/ensemble/

David Goodman, composer / pianist

http://www2.smc.edu/music/fulltimebios_fullpage.htmlrela

Naomi Gray, cellist

https://www.facebook.com/naomi.gray.1420

http://www.melomanie.org/guest-artists

http://www.nakedeyeensemble.com 

Chris Hanning, percussionist 

http://www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/am/cHanning.asp

http://relache.org/about/ensemble/

Chuck Holdeman, bassoonist / composer

http://relache.org/about/ensemble/

http://www.chuckholdeman.com

Anna Kislitsyna, pianist

https://www.facebook.com/anna.kislicyna

Ovidiu Marinescu, cellist

http://www.marinescu.com

Chris McGlumphy, producer

http://www.chrismcglumphy.com

Douglas McNames, cellist

http://www.melomanie.org/musicians

Mélomanie, baroque-modern chamber ensemble

http://www.melomanie.org

Andreas K. Meyer, recording engineer and producer

http://www.meyer-media.com/mastering/bio.shtml

Sergio Roberto de Oliveira, composer and producer

http://www.sergiodeoliveira.com/novidades.php

Kimberly Reighley, flutist 

http://www.melomanie.org/musicians

http://www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music/am/kReighley.asp

www.facebook.com/kimberly.reighley

Christof Richter, violinist

http://www.melomanie.org/musicians

Laura Rónai, flutist

Relâche Ensemble

http://relache.org

Tracy Richardson, harpsichordist

http://www.melomanie.org/musicians

David Ross, music engraver

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-ross/12/863/2a1

Janaína Sá, percussionist

https://www.facebook.com/janaina.sa

Serafin String Quartet

http://www.serafinquartet.org

Daniel Serale, percussionist

http://www.reverbnation.com/danielserale

Naílson Simões, trumpet

https://m.facebook.com/nailson.simoes

Leonardo Sousa, percussionist

Todd Thomas, baritone

http://www.toddthomasbaritone.com

Ana Tsinadze, violist

Chen Zimbalista, percussionist

http://zimbalista.com

 

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS


THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY

AMAZON

ITUNES

EMUSIC

SPOTIFY

FORAYS

AMAZON

ITUNES

Relâche: PRESS PLAY, featuring High Octane

ITUNES

EMUSIC

SPOTIFY

Mélomanie: FLORESCENCE, featuring Trois Rivières

AMAZON

ITUNES

CDs & DVDs


THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY

MEYER MEDIA

LUMINOSIDADE

AMAZON

Relâche: PRESS PLAY, featuring High Octane

MEYER MEDIA

SOLILOQUY

MEYER MEDIA

Mélomanie: FLORESCENCE, featuring Trois Rivières

MEYER MEDIA

 

SCORES & PARTS


AFTER DUCHAMP  PIANO/HARPSICHORD

SUBITO MUSIC

THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY  PIANO

SUBITO MUSIC

CLAVIER BOOKS  PIANO/HARPSICHORD

SUBITO MUSIC

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