Mike McFerron

Mike McFerron is an American composer,[1] currently serving as professor of music and composer-in-residence at Lewis University.[2] McFerron is the recipient of several awards and residencies including: first prize in the Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition (2002), first prize in the CANTUS commissioning/residency program (2002), recipient of the 2005 CCF Abelson Vocal Music Commission, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's “First Hearing Program (2001)[3] Mike McFerron is founder and co-director of Electronic Music Midwest festival.[4]

His work Canticles was described as a "really rich, dark piece" [5] McFerron's work was also part of several 60x60 mixes including the Sanguine Mix, Order of Magnitude Mix, 2010 International Mix, 2008 International Mix, Evolution Mix (part II) 2008 Midwest Mix, 2007 Midwest Mix, Munich Mix, 2005 International Mix and 2005 Midwest Mix.[6]

"Mike McFerron’s Shape Study: Music for Metamorphoses was part composition, part sound design and full parts amazing."[7]

McFerron has been commissioned by several organizations including Cantus[8] and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra.[9]

Contents

Articles & Reviews

Eclectic electronics By Lee Hartman KCMetropolis.org Tue, Oct 04, 2011

Discography

  • Torid Mix [10]
  • Dinadanvtli - 60x60 (2006–2007) Vox Novus [11]
  • Minute Distance - 60x60 (2004–2005) Vox Novus [12]

Compositions

Acoustic Music:

FANFARE: Hope in the Face of Uncertainty - Orchestra (2009)

Heroic Overture #1: Cuchulainn - Youth Orchestra (2005)

Hymnus Cherubicus - String Orchestra (2004)

Odiporìa -SATB and Orchestra (2002)

On the Edge - Youth Orchestra (2002)

Between the Extremes - Orchestra (2001)

Perspectives - Orchestra(2000)

Stepping Through. . . - Orchestra (1999)

Ten High - Piano and Orchestra (1996)

Winter Solstice - Cello and Piano (2004)

Lewis Fanfare - Brass and Percussion (2004)

Kreutzer Fantasy - Violin, Cello, and Piano (2004)

Improvisation for Violoncello and Percussionists (2004)

Conversation 2 - Vibraphone (2003)

Insistent Disturbance - Piano and Percussion (2003)

Rainbow Magnetic Spinning Wheel - Piano-4 Hands (2003)

Two Images for Violin - (2001)

Experience 3 - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Cello (2000)

Hamburger Pattie Machine - Clarinet, Violin, Cello (1999)

Conversation - Flute (1999)

Trio Divergent - Flute, Cello, and Percussion (1999)

Three Short Pieces for Six Players - Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, and Percussion (1999)

Three Preludes for Piano - (1999)

Music for Flute Violin and Piano - (1998)

Experience 1 - Solo Percussion (1997)

Music for Viola and Piano - (1996)

Red Earth - Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, and Percussion (1996)

Two Songs on E.E. Cummings - Mezzo-Soprano and Piano (2006)

Nunc Dimittis - SSA (2006)

Hymnus Cherubicus - SATB (2004)

The Sobbing of the Bells - SATB and Piano (2004)

Journey to Sekhet Aanru - TTBB (2003)

Bonitas Domini - SATB (2002; rev. 2005)

Alleluia: De Quacumque Tribulatione - SATB (2002)

Dawn - Soprano, Tenor, and Percussion (2001)

Electroacoustic Music:

Open Circuit - Flute and Computer (2010)

Canotila: stretching toward the sky - Claves and Computer (2009)

Shape Study: Music for Metamorphoses - Fixed Media (2008)

Prelude to You Brought This on Yourself - Fixed Media (2008)

Trai(p)(f)(m) - Fixed Media (2008)

Dinadanvtli - Fixed Media (2006)

Canticle - Voice and 5.1 Surround Sound Playback (2006)

Torrid Mix - Piano and Fixed Media (2006)

Minute Distances - Fixed Media (2005)

ΔpΔx ≥ h/4π - Fixed Media (2004)

9.17.2003 - Fixed Media (2004)

Dos Paisajes - Violin and Fixed Media (2002)

Retrospection - Fixed Media (2001)

Stationary Fronts - Flute and Fixed Media (1999)

Music to Accompany "Plaid is 2% Truth - #2" - Fixed Media (1999)

STRATUM - Piano and Fixed Media (1997)

Chasm - Fixed Media (1995)

References

  1. ^ Mike McFerron: Biography
  2. ^ Dept. of Music
  3. ^ http://lewismusicsound.org/index.html
  4. ^ EMM Staff
  5. ^ http://asymmetrymusicmagazine.com/events/2007-emm-festival-in-kansas-city/
  6. ^ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/Composers.htm 60x60 Composers
  7. ^ Eclectic electronics By Lee Hartman KCMetropolis.org Tue, Oct 04, 2011
  8. ^ http://www.cantusonline.org
  9. ^ http://www.mysomusic.org
  10. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/torrid-mix/id280709762?uo=4
  11. ^ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/60x60music2
  12. ^ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/60x60

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