To all visitors: Kalvos & Damian is now a historical site reflecting nonpop|
from 1995-2005. No updates have been made since a special program in 2015.
Chronicle of the NonPop Revolution
The scores below are in various formats, as received. The audio files are all mp3 128K stereo. These are set to download rather than stream. Please perform this music. The K&D show recordings are only a beginning. Keep this music in your ears!
Oh yes... Here are the winners of K2! Rafael Leonardo Junchaya: Magnificat (acoustic) and Rob Voisey Bounce (electroacoustic)
The performers for K2 were talented, dedicated, attentive, inventive, quick and durable! They earn enormous thanks & plaudits:
And now, the music... (Please note that pieces marked "acoustic round reading" have been edited to remove as many noises or breaks as possible.)
The rules below were posted sequentially as the days progressed up to September 16th and 17th.
For online participants doing acoustic music, we will post the specifications for the music at this bulletin board (http://kalvos.org/phpbb2/) at 8:30am on Saturday. Final score and parts will be expected at noon via email (PDF or Finale up to version 2005) or FTP or as a last resort, via fax. We'll have only one fax line at post the number later, so that will be harder. PDF is preferred format.
For online participants doing electroacoustic music, we will post the specifications at this bulletin board at 8:30 and 11:30am on Friday. Final music must arrive in mp3 format (128K 44KHz stereo) to FTP or to an email address to be posted later.
Electroacoustic submissions should be made via FTP, to ftp://maltedmedia.com/incoming/ This is an anonymous FTP site, incoming only. You can't change or download from it. Please try to upload a binary file to be sure you can do it.
You may also submit by email.
The specs for the electroacoustic pieces will include a sample from us, so be prepared to download from ftp://maltedmedia.com/kombat/ Please read the readme.txt file now to be sure you can get the sample when it's posted.
Advance specifications for those in other time zones of mind or geography, and final specifications for the morning:
2-4 minutes, using at least one sample from ftp://maltedmedia.com/kombat/
Post results to ftp://maltedmedia.com/incoming/
If problems using FTP, email results to email@example.com
2-5 minutes, 20-100 measure long, using at least 2 performers from flute, oboe, horn, 2 soprano voices.
Post results to ftp://maltedmedia.com/incoming/ or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following announcement was sent on July 21:
As most of you know by now, KALVOS & DAMIAN'S NEW MUSIC BAZAAR ends its broadcasts with show #537 on September 17, 2005.
The decision was personal. Not only does K&D demand many hours, but we also can't cover its costs.
There is a future. We will continue on-line interviews as we cross paths with composers, and we will transcribe all interviews over the next year. We'll also give the site a cosmetic update, fix stuff that's broken, and tie a ribbon around K&D as the 10-year "Chronicle of the NonPop Revolution."
Here's the good news: Show #537 on September 17 will be the culmination of a two-day event called KOMPOSER KOMBAT (K2). Loosely modeled on Survivor-style TV shows, it will involve composers, performers, judges, saboteurs and support folks. During three four-hour rounds, composers will compose from a set of specifications. They will create the score and parts, or in the case of electroacoustic pieces, produce a final piece. Performers will present the music in live reading sessions.
When we first discussed this with our board of advisors, some worried about the idea of a competition. We mean this as a collegial and fun event -- one last K&D-style take on how composers live and work. Yes, like Debussy, some composers can't choose between a pair of chords in four months much less in four hours. That's okay. Take part in some other way!
If you want to participate, please let us know. We will need:
K2 will take place in Studio Z at WGDR in Plainfield, Vermont, and the entire event will be recorded. There will be prizes and lots of tchotchkes.
The rules will be finalized next month, but it'll work something like this:
That's pretty much it. Pie throwing is allowed.
Please let us know how you would like to participate, if you'll need a place to stay, and any other info. We'll put you on the list for the official stuff as we send it out. (And please send this info along to other performers & composers.)
And yes, we still need funding to keep the site on line. Contributions will be even more important when we go 100% virtual.
Final note: After K&D, we're performing in Europe: Feedback Verlag in Cologne, October 10; Mellotone Studios in Amsterdam, October 16; De Rode Pomp in Ghent, October 22. There may be others, and you can find the announcements on Dennis's homepage, http://maltedmedia.com/bathory/
If you don't already know how to reach us, then contact us this way, please: The Contact Form.
Best to everyone,
Kalvos & Damian
Dennis and David