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Michael Manion

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Michael Manion


Music for RealAudio3/28.8 stereo version of excerpt from Islands, 2:58.
Music for RealAudio3/28.8 mono version of Islands.
Music for RealAudio2/14.4 mono version of Islands.
Score for score example #1 from Islands.
Score for score example #2 from Islands.
Score for score example #3 from Islands.

Music for RealAudio3/28.8 stereo version of excerpt from Music for Cello and Electronic Sounds, 3:39.
Score for score example #1 from Music for Cello and Electronic Sounds.
Score for score example #2 from Music for Cello and Electronic Sounds.
Score for score example #3 from Music for Cello and Electronic Sounds.
Score for score example #4 from Music for Cello and Electronic Sounds.

Score for score example from Music for Electronic Percussion.
Music for MP3 stereo version of excerpt from Music for Electronic Percussion, 2:20.

Music for 128K MP3 version of Michael Manion's performance of RatGeyser, 7:40, by Dennis Báthory-Kitsz.
Music for 320K MP3 version of RatGeyser. Download 128K version or 320K version.

Score for score example from Delta.
Score for score example from Meta.
Score for score example from Regions.


Michael Manion

Michael Manion (b. 1952, U.S.A.), composer, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois, and has also studied at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music, the Musikhochschule in Cologne, and the University of Sussex. As a percussionist, he has performed with symphony orchestras, new music ensembles, jazz bands, and rock groups. Publications include "Stockhausen in Den Haag", Introduction to the Superformula of Donnerstag aus Licht," and "From Tape Loops to MIDI: Karlheinz Stockhausen's Forty Years of Electronic Music". Recent performances include festivals such as Trapezium, EX MACHINA, and the Rheinisches Musikfest. Founding member of GIMIK, Initiative Musik und Informatik, Köln. His music is published by the Feedback StudioVerlag, Cologne.


Psychedelic Manion

Representative musical compositions:

1972TEXTURES for wind ensemble; 8 min.
1973INTERJECTIONS for orchestra; 12 min.
1974ECHOES/DENSITIES for 3 pianos; 7 min.
1974CONSTELLATIONS for flute and electronics; 10 min.
1975TRIO for alto flute, percussion, harp, 'cello; 10 min.
1975ORBIS MUSICA for 4 ensembles and tape; 80 min.
1975CONSTELLATIONS for solo string instrument; 12 min.
1976REGIONS for solo 'cello and tape playback system; 45 + min.
1976COMBINATIONS for ensemble; 15-45 min.
1976DELTA for chamber orchestra and 2 synthesisers; 20 min.
1977WHEELS for 4 ensembles and 2 percussionists; 35 min.
1977META for solo marimba, 3 percussionists, 2 synthesisers; 15 min.
1978SCREEN for 2 piccolos, 2 clarinets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 3 perc., tape; 12 min
1982ISLANDS for flute and 4 channel tape; 17 min.
1991MUSIC FOR CELLO AND ELECTRONIC SOUNDS; 15 min.
1992MUSIC FOR FLUTE AND MARIMBA; 8 min.
MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND MARIMBA; 8 min.
1996MUSIC FOR BASS CLARINET AND PIANO; 10 min.
1997PART II for Mezzo Soprano and Electronic Sounds; ca. 8 min.
1998MUSIC FOR BASS CLARINET AND ELECTRONIC SOUNDS; ca. 12 min.


To reach the composer:
On-line: mmanion@mail.com
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  Michael Manion
Michael Manion Manion-Geekpix
Performing on the MalletKat Michael Manion
Michael Manion With K&D in Valencia, 2003
Telling off Kalvos & Damian, 2003 Michael Manion
Michael Manion In His Studio
Performing in The Hague, 2004 Michael Manion
  Michael Manion
Michael Manion Performing in Cologne, 2004
Other Performances: Festival and Amsterdam Jazz Michael Manion
  Michael Manion