Steve at the University of Central Florida Percussion Ensemble's October 2013 performance of
"Cycles of Fifths in Lines of Self Similarity"
Concert Music

Steve Kornicki has been composing concert music since 1987, and his compositions for orchestra and chamber ensembles have been performed and recorded throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Steve studied composition & music theory with Jeffrey Mumford and guitar performance with William Peters at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, PA.

Steve's CD, Orchestral, Conceptual and Ensemble Music is now available. Listen to samples and read more about this anthology of Steve's symphonic, chamber and electro-acoustic compositions.

 


AUDIO



AUDIO-VISUAL SCORES

Cycles of Fifths in Lines of Self Similarity (version for guitar quintet, 2005) - performed by Steve Kornicki

Horizontal Color Forms 15 "Four Pieces for String Quartet" (2006) - Piece #1 performed by the West End String Quartet

Perfect Symmetry (Horizontal Color Forms 25), for woodwind quintet (2008) - MIDI realization with score


PERFORMANCES & RECORDINGS

"Cycles of Fifths in Lines of Self Similarity", version for 11 percussionists performed by the University of Central Florida percussion ensemble under the direction of Thad Anderson and conducted by Nick Stange, October 2013.

"Cycles of Fifths in Lines of Self-similarity" version for 11 percussionists premiered by the Ithaca College Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Gordon Stout, Feb., 23. 2013.

"Vertical Color Forms #1 (Cosmic Vistas)" received its world premiere along with "Morning Star Rising" performed by the Rhodes College Orchestra conducted by Joseph Montelione at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN, October 2009.

Horizontal Color Forms #22 received its world premiere by the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble at Ossia Fine Arts Space in Chicago in September 2008.

MORNING STAR RISING - performed by the Rhodes College Orchestra conducted by Joseph Montelione at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN (October 2009)

VERTICAL COLOR FORMS #1 (COSMIC VISTAS) - world premiere performed by the Rhodes College Orchestra conducted by Joseph Montelione at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN (October 2009)

SYNCHRONOUS MOMENTUM, for vibraphone & electronic sounds (2009 performance) performed by percussionist, Chris Sumner - California State University Northridge (watch the performance on YouTube)

TEMPO DISTORTION #4, for marimba and pre-recorded processed marimba samples (February 2009) - performed at the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

HORIZONTAL COLOR FORMS #22, for strings - world premiere by the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble at Ossia Fine Arts Space in Chicago in September 2008

Steve has also worked with the West End String Quartet from Boston and Hartford. The quartet performed and recorded Horizontal Color Forms #15 in 2007 in Pittsburgh.

He works closely with Dave Gerhart, California State University Long Beach Professor and Percussionist, and musicians at CSU Long Beach. A series of percussion pieces composed by Steve, some of which involve the integration of electronics with live musicians, have been premiered and performed there since 2000.

TEMPO DISTORTION #4, for marimba and pre-recorded processed marimba samples (March 2007) - Dave Gerhart, marimba, California State University Long Beach (watch the performance on YouTube)

HORIZONTAL COLOR FORMS #16, for percussion ensemble (December 2006) - California State University, Long Beach Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Dave Gerhart

ECHOES OF EMERGENCE, for percussion ensemble (May 2006) - California State University, Long Beach Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Dave Gerhart

In 2005 and 2006 Steve composed several pieces for the New York Miniaturist Ensemble which were premiered and perfomed by the ensemble in various venues throughout New York City. In February 2006 the New York Miniaturist Ensemble performed Horizontal Color Forms #12 "72 Tones" at a historic concert that took place at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City, along with the premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "First Natural Durations".

TEMPO DISTORTION #1, for flute, 2 violins and percussion performed at the Cornelia Steet Cafe in the heart of Greenwich Village (New York City) on Frank Oteri's 21st Century Schizoid Music concert series by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, a Juilliard School chamber ensemble (March 2006)

HORIZONTAL COLOR FORMS #12 "72 TONES" for flute, violin, viola and percussion performed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City, along with the premier of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "First Natural Durations" on February 23, 2006, by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, a Juilliard School chamber ensemble (February 2006)

HORIZONTAL COLOR FORMS #12 "72 TONES" for flute, violin, viola and percussion premiered by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble in New York City (December 2005)

ORCHESTRAL, CONCEPTUAL AND ENSEMBLE MUSIC CD - Steve Kornicki, Composer (Released November 2005). More information.

HORIZONTAL COLOR FORMS #5, FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (2005 Reading and Web audio posting) - Accessible Contemporary Music - Chicago, IL.

MORNINGSTAR RISING, for orchestra (2005 CD recording) - ERM Media’s Masterworks of the New Era - Volume 6 conducted by Robert Ian Winstin and the Kiev Philharmonic. More information.

61 x 5, pre-recorded electro-acoustic music for 5 compact discs played simultaneously on shuffle play mode – (2005 DVD) used as score for TRANSFIGURATIONS (digital conceptual art by Melissa and Steve Kornicki)

TONAL CORRELATIONS (TRANSFORMATIONS), for instruments and pre-recorded electronic sounds (2004 performance) – guitarists, Tom Copson and Chris Shepherd - Naropa University (Boulder CO)

XYLO MOTION, for xylophone and pre-recorded electronic sounds (2004 performance) – percussionist Dave Gerhart – University of Southern California -- published by Media Press, Inc.

SYNCHRONOUS MOMENTUM, for vibraphone and electronic sounds (2003 performance) - percussionist Dave Gerhart- California State University, Long Beach -- published by Media Press, Inc.

ECHOES OF EMERGENCE, for percussion ensemble (3 performances, 2001) - California State University, Long Beach Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Dave Gerhart - Watch Fall 2001 performance on YouTube

PARALLEL MUSIC, for vibraphone, marimba and electronic sounds (2001 performance) – percussionists, Dave Gerhart and Angela Tabor - California State University, Long Beach - Watch on YouTube

MUSIC FOR SOLO GUITAR (1991 CD recording) – performed by William Peters – from Fragments of Illumination CD

AND SHE SPOKE OF ANOTHER TIME, for strings (1991 CD recording) – performed by Bonnie Ayers (violin) – from Fragments of Illumination CD

TONAL CORRELATIONS (TEXTURES), for 2 pianos and electronic sounds (1990 performance) - Steve Kornicki, Tami Zavislan, pianos - Settlement Music School (Philadelphia, PA)

CHAMBER MUSIC FOR FLUTE AND CELLO (1987 performance) - students of Settlement Music School (Philadelphia, PA)

Dave Gerhart and Angela Tabor perform Steve's "Parallel Music" at a California State University Long Beach Spring 2001 concert. The world premiere of Horizontal Color Forms #15, performed by the West End String Quartet, January 2007 in Pittsburgh. [L-R: Sarah Washburn, violin; Jessica Meyer, violin; Steve Kornicki, Composer; Carlynn Savot, cello; Russell Wilson, viola)

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