Nicky Sohn's "The Last Smile Of Love" performed by Bokyung Byun on an Otto Vowinkel '2a'
Download a FREE pdf of Capricho Árabe arranged by Agustín Barrios here! https://tinyurl.com/y5cm7byv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/guitarsaloninternational/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guitarsalon Twitter: https://twitter.com/guitarsalon Guitar: 2020 Otto Vowinkel '2a' SP/IN (https://tinyurl.com/yyhvcrsk) Here's Bokyung Byun performing "The Last Smile Of Love" by Nicky Sohn on an Otto Vowinkel '2a' classical guitar made with spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides. Recorded at the Guitar Salon International showroom in Santa Monica, CA. Huge thanks to the folks at Apogee Electronics (ApogeeDigital.com) for the use of their Ensemble interface in these recordings. http://www.guitarsalon.com/ All proceeds from monetization of this video goes to the GSI Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to support music education in public schools. Visit our site for more information: https://www.gsifoundation.org/ #friendsofgsi #classicalguitar #guitarsaloninternational #gsi
Nicky Sohn -"Chesterton's Garden"
Nicky Sohn- "Chesterton's Garden" (Korean Premiere -Live Performance) Cello, Antonio Hallongren Piano, Sophy HY Chung *From ballet to opera to Korean traditional-orchestra, the wide-ranging talent of composer Nicky Sohn is heard across the US, Europe, and Asia. Characterized by her jazz-inspired, rhythmically driven themes, Sohn has enjoyed commissions and performances from the world’s preeminent performing arts institutions, including Stuttgart Ballet, National Orchestra of Korea, Minnesota Orchestra, and New York City Ballet. She recently received a commission from the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for a new orchestral work. *In listening to Korean composer Nicky Sohn’s music, you may hear influences from jazz greats such as Chet Baker, Bill Evans, and Antônio Carlos Jobim, as well as the living composers Michael Torke, David Del Tredici, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. “Much of their music,” Sohn says, “is characterized not just by major and minor triads at their foundation, but also a very organic way of generating rhythmic patterns—you get a natural sense of forward motion that’s also harmonically compelling.” "Chesterton's Garden" was the only piece by a Korean composer featured in the program of the concert. ・ "SOPHY'S SONATENABEND (III)" with Swedish Classical Music ・ Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3 pm ・ Kumho Art Hall Yonsei (금호아트홀 연세), Seoul, Korea [Sophy's Sonatenabend (III) featuring Swedish Classical Music with Swedish Cellist Antonio Hallongren] was part of the official celebrating event of the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Sweden and the Republic of Korea. Thank you very much. Sophy & Company presents
Bach at Home: Home-Body, Home-Bach by Nicky Sohn, perf. by Daire Fitzgerald
For articles, interviews, and more, visit https://www.OSLmusic.org/Bach ____ Daire Fitzgerald performs Degaetano Compostion Institute Participant Nicky Sohn's piece for solo cello, Home Body, Home Bach. Special Thanks to Tristan Cook, producer Adam Abeshouse, audio consultant
Summer Music Series: Leo Villareal, "Radiant Pathway," (2010)
As part of the Moody's Summer Music Series, five composers from the Shepherd School of Music were commissioned to create original works responding to individual objects in Rice’s Public Art collection. Each composer wrote a short solo or duet to be performed in front of the artwork. The final composition in the series is inspired by Leo Villareal's "Radiant Pathway." It is composed by Nicky Sohn and performed by cellist David Dietz. This video is produced by Brandon Martin, Manager of Videography, Rice University.
Did old yeller really fight a bear? for solo cello (2020) by Nicky Sohn
Did old yeller really fight a bear? for solo cello (2020) Performer: David Dietz Composer: Nicky Sohn #GLFCAMGigThruCOVID ▬ About the Initiative ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ The world has been stunned by the ferocious advent of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In short order, as people have sickened and deaths have mounted, normal daily activities have ceased. In the United States, nationwide cancellations of concerts have put thousands of musicians out of work. Here at the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, 65 of our composers are donating their time to create music — on an emergency turnaround of 14 days — for performers-in-need to premiere online while sheltered in. Through an initial pledge of $15,000 from GLFCAM and additional funds raised on GoFundMe, performers are paid $500 each to do what they must do: To be musicians and create. If you can donate any sum of money to our effort, you will be acknowledged on our website for your support of performers in need! To donate: http://charity.gofundme.com/glfcamgigthrucovid ▬ More Videos & Information ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Subscribe to GLFCAM: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5aPToB7aLDMGkC7L3gEBA?sub_confirmation=1 For more premieres, series calendar, and performer-composer pairings: http://www.glfcam.com/covid19 For information about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html (also check your state’s Department of Health website) In the news: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/composer-marshals-a-commissioning-project-for-beleaguered-performers ▬ Social Media ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GLFCAM/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/glfcam/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/glfcamtweets Website: http://www.glfcam.com Copyright © 2020 Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music
Nicky Sohn - Homebody rags (2020)
Homebody rags (2020) I. Stay-at-home rag II. Downtime rag 3:36 III. The last rag 6:40 Premiered on June 25, 2020 - East Carolina Piano Festival Piano: Molly Morkoski Program Note: “Homebody Rag” was written during May 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. To my surprise, I found creativity and inspiration during this time of isolation, remaining stagnant in the cramped spaces of my apartment in Houston—self-quarantine provided a remarkably good environment to listen closely, to discover obscure artists and explore novel sounds. Molly Morkoski, the commissioner of this piece, collaborated with me in the past year on my song cycle. The song cycle was inspired heavily by tunes in the cabaret style, and Molly was extremely generous to find an opportunity to collaborate on a set of ragtime pieces for solo piano. This process was one of the most enjoyable, allowing me to find personality unique to mine in an unfamiliar genre. The piece includes three movements—fast, slow, and fast. Each conveys different moods and takes liberties with what is conventionally thought of as “ragtime”, but keeps the playful attitude that is hallmark to its sound. The piece should be played without restriction; the performer should feel free to improvise, adding extra rubatos, ritardandos, and dynamics at his or her will. Small ornaments such as these are always welcome in this style of early jazz.
Nicky Sohn - The Last Smile of Love (Andrea Gonzales Caballero, guitar)
Catharsis is a commission project inspired by the Guitar Foundation of America's #Tearsfor2020 movement. As stated by GFA, "2020 has brought unimaginable heartbreak and anxiety to our global community. We seek to honor and support all affected by loss, uncertainty, sadness, and pain by performing tributes using the hashtag #Tearsfor2020." A diverse array of 15 composers and 13 performers worked together for the creation and premiere of 15 new compositions inspired by Francisco Tárrega's Lágrima (Tears). Catharsis aims to use music as an expressive outlet for all of the complex and painful emotions stemming from various crises of 2020. Between pandemics, systemic racism, polarizing politics, and a global economic crash, many people have cause to mourn. We hope this project helps connect people from various backgrounds and provide some relief and release of these emotions through music. For more information, please visit soundingboardfest.com/cartharsisproject.
Nicky Sohn, Estimated Delivery, IV: On its way
Recorded at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall, on March 1, 2020 as part of Hot Air Music Festival. Monica Chew, piano From Nicky Sohn's notes: Estimated Delivery is a solo piano piece consisting of four movements, commissioned by my dearest friend Tomas Feng. As I have worked with Tomas several times, I was aware of his technical strengths, and this work was created to showcase such abilities. Inspired by the four stages found in online delivery of Papa John’s pizza, the movements are named after each one: “Making”, “Baking”, “Boxing”, and “On Its Way”. First, “Making” imagines the process in which the pizza made. With kinetic scale runs that represent the sprinkling of shredded cheese, motifs that imitate the stretching of the dough, and quick range shifts that embody the tossing and throwing on toppings, each element found in this movement embodies the composition of the pizza itself. Next, “Baking” animates and personifies the pizza—the oven as a bedroom, a chamber of comfort, rest, warmth, and darkness. As the oven door closes, a lullaby begins. Tis second movement is lyrical and paced. Third is “Boxing”; this movement again continues the personification of the pizza, and imagines the pizza box as a casket. To symbolize this in a recognizable mode, Chopin’s “Funeral March” is taken and reharmonized—the rhythmic and melodic lines, as well as the phrasing found in Chopin’s piece is kept the same. Lastly, “On Its Way” represents the delivery car. This movement is heavily energetic and pattern oriented, depicting the countless yet routine stops the driver must make to deliver. Eventually, the piece abruptly ends, only envisioning the tale of delivery and nothing more.
Nicky Sohn - Things to avoid in oranges (2017)
Performed by Antonio Hallongren, cello, Amalie Stalheim, cello and Thomas Rudberg, piano in Lövstabruk, Sweden July, 2017 The inspiration for Things to Avoid in Oranges came from the simplicity of eating an orange with a friend. This led me to discover that oranges are one of the only fruits that does not commonly cause allergic reactions. However, even in a harmless fruit, there are still obstacles to reach the juicy center. The outer peel, inner peel, and seeds all must be removed before enjoying the fruit. Like oranges, there are things to avoid in every relationship in life such as impatience, stubbornness, and petty arguments. Constant interruptions, cuts, and stealing of musical material by the two cellos and piano reflect this idea. Eventually the three instruments come together in an energetic and jubilant resolution. The piece was commissioned by and written for the Avalon Music Consort where I served as the composer-in-residence in the summer of 2017.
Nicky Sohn : Miracle Mile Soprano saxophone and Piano ニッキー・ショーン：ミラクルマイル 塙美里
公益社団法人日本演奏連盟 平成29年度 増山美知子奨励ニューアーティストシリーズ 2016年12月9日東京オペラシティーリサイタルホールで行われた 塙美里サクソフォンリサイタル ～エディット・ピアフを讃えて～ ニッキー・ショーン：ミラクルマイル サクソフォン 塙 美里 ピアノ 酒井有彩 Misato HANAWA Saxophone Recital "Hommage a Edith Piaf" Japan Federation of Musicians Masuyama Michiko New Artist Series 2016 N.Sohn:Miracle Mile Saxophone:Misato HANAWA Piano:Arisa SAKAI
Unstoppables (2019) - Nicky Sohn
Performed by Sonic Apricity (violin and viola) with Clare Longendyke (piano) Alba, Italy Program note: Unstoppables is a piece scored for violin, viola, and piano, and was commissioned as the winner of the William Thomas McKinley Commission Prize. This five minute piece is divided into one minute sections played without interruptions: “I. The Magic Pebbles”, “II. Shake”, “III. Pour”, “IV. Toss”, and “V. Enjoy the Scandalously Invigorating Scent!”. These titles are directly taken from the Downy website and are instructions on how to use Unstoppables, a scent enhancing product used during a wash cycle—a product that can, in a drastic degree, change people’s lives.