Dale Marie Hoagland - Rocco Anthony Jerry: Accordion, Voice and Electronics


Oct 7, 2018
02:00 PM until 03:30 PM


Dale Marie Hoagland and Rocco Anthony Jerry will perform works for accordion, voice and electronics.

The concert will include the premiere of  Peter Jarvis “Lament” for Solo Accordion and the premiere of the first movement of Michael Dilthey “Sonata” for Solo Accordion.   Mr. Jerry will also give a preview performance of two works that will be premiered at Hudson Valley MOCA on October 13:

Peter Jarvis “Sotto Voce” and Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred “Before It Falls Apart”.   They will also perform new works by Christopher Cook, Dan Cooper, Michael Dilthey, Dale Marie Hoagland, Peter Jarvis and Gene Pritsker.

Dale Hoagland / Rocco Anthony Jerry:   Accordion, Voice and Electronics

Sunday October 7, 2018  - 2 PM; Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street,  Troy, NY 12180


Dale Hoagland -   Triptych (2018) for   Accordion  and Voice

               1. fallow lago 2. national ruin    3. melilot


Dan Cooper and Carolyn Kelley -   Lullaby  (1998/2001)     for Guitar and Accordion           


Michael Dilthey -   Trio (2017)    for Accordion, Cello  and Guitar


Gene Pritsker-   Curves (2009/2015)  for Accordion and Samplestra     


Gene Pritsker -   Causes  (2016/2017)  for Solo Accordion with Added  Voice

               1.  Stressor  2. Stimulus  3. Trigger   With added text by Linda Mussmann


Gene Pritsker -  Traffic Signal III  (2014/2018)  for Accordion and Guitar  


Michael Dilthey -  Sonata (2018) - Movement 2   for Solo Accordion (PREMIERE)


Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred - Before It Falls Apart (2018) for Accordion and Guitar                                                     


Peter Jarvis -   Accordion Music (2015) for Solo Accordion                  


Peter Jarvis -   Accordion Music Two (Bill)  (2016) for Solo Accordion    


Peter Jarvis - Sotto Voce (2018) for Guitar and Accordion


Peter Jarvis - Lament  (2018) for Solo  Accordion  (PREMIERE)


Christopher Cook -   Spectrum II (2018)     for Accordion and Electronics                                                                           

             1. Violet 2. Blue  3. Green 4. Yellow 5. Orange 6. Red


Gene Pritsker -   If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression Electronic  (2017/2018)  

                                     For Accordion and Electronics

         Dale Hoagland, Vocals  - Rocco Anthony Jerry, Accordion

   Christopher Cook received the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University where he served as assistant director of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music.  He is a recent recipient of a Fromm Music Foundation commission from Harvard University and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the Music Teachers National Association, and the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies.  He has served as Composer-in-Residence at James Madison University, Amherst College, the University of Evansville, the Monroe County Community Schools Corporation (Indiana), and for the city of Somerset, Pennsylvania. His compositions are widely performed in university and festival settings including: June in Buffalo, Music of Our Time, the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, The Society of Composers Inc., the Annual American Music Week (Sofia, Bulgaria), and the Utrecht Music Festival (The Netherlands).  His electro-acoustic works have been presented at numerous conferences and festivals including: the International Computer Music Conference, the Society for Electro-acoustic Music in the United States, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Florida Electro-acoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, and the InterMedia Manifold TechArt exhibit. He is Assistant Professor of Music at Chowan University.

   Dan Cooper's music has been noted in The Associated Press, American Record Guide, Berkshire Eagle, Boston Globe, CurtainUp, Fanfare, Greenwich Times, Metroland Albany, NMC, The New York Times, Strings Magazine, Times Union, and Time Out New York, among others - "contemporary impressionism," "invigoratingly eclectic to the max," "inventive," "creative," "vibrant," "drawing on vernacular styles," "especially fascinating," "full of instrumental virtuosity and sly humor," "utterly charming," "incorporates blues..into a contemporary context," "whimsical," "carefree," "acute," "daring," "well-plotted," "hauntingly beautiful," and with a "spirit of originality, verve, and humor, now being passed on to a new generation." Cooper was born and raised in Manhattan, and educated at Columbia, NEC, and Princeton. He has received awards, commissions, fellowships, residencies, and premieres from Absolute Ensemble, Albany Symphony, ASCAP, Artists International, Cary Trust, ESYO, Engine 27, Fontainebleau, Harlem Chamber Players, Imani Winds, Meet the Composer, NARAS, NEA, NYNME, NYYS, ACO / Sonic Festival, Talujon, Tanglewood, Walter W. Naumburg Fund, and Zentripetal Duo, among others. He has performed at venues including Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Bunkamura Orchard Hall Tokyo, CBGB's, Chicago Theater, Davies Hall, Joe's Pub, LPR, Massey Hall, Rockefeller Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, The Blue Note, and Town Hall, among others, plus broadcasts on NBC, BBC, Radio France, Bravo, and RAI. He is a music professor at SUNY-FIT, and helped create the community arts program at Goddard Riverside, where he is currently composer-in-residence. He is a director of the 501(c)(3) music series and record label Composers Concordance, distributed by Naxos.

     Michael Dilthey received his Doctorate in Composition at Northwestern University.  He also holds Master of Music degrees in composition and conducting.  He has composed two operas, three musicals, orchestral and choral music as well as theatrical incidental music. Recently his musical Greetings from Fitzwalkerstan had a successful run in Madison, WI. Another musical, My Way of Life, workshopped in New York City and he had a composition for string orchestra premiere at Carnegie Hall and in Sweden.  His areas of teaching are music theory, history and composition. Michael lives in North Adams with his wife, Ellen.

     Dale Marie Hoagland is a composer and multimedia artist from Tennessee. She has composed and directed three 30-minute interdisciplinary theater pieces, always with the intent of expressing landscapes, memories, and an interior experience through music, text, sculpture, personal mythology, and other elements. Her works are often short-form, surreal, flip and/or not-flip, and collage. She wants to hear remote consonances and pop hooks. Dale has been an intern at Bang on a Can, HERE Theater, UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, and with Sorrel Hays' Bee Opera project. She is the recipient of the 2018 PENCI Award for her work “Triptych”.  A graduate of Bennington College, she is currently working and creating at Time & Space Limited Theater in Hudson, NY.

       Peter Jarvis  is a percussionist, drummer, conductor, composer, music copyist, print music editor and college professor  at Connecticut College, William Paterson University, and Bergen Community College. He directs new music concerts at Connecticut College and Bergen Community College and the New Music Series at William Paterson University where he is Director of New Music.  Jarvis is Associate Director of Composers Concordance and is Chairman of their Board of Directors. Jarvis composed, orchestrated, arranged and performed music for Moonrise Kingdom, a film by Wes Anderson.  He worked on music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh and  he led a percussion section and provided several improvisations. He  performed his own solo percussion music for the HBO Series “Boardwalk Empire.” He transcribed, arranged and performed percussion music for Ang Lee’s movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. He has performed as a soloist, chamber player, Broadway musician and as conductor with chamber music ensembles including The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, CompCord Ensemble,  Group for Contemporary Music, Saint Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble (which he directs) and at the Europe/Asia Festival and the Hong Kong Arts Festival and in orchestras and with choruses. He has performed for PBS, Russian and Hong Kong television. Jarvis has performed and or recorded with  Milton Babbitt, John Cage and Steve Reich. He conducted Saint Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, Composers Concordance, Ensemble21 and other groups. He was guest conductor on San Francisco Symphony’s New and Unusual Music Series with the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble.  

       Rocco Anthony Jerry     premiered  works by Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, Christopher Cook, Michael Dilthey, Daniel Goode, Conrad Kehn, Peter Machajdik,  Gene Pritsker, Arthur B. Rubinstein, Max Simoncic, Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred and Christian Wolff. He collaborated with Norwegian composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred  and produced three US tours with him with generous funding from Norwegian organizations and the ASF. He is a founding member of The Progression Ensemble.    More info:

      Gene Pritsker has written over six hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music and songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles. All of his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures. He is the founder and leader of Sound Liberation; an eclectic hip hop-chamber-jazz-rock-etc. ensemble who have released cd's on Col-legno, Composers Concordance and  Innova Records. He is the co-director of Composers' Concordance, a new music presenting organization with a 30 year history of producing concert in NYC. He co-founded the Grammy nominated Absolute Ensemble with Kristjan Jarvi and has been a composer in residence and guitarist. Gene's music has been performed at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers, including the The Adelaide Symphony, MDR Symphony, The Athens Camerata, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Brooklyn, Shanghai and Berlin Philharmonics, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, St. Lukes Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga, Orchester des Pfalztheaters, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Anhaltische Philharmonie as well as such soloists as Anne Akiko Meyers, Lara St. John, Sarah Chang, Kathleen Supové, Martin Kuuskmann and Simone Dinnerstein. He worked closely with jazz fusion legend Joe Zawinul and has orchestrated major Hollywood movies, including 'Cloud Atlas', for which he wrote additional music and composed his ''Cloud Atlas Symphony’.  The New York Times described him as "...audacious...multitalented." Joseph Pehrson, writing in The Music Connoisseur, described Pritsker as "dissolving the artificial boundaries between high brow, low brow, classical, popular musics and elevates the idea that if it's done well it is great music, regardless of the style or genre". Raul d'Gama Rose writes in All About Jazz: "Barring the obvious exceptions, much of 21st century composition appears to be thinning in significance, but this might be about to change. Gene Pritsker is one of a very spare handful of composers effecting this change." Evan Burke writes in ICareIf YouListen: "Pritsker seems to look at all music as one genre, in which all other possible styles, sounds and traditions are meant to be used as building blocks and palette colors, combined in various configurations to create a boundless whole. This result is almost always more interesting, and representative of how most new music will be born in the 21st century, as genres and barriers begin to vanish, and as styles begin cross-fertilizing in previously unimagined ways." Classical Music Sentinel writes:  "His expressive reach is so wide as to encompass everything from ethno/techno, rock/jazz fusion, classical opera and more, and it all seems to be effortlessly integrated within his anima and comes out through different facets of his persona. You could almost see him as a modern day renaissance man.”

      Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred (b.1970 - Norway) has a varied and broadly spectered musical background. He is active as a composer, arranger, improviser and teacher, with experience from several genres and musical environments. Skjelbred´s list of works contains more than 70 titles, where music for other arts and music for young musicians are largely present. Skjelbred’s music has been performed in several European countries, USA and Canada,  in addition to the Nordic countries. Collaborations with musicians, ensembles and artists are important to Skjelbred, and many of his works are results from these collaborations. Among his collaborators are Norwegian percussionist Eirik Raude, The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swedish ensemble The Pearls before Swine Experience, The London Schubert Players, accordionist Rocco Jerry (US), the renowned Norwegian vocal group Nordic Voices and the Danish flutist Marianne Leth. Collaborations with Norwegian groups of actors like "The chosen Ones", "FaktaMorgana" and "Fabula Rasa" have resulted in several productions for the stage, which have been shown in several of the Scandinavian countries. He is also involved in the jazz/pop/rock music scene as an arranger, songwriter and musician, and released the CD 'urban songs' with the quartet Urban Visions in 2005. Skjelbred teach composition, theory and improvisation, and has been a teacher at The Norwegian Academy of Music and Oslo Community School of Music and Culture. His music are released on several CD´s, the latest The Bee Madrigals with Nordic Voices featuring Nils Petter Molvaer. Skjelbred finished his Diploma (Masters degree) in Composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in 2006, with composers Asbjorn Schaathun and Bjorn H Kruse as his tutors. He has also taken private lessons with the Italian composer Luca Francesconi. Skjelbred was vice president of the board of the Norwegian Composers Society between 2013 and 2016.




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