Category: Projects

News Upcoming Recording by Dr. Jefferson Campbell

April 20, 2019

In the next couple weeks a new recording by Dr. Jefferson Campbell will be released that includes my Concertino for Bassoon and Electronics. In addition to my work "Pocket Grooves" contains music by Steven Moellering, Gene Koshinski, and Graeme Shields. It focuses on new music for bassoon. "Pocket Grooves" will be released by MSR Classics and when there is information available I will post it on this site.

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News March and April News

March 30, 2019

I'm getting lots of work done on this site along with a few new compositions in the pipeline. So far 2019 is turning out to be a productive composition year. Although I have no current upcoming performances, I have submitted works to several calls for scores. Hopefully I can get this composition thing rolling again, but its going to require a lot of work between family, a job, and freelance web work.

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News Back in Business • New Website • Scores

December 3, 2018

The latest version of my web presence is now up and running, but like my composition projects no work is ever truly done. The biggest addition is adding a way to purchase scores straight from the site either as bound scores (with or without parts) or PDFs available for download. I already see a lot of tweaks that will be necessary for my Shop, but at least I have something working now. 

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News Living Music Database • A Resource for Discovering New Music

August 21, 2017

I recently completed work on a web application that is a portal to the discovery of new music by composers that are currently living or who have been active in the last half century: the Living Music Database.

My vision is for it to be a valuable way for people to find contemporary classical or electroacoustic recordings. Inspiration for the project came from my own desire to find new music to listen to, something I had neglected and had trouble doing as a student.

To accomplish this I created an algorithm that utilizes the Google Knowledge Graph and Wikipedia APIs to gather a database of composers. Then for each of these composers, available recordings from both iTunes and Spotify are linked. No actual music is stored in this database, just a method to sample the tracks using each service's 30-60 second sound samples along with links to the respective albums or artist pages.

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