Faculty Composer's Works Performed Extensively
Mandala 3: Trigon at Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Mandala 3: Trigon at Utrecht (Netherlands)
Robert Fleisher, Professor of Composition and Music Theory in the NIU School of Music, has had several performances of his works, both throughout the United States and abroad.
Robert's Ma mère for solo cello was performed in April at NIU by alumna Betsy Start, and by faculty member J.W. Turner at High Point University (North Carolina) in April and November. Two of Dr. Fleisher’s electro-acoustic works were performed this fall: Loretto Alfresco (piccolo) was heard during the Electronic Music Midwest festival at Lewis University (Romeoville, IL), where his electro-acoustic composition Dans le piano also received its premiere. Loretto Alfresco (piccolo) was also selected for the 2nd Composers Concordance festival, during which it was heard at Spectrum in New York City.
Most notably, the score of his amplified woodwind trio, Mandala 3: Trigon, was included, by invitation, in the “Notations 21: Architecture in Sound” exhibition, at the IMG_SRC Gallery in Utrecht (Netherlands) in conjunction with the Gaudeamus new festival (September 1-9), and again at the Salle Camille Claudel in Clermont-Ferrand (France), during the Festival Musiques démesurées (November 8-18). Within the context of the latter festival, a new version of this work was also performed, featuring an obbligato part added by saxophonist Philippe Caillot. The accompaniment to this live performance was a recording of the most recent (March 2011) performance of Trigon at NIU, featuring former NIU students Rich Moore, Ramses Bugarin, and Ted Lempkowski. The exhibition will next be seen during the Borealis new music and art festival (Norway) in March.