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David Morneau (1975-    )

David Morneau, composerDavid Morneau does not compose his music with a ‘poetic power’ that emphatically discharges from his work enchanting you in a hallucinogenic state of borderline exaltation. He does not intensely attempt to infuse symbolism into his work and shows no melodic motivation whatsoever. This is not David. So you ask, ‘Well, then what does this so-called proclaimed musical talent propose to do?’ David is a composer of an entirely undecided genre. Among his diverse projects are 60365 – a year-long podcast project for which he composed a new one-minute piece every day, Boop Boop Beep – a solo performance for Nintendo Gameboy, Three Questions – an experimental graphic score for any performer(s), and The Rhythm Variations – 12 variations on Gershwin for solo piano (winner of the 2004 Ruth Friscoe Prize in Composition). David’s current projects include a short concert-opera based the classic Simon electronic game and The A/Break Variations – a series of music videos for a dance in collaboration with Amiti Perry. He is also an active member of Seen Performance, an artist collective in New York City. David's music has been featured on a number of festivals worldwide, including the SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, Electronic Music Midwest, Sonoscope: Zeppelin, Expo Brighton, and SoundImageSound. He has participated in Robert Voisey's 60x60 " project since 2006. He has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Kalvos and Damian's New Music Bazaar. David holds degrees in music composition from Cornerstone University and Western Michigan University and is a doctoral candidate at The Ohio State University.
-  Anna Morneau/NetNewMusic Wiki

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Morneau Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
The Eleven-Fingered Pianist, piano (2000)
A Gaggle of Gripes, tenor and piano (2000)
MOVE!, jazz band (2001)
Elegy for Sophie, piano (2001)
Hear My Cry, O God, chorus, organ and trumpet (2002)
Why Can’t I Have a Normal Dog Like Everyone Else?, double bass (2000)
In Other Words…, clarinet and piano (2002)
In Spring, mezzo-soprano and piano (2002)
Divergent Roads, wind ensemble (2003)
Stanzas, mezzo-soprano and piano (2003)
Caffeine Jitters, flute and jazz band (2004)
House Blend, jazz band (2004)
Winter at the Grand Haven Lighthouse, wind ensemble (2004)
Caffeine Jitters, flute and jazz band (2004)
The Rhythm Variations, piano (2004)
Dancing DNA, soundtrack for dance (2005)
Triage: Part 1, soundtrack for dance (2005)
Where is Tokyo?, soundtrack for dance (2005)
Mob Mentality, wind ensemble (2005)
Joplin Fetish, marimba and piano (2005)
The Sincerest Form of Flattery, marimba (2005)
Survival Machine , flute and computer (2005)
Near, soundtrack for video-dance (2006)
Amen no.1 (A/Break:1), electronic score with digital video for dance (2006)
Glory!, pep band (2006)
Abandonded Revolution, 8-bit soundtrack for dance (2006)
The Rhythm of Things, soundtrack for video-dance (2006)
Lifedance (Fragments of Figments), soundtrack for dance (2006)
Collage No.1 (Hungarian), orchestra (2006)
Relief, 2-channel audio (2006)
sym 5.1, 2-channel audio (2006)
Anna and the Annadroids: Clone Zone, soundtrack for dance (2007)
Sunshine & Dirt, soundtrack for dance (2007)
Twine, soundtrack for dance (2007)
Flute Club, flute and 2-channel audio (2007)
Boop Boop Beep [formerly Creamy Pink Thrill], vintage Gameboy with Nanoloop 1.3 (2007)
Here, I'll Play It Again, 2-channel audio (2007)
Lost in La La La, live electronics (2007)
Artifical Imtimacy, soundtrack for dance (2008)
Box Shy, live electronics for dance (2008)
Crystalline Continuance, soundtrack for dance (2008)
Excavations, interactive soundscore for dance (2008)
Not About the War, soundtrack for dance (2008)
on the other side of the glass plate, she wore nothing, live electronics for dance (2008)
Rockin', flute, cello and drum set (2008)
Three Questions, graphic score for any performers (2008)
Snapshots, horn and piano (2008)
Three Questions, graphic score for any performers (2008)
Boop Boop Beep, 8-bit music with Generated video (2008)
Banal Blast, 2-channel audio (2008)
60x365, podcast (July 1, 2007 ‚ June 30, 2008)
Tonight on 60x60, 2-channel audio (2008)
Salutation/Jubilation/Hesitation/Observation, soundtrack for dance (2008)
In the End, the Soprano Always Wins, soprano and DVD playback (in progress)
Love Songs, soprano, piano and optional electronics (in progress)
The Amen Variations [formerly A/Break], 2-channel audio with generated video (in progress) [collaboration by Amiti Perry]

Electric Xmas In the Window, plunderphonic collage (????)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                          Morneau Links     ~ top of page ~
Dance
Dancing DNA, soundtrack for dance (2005)
Triage: Part 1, soundtrack for dance (2005)
Where is Tokyo?, soundtrack for dance (2005)
Abandonded Revolution, 8-bit soundtrack for dance (2006)
The Rhythm of Things, soundtrack for video-dance (2006)
Lifedance (Fragments of Figments), soundtrack for dance (2006)
Near, soundtrack for video-dance (2006)
Amen no.1 (A/Break:1), electronic score with digital video for dance (2006)
Anna and the Annadroids: Clone Zone, soundtrack for dance (2007)
Sunshine & Dirt, soundtrack for dance (2007)
Twine, soundtrack for dance (2007)
Artifical Imtimacy, soundtrack for dance (2008)
Box Shy, live electronics for dance (2008)
Crystalline Continuance, soundtrack for dance (2008)
Excavations, interactive soundscore for dance (2008)
Not About the War, soundtrack for dance (2008)
on the other side of the glass plate, she wore nothing, live electronics for dance (2008)
Salutation/Jubilation/Hesitation/Observation, soundtrack for dance (2008)

Orchestra
Collage No.1 (Hungarian), orchestra (2006)

Band/Jazz Ensemble
MOVE!, jazz band (2001)
Divergent Roads, wind ensemble (2003)
Caffeine Jitters, flute and jazz band (2004)
House Blend, jazz band (2004)
Winter at the Grand Haven Lighthouse, wind ensemble (2004)
Mob Mentality, wind ensemble (2005)
Glory!, pep band (2006)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra/Ensemble
Caffeine Jitters, flute and jazz band (2004)

Choral
Hear My Cry, O God, chorus, organ and trumpet (2002)

Chamber
Rockin', flute, cello and drum set (2008)
Three Questions, graphic score for any performers (2008)

Solo Instrument
Why Can’t I Have a Normal Dog Like Everyone Else?, double bass (2000)
In Other Words…, clarinet and piano (2002)
Joplin Fetish, marimba and piano (2005)
The Sincerest Form of Flattery, marimba (2005)
Survival Machine , flute and computer (2005)
Flute Club, flute and 2-channel audio (2007)
Snapshots, horn and piano (2008)
Three Questions, graphic score for any performers (2008)

Piano
The Eleven-Fingered Pianist, piano (2000)
Elegy for Sophie, piano (2001)
The Rhythm Variations, piano (2004)

Vocal
A Gaggle of Gripes, tenor and piano (2000)
In Spring, mezzo-soprano and piano (2002)
Stanzas, mezzo-soprano and piano (2003)
In the End, the Soprano Always Wins, soprano and DVD playback (in progress)
Love Songs, soprano, piano and optional electronics (in progress)

Incidental/Film/Video
Boop Boop Beep, 8-bit music with Generated video (2008)

Electronic
Electric Xmas In the Window, plunderphonic collage (????)
Dancing DNA, soundtrack for dance (2005)
Survival Machine , flute and computer (2005)
Triage: Part 1, soundtrack for dance (2005)
Where is Tokyo?, soundtrack for dance (2005)
Abandonded Revolution, 8-bit soundtrack for dance (2006)
Lifedance (Fragments of Figments), soundtrack for dance (2006)
Relief, 2-channel audio (2006)
sym 5.1, 2-channel audio (2006)
Anna and the Annadroids: Clone Zone, soundtrack for dance (2007)
Boop Boop Beep [formerly Creamy Pink Thrill], vintage Gameboy with Nanoloop 1.3 (2007)
Flute Club, flute and 2-channel audio (2007)
Here, I'll Play It Again, 2-channel audio (2007)
Lost in La La La, live electronics (2007)
Sunshine & Dirt, soundtrack for dance (2007)
Twine, soundtrack for dance (2007)
Artifical Imtimacy, soundtrack for dance (2008)
Banal Blast, 2-channel audio (2008)
Box Shy, live electronics for dance (2008)
Crystalline Continuance, soundtrack for dance (2008)
Excavations, interactive soundscore for dance (2008)
Not About the War, soundtrack for dance (2008)
on the other side of the glass plate, she wore nothing, live electronics for dance (2008)
60x365, podcast (July 1, 2007 ‚ June 30, 2008)
Tonight on 60x60, 2-channel audio (2008)
The Amen Variations [formerly A/Break], 2-channel audio with generated video (in progress) [collaboration by Amiti Perry]


MORNEAU  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Computer Music Man Coming to Dedham (Edward B. Colby/The Daily News Transcript)
A Daily Dose of Music (Arts and Humanities Focus)
David Morneau: A Composition a Day (Helen Thorington, Networked Music Review)
Inescapable Creativity: Composing 365 (Molly Sheridan, NewMusicBox)
Turn It On: Mastering the 24/7 Creativity Switch (Mine the Gap)
The Year of Musical Thinking, A Minute At A Time (NPR Music)

Composer's website
60x365 website

Morneau @ Wikipedia
Morneau @ Facebook
Morneau @ Kalvos and Damian/Show # 548
Morneau @ Noizepunk and Das Krooner/Show # 38
Morneau @ Matthew Sauders' Blog
Morneau @ Multiplace
Morneau @ MySpaceMusic
Morneau @ NetNewMusic Wiki
Morneau @ No Extra Notes
Morneau @ Society of Composers
Morneau @ Stranota
Morneau @ Vox Novus

Streaming Audio
Morneau @ Kalvos and Damian/Show # 548
Morneau @ Noizepunk and Das Krooner/Show # 38
Morneau @ last.fm
Morneau @ NPRmusic
Morneau @ ThisIsNotALabel.com/Interview

Recordings
[none at the moment]

Morneau @ YouTube
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