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Dan Tramte (1985-    )

Dan Tramte, composerDan Tramte is currently working towards his PhD in music composition with a specialization in computer music media at the University of North Texas.  He also holds degrees in percussion performance (BM) and Composition (MM) from Bowling Green State University (Ohio).  His primary teachers have included Elainie Lillios, Mikel Kuehn, Jon Nelson, Andrew May, and David Bithell.  At North Texas, Dan Tramte serves as a graduate assistant for the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI); he also teaches Intro to Electroacoustic Music (MUCP 4670).  His music has been programmed on numerous computer music conferences and can be heard on the CDCM computer music series, vol. 38. With an extensive background in percussion performance and an obsession with the philosophy of time perception, it is no coincidence that Dan Tramte's music has often been characterized as 'rhythmic.'  He has intensely experimented with all aspects of time; whether it be formal time in the case of Impulsive Moments: for Five Intelligent Musicians, where he uses Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Moment Form" concept, or whether it be short term time scales as in his work Corse Mode: for Straight Key and Electronics where he learned morse code to use its micro binary rhythms. Tramte attempts to blur the traditional distinctions between aspects of music, such as rhythm and pitch, harmony and timbre, sinusoidal waves and noise - treating them, instead, as all related on a continuum of dynamically fluctuating impulses over time. As an extramusical source, Tramte often turns to the sciences to stimulate creativity. Here, he finds a particular beauty in the physical world that is unrivaled by any other discipline. The elegance of evolution, vastness/emptiness of space, and the perplexing implications of general/special relativity all provoke a state of rational cogitation that helps to facilitate the act of composition and render the resulting works more meaningful.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Tramte Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Marimba Concerto, marimba and string ensemble (2006)
String Quartet (2007)
Two Etudes, marimba [2 mallets] (2007)
Fugue, organ (2007)
Fanfare, Super Saturated, wind ensemble (2008)
Vex, brass trio (2008)
Quanta, suite in 6 mvts, piano (2008)
O Magnum Mysterium, male chorus (2009)
Full Dose, fixed electroacoustics (2009)
Empty Syringe, fixed electroacoustics (2009)
Dark Energy, fixed electroacoustic (2009)
Impending Disorder, [fixed electroacoustics?] (2009)
Press, algorithmic music built in MAX/MSP (2009) [2:00]
Gluons, fixed electroacoustics (2009)
Eight Gluons, fixed electroacoustics (2009) [7:00] [Photon; Boson; Top; Lepton; Fermion; Electron; Quark; Strange]
Ozone, Live algorithmic music (2009) [1:12]
Alter-Soni-Cation, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2010)
To Be, electroacoustics and animation (2010)
iDELINQUENT, iphone/ipod touch and MAX/MSP (2010)
Selection, interactive audio and interactive animation (2010)
3 Branes (3 mvts), percussion trio and electroacoustics (2009)
Upload, processed alto saxophone and electroacoustics (2009)
Transparently, soprano and live electronics (2010)
Nomos Delta, multimedia electronic music (2010)
Download, baritone saxophone and live electronics (2010)
Corse Mode, straight key and electronics (2011)
Impulsive Moments, five intelligent musicians (2011)
The God Particle, 8-channel fixed media (2011)
Losing Limbs, drum set and fixed electroacoustics (2011)
Modes of Perceptible Motion, soprano and marimba (2011)
Sepia, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and harp (2012)
I Have Only Crashed Once, dance and live electronics (2012) [choreographed by Melissa Sanderson]
Temporal Geodesics, trombone and live electronics (2012)
GD, 8-channel tape (2012)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Tramte Links     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
I Have Only Crashed Once, dance and live electronics (2012) [choreographed by Melissa Sanderson]

Band
Fanfare, Super Saturated, wind ensemble (2008)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra or Ensemble
Marimba Concerto, marimba and string ensemble (2006)

Choral
O Magnum Mysterium, male chorus (2009)

Chamber
String Quartet (2007)
Vex, brass trio (2008)
Alter-Soni-Cation, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2010)
Impulsive Moments, five intelligent musicians (2011)
Sepia, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and harp (2012)
3 Branes (3 mvts), percussion trio and electroacoustics (2009)
    - M Brane
    - D Brane
    - NS Brane

Percussion
Two Etudes, marimba [2 mallets] (2007)
3 Branes (3 mvts), percussion trio and electroacoustics (2009)
    - M Brane
    - D Brane
    - NS Brane
Losing Limbs, drum set and fixed electroacoustics (2011)

Solo Instrument
Upload, processed alto saxophone and electroacoustics (2009)
Download, baritone saxophone and live electronics (2010)
Corse Mode, straight key and electronics (2011)
Losing Limbs, drum set and fixed electroacoustics (2011)
Temporal Geodesics, trombone and live electronics (2012?)

Piano or Organ
Fugue, organ (2007)
Quanta, suite in 6 mvts, piano (2008)

Vocal
Transparently, soprano and live electronics (2010)
Modes of Perceptible Motion, soprano and marimba (2011)

Electronic/Electroacoustic
Full Dose, fixed electroacoustics (2009)
Empty Syringe, fixed electroacoustics (2009)
Dark Energy, fixed electroacoustics (2009)
Impending Disorder, [fixed electroacoustics?] (2009)
Press, algorithmic music built in MAX/MSP (2009) [2:00]
Gluons, fixed electroacoustics (2009)
    - Photon [1:52]
    - Boson [1:01]
    - Top [2:36]
    - Lepton [3:11]
    - Fermion [1:36]
    - Electron [1:02]
    - Quark [2:44]
    - Strange [1:27]
    - Bottom [1:37]
    - Graviton [1:31]
    - Charm [2:12]
    - Neutrino [2:10]
    - Up [2:16]
Eight Gluons, fixed electroacoustics (2009) [7:00] [Photon; Boson; Top; Lepton; Fermion; Electron; Quark; Strange]
Ozone, Live algorithmic music (2009) [1:12]
To Be, electroacoustics and animation (2010)
iDELINQUENT, iphone/ipod touch and MAX/MSP (2010)
Selection, interactive audio and interactive animation (2010)
3 Branes (3 mvts), percussion trio and electroacoustics (2009)
    - M Brane
    - D Brane
    - NS Brane
Upload, processed alto saxophone and electroacoustics (2009)
Transparently, soprano and live electronics (2010)
Nomos Delta, multimedia electronic music (2010)
Download, baritone saxophone and live electronics (2010)
Corse Mode, straight key and electronics (2011)
The God Particle, 8-channel fixed media (2011)
Losing Limbs, drum set and fixed electroacoustics (2011)
Temporal Geodesics, trombone and live electronics (2012)
GD, 8-channel tape (2012)


TRAMTE  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~

Composer's website   . . .   contact Dan Tramte: here
Tramte @ Twitter

Tramte @ Answers.com
Tramte @ BGSU Blogs    also    here
Tramte @ BYTE Gallery
Tramte @ Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
Tramte @ Facebook
Tramte @ Google+
Tramte @ InstantEncore
Tramte @ Living Arts
Tramte @ Musicacoustica Beijing    also    here
Tramte @ Musicuratum    also    here    and     here
Tramte @ OhioLINK ETD
Tramte @ SoundCloud
Tramte @ SoundCrawl    also    here
Tramte @ tumblr
Tramte @ University of North Texas    also    here    and     here
Tramte @ University of North Texas/CEMI-SERIES
Tramte @ WordPress.com

Publisher
Tramte @ Composer's website
Tramte @ BGSU Blogs
Tramte @ OhioLINK ETD

Streaming Audio
Tramte @ Mashfile
Tramte @ SoundCloud

Recordings
Tramte @ Composer's website
Tramte @ Amazon.com
Tramte @ ArkivMusic
Tramte @ CD Universe

Video
Tramte @ YouTube    also     here
Tramte @ Google Video
Tramte @ Musicuratum
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