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New Release:


28 January 2014 marks the official release date of Improbable Encounters (innova 873), a two-disc (CD/DVD) collection of works by Joseph Klein.


Interviews:


16 October 2013 interview with Philip Blackburn for innova Recordings' "Alive and Composing" series.


30 March 2014 interview with David MacDonald, Nate Bilton, and Patrick Gullo on SoundNotion TV.


Concert:


A concert of original works was presented at UNT on 18 March 2014. Program includes three pieces from the Improbable Encounters album, as well as three premiere performances.

Upcoming events:

  • 15 September 2014, 12:00 pm: performance of Der Schönheitsmolch for solo bass saxophone by Eric Nestler at UNT Recital Hall (Denton, TX).
  • 6 October 2014, 8:00 pm: performance of Der Schönheitsmolch for solo bass saxophone by Eric Nestler at UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater (Denton, TX).
  • 10 November 2014, 8:00 pm: performance of Interstices, for flute, saxophone, and percussion by Kristan Dewhirst, Greg Dewhirst, and Joseph Klein at UNT Recital Hall (Denton, TX).

Recent Performances:

  • 29 April 2014: performance of Interstices, for flute, saxophone, and percussion by Kristan and Greg Dewhirst at Tarrant County College Southeast (Arlington, TX).
  • 27 April 2014: performance of Der Demutsahne by guitarist Michael Morey on a guest artist recital at Tarrant County College Northeast (Hurst, TX).
  • 22 April 2014: performance of Der Demutsahne by guitarist Michael Morey on a guest artist recital at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX).
  • 21 March 2014: premiere performance of Interstices, for flute, saxophone, and percussion by Kristan Dewhirst, Greg Dewhirst, and Peter Ferry at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference; Smith Recital Hall, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL).
  • 18 March 2014: Faculty recital — works by Joseph Klein, featuring three premieres (Der Hinterbringer, for solo piccolo; Pathways: Revolution, for solo percussion and chamber orchestra; and An Unaware Cosmos, for mixed chamber ensembles) and performances by Christopher Deane, Elizabeth McNutt, Kyle Stec, Susan Dubois, Steven Harlos, and Steven Morscheck; University of North Texas Voertman Concert Hall (Denton, TX).
  • 3 November 2013: Performance of Lament, for string orchestra, by the Lewisville Lake Symphony (Adron Ming, director); MCL Grand Theater (Lewisville, TX).
  • 1 November 2013: Performance of Lament, in a transcription for historical instruments by Paul Leenhouts, at the University of North Texas Voertman Concert Hall (Denton, TX).
  • 19 October 2013: Performance of Cornell Set at the 34th Annual Bowling Green State University New Music Festival; Bryan Recital Hall, BGSU (Bowling Green, OH).
  • 5 October 2013: Performance of Die Brücke (from Zwei Parabeln nach Franz Kafka) at the CEMIcircles Festival (50th Anniversary of the Center for Experimental Music & Intermedia); University of North Texas Voertman Hall (Denton, TX).
  • 22 April 2013: Performance of Der Demutsahne at University of North Texas (Denton, TX).
  • 20 October 2012: Performance of Cornell Set at Living Arts' OK Electric Festival (307 E. Brady St., Tulsa OK).
  • 26 May 2012: Performance of Cornell Set, Die Tischtuchtolle, and Der Demutsahne at Sichuan Conservatory of Music (Chengdu, China).
  • 23 April 2012: Performance of Parallaxes at University of North Texas (Denton, TX).
  • 1 March 2012: Performance of Cornell Set at Connecticut College (New London, CT) for the 13th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium
  • 31 October 2011: Performance of 3 Haiku, on IRAMA program at the University of North Texas Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater.
  • 3 October 2011: Performance of Cornell Set (four poems with computer music), on CEMI Centerpieces program at the University of North Texas Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater.
  • 16 September 2011: Performance of Die Tischtuchtolle by Felix Olschofka (violin), on a faculty recital at the University of North Texas Voertman Hall.
  • 18 May 2011: Performance of Der Ohrenzeuge by Lisa Bost-Sandberg (bass flute), on guest recital at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music (Appleton, WI).
  • 25 April 2011: Performance of Der Ohrenzeuge by Lisa Bost-Sandberg (bass flute), on Spectrum program (University of North Texas Recital Hall).
  • 13-15 April 2011: Residency at Cornell University Department of English, including premiere performance of Cornell Set, an electroacoustic setting of four poems by MFA students in the Creative Writing Program, and Three Poems from Felt with poet Alice Fulton (15 April 2011 at 7:00 pm, McGraw Hall 165, Cornell University).
  • 7 March 2011: Performances of Die Königskünderin by John Holt (trumpet) and Der Leidverweser by Kathleen Reynolds (contrabassoon), on Spectrum program (University of North Texas Recital Hall).
  • 6 March 2011: House Salon program sponsored by Voices of Change at the home of Drs. Donald and Ellen Seldin (Dallas, TX), featuring five solo works based on character studies of Elias Canetti. Performers include Maria Schleuning (violin), John Holt (trumpet), Lisa Bost-Sandberg (bass flute), Kathleen Reynolds (contrabassoon), and Christopher Deane (percussion).
  • 9 February 2011: Performance of Leviathan for male voice, bass trombone, and intermedia, performed by Jeffrey Snider and Jeremiah Stones at the University of North Texas Voertman Hall.
  • 22 January 2011: Performance of Der Leichenschleicher for solo contrabass by Adam Goodwin at the UC San Diego Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival & Symposium (La Jolla, CA).


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