Zero Crossings – February 23, 2015 – Troy Gifford

GIFFORD The first half of the show featured music by the Claudia Quintet, who will be presented by the Civic Minded 5 and Timucua Arts Foundation at the Orlando White House at 7:30 on Sunday, March 1. This second half of today’s show featured the music of and interview with composer, guitarist and Chair of the Music Department at Valencia Community College, Troy Gifford. Troy co-organized and will be performing in Valencia’s Inaugural Master Guitarist Series, which runs now through March 5.

The music aired during the program included:
The Claudia Quintet – Keramag Prelude; Keramag; and Armitage Shanks, from Royal Toast (Cuneiform Records 2010)
Oliver Caplan – Illuminated by the Light of Two Ships Passing in the Night, from Illuminations (2012)
Theodore Wiprud – Violin Concerto – Katrina: Les Bons Temps; Acadiana; Fly Away, from American Violin Concertos (2011)
Troy Gifford – Homage to Jorge Morel: I. Meditación; II. Danza Triste, from Olvidando (Troy Gifford 2014)
Jorge Morel – Americano, from Encore – A Guitar Recital
Jorge Morel – Guitarreando, from Meet Morel
Adam Rafferty – Superstition, from Gratitude
Wayne Henderson – Florida Blues, from Les Pick – Hh-1357 (Hay Holler Records)
Troy Gifford – Extremia, from Olvidando (Troy Gifford 2014)
Troy Gifford – Conciertino Valeroso, from Olvidando (Troy Gifford 2014)

Listen to the show here:

      Zero Crossings – February 23, 2015, with Troy Gifford

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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