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"...through his particular language he succeeds

in finding a way of communicating with many levels of audiences

without making any stylistic concessions to the modern of our epoch."

---Romanian Cultural Publication

ACTUALITATEA MUZICALA

Feb 2007

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“Reminicent of the angularity of Berg’s Lyric Suite,

the intense music proved absorbing.  Seamaster.  Over this,

Stemper’s obvious technical skill finally brings voice and orchestra together

…with the engaging sonority of Lynch’s verse.

Lawrence B. Johnson

The Milwaukee Journal 14 May 1983

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Frank Stemper's muziek voor orkest, stem,

en verschillende grootte kamerensembles zorgt voor

een indrukwekkend oeuvre, die opmerkingen over de toestand

van de mensheid met elk nieuw werk. Zijn louter originele stijl

vertegenwoordigt een nieuwe en wellicht toekomstige richting voor

deze kunstvorm. Stemper's muziek is een dagboek van soorten, een introspectieve en diep persoonlijke reis door het leven van iedereen.

Utrecht, The Netherlands 

Fall 2009

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(Frank Stemper's music for orchestra, voice, and various size

chamber ensembles creates an impressive body of work, which

comments on the state of humanity with each new work. 

His purely original style represents a new and perhaps future direction

for this art form.  Stemper's music is a diary of sorts, an introspective

and deeply personal journey through everyone's life.)

 

 

 

 

Frank Stemper’s quintet, Chameleon, so successfully varied – or

in his words “camouflaged” the elements of his theme

as it was being varied, that I could not readily find its way

or mine, which perfectly played into the composer’s hand,

clearly executing his intentions for the music. 

As the best in EARPLAY’s program…

---Robert Commanday

San Francisco Post-Dispatch

5 November 1985

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Am ascultat apoi o lucrare pentru întregul ansamblu de un

compozitor din Statele Unite, Frank Stemper, care poarta titlul

sugestiv si oarecum

paradoxal Rituale primitive pentru o societate moderna.  A fost o

prîma auditie absoluta si, deschizand o paranteza e bine sa sublinem

acest aspect, mai ales când e vorba despre creatii stimulate de

Archaeus si dedicate lui. E o muzica in care se topesc felurite influente

in care se percepe asimilarea unor limbajuri diverse, trasatura

caracteristica nu numai acestui autor, ci muzicii

americane in genere.

--Petre Codreanu

VITRALIN, Anul IV (nr. 8) 1995

      Periosic Al Centrului International de Cultura

si Arte “Geaorge Apostu” - Bacau

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(I listened to then work for the entire set of U.S. composer,

Frank Stemper, bearing the suggestive title and somewhat

paradoxically Rituale primitive to modern society. It was an absolute

premiere and opening a parenthesis is good to highlight this aspect,

especially when it comes Archaeus stimulated creations and

dedicated to. It's music that influences various melt is charged

limbajuri assimilation of various characteristic feature not only

the author, but American music in general.)

 

 

 

 

Ha az eminens alaposság konzervatív jegy,

akkor FRANK STEMPER Vonóstriója az els?

hangtól az utolsóig konzervatív m?. A m? minden mozzanata

kottában rögzített, a szerz? kevés teret enged a megszólalás

és az el?adás esetlegességeinek, sarkítva úgy is fogalmazhatunk,

hogy a Vonóstrió írott alakja mindig jobb lesz a megszólaltatottnál.

Nyilván ezzel függ össze, hogy a kompozíció papíríz?.”

Hangversenyciklus 2008

a Magyar Rádió kortárs zenei sorozata

BUDAPEST

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(“Seemingly conservative yet ultimately modern and,

as always – emotionally expressive.”)

 

 

 

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from

"Jazz at 60"

Frank Stemper, piano

ALL OF ME

 

BLUES

 

STELLA

 

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KG's Suite

KG's No. 1

KG's No. 2

KG's No. 4

Frank Stemper, piano
Phillip Brown, c.Bass and Ron Coulter, drum set

 

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Hit 'Em Again

by Frank Stemper

arr. by Phil Brown

Performed by THE NEW ARTS JAZZTET

with Special Guest

Keith Javors

 

Bob Allison, trumpet

Dick Kelley, tenor sax

Mel Goot, vibes

Keith Javors, piano

Phil Brown, cbass

Ron Coulter, drums

CLICK HERE!!!

 

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Split Second Beatles

CLICK HERE!

Collage - 1979

 

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Another Christmas In Carbondale

The Frank Stemper Trio - 1996

OH

NUTS

DECK

SNOW

FOLLOW THE DRUNK

QUIET

BELLS

EXPENSIVO

 

 


 

  F I L E S••• • •   •  •    •    •

•        •      •    •   •  • • • • • • ••••REVIEWSS

 

 

Isolated Criterion No. 4

from ISOLATED CRITERIA for True String Quartet

LISTEN
     performed by Tessa Lark, violin - Grand Prize Winner of the 2008 Irving M. Klein International String Competition - San Francisco

 

Evening, Milking

from A Love Imagined (8 Song Cycle) poetry by Herbert Scott

LISTEN 

     Eric McCluskey, tenor - Heidi Louise Williams, piano

 

The Sensation of Waking

for Baritone and septet - original text

LISTEN

Outside The Box 2013

Performed by The Altgeld Chamber Players - with Jeffrey Gavett, baritone

 

Rope

     I. Bad Seed

    II. Lament Into Madness
from

Frank Stemper's 60th Birthday Concerts

7 & 8 April 2012 -- New Music Circle New Music Series - St. Louis
                                        Outside the Box 2012

Performed by The Altgeld Chamber Players

     Richard Kelley, alto sax - Eric Lenz, cello - Yuko Kato, piano

 

Confluence

VIDEO
Performed by Ensemble Mødërné
Daniellle Aldach, soprano     Abigail Simoneau, flute

Derek Emch, clarinet           Joel Auringer, bass clarinet

Edward Charity, violin          Petra Bubanja, violin

Jennifer Franklund, viola       Richard Davis, cello

Paul Intravaia, percussion     Frank Stemper, conductor

 

Secrets of War

CLICK HERE!
Performed by Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra
     Frank Stemper, piano -
Eric Mandat, conductor

 

Global Warning

CLICK HERE!
World Premiere by Junghwa Lee
      23 FEBRUARY 2008 - Orleans, FRANCE

 

Chameleon
CLICK HERE!
Performed by the Almont Ensemble, Los Angeles

 

The Persistence of Honor

CLiCK HERE!

performed by The Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Chicago

 

Hope

CLICK HERE!
performed by CELLIOLA, Los Angeles

 

1963

CLICK HERE!

from

Frank Stemper's 60th Birthday Concerts

7 & 8 April 2012 -- New Music Circle New Music Series - St. Louis
                                          Outside the Box 2012

Performed by the Altgeld Chamber Players - with Lucy Shelton, soprano

 

A Brief Message From Makanda, Illinois

CLICK HERE!
American Premiere November 5, 6 & 7
The VOLTI Chorale, Robert Geary - Music Director
      San Francisco, Oakland, Mrin County - California

 

Le Maître du Marteau

for accordion and eight instruments

CLICK HERE!
performed by The Altgeld Chamber Players
     Frank Stemper - accordion - Christopher Morehouse, conductor

 

Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano
No. 1

No. 2

No. 3
Eastern European Premiere - 2008 Saptamina Internationala A Muzicii Noi (International New Music Festival) in Bucharest, Romania    

   Eric Mandat, clarinet - Frank Stemper, piano

 

Trio Politic

CLICK HERE! - Mvts. I & II

CLICK HERE - Mvt. III

Performed by Celliolapia, on the Millenium Stage at

The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

 

Ever Since That Day

CLICK HERE!
Performed by Delphin and Romain - Duo Pianists

at the Society of Composers, Inc. 1992 National Conference.

 

Seamaster

Poetry by Kevin Lynch

CLICK HERE!

Performed by The Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
     Marlee Sabo, soprano

     Stephen Colburn, Music Director

 

Remembering Fire

Poetry by Rodney Jones
CLICK HERE
performed by EARPLAY at Cowell Hall in San Francisco

 

Violin Concerto

CLICK HERE!

Utrecht Conservatorium Orchest, Holland - Maria Teofilova, violin
Melvin Margolis, conductor

 


So It Goes

CLICK HERE!

Pastiche Ensemble, Lake Charles, LA

 

2304: Between the Alley and the Shorewood Sanitarium

CLICK HERE!

Performed by Todd Rewoldt, alto saxophone, (with electronics)

at the Happening - New Music Festival, in Calgary Canada.

Isolated Criterion No. 1

from ISOLATED CRITERIA for True String Quartet

LISTEN
     performed by Meta Weiss, 'cello - Finalist in the 2008 Irving M. Klein International String Competition - San Francisco

Two Pieces for Baby

Performed by Tom Flaherty, Los Angeles

LISTEN

Some Things

performed by SYNCHRONIA in a live radio broadcast in St. Louis

LISTEN

 

 

 

 

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PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

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PIPE I

PIPE II

PIPE III

 

QUIBBLE MIDI

BLUE13

PS I

PS II

PS IV

Pno Son I

INNER VOICES

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AGUA 5

AGUA 10

AGUA SIUC

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RURAL AMERICAN SOUND BYTES

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RIDING THE WIND

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HOYE'S TRIBUTE

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LUMPY THE SKELETON, AND HIS FRIENDS

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WHY DID YOU GO AWAY (Our Song)

 

RITUALS