Music Composition and Collaboration

WANTING HOUR / DEMOS 

Composed by Jesse Gelaznik

Check out some of my recent compositions for two violas and cello with the string trio Wanting Hour (Eric Elterman viola • Erin Hewgley cello • Liz Pulos viola). These demos were recorded by Eric Elterman in his studio in Williamsburg Brooklyn  in 2014.

 

A GUEST IN THE CAVERN BY DIRTY CHURCHES       

Rachel Blackwell performing A Guest in the Cavern

Rachel Blackwell performing A Guest in the Cavern

Music from the installation A Guest In The Cavern by Dirty Churches. Commissioned by the Northside Town Hall 2013 Arts Happening Series. Concept and music by Jesse Gelaznik, performance by Rachel Blackwell, text by Natalee Cayton.

Composed and recorded by Jesse Gelaznik • Cello improvisation by Anna Callner • Text by Natalee Cayton • Spoken by Alfra Martini

 Justin Miller spoken word manipulations  • Eric Elterman viola • Liz Pulos viola • Robert Boston samples, glockenspiel • Jesse Gelaznik guitar, synthesizer, electronics, glockenspiel • Daniel Garcia synthesizer and percussion 

Mastered by Justin Miller 

Digitally distributed by Magnanimous Records 

AN ORCHARD OF ECHOES BY DIRTY CHURCHES

Music composed by Jesse Gelaznik art performance by Rachel Blackwell

Photo by Debbie Rasiel

Photo by Debbie Rasiel

I composed and recorded this music along with improv cello by Anna Callner  based on material from 'An Orchard of Echoes' a performance art piece commissioned by Soho20 Gallery for their 5th annual Savoir-Faire performance series. I performed a synthesizer version of this set live with Rachel Blackwell performing as the character SHE (a mythological  harvest ritual goddess). After I recorded the basic structure of the piece with Liz Pulos on viola, I had my friend Robert Boston record samples and had Alfra Martini do some vocal overdubs.This EP was mixed and mastered by the wonderful Justin Miller. 


PWR&$$$ (POWER AND WEALTH) MEDITATIONS ON INERTIA AND OTHER LOW KEY QUALITIES BY PWR&$$$ 

Composed and arranged by Daniel Garcia and Jesse Gelaznik

The music on this album was commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation for the Sharjah Art Biennial X and later exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was composed in a collaboration that took place between Beirut and New York City in 2011. Glockenspiel, percussion, sampling, sequencing, synthesizer & vocals by Daniel Garcia and Jesse Gelaznik 
Mastered by Mark Sanders