Riverside Whistles and Bells

by Philip Mantione

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Originally released on Petroglyph Music 369

Program Notes (for the Recording)
This recording is not a documentation of the live event (described below). Rather, it is a standalone musical work that is "based on" the live performance. It quickly became obvious to me that creating a documentation that could adequately reproduce the live experience would not be possible due to the complexity of the performance scenario. Once this was decided, I was free to edit, tweak and in some cases replace the sounds from the performance, while remaining true to the durations and temporal placement of events as they occurred. I also employed a sort of subtractive composition technique, in which several events deemed unnecessary were removed.

Original Program Notes (from the Program)

Linda Corbitt will perform live on the FCCR carillon across Mission Inn Avenue, reading from a temporal score that will be synchronized with a live computer performance by Philip Mantione and the FCCR Handbell Choir on the roof of RAM. The computer portion is based on samples of the FCCR carillon, field recordings of the carillon at UCR, the train whistles and sounds that regularly permeate the community, and natural sounds. A live recording of the event is due to be released on Petroglyph Music label next year.


released August 20, 2015

Philip Mantione - Composer, Conductor and Electronics
Linda Corbitt - Carillonneur
Donald Miller - Handbells
Beth Miller - Handbells
Christopher Marsh- Handbells
Erin Brinton- Handbells
Brad Delorenzo - Handbells
Jake Pflum - Handbells

Alex Cho (Lead Audio Engineer, Field Recording Engineer and Live Mix Performance)
Jair Contreras (Live Recording Engineer)
Brad Delorenzo (Assistant Audio Engineer)
Jake Pflum (Assistant Audio Engineer)
June Romero (Field Recording Engineer)
Spencer McNeil (Field Recording Engineer)

Michael Crawley (Field Recording Engineer)
Donald Miller (Bell Technician)
Ian Vargo (Lead Studio Recording Engineer and Mastering Engineer)
Philip Mantione (Mix Engineer)
Remo (Cover Image Photography)
Alysse Stepanian (Cover Image Editing)

Special thanks to all the performers and technicians and the many people and organizations that made this project a reality:
First Congregational Church of Riverside (for access to the carillon and their support)
Riverside Art Museum (for providing the venue and supporting the project)
Drew Oberjuerge (for her boundless support throughout all phases of the project and my work in general)
Ai Kelley (for her enthusiasm and support)
Kathryn Poindexter (for unintentionally providing the impetus for the entire project)
Andy Gay (for the use of the microphones)
Art Institute of California - Inland Empire
Linda Corbitt, Donald Miller and Beth Miller (for their support and expertise)

This project was made possible in part by a generous grant from NewMusic USA.





Philip Mantione Los Angeles, California

Philip Mantione has composed music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, computer, fixed media, interactive performance, multimedia installations and experimental video. His music has premiered at such venues as Merkin Hall in NYC, the Bing Theatre at the LACMA, the CCA in Santa Fe, SESI' Cultural Centre in San Paulo, Brazil and most recently at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona, Spain. ... more

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