Commissioned for the International Josquin Festival Conference, Princeton University. First performance by the Binchois Consort of London, Andrew Kirkman, conductor. Dr. Rob Wegman (Associate Professor of Music), conference organizer. Recorded in the Princeton Chapel, October 1999 [revised 2011]
Written for Paul Hilliar's Theater of Voices
The Earth Only Endures - solo voices, narrators, winds & percussion
"The Earth only Endures" by Carson Kievman (Leonard Bernstein Fellow) Tanglewood Music Center concert, Summer 1975, Tanglewood Music Center Composers Forum Concerts, Concert 2. During the US Bicentennial I wrote this piece about the annihilation of the American Indian, performed behind screens with hand gestures, Winner of the Tanglewood Margaret Grant Memorial Composition Prize 1975. Boston Symphony Orchestra. Audio Department. Tanglewood Theatre-Concert Hall, Tanglewood Lenox, Massachusetts. Conductor, Ramadanoff, David. Orchestra Tanglewood Music Center Fellows
Score (coming soon)
Resurrection (Mvt. 4) from Symphony No. 2(42) - Chorus and Orchesta.
CD on New Albion Records (1996) Duration 57’. 3 (picc.) – 3 (e.h.) – 3 (b. cl.) – 3 (cbsn.) / 4 – 3 – 3 – 1 / timp., 3 perc., 2 hp., satb., str. Recorded by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra - Katowice and Krakow Radio Choir - Delta David Gier, conductor. Commissioned for the 200 anniversary of Mozart’s death by the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, First public performance “Mvt. 4”, James Judd, conductor. First Public Performance “Mvt. 2” & “Mvt. 3” by the Charleston Symphony, David Stahl, conductor
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First public performances: Independent Composers Association, Los Angeles and Centre Cultural Americain, Paris, Joan Callopy, soprano -- 1977. Associated Music Publishers/G. Schirmer, Inc. New York/London -- 1984. Duration 20 – 30’. Sop., Mime.
Gallery (After A Song And Dance) -- soprano solo - w/mime
Commissioned by Henry’s Eight Consort for opening night of the European Expo (Nature & Technology 2000) - Niedersachsische MusikTages in Hannover, Germany, September 10, 2000