PULLMAN, Wash. Regents Professor of Music Greg Yasinitsky recently completed an orchestral arrangement at the request of Jeffrey Neiman, music director for the Clint Holmes Show in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, Yasinitsky, recipient of the 2011 WSU Eminent Faculty Award, was selected from among 200 composers for inclusion in the Orchestra 60×60 project. This project contains 60 works, each 60 seconds in length, presented continuously in an hour performance synchronized with an analog clock. The 60×60 mission is to present an audible slice of what is happening in the contemporary music scene by representing 60 works that are diverse in aesthetic and style.
Since 2003, the music of more than 1,200 contemporary composers has been featured on the Electroacoustic 60×60 project. Thousands of audience members from Berlin to Chicago to New York City to Los Angeles and points in between have experienced this innovative program which synchronizes a clock with 60 one-minute electroacoustic compositions. The 60×60 Orchestra Project brings this innovative listening experience into symphony concert halls.
Yasinitsky’s piece – “Children of the Sun” – will be performed around the world.
Also, this summer, Yasinitsky will succeed Gerald Berthiaume as director of the WSU School of Music.