THINK MUSIC for New Times

CONCERTS ACROSS AMERICA TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE, SEPT. 25, 2016, 4:00 PM, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL CINCINNATI, OHIO (4TH STREET AND SYCAMORE): SKEIRIK’S “THE ARMED MAN 2016”  (VIDEO EXCERPTS)

Read about The Armed Man 2016 production, Skeirik’s most recent work (March, 2016). 

Works in Progress

The Lyre Bird, listed above, is being developed into a  seven-movement ballet with additional movements on the theme of sustainability, climate change, and the significant impact human’s have on their earth-life systems.  The new work will explore microtonality through a 16 note non-equal tempered scale. Projected for fall of 2017.

Teresa of Avila’s  book Interior Castle sets up seven rooms that explore the human relationship with soul and God.  Three out of a set of seven songs, one for each room of the castle have been completed.  The other four are works in progress. Projected for 2018.

Construction of a 16-note scale instrument to work in MAX/msp, Abelton Live  and to coordinate with Logic and Finale. Examining the potential for printing new instruments with new tunings.

Recent Works

  • Skeirik, Kaleel;  On the Wings of Peace for  string chamber orchestra, solo piano and solo violin. Commissioned for the Xavier University Chamber Orchestra, November, 2011
  • Skeirik, Kaleel; Rain  for Women’s Choir, body percussion, piano and 2 marimbas. Setting of the poem by William Carlos Williams,  2012.
  • Skeirik, Kaleel; Lyre Bird-The Dance, No. I; a multi-media work for Alto Voice, Piano, Djembe, Bass Conga and Conga, electronic audio track, and video; song text, Guardians, a poem by Kaleel Skeirik; Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 2014 National Conference; Convention Center, Portland, Oregon; October 27, 2014; Seizing an Alternative:  Toward an Ecological Civiliation, Pomona College, California; June, 2015
  • Skeirik, Kaleel; There Is and Oblivion, two songs for alto, piano and percussion; text by Gillian Ahlgren; first two songs of a set of seven songs based on Teresa of Avila’s writings in her book Interior Castle. There Is was accepted to be performed at an international conference on Teresa of Avila in Oxford, England in 2015.

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