Spring Cleaning

In the spirit of spring cleaning, I've taken several older and less popular compositions down on the Music page. Some are just early works that I don't need to advertise, and others just need some work. I'm also working on getting new recordings for some of the works, and of course better program notes all around (which is a work in progress).

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Remnants of Creation selected for 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

I posted this on Facebook a few days ago, but I finally got the Acceptance notification for NYCEMF this year!


Congratulations! I am writing to inform you that your submission below has been accepted for performance at the 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. The information we have for your piece is as follows:

ID-344 Remnants of Creation duration 10:00 2-channel fixed media
The festival will take place June 13-19, 2016 at the Abrons Arts Center in New York City. Concert schedules will worked out soon. The program will be posted to our web site,, when it is ready.

Please reply to this message indicating

(1) whether you will be able to accept our invitation,
(2) whether you are planning to attend the festival, and
(3) any limitations on the date when your piece could be scheduled.
Also, if you plan to attend, please let us know whether you would be interested in diffusing your piece in the 16-channel sound localization room.

Planning for the festival has been determined by the durations of pieces submitted, so please verify the duration indicated above. The duration of the piece will be shown in the printed program. If we do not have the final version of the media file(s) for your piece, please send them to using a file-transfer service no later than May 1, and please leave at least three weeks before the files expire.

We would like all participants to attend the festival, and the $160 registration fee includes admission to all events. Even if you cannot attend the festival, you will still be required to pay the registration fee. We will add a registration page to our web site to allow you to pay this amount by PayPal.

NYCEMF will provide a sound system, microphones, cables, and a computer for fixed media playback. All other equipment required for live pieces (computer, audio interface, specialized MIDI/USB peripherals, etc.) will need to be provided by the composer. Speakers locations in our playback spaces will be fixed and cannot be moved between concerts to accommodate alternative schemes.

We have arranged for a limited number of housing spaces during the festival at New York University dormitories. The cost for these spaces 
 will be significantly less than hotels in the city, and they will only be available for specific dates. Details will be posted on our web site, and reservations must be made for each individual day that you will stay there.

We look forward to seeing you in June!


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Kyle Vanderburg