Night music is the first album created and released by the music collaborative Exordium, composed of John Franek and Holden Bihl. The goal of Exordium is to create music that functions as an artistic part of ordinary life; Exordium creates music for reading, sleeping, or any other daily routine. Night music acts as the perfect ambient music for private nights, long days, early mornings and any other setting that the listener can find comfort in with the help of the album’s seven pieces. Night music is available on iTunes, Amazon mp3 and many more music distribution services.
Valerian music is the second album created and released by Exordium, totaling 1 hour of music in nine pieces. Similarly to Night Music, Valerian Music attempts to create an easily attainable sonic world that can be entered and left at the will of the listener. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon mp3 and many more music distribution services.
Inner Symmetries is an album composed entirely of improvisations for two pianos. Completely different from the Exordium albums, these pieces are filled with lively melodic action, rhythmic precision and fast changing harmonic qualities. The album was improvised/ performed by Helix 2, a new piano duo composed of John Franek and Mike Ryan. Helix 2 also performs concerts of established four-hand and two piano repertoire, with a concert scheduled as far into the future as Paris in 2019. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon mp3 and many more music distribution services.
Drone Concert No. 1 – 4 are four different 1 hour albums released at the same time, each individual yet part of a whole in their own right. Each album provides the listener with an entire sonic world and narrative, beginning with a 5 minute entrance into the minimal, nebulous realm of the pieces. The pieces are also the electronic tracks to the Drone Concerts sold on the John Franek Music Editions page.
Winter Songs is a collection of 6 piano pieces which capture, paint and explore the sonoric and visual elements of winter in the north. The pieces act as a narrator’s diary entry, composed like found poems which can express a captivating picture within its own creative constraint. Each piece has its own specific sound elements that leaves a detailed character within the mind of the listener after each selection.
Militantis is an eclectic collection of electronic works composed in forms of the old western art tradition. The album utilizes a modern reconstruction of the fugue and also quotes works by Guillaume Dufay as well as Giovanni Palestrina, where the composer insert’s his own compositional language into the harmonic landscape of the pieces.
Music for the Common Burial is a suite of electronic works, set up as a bitterly ironic parody of the Music for Royal Fireworks or Water Music. The movements are interspersed between Baroque idiomatic, plain electronic sounds and their distorted, modern variation, coming together to form a melancholic and chaotic blend of everything modern and past.
Three Tower Pieces is an electroacoustic album of three minimalist pieces, the impetus of each piece being conceived in Cleveland Tower at the Princeton University Graduate School. The pieces also provide a narrative through space in three different characters.
La Mer Dans Le Ciel is a completely ambient electroacoustic album released on Off- Record Label. Off-Record label is an avant-garde music label based in Brussels, Belgium which released and records a diverse collection of different musical styles. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Spotify, and more! Check the album out on their website here:
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Le Petite Étain is an electroacoustic miniature that was selected to be a part of CD SN, released by Janus Music & Sound on February 19th, 2017. The album contains 50 pieces celebrating the 50th element Tin (Stannum) as well as the 50th birth
Slower is Helix 2’s second album release and their first release on Off-Record Label. The album features improvisations and the piano and organ with additional electronics, and each original improvisation was conceived with the intent that the final piece would be slowed down from the original recording. The album is availabel on iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Spotify and many more music streaming services.
More about the album here: http://off-recordlabel.blogspot.com/2017/04/ouc002-helix-2-slower.html
You can listen to & purchase the Drone Concert albums, Winter Songs, Militantis, Music for the Common Burial as well as Three Tower Pieces at the below address: