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25

for MIDI Duration: > 25 minutes 25 is a collection of 25 short Ambient, Electronic, Improvisational, and Experimental pieces. The released works in this collection can be found on Musicoin. 25 by Johnathon Kwisses Performed by: Johnathon Kwisses

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Nautilus

for MIDI (synth, pad, bells, drone) Duration: 3 minutes Nautilus is an ambient piece which attempts to portray the feeling of underwater exploration. Performed by: Johnathon Kwisses Nautilus by Johnathon Kwisses

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Be Cool, Bb

for electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, and percussion Duration: 2 minutes 50 seconds Be Cool, Bb (2016) is the first song that includes multiple artists from around the world. It started out as a small one-minute idea and blossomed from there.* *Note: Johnathon is currently seeking a vocalist to perform on this work. Contact him for more information. Performed by: Johnathon Kwisses & nicodrums Be Cool, Bb by Johnathon Kwisses, nicodrums

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Pi

for piano, voice, bass, and electronics Duration: 6 minutes 46 seconds Pi (2016) is an instrumental track generated based on the first 64 numbers of pi. Each note corresponds to one of the numbers in this range. More specifically, this piece is an attempt at procedurally-generated music. Click here for view the complete score. Performed by: MIDI Pi by Johnathon Kwisses

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Sentimental Soundscapes

for voice, guitar, electronics Duration: 26 minutes 15 seconds Sentimental Soundscapes is dedicated to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada. Sentimental Soundscapes – EP (2015) is the product of deep introspection and thus is a piece of work that is entirely based on concepts. It embraces reality while attaining to notions of idealistic fantasy. Every piece of music in this EP includes audio recordings which include recorded sounds from specific physical locations. These […]

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Ascending Dreams

for oboe, tenor saxophone, violin, and harp Duration: 6 minutes 3 seconds Special thanks to Michael Consoli for allowing the use of his game in this piece. Ascending Dreams (2014) is a composition for oboe, tenor sax, violin, and harp that shows how video can enhance one’s experience of live music. By itself, the music is a complete entity, but lacks context. To add context, there will be game play footage from a video game called, […]

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The Campaign Against Notus

for alto saxophone and piano Duration: 2 minutes 10 seconds The Campaign Against Notus (2013) is a piece for piano and alto saxophone that uses proportional notation where each system is divided into 20″ (second) intervals. The time notated does not have to be exact unless notated with a dashed vertical line. This could lead the performer to accelerate or decelerate to match the dashed vertical lines. The saxophone part has lots of freedom when it […]

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“The Medicine Wheel” Nexus

improvisation ensemble (12 performers) Duration: 12 minutes “The Medicine Wheel” Nexus (2013) In Aboriginal culture, the medicine wheel represents life. As a composer who is half Aboriginal (specifically Anishinaabek), I have found enlightenment through this way of reason. I have applied the teachings associated with the medicine wheel to my life. I have come to know a new way of appreciating life, but it did not come without struggle. This change in paradigm challenged me to […]