Composer Anthony Cornicello conducts his jazz-inspired chamber work for voice, small ensemble, and electronics. Composed in 2008, the piece uses six poems from A Coney Island of the Mind by American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Cornicello is Professor of Music at Eastern Connecticut State University. Presented in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.
Coney Island of the Mind, performed at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT on May 17, 2015. Performers:
Spencer Hamlin, Tenor
Stacy Dzuik, Clarinet, Tenor Sax
Peter Jarvis, Percussion, Drums
Dan Hartington, Electric Guitar
Michael Shiano, Accordion, Kalimba
Ryan Ford, Double Bass
Anthony Cornicello, Conductor, Electronics
Texts by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Pixilerations/FirstWorks Festival, September 23, 2011, Grant Recital Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI
Performed at PIXILERATIONS [v.8] new media festival in Providence, Rhode Island (USA). PIXILERATIONS investigates the state of new media arts through installations, performances and film/video screenings. It is part of the larger FirstWorks Festival (first-works.org), a multidimensional performing arts festival in Providence each fall. Pixilerations is produced by FirstWorks in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism. Now in its eighth year, Pixilerations is one of the foremost venues for new media artwork in New England.