Vermont College of Fine Arts asked me to participate in a Fund raising event called ‘Art and Connection’, to present my Walt Whitman Songbook in May 2021. Originally I was going to premiere my 30 minute video of ‘A Song of the Rolling Earth’, then decided that no one wants to watch a 30 minute music video for the event, and felt the event would be better served by featuring some on the vocalists and musicians who participated. Since I did make a point of asking only VCFA Music Composition graduates to sing on the album, it only seem right to allow the students and musicians to speak. So I ended up creating this 72 minute video based on Zoom interviews I conducted with any of the participants that expressed interest.
Full 72 minute video of the VCFA Walt Whitman Presentation. Walt Whitman Songbook – Zoom Discussions with Musicians Updated participants list.
All participants are being asked 4 questions.
1.) Please introduce yourself. 2.) Were you familiar with Whitman before the project? 3.) Can you discuss some of your process (interpretation, technique, technical etc..) used to record your part? 4.) Your main takeaways from contributing to the project?
Special Guests (non-VCFA) Steve Bartek(Film Composer/Guitarist) , David Crigger(Drums/Percussion) and Leon Gaer(Bass) .
VCFA Graduates Dawn Clement (MC ’15), Jessica Muñiz-Collado (MC ’14), Marjorie Halloran (MC ’15), Mario Inchausti (MC ’18), Philip W. Riegle (MC ’17), Peter Spencer (MC ’13), Michael Garrett Steele (MC ’16)
Structure-Program Quick Hello from Craig Who Ever You Are- Dawn Clement – David Crigger – Craig Pallett Who Ever You Are – Video Laws for Creations – Garrett Steele – Marjorie Halloran – Craig Pallett Laws for Creations – Video Premiere I Swear – Mario Inchausti – Leon Gaer – Steve Bartek – David Crigger – Craig Pallett I Swear – Video Amelioration – Philip Riegle – Craig Pallett Amelioration – Video On the Beach Alone at Night – Peter Spencer – Jessic Collado – Craig Pallett On the Beach at Night Alone – Video Premiere
Created a new video for the Walt Whitman Presentation Details below.
Vocals – Marjorie Halloran & Michael Garrett Steele Percussion Performance and Arrangement – Craig Pallett Halloran vocals recorded/engineered by Craig Pallett in February 2020 Montpelier, VT Composed by Craig Pallett Text by Walt Whitman Copyright 2020 Affinity Systems (BMI) Based on the 2019 Songbook of the same title available on Amazon. Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered – Craig Pallett
New Video – Walt Whitman Songbook – ‘Whoever You Are !’ (feat. Dawn Clement). I hope to complete the full ‘A Song of the Rolling Earth’ work, which will contain this and 5 other videos from the Songbook, in the next few weeks.
New Video – Walt Whitman Songbook – ‘Three Hundred and Sixty-Five’ (feat. Stephanie Meyers). I hope to complete the full ‘A Song of the Rolling Earth’ work, which will contain this and 6 other videos from the Songbook, in the next few weeks.
June 24th 2020 40 minute video created for the May 15th 2020 – Mary Rowell ‘Meditations for Violin’ release party. Full high resolution version, used by TURNmusic for the online event. First 10 minutes is a placeholder which allows viewers time to logon and access.
Mary Rowell & Craig Pallett – Vermont Tornado (Official Video) Vermont Tornado From the album Meditations for Violin
Vermont Tornado Video Credits Video composite and editing – Craig Pallett
Live Video Credits Premiere Performance September 10, 2016 North Country Electronic Music Festival ArtsRiot Burlington Vermont Thanks to TURNmusic, Anne Decker, David Morneau, and Dennis Bathory-Kitsz Video by Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
April 22, 2017 Performed as part of Composers Concordance & Goddard Riverside Community Arts ‘Generations VII’ concert Goddard Riverside – Bernie Wohl Center, New York, New York Featuring Mary Rowell – violin, Justin Kantor – cello, Kaoru Watanabe – flutes, CompCord Guitar Quartet: Thanks to Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper and Composers Concordance
Just completed two new videos associated with my first semester at Vermont College of Fine Arts Masters program. This term had the pleasure of working with John Mallia on the new Piano Trio, which will be posted eventually, and these two works created in the last Month.
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Utilizes 6 de-constructed public domain videos, that I edited and combined with electronics and trumpet. It was presented on Feb 9th at the VCFA Electronics night.
This is the draft of a Mixed Media piece for Harry Partch Instruments and a Brass Quintet. I de-constructed a public domain 1952 news reel footage of a Harry Partch performance at Mills College, and mixed in some Partch Instruments from the American Mavericks web site, with a new Brass Quintet. Right now the Brass Quintet is Midi.
This piece is designed to be performed live, with the video projected behind the Brass Quintet Performance. At some point will record a live quintet, but will wait until I have another piece for quintet before finishing this.
Recently completed 4 new videos for Little River Hotglass Studio in Stowe Vermont, as a part of a web site redesign that was just launched today. 4 new quick videos for the client, utilizing a few musical segments that I recently have been working on.