Walt Whitman Songbook – Zoom discussions with Musicians

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)

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

Laws for Creations (feat. Marjorie Halloran & Michael Garrett Steele) – New Video

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

Meditations for Violin TURNmusic Release Party Video

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 – Meditations for Violin – Release Party – TURNMusic from Affinity Systems on Vimeo.

Vermont Tornado Video – Mary Rowell & Craig Pallett

Released April 12 2020

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

Additional footage Pixabay

Piano Trio 1 – VCFA New Music Trio

Craig Pallett – Piano Trio 1
I. March Absurdo
II. Fado Portugal
III. Finale Grande

Vermont College of Fine Arts New Music Trio
Jennifer Choi – violin
Yves Dharamraj – cello
Stephen Gosling – piano

Tuesday February 11, 2014
College Hall Chapel
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Colin J. McCaffrey – Live Sound & Audio Recording
Elizabeth Parker – Camera 1
Jessica Collado – Camera 2

John Mallia – Guidance
Craig Pallett – Video Editing and Audio Mix
Copyright 2014 Affinity Systems, Inc.

New Video Works – February 2014

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.

Signals 0 1
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.

New Videos created for Little River Hotglass

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.

You can support this artist by visiting his site http://www.littleriverhotglass.com/

The following is a video using a photo sequence that was on the site, that I quickly moved into a video format.

This video contains a recent shoot, and describes Little River’s Paperweights

A live demonstration of blowing a perfume bottle. Features 3 of my recent works(Barcelona, Stockholm, Amsterdam) including a performance by Michael Morera and myself on Stockholm.

Another Video about the history of Perfume Bottles