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alt takes 2

by Brian Riordan

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alt takes is a series of alternate takes, demos, alternative versions, and DIY recordings I've created

1. Hive Collapse (Ovrearts Version)
for Brass Quintet
written in 2014 by Brian Riordan.
This performance is from 04-21-2016.
Was performed live on WQED at Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh, PA.

Performed by OvreArts:
Josh Boudreau - trumpet
Erin Yanacek - trumpet
Zachary Smith - french horn
Kevin M. McManus - trombone
Josh Lee - tuba
Edward Leonard - conductor

2. K. (version of bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano)
originally written in 2015 for bass clarinet, violin, viola, and piano by Brian Riordan
version for bass clarinet, piano, violin, cello written in 2016
performed live at Legacy Hall. Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia. 02-19-2016

Performed by Alia Musica
Emily Cook - Bass Clarinet
Daniel Pesca - Piano
Dawn Posey - Violin
Cody Green - Cello
Federico Garcia - Conductor

3. Music for Lobbies (live take)
composed by Brian Riordan
06-02-2012 NCC Student Composers Showcase
Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, Naperville, IL

Brian Riordan - live electronics

4. "you probably won't like this" (first take)

Premier: 05/27/2012, Madden Theater, Naperville IL, Senior Capstone Composition Project.
Performed by Peter Mack, Taylor Martin, Mathew Miller, Stewart Ream, Tia Johnson, Lucas Steidinger, Michael Schwartz, Kateri Tumminello
Prompter - Brian Riordan


released July 27, 2016


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Brian Riordan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Performer/Composer/Improviser from Chicago/Pittsburgh Writing for Acoustic instruments as well as performable electronics in real time, compositions and improvisations, HiFi/LoFi, etc.

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