20th Anniversary retrospective
NWEAMO has been presented every year since 1998 in locations across the globe.
2018 was our 20th year!
This page celebrates 2 decades of wonderful music in multiple locations.
Sadly, the first night was cancelled due to severe weather in New York
Friday, March 17
SWARMIUS Ensemble & Friends World premieres of works from
Jozefius’ in-progress opera “Saint Francis De Los Barrios”
Saturday, March 18
Various artists “Juried selection of International contemporary acoustic, electronic, dance & video works”
Sunday, March 19
TrioPolis Ensemble “Commissioned works for violin, clarinet & piano”
Myth and Music
CompCord Ensemble Featuring Mark Kostabi & Lukas Ligeti ‘Music & Myth’ with: Lynn Bechtold – violin, Gene Pritsker – guitar, Dan Cooper – bass
Music by: Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Melissa Grey, Peter Jarvis, Mark Kostabi, Lukas Ligeti, Gene Pritsker.
The four core members are: Milica Paranosic – voice and keys, Gene Pritsker – guitar, Dan Cooper – bass, and Peter Jarvis – Percussion
There were also performances by Gregory Walker and Jeff Ross.
Live supporting visuals were provided by Bombasticus.
Tribal Baroque: The Dynamic Duo:Thoth, countertenor and violin; Lila’Angelique, soprano and violin.
Tribal Baroque: The Dynamic Duo
Thoth, countertenor and violin; Lila’Angelique, soprano and violin.
Using countertenor and soprano vocals, Tribal Baroque performs original fantasy operas accompanied by foot-percussion,
dance, theater and violins.
They will be sharing excerpts of their opera “Esh and Ee-ay”.
Joel & Bonnie Bluestone also performed
November 12, 2016
1. Ellie- Jason Hobman
2. Sense- Panayiotis Kokoras
3. Elastic Galactic- Chris Warren
4. Present-Day Jakuchu Series: Butterfly Pictures “Mourning Cloak” –
5. Gris-Gris Man – Gregory Walker
6. Eighteen- Adam James Wilson
Performances by Miolina (Violin Duo):
7. Minnehaha Miniatures- Lynn Bechtold
8. Nagare- Yoshia Yasuda
9. Spinning Song- Dan Cooper
10. Sarahal- Mari Kimura
11. Cali Karsilama- Joseph Martin Waters
November 13, 2016
1. Toreutique- Vanessa Massera
2. Future Creatures- Alexander Sigman
3. Braingame #1- Marcus Anomalous
4. Glowing Forest- Young-Shin Choi
5. Walmart 3am- Paul Botelho
6. detritus | reconstructions- Alexander Sigman
7. Jisei 2.0- Gregory Walker
Performaces by SWARMIUS (band)
8. EeOoEe- Joseph Martin Waters
9. Cornelia St. – Joseph Martin Waters
Paolo Pastorino- Dimensione aggiuntiva
Rikhardur H. Fridriksson- Postcards from North and South
Kyohei Hayashi- “Stained glass windows in the sky”
Armand Lesecq- Méandre
Sibylle Pomorin- Zephyr
Hoyong Lee- Habits of 0&1
Won Lee- Taping Impulses
Ayako Sato- “August, blue colored green”
Kotoka Suzuki- Automata | Mechanical Garden
2015 featured a new concerto grosso entitled “Suite Noir”, by Joseph Martin Waters.
Theia (Emma DePuy) on vocals Schrödinger’s Sax – Michael Couper (alto sax) Augustus Marimbus – Andrew Kreysa (vibes) Plus our collaborator and founder of the Hausmann String Quartet – Newtonium ( Isaac Allen) on violin.
Movement 1 — Floating Above The City At Night
Movement 2 — An Invisible Wind Of Imaginary Music
Movement 3 — Cerulean And Other Colors Of The Sky
Also performed in 2015 were the following compositions:
Early Morning (string trio, performed by members of the Hausmann String Qt: Isaac Allen, Angela Choong, Alex Greenbaum
M8untain In The Mist
Performed by the SWARMIUS Ensemble
A Habernero Palindrome (performed by SWARMIUS)
2014 – San Diego CA:
Play, Players, Playing & Playfulness
An Evening of Music About Playful Raccoon Gourmands and the Bittersweet of Schubert
The first evening of the festival was held at the Unitarian Universalist church.
Day After Day Pete Ham, arr. Jeff Alan Ross
Jeff Alan Ross — vocals/gtr, Narnia — vocals, SAXIMUS — alto sax, Marimbus — marimba, Crotalius — vibraphone, Peripateticus — piano, Maribella — violin
Leprechauns in Starlight World premiere
Jozefius SAXIMUS — alto sax, Marimbus — marimba, Peripateticus — panpipes, Sahara — harp
First UU Children’s Choir — dir. Lynn Mendoza-Khan, Kareening Fallingstar — piano, Marimbus — Marimba
Powerhouse Passacaglia: A fantasy-homage on Raymond Scott’s ‘Powerhouse’”
Peripateticus SAXIMUS — alto sax, Marimbus – percussion, Peripateticus — piano, Maribella — violin , Crotalius — percussion
Raccoons In The Pool World premiere
Jozefius Crotalius — vibraphone, Peripateticus — melodica & panpipes, Maribella — violin, electronics
Daniel Bernard Roumain Maribella — violin
Things World premiere
Jozefius Jeff Alan Ross — bass, Narnia — vocals, SAXIMUS — alto sax, Marimbus — vibraphone, Peripateticus — melodica & panpipes, Sahara — harp, Jozefius — electronics
Mushrooms in Starlight
Jozefius SAXIMUS — alto sax, Marimbus — marimba
March 23rd: Sunday (Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego)
The second evening was performed at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s Heikoff dome, and featured use of the theater’s full dome system, with imaginative imagery covering the surface of the dome.
Emotional circuits: Electric animal
Emotional circuits: Electric animal Newsflash! We are all the same – under the hood. Mammals & birds share the same neurobiology for emotions. Is it time to ask your dog to join the choir? … a Suzuki piano method for your cat? New inventions such as fMRI and MEG are showing our brain circuits with a degree of resolution previously impossible.
2012 Hidden Identities
NWEAMO 2012 is part of the celebration of SDSU SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DANCE 75th ANNIVERSARY —
NWEAMO respectfully dedicates the 2012 festival to Steve Jobs, a great dreamer, who made dreams into reality, and who gave us tools to realize our own dreams. The NWEAMO crew invites you to indulge your need for creative escape and join us in celebrating our hidden dreamworlds at a series of fantasy concerts designed to provide a soundtrack to our collective unconscious. All you need to enter is a simple mask, nothing fancy, and a Swarmius-NWEAMO name.
Grammy Award Winner Michael Daugherty –directs a performances of three chamber works:
Walk the Walk
Fire & Blood — Mvt. 3. ensemble SWARMIUS, Peripeteticus (aka Geoffrey Burleson) Kareening Fallingstar (aka Karen Follingstad). Justinus Lion Heart (Justin Dehart).
The Body Of Your Dreams Peripetetucus (aka Geoffrey Burleson)
Swedish composer Thermonius Zonk (aka Lars Bröndum) performs Theremin & elec.,
Korean composer GAYAMUS (aka Young Shin Choi) performs a work for Gayageum (Korean zither) and Live Electronics.
Pretentious Applemousus (aka Mark Applebaum) will perform his work for pantomime & electronics.
NYC-based chamber ensemble Real Quiet premiers Waters’ virtuoso tour-de-force Rafael’s Saga.
Harry Partch Ensemble performs a full concert for the festival closer under the direction of LA – based guitarist and conductor John Schneider.
East Meets West
Music and dance are an integral part of NWEAMO.
Around the Corner…Art is Made
San Diego, Venice Italy
What Is A Machine
San Diego, Venice Italy
Can Art Be About Sex?
San Diego, Miami, Stonybrook, New York City
Synesthesia: The Mixing of Senses
San Diego, Boulder, Morelia (Mexico), New York City
Pulse: The Influence of Africa
Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; New York City, NY, Venice, Italy
Connection to the Ancients
Portland, OR, San Diego, CA,Mexico City
(In Memory of the 30th anniversary of the death of Harry Partch)
Portland, OR; San Diego
The Plastic Fantastic Interactive
Portland, OR, San Diego
To Beat Or Not To Beat, That Is The Question
Portland, OR; San Diego