Glen H. Gillis


Glen H. Gillis a choisi d'interpréter:
Glen H. Gillis has chosen to perform:

Timothy Robert Crowley

OctoNervosa Alpha *

[saxophone soprano et ordinateur - soprano saxophone and real-time computer music]

Barbara York

Music for Alto Saxophone, String Quartet, Trumpet, Voice and Dancers *

[saxophone alto, quatuor à cordes, trompette, narrateur et danceurs - alto saxophone, string quartet, trumpet, narrator and dancers]

avec la participation de:

with the participation of:

Amati String Quartet

Richard Gillis, trumpet

Gaye-Lynn Kern, narratrice / narrator
Gaye-Lynn Kern wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Saskatchewan Art's Board for making her appearance at the XII World Saxophone Congress possible.

Canadian Chidren's Dance Theatre

Glen H. Gillis, a native of Canada, is Saxophone Instructor and Director of Bands at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Prior to Cameron, Dr. Gillis was Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as an adjunct faculty member at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri. He was also a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan and had eleven successful years teaching instrumental music with the Saskatoon Public School Board where his ensembles gaining considerable recognition. Dr. Gillis has remained active as a guest conductor and clinician for festivals and workshops.

Apart from his reputation as a teacher and conductor, Dr. Gillis has also maintained a high profile as a saxophone soloist performing jazz and contemporary art literature, including the World Saxophone Congress (7th, 8th, and 10th), the Intemational Saxophone Symposium, the North American Saxophone National and Regional Conventions, and the Banff Center for the Arts. He also has extensive experience as a chamber musician, including ten years with the Saskatoon Saxophone Quartet, recording for CBC and performing throughout Canada and intemationally.

Dr. Gillis holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, a Master of Music in Music Education degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Originally from Saskatchewan, Richard Gillis studied trumpet at the Saskatchewan Summer School of the Arts, the Saskatchewan Youth Band, The University of Saskatchewan (B.Mus.), The Banff Centre, and The University of Michigan (M.Mus.; D.M.A.). In Michigan Dr. Gillis studied with Armando Ghitalla and played in The University of Michigan faculty brass quintet.

Dr. Gillis directs the Jazz Orchestra and teaches trumpet at The University of Manitoba, and is quite active as a clinician, adjudicator, and performer. Dr. Gillis is co-founder and co-director, along with Sasha Boychouk, of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.

OctoNervosa Alpha, for soprano saxophone and real-time computer music, reflects my dual interests in the physiological process of hearing and interactive computer music. The neural pathways of the eighth, or auditory nerve, in the human central nervous system draws fascinating parallels between the human hearing process from outer ear to brain and the analog-to-digital conversion process between acoustic instrument and computer. OctoNervosa Alpha is a fantasy between saxophonist and computer using Puckette and Zicarelli's MaxMSP application. -TRC
Music for Alto Saxophone, String Quartet, Trumpet, Voice, and Dancers by Barbara York.
This mixed ensemble work features solo alto saxophone with string quartet, trumpet, voice and dancers. The visual effect is as important as the sonorities and textures of the music. The saxophonist will take center stage with the string quartet off to the side, the trumpet backstage, the narrator (voice) off to the other side with the dancers connecting the ensemble as they move about the stage (the dancers are members of the Canadian Children's Dance Theatre).

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