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the portrait of christine…

December 11, 2010

The Portrait of Christine

NOW AVAILABLE: “The Portrait of Christine” (MCR 2006) Digital Download Edition – 8 Selections/ Running Time 49:01. All compositions Russell Giffen. Tracks include The Portrait of Christine, Malku and Diana in Morning Light. “…a quiet collection of eight beautiful sound works…”. MCR ALBUMS Purchase Link: http://russellgiffen.bandcamp.com/album/the-portrait-of-christine

 

four prayers in the hour of war…

August 30, 2010

Four Prayers in the Hour of War

NOW AVAILABLE: “Four Prayers in the Hour of War” (MCR 2009) Digital Download Edition – 4 Selections/ Running Time 24:40. All compositions Russell Giffen. “… a unconventional four movement piece for alternating string sections of violins, cellos and basses. A work both harsh and lyrical and an unflinching statement regarding man’s most tragic invention…”. http://russellgiffen.bandcamp.com/album/four-prayers-in-the-hour-of-war

beginning in the middle…

August 19, 2010

Beginning in the middle…disjointed…fragmented…half veiled in darkness…that’s how I see the grouping of musical works I’m currently engaged in…at least that’s how I see it now. These pieces had their very conventional start 5 years ago as piano music. All of those recordings have been abandoned and work has begun anew. The continuing process of composing and putting these works together will follow a new approach to this blog or journal. I hope to include descriptions and photographs as well as sound examples…

the soft reflection

July 30, 2010

the soft reflection

NOW AVAILABLE: “The Soft Reflection” (MCR 2007) Digital Download Edition – 8 Selections/ Running Time 55:09. All compositions Russell Giffen. Tracks include Decem’s Step, The Moments Between and Last Colors. “…a dark and wintry collection of slow moving introspective works…” Official Purchase Site Page: http://russellgiffen.bandcamp.com/album/the-soft-reflection

lightfall in amber

July 29, 2010

lightfall in amber

midsummer bare

July 27, 2010
midsummer bare

midsummer bare

captured sun

July 26, 2010

captured sun