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DEPTH

for symphonic wind band,
and Pre-recorded Soundscape.

Composed by Alex Shapiro.

Grade 4 and beyond.




2010. Duration 7:43.
Published by Activist Music LLC (ASCAP).


score cover

 

DEPTH is available as a physical, bound set of score and parts plus audio download, or as a digital set of .pdf score and parts, plus audio download.

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LICENSES INCLUDED:

Synchronization and mechanical rights are included free of charge for music educators and non-profit ensembles wishing to create a virtual recording and video of this piece, subject to written approval from Ms. Shapiro prior to publicly posting the media.

 

 

 

 

orcas

 

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Stream

 

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The .mp3 stream or download of the live premiere of DEPTH.

Recorded live at Ted Mann Hall in Minneapolis, MN., February 16, 2011 by Minnesota Public Radio, performed by the University of Minnesota Symphonic Band, Jerry Luckhardt, conductor.


reference MP3
reference MP3

 

 

 

 

QUICK LINKS

 
 
 

 

tide pool

DEPTH instrumentation

tidal rock

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

 

DEPTH brings listeners on a sonic journey into a private, aquatic realm. Beneath the surface of the ocean is a world of liquid beauty and grace hidden from our eyes and from our imagination. Even in this habitat of life and hope, exquisite creatures remain vulnerable to events triggered from beyond their fragile sanctuary. Follow your ears and your heart to the depths of a place we sometimes forget to look.

 

PROGRAM BIO for Alex Shapiro

Alex Shapiro bio and photos

 

 

 

Enjoy this video of DEPTH, performed by the Washington State University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dahn Pham on a concert devoted to Shapiro's music during her residency as guest composer for the Festival of Contemporary Art Music on February 9, 2013.

 

 

WSU performance

 

 

surf grass

 

 

PERUSAL CONDUCTOR SCORE for DEPTH

(email Activist Music for the code):

 

.pdf file of the TRANSPOSED CONDUCTOR SCORE, 9 x 12; 22 pages


CONDUCTOR SCORE


perusal score

 

 

 

Lion's Mane jellyfish

 

 

TECHNICAL NOTES:

 

Here's something VERY helpful: a complete guide to the software and hardware setup for your rehearsal space and performance venue.

 

pdf of tech guide

 

This music lends itself to a multimedia performance if desired, with video, photos, lighting, or set design concepts. For access to existing photographs from Alex's extensive portfolio, or for more information, please contact Alex mail link

 

 

 

Bull kelp

 

 

Alex appears in three of director Michael Stillwater's documentary films: Shining Night, Beyond the Fear of Singing, and In Search of the Great Song. Click the image below to watch a short excerpt from the latter, scored with the whale song track from BENEATH and filmed at Alex's home on San Juan Island, WA.:


Alex in "In Search of the Great Song"

 

 

 

WEBHEARSALS

 

Skype, Zoom, etc. are wonderful tools for affordably bringing Alex into your rehearsal, without having to book a plane flight! She has a great time coaching students, and the difference between their musicianship at the beginning of the rehearsal and by the time it ends, is remarkable.

Alex can tell the band about how the piece was created and engage them in conversation, and even show them how her digital project studio works! It's also easy to arrange to have her say hello to the audience during a concert, via a custom video. Webhearsals connect musicians to the real person-- and the stories-- behind the notes on the music stands.

The best way to reach Alex Shapiro is through email,
by clicking here 
email Alex

You can also leave a voice message or a fax at:
(270) 916-0093.

To see some examples of webhearsals, and the view Alex loves to share from her desk, click here.

Skypehearsal
A December 2012 Skypehearsal with Alex in her studio on San Juan Island, and band director Mary Bauer and Mt. Mansfield Union High School in Vermont, rehearsing PAPER CUT.

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL READING

WASBE World
WASBE World

 

Alex has written an extensive two-part article about electroacoustic large ensemble music and the uses of multimedia in the concert world. The essay, titled The e-Frontier: Music, Multimedia, Education, and Audiences in the Digital World echoes presentations she has given at the 2013 Midwest Clinic, the 2014 TMEA convention, and countless other seminars, and appears in the June and September 2014 issues of the magazine of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, WASBE World. The pdf is offered here with the very kind permission of the organization.

Click here for the full .pdf file readThe e-Frontier


 


 

Salish Sea
Link to IMMERSION
DEPTH is also the first movement of Alex's wind symphony to the sea, IMMERSION. Click here to read about the suite.

 

 

orca whale and gull

 

 

THE CONTACT INFO

The VERY best way to reach Alex is through email, by clicking here Email Alex!

Email Alex!

You can also leave a voice message or a fax at:
(270) 916-0093, and she'll return your call.

Call Alex!

Alex's SKYPE name is, notealigner.

Skype Alex!

All photographs by Alex Shapiro (offering a good hint about where all this watery music comes from!).

 

 

 

Alex Shapiro at the Hal Leonard Booth at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, December 2014. There's a lot more Shapiro band music to hear!

Head on over to THIS PAGE for an overview of Alex's wind band pieces. You can listen to each one, read all about it via a link, and if desired, request a free pdf perusal score. Have fun!

shore

 

 


     
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