Playback instructions:
Each section has a separate Flash Jukebox mp3 player that will let you cue through the music in that section. You can drag the position indicator to scrub through the music if you like. If you wish to listen to individual mp3 files without using the player, click the link on the title, and it will launch in a new window.

Classical:
Launch Flash Player - Classical Selections
(Clicking on the following links will load individual mp3 files)

Five Ways
Spring Dance 1999
Choreography by Tina Yuan
Bells, Gong, and Drums by Gustavo Aguilar
Digital Sound Harmonization and Processing by Arthur Kegerreis

Francesca Choreography1998
by Francesca Penzani and Yu-Min
Flute - Chelsea Czurcha
Cello - Margaret

Community Impact
1994
For the John Freeman Dance Company
Inspired by "Steps in the Street," choreography by Martha Graham
All MIDI tracks conceived and performed by Arthur Kegerreis
(It's fairly repetitive, but there's a significant change about half-way through - you might want to scroll forward to it.)


There's No Accounting For Taste

Hampshire College Commencement Music 1986
For bagpipes, chamber orchestra, and jazz quartet. Bagpipes are traditionally included at Hampshire College commencement ceremonies.

This piece was structured around an elaborate polytonal schema which was based on the harmonic mean. This defined the number of sharps and flats in the two keys used for each theme, the length of phrases, and their overall placement in the piece. Then Mike decided not to play a sax solo, so the whole balance was destroyed. : )

If anyone ever reads this and knows how to contact Kirsten Cook, please put us in touch with each other. I owe her a recording of this piece. She was exceedingly generous with her time, as was another piper who performed with the Boston Pops. She threw her back out, rendering her unable to perform the piece.

Single mike recording, unfortunately. Following credits are spotty for the strings and brass players, some of whom were members of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra or UMASS. Reeds, pipes, and jazz ensemble are correct. Many were reading parts with wet ink. Troopers every one.

Brian Yankee - Conductor (UMASS)
Kirsten Cook - Highland Bagpipes (Hampshire College Alumn)
Flute & Piccolo - Kirsten Jacobson (Smith College)
Flute - Rebecca Black (Hampshire College Alumn)
Clarinet - Ilene Stahl (Hampshire College)
Bassoon - Ann Horwitz (Hampshire College Alumn)
Trumpet - Don Soutar (UMASS)
Trombone -
Tuba - Thom Untersee (UMASS)
Violin I - Ian Gallihue, Zoran Jakovcic, Anita Fabos, Ron Zissel
Violin II - Ginny Baron, Ma Ning?, Tamara Wallace-Senft
Viola - Elizabeth Rose, Don White?
Cello - Vittoria Esile (UMASS), Natasha Vaubel (Hampshire College)
Bass - Arthur Kegerreis (Hampshire College)
Percussion & Drums - Judy Bruneau (UMASS)
Alto Sax - Mike Fry (Hampshire College)
Guitar - Mike Ferretti (Hampshire College)


Periods of Adjustment:
Launch Flash Player - Periods of Adjustment Selections
Music for a 1986 theatrical performance (Div III/Senior Thesis)
by Thom Garvey including scenes from a variety of plays.
Conductor - Lew Spratlan
Flute - Kristen Jacobson
Clarinet - Ilene Stahl
Violin -Tamara Wallace-Senft
Cello - Natasha Vaubel
Bass - Arthur Kegerreis
Marimba (Synth) - Joy Krinsky

Classical Cues:
Overture for Periods of Adjustment
Exit Music for Periods of Adjustment

Richard II underscore music

(Final monologue text which this underscores)

Jazz Cues:
American Buffallo (Chamber Funk)
Tonight I Shall Sleep
By Duke Ellington, Arrangement by Arthur Kegerreis
Cat On Hot Tin Roof Tag

Jazz:
Launch Flash Player - Jazz Selections


Frank J Postwell 1982
Music for an animated film by Mark Tuchman and Larry Blume
Mike Ferretti - Guitar
Mike Adachi - Rhodes
Larry Blume - Drums
Arthur Kegerreis - Electric Bass
Engineered by Scott Gerber

Yes, that theme you hear amidst the improvisations is from Miles Davis, whom the whole band had seen shortly before the recording.

At the Gun Show 1999
(Jazz/Musical Theater)
From "Ecstatic Emergencies"
Coincidentally this was first performed the day before the Columbine High School shootings.
Music and Lyrics by Arthur Kegerreis
Engineered by Arthur Kegerreis
Bass and Voice by Arthur Kegerreis
Tenor Sax - Tim Hatfield
Alto Sax - Ron McCarley
Trombone - John Roberts
Piano - Adam Benjamin
Drums - Roman Cho

A Baby Is A Wonderful Thing 1999
(Jazz/Musical Theater)
From "Ecstatic Emergencies"
Music and Lyrics by Arthur Kegerreis
Engineered by Arthur Kegerreis
Bass and Voice by Arthur Kegerreis
Tenor Sax - Tim Hatfield
Alto Sax - Ron McCarley
Trombone - John Roberts
Piano - Adam Benjamin
Drums - Roman Cho

Breath Of The Wind 1982 (Free Jazz)
Luke Kaven - Tenor Sax
Chris Wythe - Guitar
Andy Luthringer - Guitar
Arthur Kegerreis - Acoustic Bass

All The Things You Are

Students from 1985 UMASS Jazz Program
under direction of Jeff Holmes, on piano.


Musical Theater

MEDIUM RARE 2000
Launch Flash Player - Medium Rare Selections
View Promotional Flyer from the show

For this work, it's probably easiest to read the script while listening to the selections in the flash player so you know what's going on.

All dialogue and lyrics by Mitch Glaser
Story by Mitch Glaser and Arthur Kegerreis
Music by Arthur Kegerreis
Ross Källing - Piano and musical direction

Dialogue
Bad Boys
Dialogue
Medium Rare
Dialogue
Invocation:Every Mother's Son
Dialogue
Banquet
Dialogue
For the First Time All Over Again


Other Musical Theater:
ECSTATIC EMERGENCIES
CalArts MFA Thesis 1999
You could launch the Flash Player - Ecstatic Emergencies Selections
BUT In this case, it's probably easiest to read the script and play each mp3 file separately from links on the script page.

(This music is repeated in Classical, Spoken Word, and Jazz sections here)

At the Gun Show
1999
(Jazz/Musical Theater)
From "Ecstatic Emergencies"
Coincidentally this was first performed the day before the Columbine High School shootings.
Music and Lyrics by Arthur Kegerreis
Engineered by Arthur Kegerreis
Bass and Voice by Arthur Kegerreis
Tenor Sax - Tim Hatfield
Alto Sax - Ron McCarley
Trombone - John Roberts
Piano - Adam Benjamin
Drums - Roman Cho


Howard Phillips Automated Phone Message Center 1999
From "Ecstatic Emergencies"
Written by Arthur Kegerreis



A Baby Is A Wonderful Thing 1999
(Jazz/Musical Theater)
From "Ecstatic Emergencies"
Music and Lyrics by Arthur Kegerreis
Engineered by Arthur Kegerreis
Bass and Voice by Arthur Kegerreis
Tenor Sax - Tim Hatfield
Alto Sax - Ron McCarley
Trombone - John Roberts
Piano - Adam Benjamin
Drums - Roman Cho


Milkshake (Real Video) 1998
Milkshake (audio only) 1998
Written and performed by Arthur Kegerreis as part of a group performance piece for Mort Subotnick's "Comparative Dynamics" class. This explored the use of performance elements as emotional vectors, which could be juxtaposed for interesting results. Later incorporated into "Ecstatic Emergencies."


Other Musical Theater:
Launch Flash Player - Musical Theater Selections

Menage A Trois 1998 (Jazz)
for the play "Sylvia"
lyrics by the late Bill Hawkes
music by Arthur Kegerreis
Special appearance by Elvis the dog
OK, so I can't pronounce French. C'est la guerre.

Klezmer
I Wanna Go To France 1998
for the play "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
lyrics by Meredith Stiehm
music by Arthur Kegerreis


Experimental
Launch Flash Player - Experimental Selections

Bees In A Jar Full Of Water 1982
Conceived and performed by Arthur Kegerreis
ARP 2500, Micromoog, Acoustic and Electric Bass.

Hanon Human Impulse Response 1998
What happens when your Disklavier practices Hanon. A conceptual piece which parodies developments in improvisational programming. Ideally the number of times the Disklavier "practices" these exercises should influence the incorporation of phrases into computer-generated "improvisation."

This piece was executed for Disklavier (MIDI driven player piano). This synthesizer version runs at 400 bpm instead of the mere 150 bpm at which the disklavier began to drop notes. The disklavier version is on videotape. You may notice your heart rate increasing as you listen to this.

Clinton's State Of Union Fugue 1997
Hyperprism/ProTools Sound Collage
Simply a fugal piece experimenting with time and pitch variation, using spoken excerpts from the former president and cigar afficianado.

Adv Sound Dgn Midterm 1999
Elementary C-Sound Project

Adv Sound Dgn Final 1999
C-Sound / ProTools Project utilizing sound spatialization features which may not be particularly evident in MP3 format.


Spoken Word
Launch Flash Player - Spoken Word Selections

Milkshake 1998
Written and performed by Arthur Kegerreis as part of a group performance piece for Mort Subotnick's "Comparative Dynamics" class. This explored the use of performance elements as emotional vectors, which could be juxtaposed for interesting results. Later incorporated into "Ecstatic Emergencies."

Howard Phillips Automated Phone Message Center 1999
From "Ecstatic Emergencies"
Written by Arthur Kegerreis

Sound Collage
Time And Memory 1998
Sound Collage from a class taught by Theresa Chavez.
With Jeff Alkire, Amanda Broomfield, Tiphany Fahrnholze, Arthur Kegerreis, and Sabine Nolden.