John B Hedges

composer & musician

RECORDINGS

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Features Clarinet Sonatina "Gumbo" Wonderful recording by clarinetist Rob Patterson and pianist Audrey Andrist.  Winner of the 2011 Wammie for 'Best Classical Album of the Year'.

Features Clarinet Sonatina "Gumbo"

Wonderful recording by clarinetist Rob Patterson and pianist Audrey Andrist.  Winner of the 2011 Wammie for 'Best Classical Album of the Year'.

Features world premiere of Nightcrawler for band. Live concert by the extraordinary young musicians of the Aledo Middle School Honor Winds and their music director Ryan Johnstone.  

Features world premiere of Nightcrawler for band.

Live concert by the extraordinary young musicians of the Aledo Middle School Honor Winds and their music director Ryan Johnstone.  

Features Slapdance for large orchestra 2 Cd's of live recordings of new works by Fort Worth Symphony composers.  Includes a concerto by Jennifer Higdon for the fantastic Time for Three.

Features Slapdance for large orchestra

2 Cd's of live recordings of new works by Fort Worth Symphony composers.  Includes a concerto by Jennifer Higdon for the fantastic Time for Three.

Features Blues for Laurie (from Four Preludes for Piano) arranged for bassoon & piano. Wonderful collection of bassoon works played bassoonist, Nadina Mackie Jackson.

Features Blues for Laurie (from Four Preludes for Piano) arranged for bassoon & piano.

Wonderful collection of bassoon works played bassoonist, Nadina Mackie Jackson.

Features Exeter Riddles for chorus, harp & drum Fantastic Collection of choral works by composers residing in the Hudson Valley.  (In addition, I sang as a member of Kairos on this recording.)

Features Exeter Riddles for chorus, harp & drum

Fantastic Collection of choral works by composers residing in the Hudson Valley.  (In addition, I sang as a member of Kairos on this recording.)

Beautiful film score by Tan Dun for Feng Xiaogang's adaptation of Hamlet featuring pianist Lang Lang.  I served as Music Editor and provided several orchestrations.

Beautiful film score by Tan Dun for Feng Xiaogang's adaptation of Hamlet featuring pianist Lang Lang.  I served as Music Editor and provided several orchestrations.


VIDEOS

Clips from the premiere of Jungle Book, choreography by Colby Damon. Set Design by Sebastienne Mundheim. Costume design by Rebecca Kanach.  Co-commissioned and presented by the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Curtis Institute of Music.

Concert by Ensemble Made in Canada including 'Snikt, Bub!'.  Performance of this work begins at 18:00.


Video produced by the Richmond Symphony thanks in part to a grant by NewMusicUSA to give audience members an introduction to Prayers of Rain and Wind before Joseph Conyers' performance in February 2013. Details of my residency with the symphony can be found here.


The following three clips are excerpts from the premiere of my Clarinet Sonatina "Gumbo"It was commissioned and premiered by the wonderful Jose Franch-Ballester for the Delaware Chamber Music Festival with me at the piano.

Movement 1:

Movement 2:

Movement 3:


This is a clip of the third movement of Raise Hymn, Praise Shout featuring the Sphinx Virtuosi and soloist Xavier Foley.   


Rufus Olivier and Brenda Tom rock The Owl Sings at Noon at a Composers, Inc. concert in 2014.


A promotional video I scored for the 2003 National Space Symposium to demonstrate the potential uses of satellite imaging software by tech company Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI).  This was a product of a creative partnership between the Curtis Institute and the AGI as a corporate donor.


Clip from the Definiens presentation of A Shipwreck Opera in One Act with libretto by Aimee Bender.  This minimal, mobile production at USC featuring soprano Katherine Giaquinto was stunning in its simplicity.  Directed by Nathan Singh and conducted by Jenni Brandon.


KEYNOTES

This keynote was made to be presented to the audience at the premiere of 'Snikt, Bub!' at Stanford University which I was unable to attend at the last minute.  The piece was commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Made in Canada, for whom I have had the privilege to write two piano quartets and travel with on a tour of Ontario.


AUDIO

Audio of a wonderful performance of a short violin piece written in 2000 called Waves by the fantastic violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv.

A live performance of one of the Exeter Riddles by Kairos of which I was a member at the time.  Kairos is an truly exceptional group of musicians and people and singing with them was one of the greatest joys for me and my family when we lived in the Hudson Valley.  A CD with the full Riddles was released and is linked at the top of this page, including premiere recordings of other works by Schickele, Tsontakis, Lundergan, Fryer and others!