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Free Opera Lyrics Font (TTF)

 
 

Landmark Projects

Erzsébet: The Opera (2011)

We Are All Mozart (2007)

Ought-One Festival (2001)

Zonule Glaes II (1999)

Detritus of Mating (1997)

Kalvos & Damian (1995-2010)

Wolf5 (1991)

In Bocca al Lupo (1986)

Echo (1985)

Plasm over ocean (1977)

Stoneworld/Grey (1977)

Trans/Media (1973-78)

 
 

Of Interest

Original Instruments

Ionic Performer Synth & VSTi

Country Stores of Vermont

The Middle-Aged Hiker

The Karmora Papers

Color Computer List

Roxbury UCC Choir

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Me

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About Me

I am a composer, author, editor, teacher, and technologist. My work engages the advancement of arts and technology from both humanist and experimental perspectives. I am available for commissions, master classes, writing & editing, teaching & presentations, seminars & performances, and music digital engraving.

My music has been commissioned more than 300 times and performed by my own ensembles and over 100 orchestras, chamber ensembles, choruses, and soloists around the world, as well as innumerable student groups and those who have anonymously downloaded and realized scores and performance artworks. My installations have appeared in numerous galleries and museums, and I have performed at venues in the U.S. and Europe. My musical scores are part of the historical Notations21 project and exhibit.

I have composed for orchestras & bands, chamber ensembles & choruses, and duos & individuals.

Please visit my résumé for more detail about my life and work.
Please visit my YouTube channel for performances and related videos.

 

Looking for the NEW edition of my "Country Stores of Vermont"?

Find it at CountryStoresOfVermont.org

 

Graphic Rendition of Aveaux Gadreaux

The Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble realizes the graphical scored to "Aveaux Gadreaux" in two movements (Moles and Chameleon) on April 4, 2014.

 

 

Big Noise from Chelsea Moods!

The Vermont Symphonic Winds with Tom Cate on the bass clarinet and Lisa Jablow conducting make lots of noise with "Chelsea Moods" on March 30, 2014.

 

 

Just a minute with Underside!

Hard Eight was premiered for just minute on December 8, 2013.

 

Panayiotis & Me, August 2014

Greek pianist Panayiotis Demopoulos is planning to tour a full concert of my music in the Northeast in August 2014 -- with Vermont as a base, but more. This would be my first full concert in the US (I've had them twice in Europe, but never here at home). I've already asked some individuals, and if any of you would be willing to lead the sponsorship/funding of one of these concerts in our area (including Boston & New York), please let me know. We will be crowdsourcing as well.

 

Music of My Youth

As a child, Hungarian records were found in the house. When we actually got a record player, I could explore them. And here they are for your listening. By the way, there is a bucketload of other news to be reported on this page, but it's been a little busy. For now, do a quick peek at various events past & present.

 

Brand New Electroacoustic Recordings!

Get them here!

Bolt 1Bolt 2
Bolt 3Bolt 4
Zonule Glaes II

Purchase all five of these CDs for $20 here and paste a copy of the order confirmation here. In return you'll receive the 24-page booklet and a bonus CD of Detritus of Mating (while they last!).

 

New  Erzsébet Opera Recordings!

My Erzsébet Opera Project was a long time coming and a big deal for me. You can also get the CD or DVD premiere recordings here!

ErzsebetErzsebet

 

Beautiful Print Publications You Will Love!

O: Eleven Songs

O: Eleven Songs for Chorus SATB with text by Gary Barwin from Lulu.com. These vivid settings of eleven poems by Gary Barwin are mysterious, funny, tender, inventive, rich in association, and eminently singable. From the skittering conversation of "The Birds," to the alternate Medieval world of "Sparrows' Song" and the rhythmic footsy of "Small Apes and White Feet," these songs strike a balance between thoughtful reflection and quirky off-kilter humor.

Erzsebet: The Full Score

Erzsébet: A Monodrama is the opera's score from Lulu.com. This large volume is the full orchestration in a beautiful presentation with Lisa Jablow as Erzsébet on the cover. The opera is complete and premiered; a DVD will be offered here shortly! Complete background on the opera and information on downloading information, purchasing T-shirts, programs, etc., as well as future performances can be found on The Bathory Opera Website.

Three Performance Pieces

Three Performance Pieces is available from Lulu.com. Three beautiful performance scores from the 2007 "We Are All Mozart" project. One is a set of 99 performance pieces, the second a set of seven sections for French horn, and the third a set of 13 graphical scores for tenor guitar. Several of the latter are part of the "Notations21" gallery series.

Erzsebet: A Monodrama

Erzsébet: A Monodrama is the opera's libretto available from either Amazon.com or Lulu.com. The opera is complete and premiered, and a DVD will be offered here shortly! The libretto includes the full text along with images in a beautiful commemorative volume. More info at The Bathory Opera Website

Country Stores of Vermont

Country Stores of Vermont: A History and Guide is available from The History Press. It's a really good book, with fantastic pictures and great stories as well as ten fantastic tours of Vermont. You can get it cheaper at Amazon.com -- but please try to get your copy from our local Vermont bookstores and country & general stores. Autographed copies also available..

Read All About Me, Me, Me!

Kyle Gann wrote a complimentary profile about me (I'm "a shadowy figure" -- yeah!) in Chamber Music Magazine in November. It was a very nice piece which you can read here (PDF).

 

Opera Lyrics Font

I've created a TrueType font based on 19th century opera scores. It has all the typical characters and a few more, but is missing still a few of the special characters. I'll improve it over the next few months, but if you're interested, here it is: Opera-Lyrics-Smooth. If you distribute it, please keep in mind that this version (1.65) will occasionally be updated. Click image for full-sized chart.

opera lyrics chart

 

Build 4 U!

People have remarked for years about the imaginative character of our little New England cape, full of hand-made furniture, cabinets, closets, shelves and other interesting items. Now you can have these, too because I will build it 4 u!

 

Yes I am...

On Facebook and Twitter.

 

Getcher Bumper Sticker!

Join the nonpop "Buy Local" campaign! If you're a composer or supporter of new nonpop, you can get a bumper sticker for five bucks at CafePress, item number 80570307, or even better you can download and print it yourself. The CafePress one is only 10 inches wide, but you can use the full-size image to print a big one on 11x17 paper and trim it to standard 3.75" x 15" bumper sticker size.

Buy Local bumper sticker

 

Openings for Engraving and Editing

I have openings for new music engraving clients and book editing clients. Here are samples of my music engraving work, and you can find the results of some of my book editing work at the admittedly very old Transitive Empire site. Here's how to contact me.

 

People Have Asked...

...why I give away my music. Here is the answer.

 

Older News

What's in the Older News section? Stuff you can use...

  • My music as ringtones for download
  • My library of musical scores for sale
  • Ionic "Performer" 1973 Synth VSTi for download
  • Wooden Kind remix with Lee Noyes
  • Crosscut (2009) piano concerto announcement
  • Composition for Tape & Soloists (1969) score available for download
  • Eventide (2006) studio recording for download
  • Availability and samples of Vermont photography
  • Country Stores of Vermont (2008) announcement
  • Progress of and announcements about We Are All Mozart (2007)

...and much more back to 2000.

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz

About Me

Mask from Plasm over ocean

Landmark Projects

Transitive Empire Logo

Diverse Work

Grand Canyon Photo

Photos, Books and Instruments

Renee Baker
Lisa Jablow
Burlington Civic Orchestra
Beth Griffth, Bern Nix, Andrew Bolotowsky
Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble
Rode Pomp Ensemble
Michael Manion
Lydia Busler-Blais
Beth Griffith
Marco Oppedisano
P. Kellach Waddle
Eric Ross
Su Lian Tan
Dante Oei
Michael Arnowitt
Steve Klimowski and Rachael Elliott
Styx-Q/VIP Positive Quartet
Montpelier Chamber Orchestra

2014 Performances and Events

  • Fall (TBA) Chicago: New Work. Chicago Modern Orchestra Project directed by Renée Baker. TBA.
  • Fall (TBA) Sã Paulo: Dance of the Fénix. Sphaera Rock Orchestra directed by Alexey Kurkdjian. TBA.
  • August (TBA), New York / New England: Starry Night, Tïrkíinistrá, other works and a new work performed by Panayiotis Demopoulos.
  • June 13, Richmond, Vermont: Scalar Rainbows performed by Alison Cerutti. Richmond Public Library, TBA.
  • June 12, Waterbury, Vermont: Scalar Rainbows performed by Alison Cerutti. Gould-Kavets Homestead, TBA.
  • May 4, Middlebury, Vermont: Ave Verum Corpus performed by Vermont Choral Union directed by Jeff Rehbach. Mead Memorial Chapel, 7:00pm
  • May 3, Colchester, Vermont: Ave Verum Corpus performed by Vermont Choral Union. directed by Jeff Rehbach. McCarthy Arts Center, 7:30pm
  • April 27, Portland, Maine: Four Premieres at Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Mayo Street Arts, 2pm
  • April 26, Portland, Maine: Three Premieres at Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Portland Conservatory, 6pm
  • April 26, Portland, Maine: Lecture: "Beyond Audience Zero" at Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Portland Conservatory, 4pm.
  • April 26, Portland, Maine: Three Premieres at Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Portland Conservatory, 1pm
  • April 25, Portland, Maine: Four Premieres at Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Portland Conservatory, 8pm
  • April 5, Burlington, Vermont: Aveaux Gadreaux. Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble with Steven Klimowski and Bonnie Thurber Klimowski. Black Box Theatre at Main Street Landing, 8pm.
  • April 4, Montpelier, Vermont: Aveaux Gadreaux. Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble with Steven Klimowski and Bonnie Thurber Klimowski. Unitarian Church, 8pm..
  • March 30, Hyde Park, Vermont: Chelsea Moods. Vermont Symphony Winds directed by Lisa Jablow. Hyde Park Opera House, 2pm.
  • March 22, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin: Five Hungarian Folksongs performed by the Concord Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jamin Hoffman. St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8pm.

2013 Performances and Events

2012 Performances and Events

2011 Performances and Events

2010 Performances and Events

2009 Performances and Events

2008 Performances and Events

2007 Performances and Events

2006 Performances and Events

2005 Performances and Events

2004 Performances and Events

2003 Performances and Events

Detritus of Mating CD
Zonule Glaes II CD
  • Zonule Glaes II limited-edition CD is available
           Performed by Styx-Q V.I.P. Positive Quartet
           For ordering info, please use the Contact Form
  • Sex Death Offerings, sculpture by Pavel Kraus.
           Zonule Glaes II was created for this exhibit.
           Mánes Museum, Prague.
Voices Past Cover
  • Old CD Releases and Covers can still be had. Some used to be on MP3.com and others were private releases. Here they are.
Performing in Echo Performing with the Dashuki Music Theatre at New Jersey State Museum
Appearing with Green Mountain Micro in Princeton
Appearing with Apple Hill Chamber Players
Appearing with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Directing Car Horn Symphony No. 2
Directing the Roxbury Union Congregational Church Choir
Performing Detonacy 1976 at Delaware Valley Avant-Garde Festival
Performing Somnambula at New Jersey State Museum
Performing Memento Mori at Feedback Studios
Performing in Beepers
Touring with Stevie in Amsterdam

Essays, Papers, Presentations, Polemics, and Stuff

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