CPL-2

Program Notes
There are threes all around. Some are masked and some are in the open. Some are squared and some are cubed. Meter, rhythm, pitch, and other wind out of the number of choice. Twenty-seven becomes interesting (9+9+9, 7+5+7+5+3, 5+5+7+5+5). But most importantly, the ideas of stagnation, alteration, and length are formed. They group throughout in a constant pattern (A/B, B/C, A/C) looped till the end.

The piece was written for and dedicated to Dr. Linda Monson. Who is full of energy and enthusiasm about music. The piece is a small attempt to capture some of her passion in sound.

Biographical Sketch
Jesse Guessford received a B.S. in Music Education from West Chester University, a M.M. in Music Composition from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and a D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Guessford has studied composition with Andrew Simpson, Zack Browning, Sever Tipei, Warren Burt, Vinko Globokar, and Lucas Foss. His music has been heard throughout North America including performances during the SEAMUS Nation Conference, in Europe at the Etchings Festival in Auvilar, France, and in Africa on South African Radio. Dr. Guessford has received numerous awards including the Subito Grant for Emerging Composers awarded by the American Composer’s Forum. As an Assistant Professor in the School of Music at George Mason Univerisity, Dr. Guessford has focused on the scholarship of teaching with and about technology and the music of John Cage. Dr. Guessford is also co-founding director of MMT (Music, Motion, Technology), a dance and music collective based in Northern Virginia creating new evening length works involving dancers, musicians, and interactive audio and visual technologies.