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Michael Frazier

Rochester, NY   

Michael Frazier is a composer of acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic music currently residing in Rochester, New York. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the University of South Florida, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Composition at the Eastman School of Music.

Frazier has composed works for virtually every medium, employing a variety of compositional techniques in his pieces such as twelve-tone systems, set-based systems, algorithmic composition (with or without immediate musical relevance), and indeterminacy. His works tend to be an amalgamation of various sound worlds and increasingly have explored new soundscapes and textures. 

Panels (2014) for Bass Clarinet and Percussion Ensemble

Panels explores a realm of sound where multiple musical parameters and relationships are structured and generated from four independent Lucas series. Each movement uses a particular series in a variety of ways, including the determination of pitch, rhythm, and time. The “panels” develop similarly to how one might progress through their day: abruptly waking up from a deep slumber in the early morning, all the way to the restless approach of sleep once more in the late evening.

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