Audio

 

On the Wind

BY DELANIE MOLNAR

On the Wind originated as a piece I wrote for men’s chorus which I have adapted into a fixed media work. Each part (TTBB) was recorded by individual singers, and all sounds included in the piece are derived from these recordings. On the Wind is inspired by the literal sound of wind, as it is heard rushing past our ears or faintly from within indoor spaces. The piece is also inspired by the things we come to know that are not immediately seen or understood - feelings of rising change, utterances of hope and resilience in a time of struggle, of our place and purpose in life, and how we reconcile our small existence with the grand scope of time and the universe.

A boat beneath a sunny sky

BY DELANIE MOLNAR

For orchestra, inspired by the poem, A boat beneath a sunny sky by Lewis Carroll. This piece is part of a collection of works I am creating inspired by the literature of Lewis Carroll.  

Jabberwocky

BY DELANIE MOLNAR

The last song of five in my Lewis Carroll song cycle, The Wonderland Cycle.

Mindful(l)

BY DELANIE MOLNAR

For alto sax, viola, prayer bowl, and percussion. Written for the UPBEAT International Summer School Composer/Performer program, in Milna, Brac, Croatia. Artwork by Takashi Murakami.

Tibetan prayer bowls, also called singing bowls, are used by monks to indicate changes in activity during the day as well as to indicate the beginning of silent meditation. After recently acquiring my own singing bowl, I became fascinated by how it might feel to achieve such a complete calmness in the mind through meditation with the sound of the bowl, as well as how the brain comes to reach that state. What scenes may the mind pass through to get there? The ideas of changing states of mind, transformational scenes of thought, and the brain during calm meditation (or lack thereof) in this piece were all initially inspired by the ways in which prayer bowls are used in daily life.

 

Resist

BY DELANIE MOLNAR

For violoncello, harp, and marimba. Resist may be interpreted in a few ways. In form, each section of the piece resists becoming a singular main idea; metaphorically, resist may be felt as it means to restrain oneself from something, may it be a memory, an idea, an opportunity or temptation. To know a nostalgic longing for that something we could have, but resist possession of in order to better preserve who we are.

Painting by René Magritte.

Bubble Rainbow Dance Party

BY DELANIE MOLNAR

Make sure to look up and not take things so seriously today! Enjoy this bubbly, rainbow-colored creation.

ROMANS

BY DELANIE MOLNAR

For solo marimba. This piece was commissioned by and is dedicated to Luke Hahn. The verses Romans 8: 38, 39 are of personal significance to Luke and were used as a major compositional device throughout Mvt. 2. These verses also inspired the title of the piece, ROMANS.

Performed by Stephen Symank (2017)

 

Video

 

Oil and Water for violin, piano, and dancers. Premiere performance, Spring 2018.

 

AMA sound design, score. (2018)

 

Laundry foley, sound design, score. (2018)