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Music Composition

Most of the music is available for live performance.  Works are often available in multiple versions - both instrumental and with media. In many instances, scores are available for download.  Click on the individual icons for more info.

Electric Diamond

ELECTRIC DIAMOND is one of the longest-lived electronic performance ensembles - 35 years plus and going strong. The ensemble first performed in 1979 playing concerts at Carnegie Recital Hall, Symphony Space, the Guggenheim Museum and other venues of the New York 1970s new music scene.  ELECTRIC DIAMOND's performances are truly "live", without the use of any computer sequencing or multi tracking techniques. The results are performances of immediacy, power, and authentic feeling.

Being Alice

BEING ALICE Ver. 2.1 purports to be the recently discovered musical manuscript that was meant to accompany the adventures of Alice in Wonderland. It is a theme and variations arranged for chamber orchestra with optional narration and multimedia. The work can also be thought of as a "young person's guide to musical composition," as each variation explores different techniques (inversion, retrograde, mirror, augmentation, canon, etc.). 

KONZERTO

KONZERTO is a four movement concerto for solo violin and electronic orchestra. Karen Bentley Pollick is the violinist.

M x KRONOS

M x KRONOS was commissioned by the KRONOS String Quartet. This recording was made in 1980 at Carnegie Recital Hall. In this performance, the players are Dave Harrington and John Sherba on violins, Hank Dutt on viola, and Joan Jeanrenaud on cello. 

Macha

Macha is an orchestral work for Baritone and Harold Aks, conducting the Sarah Lawrence Orchestra in 1977

Diamond Trio

Diamond Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano was originally written in the early 1980s. It was premiered at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in NYC.  It has been slightly updated for 2017.  

Baroque Fantasy

Baroque Fantasy for solo violin was written for Max Pollikoff. He premiered the work at "The Music in Our Times Series at The 92nd Street YMHA in New York City in 1974. Karen Bentley Pollick performed the work  in 2012 as part of a video music series. 

Succubus

Succubus is for solo violin, soprano and electronic orchestra.
Sonatine
Sonatine comes in multiple versions: violin/Flute &  Guitar, Violin/Flute & Harp, Cello & Harp
Madrigals

Madrigals: Three Vignettes for Orchestra by Stuart Diamond; Topango Symphony Jerome Kessler, Conductor 


Skies of Thunder Moon
The Skies of Thunder Moon performed by The Odeon String Quartet
Five Bagatelles
Five Bagatelles is a multimedia performance work for multiple instruments and video. The work was premiered simultaneously at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn and at the Koper Conservatory in Slovenia.
Sonata for Cello  & Piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano with Simca Heled, cello, and Jonathan Zak, piano.
The Jester
The Jester is an electronic song cycle with words by Robert Host. A 1972 work using the original analog modular synthesizers - Buchla, Arp 2500 and Baldwin Electric Harpsichord
Telling Tales
Telling Tales is performed by Karen Bentley-Pollick, violin, and Jonathan Salezedo, harpsichord. Based on a set of children songs.
SYRYNX
SYRYNX was inspired by the 2015 super "blood" moon. Set to an electronic work from the 1980's. 

Master of the
Astral Plane

Master of the Astral Plane
Music and Libretto by Stuart Diamond
The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College 
Premiere: February 4, 1982
Narrator: Harry Fleetwood
Samantha: Audrey Levine
The Knight: Brian McGovern
King Tookiyama: Kevin Knutsen (French Horn)

Impossibe Music

Impossible Music  Remember DOS... Three etudes using early DOS-based sequencer and notation software controlling a Proteus, an early multi-timbrel sampler.  1. Based on a simple 4 bar ground bass. 2. Explores 10. (10/4 with 10/8). 3. Explores 13. (13/4 with 13/8).

ORCHESTRA

Concerto for Two Pianos Scenes for Four Keyboards and Orchestra
Paean for Soprano and Orchestra 
Four Cameos for String Orchestra
"Macha" for Baritone and Orchestra
Flute Concerto 
Three Madrigals
Nexus Jazz for Flute and Chamber Orchestra 
The Skies of Thunder Moon
Concerto for Lyricon & Orchestra

CHAMBER MUSIC

Duo for flute and bassoon String Quartet in E Minor
String Quartet #2 Quartet for Winds and Piano
The Resurrection baritone and ensemble 
The Goddess for flute and soprano
Fragments from a Lost Adventure (Fl & Gt) 
Baroque Variations (Fl, Bsn, & Pn)
Songs of the Courtesans (AlFl, Gt, Sop) 
Cabaret Songs alto flute and guitar
Jazz Trio flute, bassoon and piano 
Brass Quintet 
M String Quartet 
Sonatine for Flute/Violin/Cello and Guitar/Harp 

SOLO WORKS

Prelude and Toccata for Piano 
Concert Pieces for Piano
Five Dances for Piano 
J'AN for solo flute
J'AN II for alto flute 
Mists for bass flute
Music for a Rainy Night cello and piano 
Wedding Music for cello and piano
The Dreams of JEZ clarinet and piano 
Sonata for violin and piano
Song of Songs soprano and piano 
Circus Music bassoon and piano
Jazz Sonata alto flute and piano 
Clarinet Solo
Two and Three Part Inventions for Piano Preludes for Piano
Baroque Fantasy solo violin 
Ghost Fantasy solo violin
Solo Fantasy for Bassoon 
Children's Tales for flute and Harpsichord
Sonata for Cello and Piano 
Brooke Piano Solo
Revolutionary Tales Piano Solo 
The Resurrection baritone and piano
Ballad for No Proper Man baritone and piano 
Garden of Love baritone and piano
Images for Piano Solo


FILM and VIDEO

President Macbeth 
Winding Down
Two Hundred Years in the Future 
With Our Own Hands
MainStay Series 
Hands Across America
SmokeOut Journey
The Submerged Lake 
Windows
The Greatest Hits of 2150 
The Oddest Duet

THEATER, OPERA and DANCE

Lulu for Now 
Emperor Bamboo
Darling Poor Darling 
The Visitation
Master of the Astral Plane 
Cockroach Cabaret
Beauty Beast 
Dances for a Summer Evening
OverDrive 
Lancelot
Bachianas Colorturis 
Theme and Variations

ELECTRONIC MUSIC and COMPUTER GENERATED MUSIC

The Jester 
Psalms 
The Adventures of Andrew in the Land of Odibil 
Darling, Poor Darling
Succubus (Flute and Tape) 
Diana et Acteon (Flute and Tape)
Japanese Ghost Stories Rituals
OverDrive 
The Greatest Hits of 2150
Fantasy 
Beauty Beast
StarSail 
Theme and Variations
Three Pieces for Summer Music 
KONZERTO for Solo Violin and Electric Orchestra

Being Alice
Then, Now and Again

ELECTRONIC ENSEMBLES

Lyric Images 
Dances of Merlin
Beauty and the Beast 
K for Electric String Quartet 
Symphony for two Synthesizers 
Sonatine Prophetique
Painted Clouds Sonata for Lyricon and Piano
Sirens

CHILDREN'S MUSIC PROJECTS

The Greatest Hits of 2150 
Chico and the Chick
The Magic Mandarin

CHORAL MUSIC

The Man of Music 
The Son's Prayer
Hue Man 
Madrigals 
The Fire of Sun
I Thee I Sing 
Child of Love