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Doug Hirlinger

Doug Hirlinger Residency Production Photo

Doug Hirlinger Residency Production Photo

Doug Hirlinger Residency Production Photo

Doug Hirlinger Residency Production Photo

Doug Hirlinger Residency Production Photo

Doug Hirlinger Residency Production Photo

Doug Hirlinger Residency Production Photo

Project Created: “Dear Philadelphia”

 

Project Description:  Dear Philadelphia, is a 10-part suite of music that I’ve written in collaboration with four stellar Philadelphia-based artists. Those artists are Tim Motzer, Ursula Rucker, M’Balia Singley, and John Swana. The suite is an offering of sound and words that celebrate Philly in many ways but also shines light on issues of inequality and gentrification. The suite encompasses songs, tone rows, minimalism, poetry, and a range of acoustic and electronic sounds. This project has afforded me the opportunity to combine my work in electronic music with my drum set playing. To do this I am using triggers, or sensors, placed on each drum, along with drum pads, and two amazing computer programs, Cycling74’s Max, and Ableton Live.

This residency gives us the opportunity to push the boundaries of jazz in Philadelphia. We encourage you to be patient and to leave your expectations at the door.

Credits:
Artists
Doug Hirlinger: Drum Set, Electronics, Composer
Ursula Rucker: Voice, Poet
M’Balia Singley: Voice, Composer
Tim Motzer: Guitar, Electronics, Composer
John Swana: EVI, Valve Trombone, Trumpet, Electronics, Composer

Dear Philadelphia
I. Where the Stables Were I (Hirlinger, Motzer, Swana)
II. Crack it Open (Hirlinger, Rucker)
III. Travel (Hirlinger, Singley)
IV. Philos & Adelphos (Hirlinger, Singley)
V. Redo (Hirlinger, Singley)
VI. The Ride (Hirlinger, Singley)
VII. Where the Stables Were II (Hirlinger, Motzer, Swana)
VIII. Gentle Pry (Hirlinger, Rucker)
IX. Where the Stables Were III (Hirlinger, Motzer, Swana)
X. Philly Girl (Hirlinger, Rucker)