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Op. 25 - the circadian                                   calendar

for 'Cello

(2012-13)

Program Notes: A circadian rhythm is any recurring biological process that is derived internally every twenty-four hours. These biological temporal rhythms [such as daily, tidal, weekly, seasonal and annual rhythms] are driven by a circadian clock. The term circadian comes from the Latin circa, meaning "around" (or "approximately") and diem or dies, meaning "day.” My Op. 25 – The Circadian Calendar was developed in collaboration with the cellist to whom the cycle is dedicated and has premiered each work, Maksim Velichkin. He challenged me, as the composer-in-residence of his monthly concert series Music @ MiModa, to write a one-page solo cello work for each concert. The catch; I cannot spend more than one day writing and engraving the piece. Thus The Circadian Calendar is a regular and recurring, almost biological compositional rhythm; it happens only one day, every month for one year.

Performance History:

-September 12th, 2012; September; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, CA – 8PM

-October 17th, 2012; October; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-November 7th, 2012; November; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, CA – 8PM

-December 8th, 2012; September & November; Classical Revolution: LA Indie Series; Novel Cafe; Los Angeles, CA

-December 12th, 2012; December; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, CA – 8PM

-January 23rd, 2013; January; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-February 6th, 2013; February; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-February 11th, 2013; September, October & December; Silver Lake Public Library; Los Angeles, CA – 7PM

-February 20th, 2013; November, December, January & February; Lutheran Church of the Master; Santa Monica, CA – 8PM

-February 23rd, 2013; October, November, January & February; Sulkin/Secant-Bergamont Station; Santa Monica, CA – 8PM

-March 26th, 2013; March; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-May 22nd, 2013; April & May; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-June 2nd, 2013; March, April, May; Silver Lake Public Library; Silver Lake, California – 7PM

-June 7th, 2013; March, April , May; Music at Noon – Presbyterian Church; South Pasadena, California – 12PM

-June 10th, 2013; September & December; Silver Lake Public Library; Silver Lake, Califronia – 7PM

-June 12th, 2013; June; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-July 22nd, 2013; June; Silver Lake Public Library; Silver Lake, California – 7PM

-July 31st, 2013; July; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-August 8th, 2013; July; ‘Oneness’ – Art Exhibition; Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-August 20th, 2013; October, May & July; Velichkin & Senekeremian in Concert; St. Mark's Episcopal Church; Glendale, CA

-August 28th, 2013; August; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-August 31st, 2013; September & August; Private Recital at Stan Harris’: Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-September 3rd, 2013; September, July & August; Classical Night – ATX Kitchen12000; Atwater Village, CA

-September 16th, 2013; July & August; Silver Lake Public Library; Silver Lake, California – 7PM

-September 20th, 2013; November, December & February; Music at Noon – Presbyterian Church; South Pasadena, CA - 12PM

-September 23rd, 2013; Six Selections; LAPL – Will & Ariel Durant Brach; Los Angeles, California – 3PM

-October 28th, 2013; September, January & February; Silver Lake Public Library; Silver Lake, California – 6PM

-December 23rd, 2013; September, January & August; Silver Lake Public Library; Silver Lake, California – 5PM

-April 21st, 2014; September, October, November & December; Silver Lake Public Library; Los Angeles, CA

-May 3rd, 2014; Selections; Brand Library Concert Series; Glendale, California – 2PM

-August 23rd, 2014; Selections; Solo Recital; Steinway Gallery; Pasadena, California - 4PM

-October 8th, 2014; June, July & August; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, CA – 8PM

-May 23rd, 2015; Selections; Local Music Evolution; Sherman Oaks, California - 8PM

-July 6th, 2015; September, January, July & August; Silver Lake Public Library; Silver Lake, California – 7PM

-July 9th, 2015; June; Omaha Under the Radar; Joslyn Art Museum; Omaha, Nebraska – 5PM

-October 3rd, 2015; Selections; Edendale Up Close; Edendale Public Library; Echo Park, California - 12PM

-October 21st, 2015; Complete; Glendale Noon Concerts; Glendale, California - 12PM

-November 11th, 2015; Complete; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-March 11th, 2017; Jan, May, Nov, Dec; Edendale Up Close; Edendale Public Library; Echo Park, California - 12PM

-May 4th, 2017; Selections; Santa Monica Public Library; Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium; Santa Monica, CA 

-July 4th, 2017; September, July & August; Groupmuse; Private Home; Los Angeles, California – 4PM

-November 4th, 2017; Selections; Sound & Fury Presents Maksim Velichkin; Hollywood Piano Company; Burbank

-February 8th, 2018; September, January, August; The Lyric Hyperion Café & Theatre; Silver Lake, CA – 10PM

-March 3rd, 2018; September, August; Edendale Up Close Concert Series; Edendale Public Library; LA, CA – 12PM

-September 9th, 2018; Selections; Silicon Beach Monthly Series; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; Santa Monica, CA-October 3rd, 2018; Selections; Glendale Noon Concerts; Glendale City Church; Glendale, California - 12PM

-October 24th, 2018; Selections; Music at MiMoDa – Paper or Plastik Cafe; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-November 10th, 2018; Selections; Sound and Fury; Hollywood Piano Company; Burbank, California – 3PM

-April 3rd, 2019; No. 1 & 12 - Music at MiMoDa - Paper of Plastik Café; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-April 25th, 2019; Selections; Glendale Noon Concerts; Glendale City Church; Glendale, California – 12PM

-September 25th, 2019; No. 1 & 12 - Music at MiMoDa - Paper of Plastik Café; West Los Angeles, California – 8PM

-October 10th, 2019; Selections; Pasadena City College; Westerbeck Recital Hall; Pasadena, California – 12PM

-January 15th, 2020; Selections; Glendale Noon Concerts; Glendale City Church; Glendale, California - 12PM

-January 18th, 2020; Selections; Edendale Up Close; Edendale Public Library; Echo Park, California - 12PM

-May 6th, 2020; Nos. 1 & 5; Glendale Noon Concerts - Livestream; Glendale City Church; Glendale, CA - 12PM

-February 27th, 2021; Nos. 1, 11, 12: Santa Cecilia Orchestra Presents The Artistry of Maksim Velichkin; LA, California – 7:15PM

-June 21st, 2021; Selections; Make Music LA; Silver Lake Public Library; Silver Lake, California – 3:30PM

-August 27th, 2022; City of WeHo: Fundraiser for Refugees; Plummer Park; West Hollywood, California – 5PM

George N. Gianopoulos

composer