Jon Silpayamanant - Musical Works

Yal Asmar Ellon

Arranged for Amira Karaoud/Art Benefits for Beirut Artists kamanchehs, alto kamanchehs, cellos, bass, and def / 3’15” Program Notes: “I recorded this last Friday (10/2/2020) and mixed/edited on Saturday. I adapted this from the choral arrangement by Lebanese-Armenian composer, Edward Torikian, and is a Syrian folk song. “I recorded it for the “Art for Beirut…
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October 4, 2020 0

Finding Flight

Finding Flight Commissioned by Kasari Dance / Katie Kasariamplified cello and fixed media audio playback / 7’30” Program Notes:In Finding Flight, the dancers attempt to fold a traditional origami crane. The crane has become a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times. It is believed that if one folds 1000 origami crane’s, one’s wish…
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February 23, 2020 0

Meditation for Tabletop Cello

Meditation for Tabletop Cello amplified prepared cello and electronics / 10′ Program Notes:Premiered January 30, 2020 | The Secret Dimension at Surface Noise in Louisville, KY. Audio:


January 30, 2020 0

What Is It Now?

What Is It Now? Commissioned by Orchestra Enigmatic chamber orchestra ( fl, cl, ob, bn, hn, trt, trn, timp, vn, va, vc, db) / 3’00” Program Notes: Premiered June 1, 2019 | Breaking the Mold: Gender Identity at The Art Sanctuary in Louisville, KY. See photos from the performance and Program Credits below. Media excerpts…
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June 1, 2019 0

Cost Daddy

Cost Daddy Commissioned by Orchestra Enigmatic chamber orchestra ( fl, cl, ob, bn, hn, trt, trn, timp, vn, va, vc, db) / 3’15” Program Notes: Premiered June 1, 2019 | Breaking the Mold: Gender Identity at The Art Sanctuary in Louisville, KY. See photos from the performance and Program Credits below. Media excerpts : Program…
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June 1, 2019 0

Playng Loi Gràtong <<เพลงลอยกระทง>>

2019 arrangement of Playng Loi Gràtong <<เพลงลอยกระทง>>. January 20, 2019 3′ INSTRUMENTATION: voice, flute, phin (พิณ), oud (gambus), saw u (ซออู้), violin, cello, percussion: thon (โทน), glong thad (กลองทัด), xing (ฉิ่ง) PREMIERE: February, 2019 by Sulh. St. Paul United Methodist Church, Louisville, KY. HISTORY: Playng Loi Gràtong is a Thai folk song sung during the…
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January 20, 2019 0

Yún Qìng <<云庆>>

2018 arrangement of Yún Qìng <<云庆>>. February 11, 2018 8′   INSTRUMENTATION: èrhú, flute (dízi), oud (pípá), cello, percussion   PREMIERE: February, 2018 by Sulh. Ogle Cultural and Community Center, New Albany, IN.   HISTORY: Yún Qìng is a classical Chinese Jiāngnán sīzhú (Silk and Bamboo) repertoire piece.  


February 11, 2018 0

Èr Quán Yìng Yuè <<二泉映月>>

2018 arrangement of Huà Yànjūn‘s <<華彥鈞>>,  Èr Quán Yìng Yuè <<二泉映月>>, adapted from an arrangement by Wang Zujie. January 2018 9′   INSTRUMENTATION: èrhú, flute (dízi), oud (pípá), cello, percussion   PREMIERE: None   HISTORY: Èr Quán Yìng Yuè is a standard repertoire piece for the Chinese èrhú (two-string fiddle) and was composed by Huà Yànjūn, also…
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January 6, 2018 0

Kor Ərəbin Mahnısı

2018 arrangement of Fikrət Əmirov’s “Kor Ərəbin Mahnısı” adapted from a solo cello and voice arrangement by Jon Silpayamanant (2011). 01 January 2018 5′ Music originally by Fikrət Əmirov (1950), Lyrics by Hüseyn Cavid   INSTRUMENTATION: voice, flute, cello, saz, 2daf, doira   PREMIERE: January 28, 2018 by Sulh. South Central Regional Library, Louisville, Kentucky.   HISTORY: I…
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January 1, 2018 0

Esmerim Biçim Biçim

2017 arrangement of the Azeri-Turk Folk Tune, “Esmerim Biçim Biçim,” by Jon Silpayamanant. 27 December 2017, edited 01 January 2018 4′   INSTRUMENTATION: Open instrumentation developed for the monthly Shimmydown Social: Louisville Middle Eastern Music and Dance Jam. treble C, treble B flat, alto C, alto clef, bass C, guitar tab, percussion   PREMIERE: December…
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December 27, 2017 0