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George F. Spicka
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  • Severn, MD
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The Number Five

The 5 fingers on our hand was probably the first Number Five that humans became aware of, even though at the very beginning, perhaps we weren’t quite aware y...
Nov 17
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Yellow Thoughts

Besides being track #28 on my stream-of-consciousness CD, "A Glassful of Doubt," what are yellow thoughts? I think it harkens back to when I was about age 6-...
Nov 6
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In The Winter.

"Which part of Canada? I spent 10 days in the town of Drumheller in Alberta, the summer of 2008. Took over 2,000 photos. The main reason I went was to visit the Royal Tyrell Museum, and explore the badlands. The people were so wonderful :) "
Oct 11
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One Minute

Actually more then two minutes. This is track #6 on the stream-of-consciousness CD, "A Glassful of Doubt." The background image is one I took at Ocean City M...
Oct 11
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The Night of the Triffids - 2nd part

"I love this novel, and the music is appropriate. This reminds me of something that would be performed at a Baltimore Composers Forum concert, of which I've been a member since 1992, though we don't program as nearly much electroacoustic…"
Sep 21
George F. Spicka posted a status
"Improvisation based on new jazz and modern classical motifs. https://youtu.be/5gBAv3zst5Q"
Sep 20
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The Desk Spider

After coming home from a late rehearsal, I noticed this small spider on the desk, between the lamp and the wall. Not having an overt fear of arachnids, I jus...
Sep 16
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Music for Improvised Saxophone & Piano by George F. Spicka

Featuring Andy Dagilis - saxophone / George Spicka - piano This is the studio version of a piece performed at a Baltimore Composers Forum concert. This Elect...
Apr 13
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Gold by George F. Spicka

Blue, Red, & Gold were performed in concert at Goucher College, Towson MD, in November of 2002. As "stream-of-consciousness" improvisations, the music requir...
Apr 2
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Mar 30
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Tectonic Motion by George F. Spicka

Orchestrated for: Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Tuba, Bass Tuba...
Mar 28
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Dance of the Anomalocaris by George F. Spicka - Sibelius version

This "Abnormal Shrimp" is purported to be the fiercest predator of the Burgess Shale fauna. A nod to my fossil collecting hobby, Anomalocaris remains were at...
Mar 27
George F. Spicka posted videos
Mar 24
Gav Brown left a comment for George F. Spicka
"Hi George, long time no hear! Welcome to the forum!"
Mar 22
George F. Spicka is now a member of Composers' Forum
Mar 22

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
New Jazz / Modern Classical
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Baltimore, MD / USA
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Since 1973 music has been my life.
It has been my savior, my confidant -
my refuge, my palate.

Some artists paint or use other visual means to express their angst,
their dreams and their souls.

For 45 years that means for me has mainly involved the audio, the sense of hearing.

Much like Romantic Era tone poems,
my compositions are meant to convey a sense of emotion,
of hope, and an attempt to evoke thought and questions.

I've composed over 650 diverse works ranging from jazz, to electro-acoustic, to new music piano and chamber works, and music for worship and educational purposes.

A member of the Baltimore Composers Forum since 1992, I have debuted and performed over thirty new works. I've served as board member, secretary, vice president, and president.

I was showcased twice in New York under the sponsorship of American Music Center's NewMusicBox editor, Frank Oteri.

My work has been performed by Gary Thomas (Miles Davis), Edna Huang (Sonora Ensemble), Jacqueline Poulauf and Noah Getz (Pictures on Silence) Barry Dove (Global Percussion Ensemble), concert pianist Ruth Rose, the Atlantic Reed Consort, Blues In The Night Orchestra, and the Powerhouse Big Band / Essex Community College, amongst others.

Some Highlights:

2017
My new music jazz ensemble, Baltimore Jazz Works, performed at Light City, Artscape's Main Stage, and Free Fall Baltimore. In addition, I performed a new music solo concert for Artscape at Favely Hall in MICA's Brown Center.

2015 - 2017
I performed for 3 consecutive years at Baltimore's Free Fall Arts Festival with my ensemble, Baltimore Jazz Works. On these concerts I feature compositions by other Baltimore jazz composers as well.

2015 - 2018
I was Composer/Performer/Speaker for the “New Day Campaign”, a Baltimore arts initiative designed to help people cope with the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction issues.

2011
Maryland Life Magazine's August 2011 online issue featured a piece about my video work, "The Maryland Suite," a work-in-progress encompassing new music and photography.

2009
I performed two concerts at Baltimore's "An die Musik" venue, the feature the work of all 18 composers represented in the Baltimore Jazz Real Book.
Website:
https://georgefspicka-composer.weebly.com

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At 2:26pm on March 22, 2018, Gav Brown said…

Hi George, long time no hear! Welcome to the forum!

 
 
 

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