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2017

9 April 2017 - Ken performs his Notasonata for trombone and fixed audio at Electrobrass at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville.

7-8 April 2017 – Dr. Adam Clark (Middle Tennessee State Univ.) performs Sapphire Kaleidoscope for solo piano at the CMS Great Lakes Conference, Murray University, Murray, KY.

30 Mar. - 1 Apr. 2017 – Four  euphoniums and tuba will be featured in the premier performance of Ken's Divertimento for Five at the College Music Society's South Central Regional Conference, Henderson University, Arkadelphia, AR. At the same conference, his Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio will be performed by clarinetist Dr. Steven Becraft.

25 March 2017 – Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas (James Madison Univ.) will perform Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio at the 2017 Southeastern Composers' League Conference/Forum hosted at Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA. Ken's attendance is  supported in part by a mini-grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

25 February 2017 – Ken's Around 3 AM will be featured in concert during the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers New Music Festival, at the University of Wisconsin -Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI.  

23 February 2017 – Ken plays Notasonata for trombone and digital media at the College Music Society Southern Regional Conference at Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN.

2016

23 November 2016. Dr. James C. Lebens  plays the world premier of Plomberie partagée (Shared Plumbing) for double bell euphonium in recital at Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

11 November 2016. Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas performs Twitter Rhapsody at the ElectroAcoustic Barn Dance new music festival at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.

15 October 2016. Three poetic soundscapes featured at NACUSA new music concert at University of Alabama at Birmingham - Artistry, Day And Night, The Baleful Bride.

8 October 2016. Dr. Chris Young performs Dark River for alto saxophone and digital media at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) annual conference at Mississippi College, Clinton, MS.

2 October 2016. Three poetic soundscapes featured at NACUSA new music concert at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus - Artistry, Day And Night, The Baleful Bride.

August 2016. Strings Ablaze, a hot string orchestra piece, is now available for orchestra rental.

June 15, 2016. Finished a commission Plomberie Partagée (Shared Plumbing) for double bell euphonium for James C. Lebans, trombone professor at Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

June 1-4, 2016 - New Music On The Bayou Summer Festival in Monroe & Ruston, Louisiana selected Ken's Dark River for English horn and electronic music as one of many composers' works being featured.

May 20, 2016 - Cody Ford performs  Ken's Euphonic Soundscape for euphonium and electronic music at the National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA) National Conference at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

April 24, 2016. Louisiana Tech University at Ruston. Dr. james Boldin performs Brain Fantasies for horn and electronics and Cody Ford performs world premiere of Euphonic Soundscape for euphonium and electronics on a recital sponsored by NACUSA (National Association of Composers USA).

April 16, 2016 - Louisiana Tech University at Ruston. Mr. Cody Ford performs world premiere of Ken's  Euphonic Soundscape for euphonium and electronics on his recital.

April 5, 2016.  In recital at Wichita State University in Kansas, Dr. Sarunas Jankauska performs Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio. Dr. Jankauskas played the world premiere at a Society of Composers concert in Wichita in February 2016.

February 25-27, 2016. Marshall University in Huntington, WV. AROUND 3:00 AM performed at the Society of Composers  Region III Conference.

Feb 18-19, 2016. Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. Ken & Joe Alexander perform Colloquim for trombone and tuba at Southeastern Composers League  Festival.

Feb 11-13, 2016. Friends University in Wichita, KS. Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas gives world premiere of Ken's Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and electronic audio at Society of Composers Region 6 new music festival. And, at the same place, Eric Crawford conducts Strings Ablaze with the Wichita High School East Philharmonic Orchestra.

Feb 6, 2016. Ken with Joe Alexander (tuba) play Colloquium at Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS. NACUSA Mid-South new music concert.

2015
 

Dec 11, 2015. Completed commission "Upon The Shore" for voice & piano for Michigan Christian author and poet Amy E. Crane. Her book, Rejoice in the Light (Agape Publishing) on Amazon and other location.

Nov 8, 2015. Soliloquy 2 for solo trombone performed by Ken and Colloquium for trombone and tuba performed by Ken and tubist Joe Alexander at NACUSA Mid-South new music recital at Louisiana Tech University at Ruston, LA.

Oct 29, 2015. University of Oklahoma at Norman inner sOUndscapes concert will feature Ken's Dark River for English Horn and Fixed Audio.

Oct 17, 2015. Electronic poem & music works by Ken and Judy Davies -- Bridges, The Silent Sea, and Window To The Stage from their  Poetic Soundscapes CD -- played at NACUSA Mid-South new music recital at Mississippi University for Women at Columbus, MS.

Oct 11, 2015. Ken premieres new Soliloquy 2 for trombone unaccompanied at NACUSA Mid-South new music recital at Tennessee State University at Nashville.

Oct 8-10, 2015. Concerts at Malone University, Canton, Ohio sponsored by the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers will feature 1) God The Artist Of Creation (SATB & organ) with Dr. Jon Peterson and the Malone Chorale, and 2) Sapphire Kaleidoscope for solo piano with pianist TBA.

Oct 1-3, 2015. Doug Gately plays Ken's Soufriere for flute and digital media during a series of concerts at the University of Mary Washington  for the annual ElectroAcoustic Barn Dance new electronic music festival.

June 8, 2015. Pascagoula, MS Christian Filmworks producers Susan & Ernie Wolf began shooting video to The Silent Sea from our CD Poetic Soundscapes.
UPDATE August 14. Oops. They fraudulently violated copyright law by filming while refusing to negotate a license. I won't play nice with "these christians" again. "...whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much." Luke 10.16 (Sigh!)

April 26 - Colloquium performed by Ken Davies, trombone and Dr. Joe Alexander, tuba and electronic piece Wall Art: Paintings at a Coffee Shop  on a NACUSA concert at University of Louisiana at Monroe.

April 25 - Colloquium (premiere) performed by Ken Davies, trombone and Dr. Joe Alexander, tuba and electronic piece Wall Art: Paintings at a Coffee Shop  on a NACUSA concert at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA.

April 12 - Compare & Contrast performed by Cody Ford, euphonium and Keith Sanders, tuba on their "Red and Black" recital.

April 11 - Compare & Contrast performed by Cody Ford, euphonium and Keith Sanders, tuba and Ken's electronic piece Wall Art: Paintings at a Coffee Shop (world premiere) on a NACUSA concert at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS

Mar 7 - Compare & Contrast performed by Dr. Jaime Liptonn, euphonium and Todd Cranson, tuba at Society of Composers Region VI concerts at Henerson University in Arkadelphia, AR.

Feb 27 - Compare & Contrast performed by Cody Ford, euphonium and Dr. Joe Alexander, tuba at Southeastern Composers League concert at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC.

Feb 19-21, 2015. College Music Society conference at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Violist Yan Mao performs Ken's Violalina.

Feb 27-28. Southeastern Composers' League Forum at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Tubist Dr. Joe Alexander and euphoniumist Cody Ford perform Ken's Compare and Contrast.

2014

Dec 13, 2014. New York's Quiet City Chamber Ensemble premieres Ken's Around 3 AM at 12:15 pm at Rutgers University in Brunswick NJ. This piece is one of two winners of their call for scores for new music for their concert repertoire.

Nov 2. National Association of Composers USA Mid-South concert 2 pm at Howard Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University at Ruston. Compare and Contrast performed by Dr. Joe Alexander (tuba) and Cody Ford (euphonium). Cody also performs Escape From The Matrix for euphonium and piano.

Oct 25. Portland, Dorset, UK. Meridian Brass Quartet performs Ken's Amplitudes. YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=6zJRmM61m9Y

Oct 22. Ken's Brain Fantasies for horn and fixed audio has UK premiere by Henryk Sienkewicz on the 17th London New Wind Festival in London.

Oct 12, 2014. Strings Ablaze, Ken's work for string orchestra performed at Tennessee State University in Nashville conducted by Deidre Emerson.

Oct 3. Jon Romero performs Ken's prize-winning Three Pieces for bass  trombone and piano in recital at Middle Tennessee State University at Murfreesboro.

Sept 6. Ken performed/premiered his Sensuous Images for trombone and audio on a NACUSA concert at Mississippi University for Women.

Jun 13-14, 2014. Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers USA present two concerts in Alabama.
Jun 13, 7:30 pm. University of Montevallo - LeBaron Recital Hall,  Montevallo, Ken performs his Notasonata for trombone and fixed media. His electronic Floating Galaxy is also presented.
Jun 14, 3 pm. University of Alabama at Birmingham - Hulsey Recital Hall. Ken performs Notasonata.
April 26, 2014. Ken and wife Judy present selections from their CD  Poetic Soundscapes in a poetry &  music workshop for the Spring Festival of the Mississippi Poetry Society at Starkville, MS.

April 13, 2014. Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers USA present two concerts in Louisiana.
2:00 pm. Howard Center for Performing Arts, Louisiana Tech Univ. Ruston. Ken's electronic Utah Sunset is presented and Compare and Contrast for euphonium and tuba receive world premier performance by Cody Ford and Dr. Joe Alexander.
5:00 pm. Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall at Univ of Louisiana at Monroe. Black Bayou Brass with
Aaron Witek (tpt), James Boldin (horn) and James Layfield (trbn) perform world premier of Ken's Three Roads Diverged.

March 1, 2014. Ken's Wisconsin Uprising for 7 trombones world premier at MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN by Dr. David Loucky and the MTSU Low Brass.

Feb 27-Mar 3, 2014. Trombonist Dr. Ben McIlwain and pianist Dr. Ellen Elder of the University of Southern Mississippi include Ken's Crossroads for two trombones and piano on their recital tour of five universities. They're joined by faculty trombone professors.
Feb. 27- with Dr. Josh Hauser at Tennessee Tech University
Feb. 28- with Dr. Daniel Cloutier at University of Tennessee- Knoxville
Mar. 1- with Brad Kerns at University of Kentucky
Mar. 2- with Dr. Drew Leslie at Appalachian State University
Mar. 3 with Dr. Brad Edwards at University of South Carolina

Feb 20-22, 2014. Southeastern Composers' League Forum at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ken's Strings Ablaze receives a world premier by Jooyong Ahn and the University of Tennessee Orchestra. Also selected for performance is Sapphire Kaleidoscope played by pianist Walton Lott. Ken's appearance there made possible by a grant from Mississippi Arts Commission.

Jan 15, 2014. Euphoniumist Cody Ford gave Ken's Escape From The Matrix (1st mvt) for euphonium and piano its world premier performance at Louisiana Tech University at Ruston.

2013

Nov 1-2, 2013. The Me-We Trio  premiers Ken's Collage 2013 for trumpet, trombone and piano at Mississippi Music Teachers Association conference held at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Me-We performers are University of Southern Mississippi faculty performers Dr. Ellen Elder, piano, Dr. Jason Bergman, trumpet and Dr. Ben McIlwain.

Oct 29, 2013 - The Me-We Trio (above) performs Ken's Collage 2013 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.

Oct 29, 2013 - University of Texas at Austin, British bass trombone soloist Jonathan Warburton performs my Alpine Pastorale in recital.

Oct 25-26, 2013. Houghton College, Houghton NY hosts Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers. Ken's Quietudes (#2 & #4) were selected for performance.

Oct 3-5, 2013. NACUSA (National Association of Composers U.S.A.) features selections from Poetic Soundscapes and also Notasonata for trombone and digital media with Ken on trombone at Louisiana Tech University, Rustin, Louisiana.

Sept 17. Selections from Judy's and my Poetic Soundscapes presented at the Fairhope Writer's Showcase at Fairhope Library, Fairhope, AL and at the Jeff Davis Campus of MGCCC Lifelong Learning Institute on Sept 19.

August 15-17, 2013. PARMA Music Festival and Society of Composers region 1 new music fest in Portsmouth, New Hampshire features selections from  Ken's & Judy's Poetic Soundscapes (CD) narrated poetry to electronic music. Featured are: Bridges, The Silent Sea, and Window To The Stage.

March 1-2, 2013. Ken's Crossroads for two trombones and piano performed at Southeastern Composers League at Morehead State University, Morehead, KY.

March 1-2, 2013. Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) convenes at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. Ken's If Any Man Serve Me (voice & piano) and Who Shall Separate Us From The Love Of Christ? (SATB choir) on the concerts.

2012

Nov. 26, 2012. Belhaven University, Jackson, MS. Ken's master class for student composers,  "OK, I Got My Composer Degree. Now What?" covers pertinent areas of music business.

Nov. 9, 2012. Ken's Brain Fantasies  for horn and electronic audio performed by Virginia Thompson at University of Mary Washington's Electroacoustic Barn Dance new music festival in Fredericksburg, VA.

July 5, 2012 - Ken is awarded 2012-13  Performing Arts Fellowship grant from Mississippi Arts Commission.

July 1, 2012 - Ken's choral anthem, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence for SATB-organ-brass, presented at Ocean Springs, MS Presbyterian church. Many thanks to our hard working choir members, organist and brass players.

May 2012 - Ken is featured in an article in Christian Filmworks Magazine. Scroll down and click the pic.

May 6 & 9, 2012 - Tiffany Woda and Tim Pardue performed Ken's Antiphonal Music for two trumpets in two concerts at Louisiana Tech University in Rustin, LA.

April 2, 2012 - Harvard Chorial Fellows at Memorial Church of Harvard University directed by Carson Cooman presented Ken's a cappella anthem Who Shall Separate Us from the Love of Christ (listen) on Monday of Holy Week. 

Feb 9-11, 2012.  University of Alabama Huntsville New Music Festival with Southeastern Composers League Forum. Ken is proud that his Brain Fantasies (for horn & 2-channel audio) receives its world premier by internationally known concert hornist Dr. Virginia Thompson.

Jan 11, 2012. My Veiled Places for woodwind quintet was named among the 12 finalists (out of 130) in the Madera WW Quintet call for scores.

2011

Oct 27-29, 2011. Ken's Dark River for English horn and electronic audio performed by Michael Morley at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance new music festival at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.

Oct 8, 2011. Dr. Ben McIlwain, professor of trombone at Univ of Southern Mississippi, performs Ken's Crossroads for two trombones and piano with Dr. James Lebens, trombone and Monique de Margerie, piano at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

Oct 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm. Dr. Ben McIlwain, professor of trombone at Univ. of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg, performs Ken's Crossroads for two trombones and piano which he commissioned from Ken. Dr. McIlwain will be assisted by Craig Watson, trombone and Ellen Elder, piano.

Sept 27, 2011 at 11:00 am. Ken's master class "Writing for Trombone" and discussion of his Crossroads for two trombones and piano at University of Mississippi at Hattiesburg, Band Hall in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center. Free and open to the public.

May 3, 2011. At University of Southern Mississippi, Zachary James, bass trombone  recital, performs the Mississippi premier of Ken's Three Pieces for bass trombone and piano. 6:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 115 North 25th Avenue, Hattiesburg. In 2009, Zach was the winner of the International Trombone Association George Roberts  Bass Trombone Competition.

April 4, 2011. Ken's Alma Mater, M.T.S.U. Middle Tennessee State University celebrates 100 years with a concert by Stones River Chamber Players. Dr. David Loucky (tbn) and Sandra Arndt (pno) play Ken's Three Pieces for Bass Trombone and Piano.

March 14-15, 2011. Ken's Three Scenic Songs , text by his wife Judy Davies, performed by Nathan Leaf, tenor and Tom Koch, piano at the Southeastern Composers' League Festival at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

2010

Nov. 7, 2010. Earl Turner, trumpet and Dr. Michaelle Harrison, organ perform Ken's City Of God at First Baptist Church, Pascagoula, MS. 11 am service.

Nov. 5-7, 2010. Ken is guest speaker at Southern Expressions, a national authors' conference sponsored by Gulf Coast Writers Association, Mary C O'Keefe Arts Center and Imperial Palace "IP" Casino Resort, Biloxi, MS.

Oct. 23, 2010. British bass trombone concert soloist Jonathan Warburton performs Ken's Alpine Pastorale in recital at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

Oct. 16. 2010. Internationally recognized 21st century concert flautist extraordinaire, Rebecca Ashe, performs Ken's Soufriere for flute and electronics (listen) at Electronic Music Midwest new music festival at Lewis University, Romeoville, IL just outside Chicago.

Oct. 15, 2010. Ken's vocal setting of Longfellow's poem "A Psalm Of Life" performed at the new music festival sponsored by the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.

Sept. 25, 2010. Ken's Alpine Pastorale performed in recital by British concert bass trombonist Jonathan Warburton at University of Southern Mississippi.


May 16, 2010. Organist Carson Cooman performs Ken's Wedding Processional at First Unitarian Society in Newton, MA.

April 16, 2010. Ken gives lecture demonstration of his music for Mississippi's Gulf Coast Opera Guild.

April 10-11, 2010. Dualities New Music Festival at Central Missouri University at Warrensburg will feature Ken's Notasonata for trombone and digital media.

Mar. 19, 2010. Southeastern Composers' League festival of new music at Louisiana Tech University in Rustin, LA. Three Pieces for bass trombone and piano performed by Benjamine Polk.

Feb. 20, 2010. Ben Polk performs Three Pieces for bass trombone and piano at Louisiana Tech University in Rustin, LA.

Feb. 18-20, 2010. Soufriere for flute and digital media performed by Nancy Gamso at the Ohio Wesleyan New Music Festival in Delaware, OH.

Jan. 9, 2010. Ken presents a "Music For Writers" workshop for the Mississippi Poetry Society South Branch. Topics: art song, pop song, poems, lyrics, rights, biz deals.

Jan 4, 2010. I just had the pleasure of having my new art song A Psalm of Life (excerpt), on a text by H.W. Longfellow, recorded by South Mississippi Heldentenor J.T. Anglin. What a voice! Give a listen here.

2009

Dec. 12, 2009. Sapphire Kaleidoscope for solo piano  performed by Laurie Middaugh at the NACUSA new music concert at the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.

Dec. 4-5, 2009.  Mississippi Drama Festival. Pearl River Central HS drama coach, Debbie Craig, in Picayune has licensed the use of Notasonata for trombone and CD as background music for their presentation of the play "The Winner" featured in the festival at Hattiesburg. 

Nov. 12-14, 2009. ElectroAcoustic Juke Joint www.eajj.org new music festival presents Ken's Utah Sunset from his CD Floating Galaxy. The festival is sponsored by Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.

October 22, 2009. English bass trombone recitalist extraordinaire, Jonathan Warburton, premiers Ken's Alpine Pastorale at Longy University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

October 8-10, 2009. Ken's God, The Artist of Creation for SATB chorus and organ performed by Clarke College Choir, Dubuque, Iowa for the Society of Composers new music festival.
April 26, 2009. Dr. Bill Mann performed Ken's Notasonata for trombone and electronic soundtrack in recital at University of Missouri at Columbia.

April 18, 2009. Jill Jantzen performed Ken's K'Danza for piano in recital at the Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK.

April 12, 2009.  St. Michael's Catholic Church in Biloxi, MS began using Ken's "Six Liturgical Settings for Mass" each Sunday.

March 21, 2009. Ken's Three Pieces for Bass Trombone and Piano, won the 2009 Eastern Trombone Workshop National Composition Competition and received a world premier performance by Chicago Symphony bass trombonist, Charlie Vernon at Ft. Myer, VA, home of workshop sponsor Pershing's Own U.S. Army Band.

March 13, 2009. Southeastern Composers League New Music Festival at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ken's electronic works Utah Sunset and Aurora Borealis from CD Floating Galaxy featured.

March 2-3, 2009. Quatandre for trombone quartet performance at the University of Central Missouri New Music Festival Innovation. Warrensburg, MO.

Feb. 26-Mar.1, 2009. Ken's virtuosic piano work, "K'Danza" receives its world premier performance at the new music concerts sponsored by Society of Composers Region VI. The work was selected from over 300 works by 164 composers. The concerts will be held at Bass School of Music in Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK.

Feb. 2, 2009. Ken led a music business master class for composition students at Belhaven College in Jackson, MS. The master class was hosted by Belhaven composition professor Dr. Andrew Sauerwein. The two hour session, "I got my composition degree--Now What?" also included recorded renditions of some of Ken's music.

2008

25 November 2008. Ken is awarded a mini-grant from Mississippi Arts Commission to help support a performance of a new work outside the state.

Nov. 16, 2008. City of God for trumpet and organ premiered at First Presbyterian Church, Pascagoula, MS by Earl Turner, trumpet and David Harrison, organ.

Que Sarah Sarah? NEW Oct 21, 2008. Palindromes  for flute unaccompanied. Inspired by the notorious lady celebrity politician. Professor/composer Jesse Ayers used this piece in his theory analysis class. Thanks, Jesse.

October 10-11, 2008. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Ken's choral work for SATB, organ and brass (listen to excerpt) presented at Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers national conference and festival (College-wide Chapel Service) at Indiana Wesleyan University at Marian.

August 2008. Escape from the Matrix for Euphonium and Piano scheduled for release by Kenvad Music.

Wedding music is in the air. On June 24, Maryland organist Ray Brokamp performed Wedding Processional in Auburn, Indiana. In August, Wedding Processional will be heard at a wedding in the Netherlands.

June 20, 2008. Ken's first work for Appalachian mountain dulcimer -- Two Songs For Dan -- now published by Kenvad Music (listen to excerpt). The work was written as a gift to a dulcimer fan (Ken's brother) and was privately recorded by the noted dulcimer performer Larry Conger.

June 16, 2008. Ken is elected as a composer to the Mississippi Artist Roster (on Mississippi Arts Commission).

June 11, 2008. Ken's work now appears on the British website music community www.last.fm.

June 2008. At the Festival of Contemporary Performance at Mannes College of Music in New York City, Joey Prestamo performed Sapphire Kaleidoscope in workshops and concerts.

May 10, 2008. Connecticut concert pianist, Rebecca McNair performs Ken's Sapphire Kaleidocope at the visiting Artist Concert Series at the MusicMakers Academy in Manchester, CT.

April 16-19, 2008. Ken's Soufriere for flute and digital media performed at the Society of Composers Regional Conference at Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas.

March 29, 2008. Concert pianist, Rebecca McNair, perfoms Ken's Sapphire Kaleidoscope in a recital of living composers at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.

February 21, 2008. Ken's Soufriere for flute and digital media selected for performance on the annual Free Play Concert Series at Grand Valley State University, Allandale, MI 

February 16, 2008. Ken performs Notatsonata for trombone and digital media at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Concert sponsored by Southeastern Composers' League.

February 2, 2008. Ken's Notasonata for trombone and digital media performed by Matt Walley at University of Nebraska a Lincoln.

2007

December 5, 2007. Ken was awarded a professional development grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

November 28, 2007. City of God for trumpet and organ, commissioned by Earl Turner, trumpeter and music minister at 1st Presbyterian Church in Pascagoula, MS. As Turner is one of south Mississippi's most sensitive trumpet professionals, upcoming premier and future performances will add a rich dimension to worship services.

November. Some of Ken's works are now also available from Theodore Front Musical Literature of Van Nuys, California.

November 15-18, 2007. Excellent performance by pianist Joey Prestamo of Ken's solo piano work, Sapphire Kaleidoscope, in New York City at Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music New Music Festival sponsored by Society of Composers and The Long Island Composers Alliance. 

November 9-10, 2007. Delta Music Institute of Delta State University's Electroacoustic New Music Festival. Bologna Performing Arts Center, Cleveland Mississippi.

September 26, 2007. Ken's Floating Galaxy CD is now available on CD Baby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/kendavies and at Pattisan Records. and at iTunes (type Floating Galaxy into the iTunes search) and other fine download sites.

August 13, 2007. Kenvad Music published Ken's Notasonata for trombone and CD. Listen to an excerpt here

August 5, 2007. Ken's Quietudes 1,2 and 3 for organ were performed as preludes by Christopher Wicks at First Christian Church in Salem, Oregon.

July 4th, 2007. Ken's setting of the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance (I Pledge Allegiance) was sung and/or played by several scout troops in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. 
- Boy Scouts of #463 in Peshtigo, WI sang it and played the CD as part of their 4th of July Parade;
- Girl Scouts in Peshtigo, WI during flag raising ceremony to dedicate a flag to a WWII veteran;
- Boy Scouts #1171 in Stephenson MI as part of their July 4th Parade;
- Upper Michigan Highway Patrol played the CD publicly from their post throughout the day.

June 26, 2007. Mississippi Arts Commission unanimously nominated Ken for inclusion on SouthernArtistry.org (about), an adjudicated multi-displinary showcase registry of outstanding  artists from the southern states of the Southern Arts Federation

CD Floating Galaxy

June 17, 2007. We released a CD, Floating Galaxy (electronic ambient music) on Pattisan Records. Click here to view and to listen to mp3 clips of the album tracks. 
 

DariusMeow.jpgMarch 20, 2007. We have hired ...er, adopted a new studio cat -- Darius Meow (Milhaud). He brings his good looks, ample vocal abilities and minimal keyboard skills ("walking bass") to our production facilities.

March 15-17, 2007. World premier of Veiled Places for woodwind quintet was performed by the Neopolitan Wind Quintet at the new music festival at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, sponsored by the Southeastern Composers' League. Also, Ken was elected Secretary of the organization for the coming year.

February 22-24, 2007. Ken's Antiphonal Music for Two Trumpets was performed at the Society of Composers Regional Conference at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

A brief article on Ken appears in the Winter 2007 edition (page 49) of ASCAP's PLAYBACK magazine. To see it online click PLAYBACK and scroll down.

January 2007. Ken has received a prestigious ASCAP standard award for concert works performed in 2006.

2006

December 8, 2006. Ken's Floating Galaxy, an ambient electronic work, has been adapted for use on a new Music Therapy CD, The Healing Planets, planned for release in Spring 2007 by Gulf Coast Chamber Music Society, Inc.

October 28, 2006. Soufriere for flute and digital media performed by Sarah Schneider at Society of Composers Regional Conference (Oct 26-28) at Middle Tennessee State University's McLean School of Music in Murfreesboro, TN.

October 25, 2006 at 8 pm. Quatandre for trombone choir featuring the Low Brass Ensemble of Middle Tennesse State University McLean School of Music  under the direction of Dr. David Loucky. Murfreesboro TN.

September 2006. Ken is collaborating with clinical counselor/music therapist Dr. Alma Lott Flick to produce a recording for use in clinical situations.

August 2006 - in Schwetzinger, Germany, a wedding couple marches down the aisle to the music of Ken's Wedding Processional.

August 3, 2006. Ken and his music featured on Eye On Jackson County, WPMP - AM radio interview with Hal Comello in Pascagoula, MS.

July 1, 2006. Ken received the 2006-2007 Mississippi Performing Artist Fellowship in Composition awarded by the Mississippi Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts. $4000 fellowship offered every two years in an area of performing arts.

April 30, 2006. Concert Piece for Brass Quintet and Organ. Jan Coleman, organ and the Gulf Coast Brass Quintet.  First Presbyterian Church, Pascagoula, MS.

March 19, 2006. Quietudes for organ performed in recital by composer-organist Christopher Wicks at Trinity Lutheran Church in Silverton, Oregon.

March 17, 2006. Dark River for English Horn and Digital Media excellently performed by Dr. Kelly Vaneman at the Southeastern Composers Conference at Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.

March 14, 2006. Completed K'Danza for piano, requested by Washington composer Lothar Kreck for use as part of his Piano Concerto. 

Feb. 2006. Two woodwind works recorded. Soufriere for Flute & Digital Media with Hannah Albers, flute. Dark River for English Horn & Digital Media with Jim Rice, English Horn. Recorded at Doc Rock Studios in Biloxi, MS with Ken Leonard, engineer. These recordings funded in part by a grant from Mississippi Arts Commission.

Feb. 2006. A review, by Christopher Wicks, of my Quietudes for organ appears in the February 2006 issue of American Organist magazine (page 90). 

2005

Oct. 14, 2005. Sapphire Kaleidoscope for solo piano. Society of Composers conference. University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Pianist: Rebecca McNair

July 24, 2005. Etude #1 from 20 Pieces in Changing Meters for trombone (published by Puna Music). Matt Walley trombonist.
First Baptist Church, Pascagoula, Mississippi.

July 17, 2005. Quietudes #3, #4 for organ.
Christopher Wicks, organist
Jason Lee United Methodist Church, 
Salem, Oregon

July 17, 2005. Etude #1 from 20 Pieces in Changing Meters for trombone. Matt Walley. Memorial United Methodist Church, 
Fernandina Beach, Florida.

July 2005. An Easter Call To Worship for SATB a cappella has been selected for inclusion in the reading session packet for the Nebraska American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Summer Conference.

Antiphonal Music for 2 trumpets (publ by Kenvad Music) is reviewed in the June 2005 issue of ITG Journal (International Trumpet Guild) on page 87.

June 2005. Quietudes #1, #2, #3 and #4 for solo organ were recorded in Salem, Oregon by composer and organ recitalist Christopher Wicks.

Wed. May 25, 2005 Quatandre  for trombones. Lunchtime Concert 12:30 pm., Danna Center, Loyola University. Performed by the New Orleans Trombone Choir, Milton Bush, Director.  International Trombone Festival  -- Loyola University -- New Orleans LA -- May 25-28, 2005

Mar. 11, 2005 - Antiphonal Music for 2 trumpets
Southeastern Composers' League Conference Concert at Louisiana Tech University at Ruston.
Dr. Randall Sorensen and Dr. Marilynn Gibson, trumpets.

Jan. 14, 2005 - Quietudes No. 1-2 for organ
Christopher Wicks, organist
Jason Lee United Methodist Church, 
Salem, Oregon
2004

Dec. 12, 2004 
Concert Piece for Brass Quintet and Organ
Jeanie Pollard, organ and 
the Gulf Coast Brass Quintet
First United Methodist Church 
Gulfport, Mississippi      

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