“Music is, for me, like a beautiful mosaic which God has put together.

He takes all the pieces in his hand, throws them into the world,

and we have to recreate the picture from the pieces.” 
― Jean Sibelius

 BIo

A versatile musician, James Boznos (1969, Chicago) has been the Principal Timpanist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000. James has been soloist with the HK Phil on three occasions, having performed both of the William Kraft Timpani Concertos as well as his own composition Concerto for Timpani, Roto-Toms and Orchestra.

 

He has been a frequent guest principal with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and the Seoul Philharmonic. He teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

 

Prior to joining the HKPhil, Boznos worked regularly with the Chicago Symphony and the leading new music groups of Boston and Chicago. In those years, some highlights include; performing Iannis Xenakis' Psappha for solo percussion in the ancient amphitheatre in Delphi, Greece, and playing Derive I and II at the Berlin Staatsoper for Pierre Boulez' 75th birthday, with Boulez himself conducting. 

 

With his ensemble KLANG, he conducted over sixty contemporary works including the USA and Asia premiere of Donnerstags Gruss by Stockhausen. He has also conducted the National Taiwan Symphony, HkPhil and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra

 

As a composer, James Boznos uses the pen name OZNO. He has written music for orchestra, chamber, solo, vocal, electronic genres as well as for the theatre. Recent premieres have included:

Cantata Nr.1 “Anesti”, for 6 instruments, 6 voices and synthetic orchestra, Cantata Nr. 2 “Nevu’ah”, for 6 part chorus, 19 instrumentalists and tape, Cantata Nr.3 “Gabriel”,  for soloists, choir, orchestra and mp3 with the Hong Kong Bach Choir. 

 

The China Philharmonic and Guangzhou Symphony premiered Concerto Nr.2 “Pavilions” for extended timpani, orchestra and mp3.  The Hong Kong Philharmonic performed Oikogeneia for orchestra in 2016, and in 2020, will premiere his Concerto for Piccolo also with Jaap van Zweden.

 
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Works List of OZNO 1969, Chicago

The Obligatory Recitative (1989-90) op. 1, for woodwind quintet (“20)     

Escher Themes (1991) op. 2, for orchestra, (3.2.3.2)(4.3.3.1)(T4)(pno/cel)(strings) (“12)        

Piano Etudes (1992) op. 3, for solo piano (“15)              

         

The Shaman (1994) op. 4, for solo percussionist and tape (“8)          

     

Shadow Puppets (2002) op.5, for oboe, vibraphone, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass (“10)      

Angkor (2003) op.6, for 3 trumpets and 3 trombones (“20)         

           

Concerto for Timpani, Roto-toms and Orchestra (2003) op.7, (3.2.3.2)(4.3.3.1)(4)(pno/cel)(strings) (“25)

Taniquetil (2004) op. 8, for orchestra (3.3.3.3)(4.3.3.1)(T4)(pno)(hrp)(strings)(tape) (“18)

The Elisabeth Music (2005) op. 9, for violin and orchestra (2.2.2.2)(2.2.2.0)(T2)(cel)(hrp)(strings) (“17)

The Gathering (2004) op. 10, for synthetic ensemble (lute, banjo, cimbalon, harp, hand-bells, koto and shakuhachi) (“6)

Zoon (2005) op.11a, for solo flute and drone, op.11b(2009) for solo percussion and drone (“12)

Google (2005/14) op. 12, for orchestra (2.2.2.2)(4.2.2.1)(T3)(pno)(strings) (“3)

YuYuan Preludes (2005/8) op. 13, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, percussion, violin and piano (“13)

Oikogenia (2006/2016) op. 14, for orchestra (“45)

Symphony No.1 “The Staircase of the Tian-Wang” (2006/7)op.15, for 16 antiphonal musicians, synthetic orchestra and mp3(“50) 

Locutions of Dune (2010) op. 16, for saxophone quartet  (“14)

Cantata Nr.1 “Anesti” (2012) op. 17,for 6 part mixed chorus, 6 instrumentalists, synthetic orchestra/tape (“25)

a time, and times, and half a time (2013) op. 18, for solo snare drummer and synthetic instruments (“10)

Cantata Nr.2 “Nevu’ah” (2015) op. 19, for solo soprano, 6 part mixed chorus,19 instrumentalists and mp3 (“40)

Concerto Nr.2 “Pavilions” (2019) op. 20, for extended timpani, orchestra and mp3 (“40)(4.3.3.3)(4.3.3.1) tmp, 5 prc.,hrp, piano (strings)

Cantata Nr.3 “Gabriel” (2019) op. 21, for soloists, 4 part mixed choir, orchestra and mp3 (“30) 

Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra(2020) op. 22 (“20) 

Social Distancing (2020) op. 23, for 10 antiphonal instrumentalists and mp3 (“11) 

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Zoon (2020) op.11L for piccolo and mp3 by OZNO(James Boznos) -  Linda Stuckey, piccolo
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James Boznos

Zoon (2020) op.11L for piccolo and mp3 by OZNO(James Boznos) - Linda Stuckey, piccolo

OZNO: Zoon (2020) op.11L for piccolo and mp3 Linda Stuckey, piccolo (OZNO is the pen-name of James Boznos) www.jamesboznos.com ZOON, noun {zoh-on}: any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg. In fact, the word can have other meanings: the famous Dutch Flautist, the sound of a drone, or even an anagram of OZNO. The Zoon Project is s an instrumental prism; a spectral hearing of the same thing, yet refracted through disparate lenses of color, realized through different instrumentations. Similar to Berio’s Sequenzas or Davidovsky’s Synchronisms, this is a collection of solo works, but with the different instrumentalists playing the same piece, adjusted accordingly. There is a version for almost every instrument in the orchestra. The mp3 for each work is slightly different, but in each; layers of material from the solo part are transformed as premonitions/echoes and mixed with drones. This piece is a continuous interplay of “is it live or Memorex”. The three movements are played attacca: I. Rubix - a mathematical drone of permutations like a Rubik’s Cube; a constant shift of the equations. II. Nisia - a form of music from the Greek Islands, the ‘drone’ of water arriving to the beach in waves; a force of nature that comes in and out of our attention. III. The Glass - the drone of a mirror reflecting an empty room, of that which is both there and not there.   Zoon and Social Distancing https://youtu.be/6mSIDW4Jc6o, have been my two video projects in response to the performing predicament as imposed by the COVID pandemic. In spite of our profession as a giant musical body known as the philharmonic orchestra, we’ve nevertheless been asked to do considerably more solo projects, performed in isolation through videos, and I therefore thought it appropriate to have some of our players perform and interpret each refraction from the prism, enhance visually through the use of different video filters. The pieces are dedicated to the first performers, who are mainly virtuosos, colleagues, and friends from the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In the video section of my website, the first instalment of 10 videos of these first performances are available. #Meg Sterling, flute https://youtu.be/NHHrYGgAnhY #Andrew Ling, viola https://youtu.be/QutxdH2kSpg #Matthew Lau, vibraphone https://youtu.be/b8mrPUuqaq8 #Linda Stuckey, piccolo https://youtu.be/uxO5Vbc3HNQ #Lorenzo Iosco, bass clarinet https://youtu.be/tn-uUTkIJ7s Linda Stuckey, piccolo - #James Boznos, vibraphone https://youtu.be/5vOXZuuiNBg #Richard Bamping, cello https://youtu.be/OZE8Mc-vnWc #John Schertle, e-flat clarinet https://youtu.be/Q9HIf-yRXog #Wang Liang, violin https://youtu.be/Afdwvm47MmE #Andrew Simon, clarinet https://youtu.be/ZGKKWwzMPXc If you’re interested in a copy of the music, please ask, and I’ll send it to you.
Zoon (2020) op.11E for e-flat clarinet and mp3, by OZNO(James Boznos) - John Schertle, clarinet
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James Boznos

Zoon (2020) op.11E for e-flat clarinet and mp3, by OZNO(James Boznos) - John Schertle, clarinet

OZNO: Zoon (2020) op.11E for e-flat clarinet and mp3 John Schertle, e-flat clarinet (OZNO is the pen-name of James Boznos) www.jamesboznos.com ZOON, noun {zoh-on}: any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg. In fact, the word can have other meanings: the famous Dutch Flautist, the sound of a drone, or even an anagram of OZNO. The Zoon Project is s an instrumental prism; a spectral hearing of the same thing, yet refracted through disparate lenses of color, realized through different instrumentations. Similar to Berio’s Sequenzas or Davidovsky’s Synchronisms, this is a collection of solo works, but with the different instrumentalists playing the same piece, adjusted accordingly. There is a version for almost every instrument in the orchestra. The mp3 for each work is slightly different, but in each; layers of material from the solo part are transformed as premonitions/echoes and mixed with drones. This piece is a continuous interplay of “is it live or Memorex”. The three movements are played attacca: I. Rubix - a mathematical drone of permutations like a Rubik’s Cube; a constant shift of the equations. II. Nisia - a form of music from the Greek Islands, the ‘drone’ of water arriving to the beach in waves; a force of nature that comes in and out of our attention. III. The Glass - the drone of a mirror reflecting an empty room, of that which is both there and not there.   Zoon and Social Distancing https://youtu.be/6mSIDW4Jc6o, have been my two video projects in response to the performing predicament as imposed by the COVID pandemic. In spite of our profession as a giant musical body known as the philharmonic orchestra, we’ve nevertheless been asked to do considerably more solo projects, performed in isolation through videos, and I therefore thought it appropriate to have some of our players perform and interpret each refraction from the prism, enhance visually through the use of different video filters. The pieces are dedicated to the first performers, who are mainly virtuosos, colleagues, and friends from the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In the video section of my website, the first instalment of 10 videos of these first performances are available. #Meg Sterling, flute https://youtu.be/NHHrYGgAnhY #Andrew Ling, viola https://youtu.be/QutxdH2kSpg #Matthew Lau, vibraphone https://youtu.be/b8mrPUuqaq8 #Linda Stuckey, piccolo https://youtu.be/uxO5Vbc3HNQ #Lorenzo Iosco, bass clarinet https://youtu.be/tn-uUTkIJ7s Linda Stuckey, piccolo - #James Boznos, vibraphone https://youtu.be/5vOXZuuiNBg #Richard Bamping, cello https://youtu.be/OZE8Mc-vnWc #John Schertle, e-flat clarinet https://youtu.be/Q9HIf-yRXog #Wang Liang, violin https://youtu.be/Afdwvm47MmE #Andrew Simon, clarinet https://youtu.be/ZGKKWwzMPXc If you’re interested in a copy of the music, please ask, and I’ll send it to you.
Zoon (2020) op.11V for violin and mp3, by OZNO(James Boznos) - Wang Liang, violin
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James Boznos

Zoon (2020) op.11V for violin and mp3, by OZNO(James Boznos) - Wang Liang, violin

Zoon (2020) op.11V for violin and mp3 by OZNO Wang Liang, violin (OZNO is the pen-name of James Boznos) www.jamesboznos.com ZOON, noun {zoh-on}: any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg. In fact, the word can have other meanings: the famous Dutch Flautist, the sound of a drone, or even an anagram of OZNO. The Zoon Project is s an instrumental prism; a spectral hearing of the same thing, yet refracted through disparate lenses of color, realized through different instrumentations. Similar to Berio’s Sequenzas or Davidovsky’s Synchronisms, this is a collection of solo works, but with the different instrumentalists playing the same piece, adjusted accordingly. There is a version for almost every instrument in the orchestra. The mp3 for each work is slightly different, but in each; layers of material from the solo part are transformed as premonitions/echoes and mixed with drones. This piece is a continuous interplay of “is it live or Memorex”. The three movements are played attacca: I. Rubix - a mathematical drone of permutations like a Rubik’s Cube; a constant shift of the equations. II. Nisia - a form of music from the Greek Islands, the ‘drone’ of water arriving to the beach in waves; a force of nature that comes in and out of our attention. III. The Glass - the drone of a mirror reflecting an empty room, of that which is both there and not there.   Zoon and Social Distancing https://youtu.be/6mSIDW4Jc6o, have been my two video projects in response to the performing predicament as imposed by the COVID pandemic. In spite of our profession as a giant musical body known as the philharmonic orchestra, we’ve nevertheless been asked to do considerably more solo projects, performed in isolation through videos, and I therefore thought it appropriate to have some of our players perform and interpret each refraction from the prism, enhance visually through the use of different video filters. The pieces are dedicated to the first performers, who are mainly virtuosos, colleagues, and friends from the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In the video section of my website, the first instalment of 10 videos of these first performances are available. #Meg Sterling, flute https://youtu.be/NHHrYGgAnhY #Andrew Ling, viola https://youtu.be/QutxdH2kSpg #Matthew Lau, vibraphone https://youtu.be/b8mrPUuqaq8 #Linda Stuckey, piccolo https://youtu.be/uxO5Vbc3HNQ #Lorenzo Iosco, bass clarinet https://youtu.be/tn-uUTkIJ7s Linda Stuckey, piccolo - #James Boznos, vibraphone https://youtu.be/5vOXZuuiNBg #Richard Bamping, cello https://youtu.be/OZE8Mc-vnWc #John Schertle, e-flat clarinet https://youtu.be/Q9HIf-yRXog #Wang Liang, violin https://youtu.be/Afdwvm47MmE #Andrew Simon, clarinet https://youtu.be/ZGKKWwzMPXc If you’re interested in a copy of the music, please ask, and I’ll send it to you.
Zoon (2020) op.11H for b-flat clarinet and mp3, by OZNO(James Boznos) - Andrew Simon, clarinet
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James Boznos

Zoon (2020) op.11H for b-flat clarinet and mp3, by OZNO(James Boznos) - Andrew Simon, clarinet

OZNO: Zoon (2020) op.11H for b-flat clarinet and mp3 Andrew Simon, clarinet (OZNO is the pen-name of James Boznos) www.jamesboznos.com ZOON, noun {zoh-on}: any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg. In fact, the word can have other meanings: the famous Dutch Flautist, the sound of a drone, or even an anagram of OZNO. The Zoon Project is s an instrumental prism; a spectral hearing of the same thing, yet refracted through disparate lenses of color, realized through different instrumentations. Similar to Berio’s Sequenzas or Davidovsky’s Synchronisms, this is a collection of solo works, but with the different instrumentalists playing the same piece, adjusted accordingly. There is a version for almost every instrument in the orchestra. The mp3 for each work is slightly different, but in each; layers of material from the solo part are transformed as premonitions/echoes and mixed with drones. This piece is a continuous interplay of “is it live or Memorex”. The three movements are played attacca: I. Rubix - a mathematical drone of permutations like a Rubik’s Cube; a constant shift of the equations. II. Nisia - a form of music from the Greek Islands, the ‘drone’ of water arriving to the beach in waves; a force of nature that comes in and out of our attention. III. The Glass - the drone of a mirror reflecting an empty room, of that which is both there and not there.   Zoon and Social Distancing https://youtu.be/6mSIDW4Jc6o, have been my two video projects in response to the performing predicament as imposed by the COVID pandemic. In spite of our profession as a giant musical body known as the philharmonic orchestra, we’ve nevertheless been asked to do considerably more solo projects, performed in isolation through videos, and I therefore thought it appropriate to have some of our players perform and interpret each refraction from the prism, enhance visually through the use of different video filters. The pieces are dedicated to the first performers, who are mainly virtuosos, colleagues, and friends from the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In the video section of my website, the first instalment of 10 videos of these first performances are available. #Meg Sterling, flute https://youtu.be/NHHrYGgAnhY #Andrew Ling, viola https://youtu.be/QutxdH2kSpg #Matthew Lau, vibraphone https://youtu.be/b8mrPUuqaq8 #Linda Stuckey, piccolo https://youtu.be/uxO5Vbc3HNQ #Lorenzo Iosco, bass clarinet https://youtu.be/tn-uUTkIJ7s Linda Stuckey, piccolo - #James Boznos, vibraphone https://youtu.be/5vOXZuuiNBg #Richard Bamping, cello https://youtu.be/OZE8Mc-vnWc #John Schertle, e-flat clarinet https://youtu.be/Q9HIf-yRXog #Wang Liang, violin https://youtu.be/Afdwvm47MmE #Andrew Simon, clarinet https://youtu.be/ZGKKWwzMPXc If you’re interested in a copy of the music, please ask, and I’ll send it to you.
大館舞台 On Stage Online | 大館 x 港樂《社交距離》Tai Kwun x HK Phil: “Social Distancing” | 大館 Tai Kwun
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Tai Kwun 大館

大館舞台 On Stage Online | 大館 x 港樂《社交距離》Tai Kwun x HK Phil: “Social Distancing” | 大館 Tai Kwun

合作夥伴 In collaboration with 香港管弦樂團 Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra 在沒有現場演出的時刻,大館與香港管弦樂團(港樂)聯手錄製了短片形式的《社交距離》,港樂首席定音鼓龐樂思聯同一眾港樂樂師及多媒體藝術家成博民於大館賽馬會藝方的獨特空間內進行拍攝。 無論分隔多遠,音樂永遠是聯繫人心、拉近彼此的媒介。透過互聯網,我們希望在疫情期間把音樂傳到每一位觀眾手上。 導演:成博民 音樂監製:蔣源龍 作曲及首席定音鼓:龐樂思 第一小提琴:王亮 第二小提琴:余思傑 中提琴:李嘉黎 大提琴:方曉牧 長笛:史德琳 低音單簧管:艾爾高 小號:莫思卓 圓號:江藺 豎琴:譚懷理 While live performances are currently on pause, Tai Kwun and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) jointly recorded the music video “Social Distancing” composed by HK Phil’s Principal Timpanist James Boznos. Alongside multimedia artist Oliver Shing, Boznos collaborated with his colleagues at the HK Phil to perform the work in the unique architectural spaces of JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun. Music is always a medium that connects people’s hearts regardless of distance. Director: Oliver Shing Sound Producer: Roy Cheung Composer & Principal Timpani: James Boznos First Violin: Wang Liang Second Violin: Domas Juškys Viola: Li Jiali Cello: Fang Xiaomu Flute: Megan Sterling Bass Clarinet: Lorenzo Iosco Trumpet: Chris Moyse Horn: Lin Jiang Harp: Amy Tam 更多節目詳情 More Programme Details http://bit.ly/3hanzn0 The locations shown in the video were cleared during filming with no public access. 拍攝進行期間場地並無開放予公眾到訪
a time, times, and half a time (2018/20) op.18B for timpani and mp3, by OZNO, James Boznos - Timpani
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James Boznos

a time, times, and half a time (2018/20) op.18B for timpani and mp3, by OZNO, James Boznos - Timpani

a time, times, and half a time (2018/20) op.18B for timpani and mp3, by OZNO, James Boznos - Timpani I. The Prophet II. The Plain of Shinar (3:16) III. The Dream (5:08) IV. In The Lion's Den (8:45) V. Nebuchadnezzar (9:46 - 12:36) The program of this piece is based on the story of Daniel, from The Bible. Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by Him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half; and when he shall have accomplished scattering the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. As Daniel was always true in speech and was not influenced by his surroundings, certain motives keep being played by the timpanist, which compete and are not influenced by its surrounding rhythms. Melodic fragments from my Cantata Nr.1 "Anesti" are heard in the synthetic orchestra and serve as moments of praise, as Daniel continuously prayed. (Rhythmic motives from this piece appear in my Cantata Nr.2 "Ne'vuah"). This piece is currently being orchestrated as Concerto Nr.3 "a time, times, and half a time" (2018/21) op.18C for timpani and orchestra. This version op.18B serves as the "piano accompaniment". The playback equipment for this piece can be as elaborate or simple as desired. Any mp3 player with a quality speaker system is all that is required. It is best to have the two speakers closely behind the player, not spread too far apart, so that all the sound is coming from the players perspective; and for the player, the feel is like a traditional concerto with the orchestra behind. The work is entirely synchronised between the live and synthetic elements. The “mp3” music is comprised of drones — both rhythmic, melodic and harmonic. Everything notated below the timpani in the score is the synthetic orchestra. Clues of the “true pulse” are always in the synthetic music for the drummer to lock in with. If desired, one could add a click track to the file, but I prefer playing this piece without, and is not needed in performance. A practice midi recording with a slower metronome mark and click is provided for the performer to master the change of tempi and irrational rhythms. This video was produced by the Hong Kong Philharmonic for my recital. Full video is at: https://www.hkphil.org/online-programme/meet-our-principal-series www.jamesboznos.com
Zoon (2020) op.11R for cello and mp3, by OZNO (James Boznos) -  Richard Bamping, cello
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James Boznos

Zoon (2020) op.11R for cello and mp3, by OZNO (James Boznos) - Richard Bamping, cello

OZNO: Zoon (2020) op.11R for cello and mp3 Richard Bamping, cello (OZNO is the pen-name of James Boznos) www.jamesboznos.com ZOON, noun {zoh-on}: any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg. In fact, the word can have other meanings: the famous Dutch Flautist, the sound of a drone, or even an anagram of OZNO. The Zoon Project is s an instrumental prism; a spectral hearing of the same thing, yet refracted through disparate lenses of color, realized through different instrumentations. Similar to Berio’s Sequenzas or Davidovsky’s Synchronisms, this is a collection of solo works, but with the different instrumentalists playing the same piece, adjusted accordingly. There is a version for almost every instrument in the orchestra. The mp3 for each work is slightly different, but in each; layers of material from the solo part are transformed as premonitions/echoes and mixed with drones. This piece is a continuous interplay of “is it live or Memorex”. The three movements are played attacca: I. Rubix - a mathematical drone of permutations like a Rubik’s Cube; a constant shift of the equations. II. Nisia - a form of music from the Greek Islands, the ‘drone’ of water arriving to the beach in waves; a force of nature that comes in and out of our attention. III. The Glass - the drone of a mirror reflecting an empty room, of that which is both there and not there.   Zoon and Social Distancing https://youtu.be/6mSIDW4Jc6o, have been my two video projects in response to the performing predicament as imposed by the COVID pandemic. In spite of our profession as a giant musical body known as the philharmonic orchestra, we’ve nevertheless been asked to do considerably more solo projects, performed in isolation through videos, and I therefore thought it appropriate to have some of our players perform and interpret each refraction from the prism, enhance visually through the use of different video filters. The pieces are dedicated to the first performers, who are mainly virtuosos, colleagues, and friends from the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In the video section of my website, the first instalment of 10 videos of these first performances are available. #Meg Sterling, flute https://youtu.be/NHHrYGgAnhY #Andrew Ling, viola https://youtu.be/QutxdH2kSpg #Matthew Lau, vibraphone https://youtu.be/b8mrPUuqaq8 #Linda Stuckey, piccolo https://youtu.be/uxO5Vbc3HNQ #Lorenzo Iosco, bass clarinet https://youtu.be/tn-uUTkIJ7s Linda Stuckey, piccolo - #James Boznos, vibraphone https://youtu.be/5vOXZuuiNBg #Richard Bamping, cello https://youtu.be/OZE8Mc-vnWc #John Schertle, e-flat clarinet https://youtu.be/Q9HIf-yRXog #Wang Liang, violin https://youtu.be/Afdwvm47MmE #Andrew Simon, clarinet https://youtu.be/ZGKKWwzMPXc If you’re interested in a copy of the music, please ask, and I’ll send it to you.
Zoon (2020) op.11G for bass clarinet and mp3 by OZNO (James Boznos) Lorenzo Iosco, bass clarinet
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James Boznos

Zoon (2020) op.11G for bass clarinet and mp3 by OZNO (James Boznos) Lorenzo Iosco, bass clarinet

Zoon (2020) op.11G for bass clarinet and mp3 by OZNO (James Boznos) Lorenzo Iosco, BCL ZOON, noun {zoh-on}: any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg. In fact, the word can have other meanings: the famous Dutch Flautist, the sound of a drone, or even an anagram of OZNO. The Zoon Project is s an instrumental prism; a spectral hearing of the same thing, yet refracted through disparate lenses of color, realized through different instrumentations. Similar to Berio’s Sequenzas or Davidovsky’s Synchronisms, this is a collection of solo works, but with the different instrumentalists playing the same piece, adjusted accordingly. There is a version for almost every instrument in the orchestra. The mp3 for each work is slightly different, but in each; layers of material from the solo part are transformed as premonitions/echoes and mixed with drones. This piece is a continuous interplay of “is it live or Memorex”. The three movements are played attacca: I. Rubix - a mathematical drone of permutations like a Rubik’s Cube; a constant shift of the equations. II. Nisia - a form of music from the Greek Islands, the ‘drone’ of water arriving to the beach in waves; a force of nature that comes in and out of our attention. III. The Glass - the drone of a mirror reflecting an empty room, of that which is both there and not there.   Zoon and Social Distancing https://youtu.be/6mSIDW4Jc6o, have been my two video projects in response to the performing predicament as imposed by the COVID pandemic. In spite of our profession as a giant musical body known as the philharmonic orchestra, we’ve nevertheless been asked to do considerably more solo projects, performed in isolation through videos, and I therefore thought it appropriate to have some of our players perform and interpret each refraction from the prism, enhance visually through the use of different video filters. The pieces are dedicated to the first performers, who are mainly virtuosos, colleagues, and friends from the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In the video section of my website, the first instalment of 10 videos of these first performances are available. #Meg Sterling, flute https://youtu.be/NHHrYGgAnhY #Andrew Ling, viola https://youtu.be/QutxdH2kSpg #Matthew Lau, vibraphone https://youtu.be/b8mrPUuqaq8 #Linda Stuckey, piccolo https://youtu.be/uxO5Vbc3HNQ #Lorenzo Iosco, bass clarinet https://youtu.be/tn-uUTkIJ7s Linda Stuckey, piccolo - #James Boznos, vibraphone https://youtu.be/5vOXZuuiNBg #Richard Bamping, cello https://youtu.be/OZE8Mc-vnWc #John Schertle, e-flat clarinet https://youtu.be/Q9HIf-yRXog #Wang Liang, violin https://youtu.be/Afdwvm47MmE #Andrew Simon, clarinet https://youtu.be/ZGKKWwzMPXc If you’re interested in a copy of the music, please ask, and I’ll send it to you.
Zoon (2020) op.11F for flute and mp3, by OZNO(James Boznos) -  Megan Sterling, flute
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James Boznos

Zoon (2020) op.11F for flute and mp3, by OZNO(James Boznos) - Megan Sterling, flute

OZNO: Zoon (2020) op.11F for flute and mp3 Megan Sterling, flute (OZNO is the pen-name of James Boznos) www.jamesboznos.com ZOON, noun {zoh-on}: any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg. In fact, the word can have other meanings: the famous Dutch Flautist, the sound of a drone, or even an anagram of OZNO. The Zoon Project is s an instrumental prism; a spectral hearing of the same thing, yet refracted through disparate lenses of color, realized through different instrumentations. Similar to Berio’s Sequenzas or Davidovsky’s Synchronisms, this is a collection of solo works, but with the different instrumentalists playing the same piece, adjusted accordingly. There is a version for almost every instrument in the orchestra. The mp3 for each work is slightly different, but in each; layers of material from the solo part are transformed as premonitions/echoes and mixed with drones. This piece is a continuous interplay of “is it live or Memorex”. The three movements are played attacca: I. Rubix - a mathematical drone of permutations like a Rubik’s Cube; a constant shift of the equations. II. Nisia - a form of music from the Greek Islands, the ‘drone’ of water arriving to the beach in waves; a force of nature that comes in and out of our attention. III. The Glass - the drone of a mirror reflecting an empty room, of that which is both there and not there.   Zoon and Social Distancing https://youtu.be/6mSIDW4Jc6o, have been my two video projects in response to the performing predicament as imposed by the COVID pandemic. In spite of our profession as a giant musical body known as the philharmonic orchestra, we’ve nevertheless been asked to do considerably more solo projects, performed in isolation through videos, and I therefore thought it appropriate to have some of our players perform and interpret each refraction from the prism, enhance visually through the use of different video filters. The pieces are dedicated to the first performers, who are mainly virtuosos, colleagues, and friends from the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In the video section of my website, the first instalment of 10 videos of these first performances are available. #Meg Sterling, flute https://youtu.be/NHHrYGgAnhY #Andrew Ling, viola https://youtu.be/QutxdH2kSpg #Matthew Lau, vibraphone https://youtu.be/b8mrPUuqaq8 #Linda Stuckey, piccolo https://youtu.be/uxO5Vbc3HNQ #Lorenzo Iosco, bass clarinet https://youtu.be/tn-uUTkIJ7s Linda Stuckey, piccolo - #James Boznos, vibraphone https://youtu.be/5vOXZuuiNBg #Richard Bamping, cello https://youtu.be/OZE8Mc-vnWc #John Schertle, e-flat clarinet https://youtu.be/Q9HIf-yRXog #Wang Liang, violin https://youtu.be/Afdwvm47MmE #Andrew Simon, clarinet https://youtu.be/ZGKKWwzMPXc If you’re interested in a copy of the music, please ask, and I’ll send it to you.