JB Floyd

Biography

JP Floyd – Pianist/Composer/Improviser his music making includes classical piano recitals and solo appearances with orchestra, new music performances as soloist and collaborator, jazz improvisations, and presentations (in the 70's) of his multi-media electronic ensemble – Electric Stereopticon.

Among other interests JB Floyd composes and performs music for Yamaha Disklavier He performed his compositions for Disklavier in New York's Merkin Hall on the INTERPRETATIONS series of the World Music Institute in 1997 and 2002. J B FLOYD's musical interests have prompted his participation in a diversity of musical activities throughout his career.

Pianist/Composer/Improviser his music making includes classical piano recitals and solo appearances with orchestra, new music performances as soloist and collaborator, jazz improvisations, and presentations (in the 70's) of his multi-media electronic ensemble - Electric Stereopticon. He has collaborated on many occasions with David Rosenboom in concerts of two-piano improvisations throughout North America and Europe. Their collaborations resulted in the recording, Suitable for Framing on the ARC label of Canada.

Their most recent work together found them performing simultaneously on Yamaha Disklaviers from "virtual stages" in Santa Monica, CA and New York City over the Internet Electric Cafe International, a network of sites around the world linked by teleconferencing systems, videophones and computers. FLOYD performed his compositions for Disklavier in New York's Merkin Hall on the INTERPRETATIONS series of the World Music Institute in 1997 and again in May of 2002, when he presented new works for soloists and Disklavier on the same series.

FLOYD's compositions include solo piano pieces, works for piano/Disklavier and computer assisted electronic instruments, and works for chorus, orchestra and jazz ensembles. His compositions have received performances in Europe, Canada, South America and throughout the United States. Tribute, his composition for piano and computer music performance system, was released on CD as part of the CDCM Computer Music Series Vol.18, and is available on the Centaur label. Another recently recorded performance of piano music by Salvatore Martirano is available on the New World label.

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