Avian Landscapes

Composed in 1977. Electronic tape composition (1977). World Premiere January 27, 1978, the Collective Ear series, College of Marin, San Raphael, California.

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Head over Heels, for MIDI keyboard, Macintosh computer and synthesizer

Composed in 1992. Commissioned by Earplay. World Premiere October 23, 1992 in Knuth Hall at San Francisco State University, with pianist Karen Rosenak.     read more

"... Festinger's Head Over Heels offered a cat and mouse game... The piece was catchy and full of verve, something to look forward to hearing again." - San Francisco Chronicle

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 22 pages

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Insect Voices

Composed in 2007. Scored for soprano, flute, violin, cello, percussion and CD playback. Translated Japanese and Korean texts and original text by Brenda Brown. Recorded insect sound source material courtesy of Thomas J. Walker, Professor Emeritus, Entomology, University of Florida. Commissioned for the exhibition Brenda Brown in Situ at the Selby Art Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida. World Premiere performance February 28, 2008, at the Selby Art Gallery, Sarasota.     read more

"...a fun, interesting, and at times moving reflection on those highly musical natural [insect] sounds, combined with apt poetry selections from the United States and the Far East." - San Francisco Classical Voice

Score: 8.5 x 11 Portrait format, 45 pages

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Composed in 1978. Computer generated tape composition. Realized at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University. World Premiere April 30, 1982, Sonar Plexus series, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, California.

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Outside In

Produced in 2008. Film by Beate Rygiert, music by Richard Festinger. World Premiere screening October 22, 2008, the New York Film Academy.

Film available from www.beaterygiert.de

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