Category «News»

Review!

Garrett Schumann has reviewed Meerenai Shim’s CD The Art of Noise over at Sequenza21.com. Long story short, here is what he had to say about my piece, Mercurial: “Essentially, Mr. Batzner’s piece contains two kinds of material: ambient synthesized and processed sound paired with yearning flute melodies and upbeat, granular rhythms (which, at one point, …

My goodness, what a bunch of updates!

Wow, I didn’t realize how busy I had been and how little I’ve been updating my site! Egads. Anyhow, I’ve taken care of that. Lots of new things to check out. Tons of new scores as well as a new recording and video. Please poke around and look! What have I added? How about: New …

New recording – Cursed Motives

Over the weekend, composer/organist Carson Cooman sent me an organ realization of my open-instrumentation work Cursed Motives. It was such a great rendition that I asked him if I could post it here. He didn’t have a problem with it, so here it is! He even made a YouTube video for it, if you’d rather …

Upgrading the apparatus

My 2nd gen iPod Touch, which I got in Feb. 2010 for the Ilusis Tour, finally died last week. My replacement, a 5th gen, arrived today. Now I have a microphone and camera! And I’m prepared to use them…

My Year of Opera

I’ve started a new project over at my Sequenza21 blog. I’ve decided to try to watch one opera/musical every week for 2013. I’ve posted my first reaction after seeing the MET HD broadcast of Les Troyens yesterday. Check it out!

Updates!

One of the things I had hoped to do when I made the New and Improved Batzner site was to have more updates as to my compositional activities. Haven’t really done that. I’ll do better in the future! Here is what has been happening: My new work Golfballs the Size of Hail was performed at Electronic Music …

Testing the mobile app

So I got around to downloading the WordPress app on my iPod and configuring the site to accept mobile function. This is pretty slick so far, I hope it helps me do my updates from the road. BTW, I’ll be on the road a bit in the coming months. Electronic Music Midwest is in October …

Lied Time

Well, I’ve decided to be bold and start a “Song a Week” project I’m calling Lied Time. I talk about the idea in some detail over at my Sequenza21 blog, but long story short: I’m going to compose a new short piece for voice every week and put it up on said blog. If you …

DONE!

Wow, but I’ve spent the last 2 days revamping my site in WordPress. I dig it and I hope you do, too. What you’ll find is more detail on my compositions and activities. Check out the links above for scores and recordings. All the recordings are hosted in SoundCloud, too. I still need to re-write …