Update! 7-11-23

So I’ve been chipping away at this process for a bit and progress is slow going. It has been really interesting to go back through my archive of scores and recordings and ask myself “do I want this on the website?” and “oh crap I forgot to put this piece here.”

Also, it has been fun to play around with the structure of the site and try to figure out how to make things user-friendly. My primary goal in all of this is to make a site where performers will be able to find my works. This has led to a lot of interest in layout and organizing as well as tagging and making things searchable. If you run into any difficulties finding things here, please go over to Contact Me and let me know!

About Me

Jay C. Batzner (b. 1974) is currently on the faculty of Central Michigan University. He reads too many comic books and tries to find time for sewing and other various hobbies. Jay likes playing chess but loses a LOT of games. 

Jay’s frequent interdisciplinary collaborations with choreographer Heather Trommer-Beardslee has led to several dance works based on student veterans, ecological succession, the Larry Craig scandal, and hyena behaviors. The hyena piece even includes puppets! 

80s atonal awesome bilston comic books comics concerto contemplative counterpoint duet dulcimer duo electronics fixed media funny hard high voice improvisation marimba medium voice noisy percussion piano poem poetry pop quartet sci-fi scifi setup short song song cycle speaking spiky spoken strugatsky timpani trigger triggered trio unpitched weird white zen

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