MOUNTAIN SONG (2010)
DANCE KING (2014)
for piano and tuba
I Write for Duane (In the Style of J.S. Bach): "Fugue Fundraiser"
Watch the video above of me playing a piece written for a friend battling cancer.
World premiere of DANCE KING for tuba and piano performed at Indiana University, host of the 2014 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (May, 2014), commissioned by Paul Carlson, tubist in the Dallas Brass:
Dr. Ciach examines Beethoven autograph manuscripts at the Austrian National Library, Dec., 2013:
Performance of Chaconne for amplified cello and electronic music (2008) by Roger Lebow at the 22nd Annual Ussachevsky Festival of Electroacoustic Music (February 8) at Pomona College, Claremont, California:
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"Just listening brought moments of sheer excitement from how imaginatively the composer used his skills in orchestration to suggest chaos and furor, mystery and alarm, sympathy and wonder".
—Jacobi, Bloomington Herald Times
“Brian Ciach’s Collective Uncommon was one of the hits of this year’s Future Classics concert with the Minnesota Orchestra. I hear it as a 21st-century take on Sweeney Todd’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Brian’s music is quirky, wry and possessed with both good humor and a gleeful objectivity about the absurd. His work is beautifully scored, always clear and full of arresting sounds and images, held together by intuitive dramatic plans that draw the listener in.”
--Aaron Jay Kernis, Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Founder and Artistic Director
"In watching his performance [of the Third Sonata] and hearing the way it was composed it was obvious that he had a deep personal connection with each note that he played." --Ziegler, Rising: Contemporary Music at UI
About The Einstein Slide (2012): "Extraordinary piece. By turns beautiful and exciting. I do wonder about the mix of styles and influences; rock music, experimental, late 19th. century romanticism, etc. etc. We move from John Adams Shaker Loops to a chorale which gradually begins to disintegrate into atonality in just a few bars. This is Post Modernism in action with a vengeance!" --Michael Parkin