Another phase of videos for the 2011 Commissioned Project: “12 by Seven”

Ali Helnwein

Federico Garcia


New phase of video Journals of the Commissioned Project

Jordan Kuspa

George Heathco


Alexandria Bryant

First phase of videos from the composers-Episode II

Hello everyone Below is the second set of the first phase of videos are posted enjoy, send feedback, and stayed tune as we add continue place many new additions to the Commissioned Project: 12 by Seven

All the best, -Nicholas

Alexandra T. Bryant


Paul Dooley

First phase of videos from the composers-Episode I

Hello everyone. The first phase of videos are posted enjoy, send feedback, and stayed tune as we add the other three composers of the first Phase later this week.

All the best, -Nicholas


Composer, George Heathco

Composer, Federico Garcia

Composer, Ali Helnwein

2011 Commissioned Project: “12 by 7” On the artist: C. Gregory Gummersall.

Video Introduction of the 2011 Commissioned Project: “12 by Seven”

Commissioned Project is launching this Week!!!

Hello everyone,

This year’s commissioned project is entitled “12 by Seven”. There will be 12 world premieres by Seven different artist; 6 composers and one talented visual artist, Greg Gummersall. Greg has painted 6 original works on canvas to provide inspiration for this year’s 6 selected composers. Please click on the artist tab in the menu bar to learn more about the artist and view these wonderful works by Greg. Also please visit Greg Gummersall’s website to view more of his great works at You can also see his talented and gifted wife, Jenny’s photography, as well as their son Tyler’s music. This is one talented family and I am very excited to have them as a part of the commissioned project.

The first series of videos will be posted throughout the week so stay tuned and there are many more to come till be lead up the performance on November 11th and 12th where you will not only hear the 6 world premieres of the works but also see the exhibition of these 6  fine works on canvas by Greg Gummersall.

All the best,

Nicholas Leh Baker

Duo Scordatura changes to Scordatura Music Society

Hello Everyone,

I had a wonderful season and enjoyed everyone who came to the concerts. We are looking forward to an exciting 7th season under our new name, Scordatura Music Society. There were many reasons we decided to make this change over, the biggest reason: Large ensembles and more guest artist. We have made Duo Scordatura the ensemble-in-residence. And Duo Scordatura have many small concerts, outreach programs, and the possible residence at a local university (School unveiled very soon) planned for next year, so you wont miss that D/S energy at all. HA!
As mentioned in our last newsletter page of the concert program, Faith will be leaving the duo to study at Boston Conservatory. Congrats again Faith!! and We are excited to announce the new Duo member, Lynsey Anderson ( viola). Welcome to D/S, Lynsey!
Also we are currently designing a new website, yet we will continue to keep this blog to fill you in on all the updates. I will all post the 2011-2012 season in a week, so stay tuned D/S fans.

All the best,

Duo Scordatura + Houston Sinfonietta

We are having another fun collaborative concert this Sunday at 3pm!!! And, it’s FREE! Come to the Tallowood Baptist Church to hear some awesome music! More details here:

Duo Scordatura Website

Houston Sinfonietta Website

Toy Delivery! :D

The final count is 238 toys! This morning Nicholas and Faith dropped off a literal carful of toys at Texas Children’s Hospital. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended Tango for Toys, donated toys, and donated money for toys. Thank you for your support and for caring for our children!