Links for Composer/Writer/Artist/Conceptualist Jonathan FeBland
What Goes Around... (CD) http://tinyurl.com/whatgoesaround19
Published by UE at B&H store http://www.boosey.com/shop/prod/Febland-3-Miniatures-For-Clarinet-Piano/605886
Music Scores/Sheet Music by Jonathan FeBland - http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/febland
if you are already at iTunes - look for FeBland or (specifically for Piano Colours) Alvanis.
if you are already at Spotify - search under FeBland or Jonathan FeBland
FeBland February Fourteen Festival (linking YouTube to facebook) - https://www.facebook.com/FeblandFeb2014Festival
Painting - Visual Paths II
6 Shades of Orange (action painting) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7IBmFi4kew
An Interpretation of "The Snail" by Matisse - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJpEvBjCj9M
Doctor Fish, real print and e-book on Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Fish-ebook/dp/B00CV8KDJM
Poetastery real print and e-book on Amazon
Conceptual Art - https://sites.google.com/site/febland/interactive
Blog - Infotainment for Aardvarks (historical internet only)
Record Bridge Result - http://tinyurl.com/76-03-at-bridge
http://www.youtube.com/Znethru - Znethru & Mr B's Radio Show! - comedy channel on YouTube
http://www.flickr.com/photos/88132142@N00/8584260446/in/photostream - a photo of Jonathan FeBland
https://sites.google.com/site/febland/feblandinterview - Internet Interview
coming soon -
Who, Where, Why? (2015 CD - released - pop/rock - Jessica Knoll lead vocals, Mike Turtle production, co-lyricist, arranging, live percussion & additionals)
Colours for Clarinet (2016 CD - released - soloist JM Santandreu - mixed genres)
Jonathan FeBland is a London-based Composer who works in an enormous range of styles and genres. He is Published by Universal Edition and Schott, and on CD with Warner and Meridian.
His Contemporary Serious works include a number of extended Piano solo compositions, all of these premiered by Louis Demetrius Alvanis and many featured on the 2008 CD Piano Colours which has been extensively broadcast in Europe.
Classical Compositions in a more approachable language have become part of the Standard Repertoire with three different CD versions available of his 3 Miniatures for Clarinet & Piano (UE) with recordings by Deborah de Graaff (Australia), JM Santandreu (Spain) and Mark Walton (New Zealand).
One of his large-scale works is the Jazz Symphony in 33 Grooves which contains many different Jazz genres within a Symphonic context.
The Bolshoi Theater Wind Quintet will premiere one of his works in Moscow in 2017.
By January, 2015 he had over 250 works of Original Music published on YouTube.
Very recent projects include the new 17 microetudes for unacc. Clarinet (dedicated to Mark Walton and already beginning to appear on YouTube) and 31 Fragments for unacc. Cello (dedicated to David Johnstone) now in preparation for publication with Bardic Edition (UK).
Composer of over 1,000 works, FeBland has also written music in the New-Age genre, Film-style compositions and even Pop/Rock styles, with two CDs released on iTunes under his own name and produced in collaboration with Michal Turtle and Jessica Knoll in Switzerland. A third Pop/Rock CD is currently in production and is expected to be released later on in 2015.
He is currently working on 100 Etudettes for Piano which are expected to cover a wide range of genres with most pieces lasting between 50 and 100 seconds.
Jonathan FeBland is also involved with many other artistic activities such as Writing, Painting and Conceptual Art. His hobbies include Chess & Bridge; and he is one of the more honest collector/dealers to be found on eBay under Stamps, Coins, Watches and Ephemera.
He considers himself to be a belletrist in the best sense of the word.
As well as creating his own works of art, he has bought and commissioned various works of art, sculpture and misc. over the last decade.
In 2016 Jonathan FeBland published a comedy/satire/farce Doctor Fish and a book of (mainly) Nonsense Verse - Poetastery.
In Summer 2016 'Colours for Clarinet' was released by JM Santandreau (Cl.) and Christian A. Esteve Zinsser (Pf)
A number of different Composers are setting the poems in Poetasery as songs for publication in Summer 2017.
He also composed a new work Clarinet Overture (a pocket concerto) written for (and edited by) soloist and prof. of Clarinet, Mark Walton.
This also exists in Cello Version written for (and edited by) Spaglish Cellist (and 'hobby Composer') David Johnstone.
He is currently working on a book about Bridge entitled The Genius of the Weak No Trump.
In 2017 he plans to write a new stage play (another comedy/satire/farce) set in London.
Publishers Bardic Edition and Samuel King are bringing another 74 of his shorter works into print by early 2017.
About a dozen private art collectors are now displaying his paintings and he has one work in the permanent collection of MOBA (Boston, USA).
So far ~ mid-February update
In 2017 Simon J. Proctor has (already by end January) set all 63 of the poems in Poetastery as a two-hour long song-cycle. We now await a date for the premiere.
In addition, other Composers have set as follows: 4,1,1,1 & 1 poem (so far !) Mr S.J. Proctor is winning by at least 59. So 'Hats off Gentlemen' etc. etc.
Other news in 2017 - There is now a Cello version of the Clarinet Overture entitled 'Concertino for Cello' - edited and dedicated to David Johnstone (a 'Spanglish' Cellist of immense versatility & self-named "hobby-composer" who has written at least one stupendous masterpiece of a 'level one' quality - so well done David. It's not so easy being a Professional full-time Composer, is it ?).
There are plans in the pipeline for a premiere of Doctor Fish (Comedy/Satire/Farce) to be held some time between March and May 2018 at a London Theatre. Co- Produced by Thomas J. Champ there are still many decisions to be made regarding actors and venue, but an update will appear here sooner rather than later.
The Znethru channel over at YouTube continues to flourish with Mr. B #2 starring in approx. a dozen of the latest available video programmes, so please do feel free to catch up on the free entertainment which is also ad-free at the moment, but will shortly be monetized which will cause a 5-second delay ~ a mild peeve which we can all live with for the extra $$$ it will put into Jonathan's Piggy Bank.
He is currently studying Chaucer in the original (mainly because he so loves the spellings they had in the olden days!)
Global Music Awards: Current Winners
Silver Medal Winners - Outstanding Achievement
José María Santandreu (Spain), Colours for Clarinet, instrumentalist - Composer Jonathan FeBland - Christian A. Esteve Zinsser (Pf)
Snail Mail: Mozart House, HA8 7NH, UK
Webcounter: 35,406,709,812 (updated every 3 months in principle).
Feel free to sign the Guestbook or leave Jonathan a comment on YouTube or Amazon.
Jonathan FeBland's page is open to the public on FaceBook. Kindly refrain from using bad language, as this kind of thing will be removed quickly the first time and if repeated a more severe punishment will be imposed i.e. you get one chance and one chance only if you overstep the mark on his facebook page a second time, you get to walk the plank and those crocodiles look hungry to me. You can also follow him there should you so desire.
His Twitter nom-de-guerre is much harder to trace as he runs an operation akin to MI5 in the real world.
This page is maintained by La Chiesa de Queso (copyright 16th September, 2016).
FeBland is an equal opportunities meritocrat, generally concurring with the well known adage that ~ 'When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him'. [ Jonathan Swift ]
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Vote now - to put Oscar Wilde on the back of the new £50 note - it's about time, honestly. Another FeBland original idea 19th February, 2017.