ANALOG arts operates in three major areas: live events, recordings, and project management.

RECORDINGS View Analog Arts’ complete Discography.

Bach Cello Suites (2017)
Dariusz Skoraczewski

A double-CD set of the complete Bach cello suites.
Cello Phantasia (2016)
Dariusz Skoraczewski

Cello Phantasia is the second solo album by Dariusz Scoraczewski, Principal Cello of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is joined on this effort by the peerless Michael Sheppard for an intimate program of cello and piano music. Cello Phantasia showcases two virtuosic musicians making dazzling chamber music together.
Monodramas (2014)

Monodramas is the first full-length album from ‘formidable new-music force’ loadbang, a quartet comprised of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. It features new theatrical works by Hannah Lash, Andy Akiho, Paul Pinto, and Eve Beglarian that tell solitary but universal stories – monodramas. Each piece explores the porous boundary between voice and instrument where sonic and expressive capabilities blend.
Axes of Symmetry (2014)
Base 4
Base 4 is a trio that disassembles well and lesser known jazz compositions, creatively reinterprets them, and segues in and out of the written themes using spontaneous improvisational interaction. Base 4 is Bruce Friedman on trumpet, Derek Bomback on guitar, and Alan Cook on drums and percussion.
On the End (2013)
Andy Kozar

On the end… is New York City based trumpeter, composer, and improviser Andy Kozar’s premier release featuring his own work. Recorded by some of the countries finest performers and ensembles at Ryan Streber’s Oktaven Studios.
Thanks for the Lobster & other Regina Music Box Favorites (2013)
Analog Arts

Thanks for the Lobster is a collection of music box recordings featuring instruments and discs that were built by the Regina company more than 100 years ago. Regina music boxes use flat discs instead of cylinders, and they were renowned for their sumptuous tone. The songs reflect the popular music from the late 19th century, ranging from hymns and marches to opera and musical comedy numbers, not to mention novelty songs like the title track. The arrangements have their own peculiar quirks as well, with an extraordinary amount of filigree on the melodies in order to show off the musical range of the music boxes.
IRON COMPOSER Iron Composer is a one-day composition contest that pits five composers against each other, with only five hours to compose a piece of music. The day begins at 9 a.m. with a musical puzzle. The composers are assigned an instrumentation and a secret musical ingredient. They are given a private studio and a box lunch, and they have to use their all of their wits and accumulated skills to complete the challenge in the time allotted.

Previous scorings have featured wind quintet, piano trio, solo organ, and a duo of cello and flute. The secret musical ingredient could be anything from a chord progression to a film clip. Iron Composer has used secret ingredients ranging from Hoyt Axton’s 4-note motif for The Jetsons, to Monet’s Impression, Sunrise, as well as an antique music box built in 1895. The freshly composed pieces are rehearsed and performed on a public concert at 8 p.m., which is broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM and simulcast on The first prize is $500 and the title of “Iron Composer”!

Composers from around the world enter to compete in Iron Composer, which was created by Analog Arts in 2007. Since 2009, the contest has been presented on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University. Past judges and emcees have included: Margaret Brouwer, Thomas Wilkins, Hal France, David Gompper, Loris Chobanian, Regina Mushabac, William Daugherty, and Jonathan Moyer.

Past competitors have included: Mari Takano, Yotam Haber, Caroline Mallonée, Marcus Maroney, David Carter, Joe Trapanese, Zvonimir Nagy, and Natalie Williams.

STOCKHAUSEN Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) was one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Over the course of his five-decade career, Stockhausen created some of the most enduring masterpieces of the contemporary period. From its very first concert, ANALOG arts has committed itself to presenting Stockhausen’s music, and it continues to develop productions of his largely unknown later works from the LICHT and KLANG cycles.

Analog has presented the following Stockhausen compositions:

Aus den Sieben Tagen
Cosmic Pulses*
Eingang und Formel
Gesang der Jünglinge

Outer Space*
Studie I
Studie II
Trompete aus Orchester Finalisten

* U.S. Premiere

ARTSaha! ARTSaha! was Omaha’s new music festival from 2004-2008. ANALOG arts established the festival as an outlet for local artists to collaborate with its diverse roster of partners from around the world. Programs for the festival featured everything from kites to Samuel Beckett and beyond.

Interview with ARTSaha! director Joe Drew: Interview with Joe Drew about Artsaha!