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Millikin University Percussion Halloween Concert Fun! Spooky!

Jack-o-lantern
Jack-o-lantern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Halloween is always my busiest time of the year. For some reason, the stars have it aligned around Halloween. Halloween was supposed to be my birthday, but I missed it by a week. Ironically, my daughter was born on Halloween (10 days after her original due date!). My first real masterpiece, the Creation Oratorio, was brainstormed in an Illinois bar with choral director Michael Engelhardt after the successful premier of my ghostly work virelaan by the Millikin University Percussion Ensemble.




This year I created a fun sci-fi homage for the Millikin University Percussion Concert. The premier will be Oct. 25 as part of the extremely popular annual Percussion Concert at the haunted Albert Taylor Theater. If you are in the Illinois area, you HAVE to check out this amazing and unforgettable Halloween event. Costumes and ghosts are encouraged!

Check out the event here: 
http://www.millikin.edu/kirkland/events/pages/EventDetails.aspx?rid=97&revent=Halloween%20Concert

I love the creepy, the weird, the freaky scariness of Halloween. I even did a stint as an indie special fx makeup artist one summer for indie horror flick in South Florida. Now mind you, I don't like gore much, although I've made up 40 zombies in one afternoon, freakishly created a shot where a boy was severed in half by crazy construction equipment, and have made some freakishly disturbing Halloween videos.

You can check out virelaan commissioned by the Millikin University Percussion Ensemble, conducted by the illustrious Brian Justison. This composition is dedicated to the ghost of Rail Girl, a real ghost who haunts the Albert Taylor Theater. Patrons try to dissuade the ghost's mischief by leaving her candy. So far only mischief has been caused by the ghost, who was rumored to have died at the theater as a young girl a century ago.

VIRELAAN CONCERT VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHkxCGo0XtY


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