Andrew Meronek

Sun Gift (Dorico playback)

This is a melodically minimalistic trio I wrote many years ago, but this version has a microtonal (just intonation) treatment, with a 224EDO custom tonality system I defined in Dorico: both the Mixed Sagittal accidentals on a few notes and in the key signature; and the playback, which is excellent given this is fully computer-realized. […]

Extremely dissonant “Pentatonic” scale

The brainstorm inspired by a question on the Xenharmonic Alliance, I decided to create a simple chorale where the scale tones are derived exclusively from wolf intervals: the wolf fifth with its extra syntonic comma, and the wolf octave with its Pythagorean comma. The result here, treating both commas as the same, as they’re only […]

Performance documentation on Youtube

For anyone who is interested, I do have a small history of performances that people have opted to record and put on Youtube: Marie with the Rhythm Society Orchestra A pick-up band for a birthday party, on bass trombone: Chet’s Call Strike Up The Band Miller Time Some things from the Great Basin Jazz Camp: […]

Lesson Requirements

Here is my introduction to lessons document for new trombone students, intended both for them and for parents who may not know much about musical training: Lesson Requirements My approach to teaching private lessons covers a wide range of topics. Music is a doorway to many different disciplines besides literal performance, and I think it’s […]

My Favorite Big Band Recordings

I’m a big band jazz connoisseur. I love playing the music, and I love checking out others. Here follows those I believe are of the highest musical level and well-worth giving attention to, updated as I see fit: bill holman: a view from the side The Bill Holman Band: Brilliant Corners Bob Curnow’s L.A. Big […]

Another bootleg: NJO on 11 May 2010

I found more files in the digital heap, and separated this live concert into tracks. I remember this concert; it was in a grade school gymnasium in Luxembourg and as you can hear, those kids were fantastic. Probably one of the best, most energetic audiences I’ve ever played for. Bang Spot Exposition 1: Good afternoon […]

NJO Bootleg: The Grinning King

Every once in a while, it can be pretty fun to indulge in a bit of nostalgia and look through some of my old files . . . and look what popped up: This is a live recording from my SHAPE International Band days of a NATO Jazz Orchestra concert, featuring yours truly on trombone […]