From the Maslanka Archive – No. 17, Score Study With Stephen Steele

From the Maslanka Archive features media and stories of David’s life and work. Did you work with David? Please consider contributing material.

It’s time for another edition of From the Maslanka Archive. We are actively building the Archive, but it won’t be ready for public viewing for a while. In the meantime, we wanted to show off some great items we’ve already collected.

We also wanted to inspire YOU to help grow the collection. We would love to feature you in an upcoming edition! Simply provide us with photos, video, audio, or stories of your time together and you may find them on the front page. 

This week, we are excited to feature pictures of Stephen Steele using scores to prepare a studio recording of David’s music. In these pictures you can see evidence of the amount of technical work that goes into a recording project, such as: marking the score, making annotations, listening to playback, and apparently having some personal time with an iguana. (So that’s your secret, Steve?) One of the works that you can see Steven preparing is David’s Procession of the Academics.

Stephen Steele is a longtime champion of David’s music. While director of bands at Illinois State University, he performed nearly every major piece of David’s and commissioned & recorded several for the Albany label.

Thanks to Stephen for providing these images.

Would you like to be featured in an upcoming edition of From the Maslanka Archive? It’s easy! Please send us anything you have (picture, audio, video, concert poster, concert program, correspondence with David, etc.) and we will feature you!