Mushroom

Eric LyonPhoto by Paul Herman Reller “Mushroom is a more extreme form of an approach I’ve always used in digital music – to make the computer do as much dull mechanical work as possible so I have more time to do flashy compositional work,” explained Dartmouth Assistant Professor Eric Lyon. “One of the nice things […]

Athena

Christopher ArizaPhoto by A. Ariza In the fall of 1999, Christopher Ariza enrolled in a computer music course at NYU taught by Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman. The primary objective of the course was for the students to become familiar with two common computer music programs: Csound and Max. Ariza focused his time on developing algorithmic compositional […]

1st Music 18 Commission Winners

Emily Doolittle Princeton doctoral student Emily Doolittle recently finished a set of three commissioned pieces for Tafelmusik. One piece, for the full ensemble, is called green notes; another, for just the string section, is called falling still; a third, for viola d’amore and soprano, is called Virelais. After the three pieces are performed at the […]

Judith Lang Zaimont

Judith Lang ZaimontPhoto courtesy of the composer Tennessee native Judith Lang Zaimont submitted a work entitled Impronta Digitale, an eight and a half minute perpetuum mobile in shifting compound meters. The tempo of the piece is marked 192 to the dotted eighth: “extremely fast,” according to the composer. A running pulse is interrupted only twice […]

James Mobberley

James MobberleyPhoto by Larry Levenson James Mobberley composed Give ‘em Hell! last year for the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. Pianist Robert Weirich gave the premiere performance on March 19, 2000 as part of series celebrating music at the White House. Truman was well known as an amateur pianist and an […]

Lowell Liebermann

Lowell LiebermannPhoto by Linda Harris The Dallas Symphony Orchestra‘s composer-in-residence, Lowell Liebermann, submitted a set of Three Impromptus, Op. 68. The Three Impromptus were written to commemorate the centennial of Yaddo. Stephen Hough gave the premiere at Alice Tully Hall on May 4, 2000. The title refers back to Schubert, according to Liebermann, because the […]

Curtis Curtis-Smith

C. Curtis-Smith C. Curtis-Smith is a Washington-state native now teaching at Western Michigan University. He has received over a hundred grants, awards, and commissions in the course of his career, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Koussevitsky Prize at Tanglewood, and 23 consecutive Standard […]

Three Composers Selected to Receive Bush Artist Fellowships

Bush Foundation On May 1, 2001, the Bush Foundation announced the winners of the 2001 Bush Artists Fellowships (BAF). Fellowships were awarded to 15 artists in areas of music composition, film/video, literature, and scriptworks. Each fellow will receive $40,000 for a 12 to 18 month period. The winners in music composition were Brent Michael Davids […]

National Music Council Honors Corigliano, Kamen, McPartland

On May 31, 2001, the National Music Council presented its American Eagle Awards to John Corigliano. Michael Kamen and Marian McPartland at the 20th Annual Awards Luncheon. Each year, the National Music Council presents the American Eagle Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to American music and music education. The Awards Luncheon included […]

ASCAP Names 2001 Morton Gould Young Composer Award-Winners

On April 30, ASCAP Foundation President Marilyn Bergman announced the 26 winners of the 2001 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. Congratulating the award recipients, Marilyn Bergman said, “The Morton Gould Young Composer Awards provide recognition and encouragement for gifted young composers under the age of 30. We congratulate the recipients and extend thanks […]