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Contemporary Composers Collection, 1981-2002 | Music Special Collections

By Jessica Mirasol

Collection Overview

Title: Contemporary Composers Collection, 1981-2002View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1981-2002, undated

ID: 00.1/DCR PC 1

Primary Creator: Old Dominion University Libraries Diehn Composers Room

Other Creators: Anderson, Allen (Allen L.), Caldwell, James (1957-), Davis, Douglas, Diemer, Emma Lou, Fornuto, Donato D., Gottschalk, Arthur (1952-), Healey, Derek (1936-), Jex, David, Kasparov, Andrey (1966-), Klein, Joseph (1962-), Lieuwen, Peter, Macbride, David, Newmark, Jonathan, Snyder, Randall, Sochinski, James Richard (1947-), Vanneschi, Luca

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Materials are arranged in alphabetical order by composer's last name.

Date Acquired: 05/00/2011. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Composers, Music--United States--20th century

Languages: English, Italian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is made up of unpublished new music scores and recordings. The collection promotes new music through performance and actively pursues donations.

Portions of the Contemporary Composers Collection have been digitized and are available in the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.

Subject/Index Terms

Composers
Music--United States--20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Special Collections

Accruals: Additions to this collection are made on an ongoing basis by several donors.

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Composers

Acquisition Method: New music composers are contacted and encouraged to donate copies of their unpublished materials only.

Related Materials: New Music Performance Collection of the Old Dominion University Libraries Diehn Composers Room

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Item [insert number and title], Contemporary Composers Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Jessica Mirasol in 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History: Continual processing occurrs as donations are made.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Item:

[Item 1: Anderson, Allen: Cloud Collar, 1997],
[Item 2: Caldwell, James: Concerto for Wind Ensemble, undated],
[Item 3: Current, Brian: This Isn't Silence, 1998, 2001],
[Item 4: Davis, Douglas: Skylark of Many Hearts, 1998],
[Item 5: Diemer, Emma Lou: La Rag, 1981],
[Item 6: Fornuto, Donato D.: Concerto for Piano and Concert Band, undated],
[Item 7: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Concerto for Wind & Percussion Orchestra, 2002],
[Item 8: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Christmas Colors for Symphony Band, 1989],
[Item 9: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Leyenda, 1988],
[Item 10: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Ut Queant Lexis, 1999],
[Item 11: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Triad, 1991],
[Item 12: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Tricolor Concert March, 1992],
[Item 13: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Roulades, undated],
[Item 14: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Overture: Measure for Measure, undated],
[Item 15: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: RAR, 2002],
[Item 16: Healey, Derek: One Midsummer's Morning, 1997],
[Item 17: Jex, David: Three Songs from Life, 1988],
[Item 18: Kasparov, Andrey: Sonata No. 1 "In Tre Canti Ostinati", 1988],
[Item 19: Kasparov, Andrey: Three Prayers for String Quartet, 1993],
[Item 20: Kasparov, Andrey: Nocturne, 1998],
[Item 21: Kasparov, Andrey: Variations on a Theme by Mark Schultz, 2001],
[Item 22: Kasparov, Andrey: Peristroika, 1999],
[Item 23: Klein, Joseph: March Transforms, 1986, 1993],
[Item 24: Lacaze, Sophie: Ave Maris Stella, undated],
[Item 25: Lacaze, Sophie: Het Lam Gods, undated],
[Item 26: Lacaze, Sophie: Preludes pour Piano, undated],
[Item 27: Lacaze, Sophie: Tarentella, undated],
[Item 28: Lieuwen, Peter: Sea Space, 1991],
[Item 29: Macbride, David: Teeth, undated],
[Item 30: Newmark, Jonathan: String Trio, 1997],
[Item 31: Newmark, Jonathan: Introduction and Scherzo (2001), 2001],
[Item 32: Newmark, Jonathan: Duo Sonatina, 1995],
[Item 33: Smith, Kile: Three Dances, 1998],
[Item 34: Snyder, Randall: The Voyages of Ibn Battuta, 1989],
[Item 35: Sochinski, James: Ostinato Dance, undated],
[Item 36: Townsend, Perry: The Jester Sings, 1995],
[Item 37: Vanneschi, Luca: Three Angels, undated],
[All]

Item 23: Klein, Joseph: March Transforms, 1986, 1993View associated digital content.

Born in Los Angeles in 1962, Joseph Klein is a composer of solo, chamber, and large ensemble works, including instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic, and intermedia compositions. His music reflects an ongoing interest in processes drawn from such sources as fractal geometry, chaos, and systems theory, often inspired by natural phenomena. His works frequently incorporate theatrical elements, whether as a component of the extra-musical references or as an organic outgrowth of the musical narrative itself.

Literature is another important influence on Klein's work, with recent compositions based on the writings of Franz Kafka, Elias Canetti, Alice Fulton, W.S. Merwin, Milan Kundera, and John Ashbery, among others. Klein's compositions have been performed and broadcast throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and have been featured at national and international music venues including the Gaudeamus International Musicweek (Amsterdam), Ammerman Center Symposium on Arts and Technology, Symposium XII for New Band Music, Living Arts of Tulsa New Genre Festival, and the American Music Week in Bulgaria (Sofia); contemporary music festivals at Louisiana, Bowling Green, Florida State, Towson, Morehead State, and Western Illinois Universities, The Juilliard School, the University of Florida, and the University of Memphis; and conferences of the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States, International Trombone Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, International Trumpet Guild, International Double Reed Society, Percussive Arts Society, Society of Composers, Inc., and the Music Educators National Conference.

He has been a featured guest composer at such institutions as Cornell University, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, SUNY Buffalo, University of Louisville, University of North Dakota, Pepperdine University, Arkansas Governor's School, American University in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad), Janacek Akademie (Brno, Czech Republic), National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan), Myongji University (Yongin, South Korea), and Sichuan Conservatory (Chengdu, China), where he has presented lectures and master classes, organized concerts, and conducted performances of new music.

Research and teaching interests include postmodern aesthetics, the role of the composer in society, contemporary notational practices, and the work of Frank Zappa. He has presented papers at the Observatoire internationale de la creation musicale (Universite de Montreal), the Lodz Academy of International Studies (Lodz, Poland), and the International Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology (Hsinchu, Taiwan). Klein is the recipient of awards and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Composers Forum/Jerome Foundation, the American Music Center, the Gaudeamus Foundation of Amsterdam, Phi Mu Alpha, Meet the Composer, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). His works are recorded on the Innova, Centaur, Crystal, and Mark labels.

Klein holds a Doctor of Music degree in Composition (1991) from Indiana University where he studied with Harvey Sollberger, Claude Baker, and Eugene O'Brien. He also holds a Master of Arts degree (1986) from the University of California at San Diego, where his composition teachers included Robert Erickson, Roger Reynolds, and Bernard Rands, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (1984) from the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, where he studied composition with Stan Gibb. He is currently Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of North Texas College of Music, where he has served as Chair of Composition Studies since 1999.

http://music.unt.edu/comp/josephklein/


Browse by Item:

[Item 1: Anderson, Allen: Cloud Collar, 1997],
[Item 2: Caldwell, James: Concerto for Wind Ensemble, undated],
[Item 3: Current, Brian: This Isn't Silence, 1998, 2001],
[Item 4: Davis, Douglas: Skylark of Many Hearts, 1998],
[Item 5: Diemer, Emma Lou: La Rag, 1981],
[Item 6: Fornuto, Donato D.: Concerto for Piano and Concert Band, undated],
[Item 7: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Concerto for Wind & Percussion Orchestra, 2002],
[Item 8: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Christmas Colors for Symphony Band, 1989],
[Item 9: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Leyenda, 1988],
[Item 10: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Ut Queant Lexis, 1999],
[Item 11: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Triad, 1991],
[Item 12: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Tricolor Concert March, 1992],
[Item 13: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Roulades, undated],
[Item 14: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: Overture: Measure for Measure, undated],
[Item 15: Gottschalk, Arthur W.: RAR, 2002],
[Item 16: Healey, Derek: One Midsummer's Morning, 1997],
[Item 17: Jex, David: Three Songs from Life, 1988],
[Item 18: Kasparov, Andrey: Sonata No. 1 "In Tre Canti Ostinati", 1988],
[Item 19: Kasparov, Andrey: Three Prayers for String Quartet, 1993],
[Item 20: Kasparov, Andrey: Nocturne, 1998],
[Item 21: Kasparov, Andrey: Variations on a Theme by Mark Schultz, 2001],
[Item 22: Kasparov, Andrey: Peristroika, 1999],
[Item 23: Klein, Joseph: March Transforms, 1986, 1993],
[Item 24: Lacaze, Sophie: Ave Maris Stella, undated],
[Item 25: Lacaze, Sophie: Het Lam Gods, undated],
[Item 26: Lacaze, Sophie: Preludes pour Piano, undated],
[Item 27: Lacaze, Sophie: Tarentella, undated],
[Item 28: Lieuwen, Peter: Sea Space, 1991],
[Item 29: Macbride, David: Teeth, undated],
[Item 30: Newmark, Jonathan: String Trio, 1997],
[Item 31: Newmark, Jonathan: Introduction and Scherzo (2001), 2001],
[Item 32: Newmark, Jonathan: Duo Sonatina, 1995],
[Item 33: Smith, Kile: Three Dances, 1998],
[Item 34: Snyder, Randall: The Voyages of Ibn Battuta, 1989],
[Item 35: Sochinski, James: Ostinato Dance, undated],
[Item 36: Townsend, Perry: The Jester Sings, 1995],
[Item 37: Vanneschi, Luca: Three Angels, undated],
[All]

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