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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This collection is made up of unpublished new music scores and recordings.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Acquisition Method: New music composers are contacted and encouraged to donate copies of their unpublished materials only.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 3: Current, Brian: This Isn't Silence, 1998, 2001View associated digital content.

A Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Barlow Prize for Orchestral Music, Brian Current has been repeatedly recognized as one of the leading composers of his generation in North America. His music, lauded and performed internationally as well as broadcast in over 35 countries, is renowned for its energy, wit and daring bravado. Brian Current's music has been performed across North America and abroad by the Esprit Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra (Carnegie Hall), the Oakland Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the Vancouver Symphony, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia (Koussevitzky commission), Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), the VOX festival of the New York City Opera, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Winston Choi, the Honens International Piano Competition, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and others.

Raised in Ottawa, Brian Current studied music at McGill University in Montreal with Bengt Hambreaus and John Rea. He later completed his Ph.D. in composition on full fellowship from the University of California at Berkeley in 2002, where he was also active as a conductor. He has since been featured conducting with numerous orchestras and ensembles, including the Windsor Symphony, the Thunder Bay Symphony, New Music Concerts, the Kensington Symphonietta, Soundstreams, CBC's On Stage, as well as with the Esprit Orchestra's New Waves Festival. Since 2006, Brian Current has been the artistic director and conductor of the Royal Conservatory of Music's New Music Ensemble, which performs several concerts per year of international contemporary works.

As the winner of the 2011 Fedora Prize in International Chamber Opera, Brian Current will conduct his chamber opera Airline Icarus, in a fully staged production in April of 2011 in Verbania, Italy. In October of 2009, Brian Current was the artistic director of Nuit Blanche at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. In celebration of the opening of the new Koerner Hall, Brian directed over 200 musicians, singers, staff, volunteers and electronics in a 12-hour installation of James Tenney's In a Large Open Space which spanned the entire building. An estimated 15 000 people attended throughout the night. In 2001, Brian won the Grand Prize in the CBC National Competition for Young Composers for his piece For the Time Being, which then went on to win Selected Work (under 30) at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris. In 2002 it opened the inaugural concert of the Warsaw Autumn Festival, conducted by Antoni Wit. Recently Brian Current's new disc This Isn't Silence: Works for Symphony Orchestra, was nominated for a Juno Award, and featured Current conducting in a first-ever CBC broadcast of Classical Juno nominees.

Brian Current has received residencies from Yaddo, MacDowell, JUSFC (Kyoto, Japan) and Bogliasco (Italy) and is the recipient of the assistance of numerous foundations and arts councils. He lives in Toronto and is on the board of directors of the Toronto Arts Council, the Canadian League of Composers and New Music Concerts.

Source: http://www.briancurrent.com/


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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