Communauté électroacoustique canadienne
Canadian Electroacoustic Community
GM-500 — 1455, boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC, H3G 1M8, Canada
http://cec.sonus.ca - cec@sonus.ca
  • Residence: New Haven, VT, USA

I am recently retired from Middlebury College where I taught music for 32 years. My field was electronic composition though I also taught courses in theory, history and introduction to music. My graduate work in music was done at Princeton 1962-64. I also have an MBA from Stanford University. The transition from composition with sounds to composition with visual materials has been delightfully effortless. My musical techniques can be translated almost directly to painting. Color is orchestration. Hue is loudness. Line is melody, composition is harmony. There are parallels in such concepts as background-foreground, echoing of shapes, emotional content, iconography. It seems every time I address a visual problem I find myself thinking musically. And as a composer, my music was usually based on visual models. When I am asked if I have given up composing I answer honestly that I haven't. I just do it in a different medium. (Composer’s website)

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