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Daniel Weymouth
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  Title Year Instrumentation Description Price
  Rare Events 1994 Bass Clarinet and Tape This piece is included on the CD, "Music from SEAMUS, Vol. 5," (EAM-9601), Michael Lowenstern, Bass Clarinet. It is also recorded on Lowenstern's CD, "Spasm," New World Records #80468, It was commissioned by Michael Lowenstern for premiere at the 1994 ICA Conference, Chicago, IL.
6 minutes
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$19.50
 
Composer/conductor Daniel Weymouth (link to photo and personal page)
 
Daniel A. Weymouth's work has been described as "power-color" music. As far as "color" goes, he is a confessed lover of sound(s) ? just about any kind of sound. This has led to a fascination with electro-acoustic music, and experience ranging from a summer spent at Stanford's CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) to two years in Paris working at a couple of computer-music facilities, Pierre Boulez's IRCAM and Iannis Xenakis' CEMAMu. The "power" part, along with other aspects ? the music's compact scale, density and pace, although probably not its harmonic language ? most likely come from his ten years spent as an itinerant musician on the road, playing jazz, rock, disco(!), R&B and funk in clubs, concerts and studios.
 
He has composed for a wide variety of ensembles, using both standard and electronic instruments, including "computer-interactive" ones. He is a founding member of NAME (New American Music in Europe) and has been an Composer-in-Residence at Christopher Newport University (1999), University of Missouri, Kansas City (1996) and the Lüneburg, Germany, Internationalen Studienwoche für zeitgenössische Musik (1994, 92, 89). Commissions have come from the Lüneburg New Music Ensemble, the Ensemble des Deux Mondes, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, the Guild Trio as well as numerous performers; grants from Meet the Composer and ASCAP. His compositions have been performed throughout Europe, Canada and the United States and appear on the SEAMUS and New World Record labels as well as with MIT Press (as part of a CD-ROM).
 
Dan continues to be an active conductor. He has led numerous ensembles, including Neue Musik Lüneburg, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players and Stony Brook's Contemporary Chamber Players.
 
For education and enlightenment Dan likes to acknowledge Jere Hutcheson, H. Owen Reed and Charles Ruggiero at Michigan State University and Richard Felciano, Andrew Imbrie and Olly Wilson at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1989, he has been on the Composition faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Associate Professor) where he is also Director of Computer Music, Co-Director of the Laboratory for Technology in the Arts, and major consultant for the new "emedia" Instructional Computing Site. He shares his Long Island home with his wife, their two daughters and a semi-crazed schnauzer.
 
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