iSCI Volume 1, issue 1 (Fall 2009)
Table of Contents
- Wendy Wan-Ki Lee, Chinese Musical Influences, Western Structural Techniques: The Compositional Design of Chen Yi's Duo Ye
- Brendan P. McConville, Refinement through Revision of Compositional Methods: The Recent Music of Elliott Carter as a Paradigm for Composers in the 21st Century
- Dana Dimitri Richardson, Syntonality: A New System of Harmony
- Elliott Schwartz, Keynote Address: 2006 SCI National Conference, San Antonio
- John Webber, Music Myth and Metaphysics: A Romp Through the Space-Time Continuum and Beyond
About the Contributors
Wendy Wan-Ki Lee is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to this appointment, she has held teaching positions at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, State University of New York at Binghamton, and the University of Michigan. Prof. Lee received her graduate degrees (Ph.D., M.M.) in Music Composition and Theory at the University of Michigan, a B.M. in Composition from the University of Toronto, as well as piano performance diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (ARCT) and Trinity College of London (LTCL and FTCL).
Brendan McConville is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His undergraduate studies were at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and he received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University. His areas of research include compositional methods in 20th century music and the use of emerging technologies in music theory pedagogy.
The music of Dana Dimitri Richardson has been broadcast over more than 70 radio stations in the U.S. and Greece including WNYC and ERT, Athens, where he spent three years teaching music theory. During that period he was interviewed by Bobby Kanas on ERT and became a member of the Greek Composer’s Union.
Since then he has taught music theory and history at Cooper Union, Nassau Community College, and Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. During 2004-2006 he worked as a securities analyst on Wall Street and is now running his own investment advisory service, Well-Tempered Capital Management, LLC, while maintaining his compositional activity throughout. In 2008, his Ballade for piano solo was awarded first prize in the New York Composers Circle Competition.
Elliott Schwartz is retired from the faculty at Bowdoin College, where he served for 43 years, twelve of them as department chair. His many extended residencies and/or visiting professorships include Ohio State University, the University of California (San Diego and Santa Barbara), Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge.
Leading orchestras and chamber ensembles have recorded his music for New World, CRI, Albany, Innova, Capstone and other labels. Honors and awards for his compositions include the Gaudeamus Foundation (Netherlands), the Rockefeller Foundation (two Bellagio residencies), and the National Endowment for the Arts. Over the course of his career he has served as president of The College Music Society, president of the Society of Composers, Inc, vice-president of the American Music Center, and board member of the American Composers Alliance.
John Webber is a British composer living in Kalamazo, MI, where he runs webbermusic.com and teaches composition at Kalamazoo College. He has won no awards and no prestigious commissions, has co-founded and directed three orchestras, composed nearly 200 works and taught in England, Germany, and the U.S. He is currently interested in peer reviewed online music archiving, publishing and distribution. More, if interested, at www.webbermusic.com.
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