Doris Hays, Beth Anderson, Coordinators
This course was given at the New School For Social Research in October, 1976. The program made possible in part through a grant from MEET THE COMPOSER, a statewide service program of the NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, administered by the American Music Center.
What are women doing creatively in music? Meet women who are active in the music world, composing and performing in many directions, from electronic music for film and the theatre to chamber music for the concert hall, and intermedia works from performance artists on the gallery scene. Performance of featured composers' music, sometimes by the composer herself, and discussions of her experience in music. A "her-story" of current music.
Susanne Ciani/Beth Anderson
Gitta Steiner/Doris Hays
Jill Kroesen/Alison Knowles
Faye-Ellen Silverman/Pamela Marshall
Nancy Van de Vate/Tui St. George Tucker
Claire Polin/Victoria Bond
Laurie Anderson/Joan La Barbara
ANNEA LOCKWOOD teaches at Hunter College and is currently working with environmental sounds and researching the interaction between music and the healing processes. Her World Rhythms will be performed.
VIVIAN FINE teaches at Bennington College in Vermont and has writ-ten dance works for Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Jose Limon. Her lecture-recital will include Missa Brevis. She is a pianist and will perform her own Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion.
LAURIE SPIEGEL studied at Julliard and plays 5-string banjo, blues and classical guitar, and Renaissance and Baroque lute. Her experimental film and video pieces have been broadcast on WNET, WGBH, BBC- TV, and other channels. Her computer produced music has been performed with many dance companies and was included in two U.S.I.A. tours of Latin America.
BETH ANDERSON is the co-editor and publisher of Ear Magazine since 1973, a member of Poets and Writers, Inc., and a recipient of an N.E.A. grant in composition. Her opera Queen Christina was performed at Mills College, and her writings and graphic scores have been published on Big Deal, Assemblings, Intermedia, Women's Work, on 1750 Arch Records, Heute Kunst, and Flash Art.
SUZANNE CIANNI is President of the Electronic Center for New Music, on the Executive Council of the Center for New Music, and a member of The Audio Engineering Society. She has received several scholarships and a Ford grant to pursue her work with synthesizers and computers. She has taught at the University of California and has performed in museums and galleries.
GITTA STEINER attended Julliard and Tanglewood. Her percussion music is frequently performed by percussion ensembles all over the United States, She lives in Douglaston, New York.
DORIS HAYS won first prize in the 1971 International Competition for Interpreters of New Music in Rotterdam. Her compositions for children are played in many schools here and in Japan. She originated a multimedia concert called Sensevents, which employs sculptures and lights as conductors.
Steiner: Songs for Soprano; Duo II, cello and percussion.
Hays: Set of Cheeky Tongue, soprano and piano; Breathless, bass flute; Sensevents Wildflower Music, for 6 instruments.
Estelle Morgen, soprano; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; the Primavera String Quartet.
ALISON KNOWLES works with the "Sounds out of Silent Spaces" group. Her writings and images have been published by Something Else Press, Nova Broadcast Press, Women's Work, Inc., and Unpublished Editions. Her work is in the category of experimental in-termedia. She has received a Guggenheim Grant.
JILL KROESEN's career involves Music, Theater, Video, and Graphics. She has played in rock bands and been published in Ear Magazine, Heute Kunst, Flash Art, Art Rite, and Look/CCM. She has a book of literary graphics published by D-Cup Dog Press.
FAYE-ELLEN SILVERMAN won the Stokowski Composition Competition when she was 13. She has degrees from Harvard and Colum-bia Universities. She is writing a book on the history of 20th century music.
PAMELA MARSHALL, a 1976 graduate of Eastman School of Music, lives in Boston. She will perform as hornist in 2 of her works.
Silverman: In Shadow, for soprano, guitar and clarinet; Speaking Alone, flute; Conversation, alto flute and clarinet; String Quartet.
Marshall: Wander Bittersweet, string quartet and French ham; Miniatures, French horn.
the Primavera String Quartet; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute.
PRIL SMILEY is associate director of the Columbia-Princeton Music Center. She has composed electronic scores for many theatre produc-tions, including Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre and the New York Shakespeare Festival. She will show films by Istvan Ventilla and Francis Lear which were made to accompany her music, and she will play tapes and discuss her experiences with electronic music composition.
NANCY VAN DE VATE teaches at the University of Hawaii. She is founder and chairperson of the League of Women Composers.
TUI ST. GEORGE TUCKER is a recorder virtuoso and conductor. She has done considerable experimenting with quarter-tone music. She lives in Greenwich Village.
Van de Vate: Sonata for Solo Violin; Five Sornber Songs, soprano.
Tucker: Sonata for Piano; De Profunis, voices and string trio; Quarter-Tone Duets for recorders.
Grete Sultan, piano; Pete Rose, recorder; Martha Kaplin, violin; Diane Jezurski, viola; Melissa Meell, cello.
CLAIRE POLIN teaches at Rutgers University. She is a well-known flutist, has written several works on the practice of flute technique, and will be performing her flute works on the program. She was a Leverhulne Fellow to Great Britain.
VICTORIA BOND studied at Julliard. She has conducted orchestras throughout the country and has been associated with the Julliard Contemporary Music Ensemble since 1973, She has done score arranging for various film studios, in addition to a number of chamber and orchestral compositions.
Polin: Dark Nebulae II.- Ma'alot, 4 percussionists and viola; Paraselene, flute, soprano and piano.
Bond: Conversation Piece, for viola and vibraphone.
Karen Phillips, viola; Rosalind Rees, soprano.
LAURIE ANDERSON studied at Barnard College and Columbia University. She has received grants from CAPS, the NEA, ZBS Foundation, and Gallery Association of New York. She has had one person ex-hibitions and installations at Barnard (1 970), Harold Rivkin Gallery 'I 973), and Artists Space (1 974).
JOAN LA BARBARA, composer and experimental vocalist, is con-cerned with extending the sound spectrum associated with the vocal instrument. She has performed jazz, rock, off-camera singing for commercials, classical and theater music but specializes in avant garde vocal work.