Dennis Báthory-Kitsz

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Dennis Báthory-Kitsz (born March 14, 1949, Plainfield, New Jersey) (pseudonyms: Dennis Bathory, Dennis Kitsz, Dennis J. Kitsz, Dennis Bathory Kitsz, Kalvos Gesamte, Grey Shadé, D.B. Cowell, Brady Kynans, Kalvos Zondrios, Báthory Dénes, Orra Maussade, Don Johnson, Kerry Merritt, Calvin Dion, Enimtu Bemanyna) is a Hungarian-American author and composer.[1][2] [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Aside from music, he was an author during the first generation of personal computers (1979–85),[11][12] and interviewed Bill Gates.[13] He was involved in the post-Fluxus art movement (1973–78), and is director of Vermont's Alliance of Independent Country Stores (2001–present).[14][15]

Báthory lives in Northfield, Vermont. He is a descendent of the Báthory family, a prominent central European clan during the Middle Ages.

Music and works[edit]

He has composed more than 700 works, including sound sculpture, solo and chamber music for the instruments of classical music, electronic music, stage shows, orchestral pieces, dance music, opera, interactive multimedia, sound installations, and performance art events. He has also designed and built new musical instruments.[16][17] He has advocated what he calls contemporary "nonpop" music,[18] and the performance of contemporary classical music (new music) in preference to the music of composers of past eras. He offers his compositions to be downloaded and played for free, but does not release them into the public domain and takes royalties for public performance as usual. His organ work Yer Attention, Please has been performed by Kevin Bowyer.[19] His Dashuki Music Theatre has performed at Charlotte Moorman's Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York.[20]

Kalvos & Damian[edit]

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz is known for co-founding and co-hosting Kalvos & Damian New Music Bazaar[21][22] with the composer David Gunn.[23] Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar was an ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award-winning radio/web program that ran 537 shows from 1995-2005.

Ought-One festival[edit]

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz also founded and organized the Ought-One festival.[24][25]

We Are All Mozart[edit]

The We Are All Mozart project (WAAM) demanded a finished commissioned composition each day in year 2007. Not a complete success the project received a 100 commissions which Dennis Báthory-Kitsz completed.[26][27]

Erzsébet: The Opera[edit]

In 1987 Dennis Bathory-Kitsz was planning to write an opera about Elizabeth Bathory, a Hungarian medieval ruler. Dennis created the “Erzsébet: The Opera” website in 1996 which was featured at Microsoft’s old home page it received millions of hits in one week. People submitted articles, artwork and novels for the website. The first article on Erzsébet: The Opera was published in “Requiem” in France in 1998.[28] In 2001 a team from The Travel Channel found the website and sent Dennis Bathory-Kitsz to Cactice in Slovakia for a show called “World’s Bloodiest Dungeons” A clip of the opera was on "Deadly Women" a show aired in 2004 on The Discovery Channel. The entire opera was produced by the composer in 2011.[29][30][31][32] New opera based on Hungarian countess in the Stowe Reporter, October 20, 2011

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

Scores[edit]

Discography[edit]

Interviews, Articles & reviews[edit]

Compositions[edit]

  • Fanfare:Heat, for orchestra (premiered by the Vermont Youth Orchestra)
  • Diamonds, a spatial work for 32 instrumentalists or 32-channel electronic sound
  • Cold Stones, 14 intimate songs for voice and chamber orchestra
  • Erzsébet, chamber opera on the story of Elizabeth Bathory in 3 acts, and film score; libretto by Andrei Codrescu
  • Krikisque (2004), for electronic playback[35]
  • Warbler Garden (2003), for electronic playback[36]
  • Bales, Barrels, & Cones: Antebellum/Antibellum (2002), for drumkit and playback
  • Tïrkíinistrá: 25 Landscape Preludes (2002)
  • VoxN (2002), for chamber ensemble and reader
  • Mirrored Birds (2001), a flute concerto
  • Fuliginous Quadrant (2001), for chamber ensemble
  • The Key of Locust (2001), for chamber trio
  • HighBirds (Prime) (2001), for two electric guitars and playback
  • RatGeyser (2000), for MalletKat and playback
  • Mountain Dawn Fanfare (2000), for orchestra
  • Quince & Fog Falls (2000), for chamber ensemble
  • The Sub-Aether Bande (2000), for flute and percussion
  • Sourian Slide (1999), for string orchestra
  • LowBirds (1999), for small ensemble
  • Zonule Glaes II (1999), electroacoustic work with string quartet
  • Into the Morning Rain (1998), for small ensemble
  • Detritus of Mating (1997), electroacoustic work
  • zéyu, quânh & sweeh (1996), for playback
  • exirxion (1996), for tape
  • xirx (1996), a performance work for electronic tape, ice and aromas
  • Hoots & Honks (1996), for string quartet
  • Hang Time (1995), for timpani and orchestra
  • Hypertunes, Baby (1994), for voice and tape
  • Build, Make, Do (1994), for small ensemble
  • Unisons (1994), for six performers
  • 8 Pooners (1993), a performance work for solo clarinettist
  • Llama Butter (1993), for tuba and tape
  • Emerald Canticles, Below (1993), for small ensemble
  • Binky Plays Marbles (1992), for double bass and viola
  • The Pretty Songs (1991), for saxophone and voice
  • Softening Cries (1991), for orchestra
  • A Time Machine (1990), for voice, small ensemble, dance and computers
  • Traveler's Rest and Wolf (1991), sound environments
  • The Lily and the Thorn (1990), for orchestra
  • Yçuré (1990), for two chamber orchestras
  • Four Sharks (1989), for nine performers
  • Northern Lights ...seeking Sasquatch (1989), for orchestra
  • Csárdás (1989), for piano
  • Pianaroll (1989), for piano and electronic tape
  • Variations on Amanda (1989), for three strings and harpsichord
  • Winter, Three Songs on the Nature of Armageddon (1987), for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
  • Rough Edges (1987), for piano
  • Beepers (1986), a high-tech cabaret
  • In Bocca al Lupo (1986), environmental sound design
  • Mantra Canon (1986), for large ensemble
  • Echo, A Performance Ritual in Four Parts (1985)
  • Ash Wednesday (1983), for small ensemble
  • Rando's Poetic License (1978), for electronics, microcomputer, voices, instruments
  • Mass (1978), for small ensemble
  • Plasm over ocean (1977), a chamber opera for small ensemble
  • Stoneworld/Grey (1977), a multimedia dance work
  • Somnambula (1975), for recorder and electronic sound
  • Triple Quartet (1975), for string ensemble

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kyle Gann (September 1, 1998). "> music > Consumer Guide by Kyle Gann". village voice. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Kyle Gann (July 6, 1999). "> music > New music online by Kyle Gann". village voice. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Steppin' Out". Ascap.com. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "VCME Repertoire". Vcme.org. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Frog Peak Artist:Dennis Bathory-Kitsz". Frogpeak.org. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Noah Creshevsky 60th Birthday Concert". Newmus.net. November 3, 2005. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ NewMusicBox[dead link]
  8. ^ "AiA review". Pavelkraus.com. June 25, 2005. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Christian Science Monitor Blog | In Focus Archive September, 2004". Weblogs.csmonitor.com. February 3, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ Norberto (February 2, 2004). "esculpiendo milagros". Esculpiendo.blogspot.com. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  11. ^ Amazon.com list of his books
  12. ^ "RFID Update Contributors". Rfidupdate.com. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Slashdot | B. Gates Rants About Software Copyrights – in 1980". Features.slashdot.org. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  14. ^ Vermont's Country Stores Organize to Face Threats, New York Times
  15. ^ http://vaics.org/about
  16. ^ "experimental musical instruments review page 4". Psychevanhetfolk.homestead.com. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Dennis Báthory-Kitsz: My Original Instruments". Maltedmedia.com. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  18. ^ http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0137,gann,28027,22.html We Will, We Will Nonpop You We Will, We Will Nonpop You by Kyle Gann, Village Voice, September 11, 2001
  19. ^ Glasgow Pipeworks, Programmes
  20. ^ Gendarme for Charlotte Moorman
  21. ^ http://www.villagevoice.com/music/9927,gann,6861,22.html Sound Bytes of Truth by Kyle Gann, Village Voice July 6, 1999
  22. ^ "FAQ's at Kalvos & Damian New Music Bazaar". Kalvos.org. August 3, 2002. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  23. ^ Retuning the Dial: Rethinking the Relationship between Radio and New American Music NewMusicBox Published: May 1, 2000
  24. ^ http://www.newmusicon.org/v9n4/v94ought1.htm Ought One Have Attended?, By David Cleary, New Music Connoisseur
  25. ^ http://204.151.38.11/cmj/reviews/26-1/hymer-ought.html Ought-One Festival Reviewed by Jennifer Hymer, Computer Music Journal
  26. ^ http://weareallmozart.com/
  27. ^ Vermont composer completes 100 works in one year Times Argus, October 10, 2008 (Feature on "We Are All Mozart")
  28. ^ cite
  29. ^ http://www.sequenza21.com/category/music-events/page/4/
  30. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_widesearch=yes&p_multi=RHDB%7CBMAB%7C&p_product=MCNP&p_theme=mcnp&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_field_fselect-0=title&p_text_fselect-0=New%20work%20can%20be%20blood-curdling&s_dispstring=headline%28New%20work%20can%20be%20blood-curdling%29%20AND%20date%28all%29&xcal_numdocs=20&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&xcal_useweights=no New work can be blood-curdling] Times-Argus, November 2, 2011 (review of Erzsébet)
  31. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_widesearch=yes&p_multi=RHDB%7CBMAB%7C&p_product=MCNP&p_theme=mcnp&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_field_fselect-0=title&p_text_fselect-0=NErzs%E9bet:%20The%20%27female%20Dracula%27%20or%20merely%20a%20hated%20powerful%20woman&s_dispstring=headline%28NErzs%E9bet:%20The%20%27female%20Dracula%27%20or%20merely%20a%20hated%20powerful%20woman%29%20AND%20date%28all%29&xcal_numdocs=20&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&xcal_useweights=no Erzsébet: The 'female Dracula' or merely a hated powerful woman?] Times-Argus, October 27, 2011
  32. ^ Blood Countess Opera Premieres, 24 Years By Alice Levitt- Making in Seven Days, October 26, 2011
  33. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=NMSKPQAACAAJ&dq=inauthor:%22Dennis+B%C3%A1thory-Kitsz%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1Bm2T-S9CYP-6QH7raXpCg&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA
  34. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Kenneth-Goodman-chronology-annotated-bibliography/dp/0911028250/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337334592&sr=1-2
  35. ^ "60x60 (2004–2005) Vox Novus VN-001". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  36. ^ 60x60 (2003) Capstone Records CPS-8744

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