Eric Chasalow

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Eric Chasalow (born 1955) is an American composer[1] of acoustic and electronic music.[2][3] He is Professor of Composition at Brandeis University, and Director of BEAMS, the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio. He holds the D.M.A. from Columbia University where his principal teacher was Mario Davidovsky and where he studied flute with Harvey Sollberger. He holds awards from, among others, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, with particular recognition for his works that combine live soloist with electronic sounds. His music is published by G. Schirmer, McGinnis & Marx (New York) and Edition Bim (Bulle, Switzerland) and appears on CDs from New World Records, ICMC.

Selected works[edit]

Orchestral

  • Concerning Sunspots (2004)
  • Dream Songs (2000–01)
  • Leaping to Conclusions (1987)

Solo

  • Winding Up (1990) — horn
  • Falling Forward (1980) — flute
  • Anti-Chambers (1979) — flute

One to Four Instruments with Electronic Sound

  • The Fundamental Object (2004–05) — viola
  • Trois Espaces du Son (2004) — piano, percussion
  • Due (Cinta)mani (2002) — piano
  • What is Danced…(and what is not) (2002) — harp
  • In a Manner of Speaking (2000) — bass clarinet
  • Suspicious Motives (1999) — flute, clarinet, violin, 'cello
  • 'Scuse Me (1998) — electric guitar
  • Out of Joint (1994) — trumpet
  • Fast Forward (1988) — percussion
  • Over The Edge (1986) — flute
  • The Furies (1984) — soprano
  • Hanging in the Balance (1983) — 'cello
  • Reverses (1980) — improvisers (any instruments)
  • Verses and Fragments (1979) — horn, percussion

Chamber Ensemble

  • Fourth of Nature (2004) — marimba duo
  • Lo Schermo (2002) — flute, violin, piano
  • Yes, I Really Did (1998) — piano trio
  • Five Simic Songs (1998) — soprano and string quartet
  • To The Edge And Back (1997) — flute and piano
  • In The Works (1993) — flute, clarinet, violin, 'cello, percussion, piano
  • First Quartet (1989–90) — string quartet
  • Returning to the Point (1982) — flute, violin, viola, 'cello
  • Two From Three (1980) — violin, cello, piano

Vocal

  • Huffy Henry (2001) — tenor and piano
  • Five Simic Songs (1998) — soprano and string quartet
  • Pass it On (1995) — soprano and piano
  • The Shampoo (1989) — soprano and piano
  • The Furies (1984) — soprano and electronic sound
  • Triptych (1984) — soprano and piano
  • Rain Towards Morning
  • The Central Cameo
  • Late Air
  • Words (1980)— a cappella chorus

Piano

  • Due (Cinta)mani (2002)
  • A Loose Translation (1995–96)
  • Little Word (1991)
  • Groundwork (1986)

Electronic (Tape Pieces)

  • Into Your Ears (2004)
  • Museum in D (2004)
  • Wolpe Variations (2003)
  • Clapping Game (2002)
  • Crossing Boundaries (2000)
  • Seven Variations on Three Spaces (1998)
  • Portrait of The Artist (1997)
  • Left to His Own Devices (1996)
  • And it flew upside-down (1994)
  • The Fury of Rainstorms (1992)
  • This Way Out (1991)

Notable Students[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clifton, Keith E. (October 2008). Recent American art song: a guide. Scarecrow Press. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-8108-6210-4. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Kozinn, Allan (2 August 2006). "CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; The Classical and the Vernacular, a Cohesive Choice of the Contemporary". The New York Times. p. 5. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  3. ^ 21st century music. 21st-Century Music. 2000. p. 13. 

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