Eric Chasalow

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Eric David Chasalow (born 1955) is an American composer[1] of acoustic and electronic music.[2][3] He is Graduate Dean at Brandeis University, and Director of BEAMS, the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Newark, New Jersey on May 25, 1955 and was trained in music and biology at Bates College, Maine, where he was awarded a B.A. in 1977. He enrolled at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1975–76 to study composition under Mario Davidovsky and the flute under Harvey Sollberger. He was awarded M.A. in 1979 and D.M.A. in 1985. [4]

He served as executive director of the Guild of Composers from 1980 to 1985 and of the Music Alliance in New York from 1988 to 1990. In 1983 he held a National Endowment for the Arts composer’s fellowship, in 1984, 1986, and 1998 Norlin/MacDowell fellowships, and in 1986-87 the Charles Ives fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim fellowship. In 1989 and 1994 he awarded prizes by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM). [4]

In 1990 he joined the faculty of Brandeis University, becoming chairman of the music department in 1996.

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.
  4. ^ a b "Chasalow, Eric (David)". encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

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