Jennifer Joan Fowler (born 14 April 1939) is a British composer of Australian birth. She was born in Bunbury, Australia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Bachelor of Music from the School of Music, University of Western Australia in 1960 and 1967, respectively. She spent a year working at the Electronic Music Studios of the University of Utrecht in 1968. In 1969 she settled in London and works as a free-lance composer. Fowler married computer programmer Bruce Paterson and has two sons.
Honors and awards
- 1970 Prize from the Academy of the Arts in Berlin
- 1971 Joint winner of the Radcliffe Award of Great Britain
- 1975 1st prize in the International Competition for Women Composers in Mannheim, Germany
- 2003 Miriam Gideon prize from the International Association of Women in Music
- 2006 2nd prize in the Christopher Bodman Memorial Competition, UK
- 2009 International Sylvia Glickman Memorial Prize
- 2009 Winner of the Marin Goleminov First International Composition Contest in Bulgaria
Selected works include:
- Lament for Dunblane, for chorus
- Magnificat, for chorus
- Nunc Dimittis, for chorus
- Blow Flute
- Towards Release, duo for violin and marimba
- Piece for an Opera House, for piano duo
- Cycling for solo piano
- Streaming Up for 4 bassoons and piano
- Echoes from an Antique Land
- Plainsong for Strings for string orchestra
Her works have been recorded and issued on CD, including:
- The Flute Ascendant (1992) Vox
- Sydney Dreaming, ABC Classics
- Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 10 December 2010.
- Briscoe, James R. (1997). Contemporary anthology of music by women. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
- Contemporary Composers. St. James Press. 1992.
- "Jennifer Fowler". Retrieved 10 December 2010.
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