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Select section for details. George Theophilus Walker June 27, — August 23, was an American composer, pianist, and organist,  who was the first African American to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Walker was married to pianist and scholar May 26, — August 8, between and Walker  and playwright Ian Walker. George Theophilus Walker was born in Washington, D.
His father emigrated from Kingston, Jamaica  to the United States, and became a physician after graduating from Temple University School of Medicine. His first teacher was Miss Mary L. Lillian Mitchell Allen, his second piano teacher, held a doctorate in music education. He was admitted to the Blowin Smoke - Dog Eat Dog, Nastasee, All Boro Kings - MP3 Collection Conservatory that same year, where he Nigga You Love To Hate - Various - The Up In Smoke Tour (DVD) piano with David Moyer and organ with Arthur Poister.
Graduating at 18 from Oberlin College with the highest honors Three Hours - Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left his Conservatory class, he was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music to study piano with Rudolf Serkinchamber music with William Primrose and Gregor Piatigorskyand composition with Rosario Scaleroteacher of Samuel Barber. Walker was presented in a debut recital in Manhattan 's Town Hall.
With this "notable" debut, as it was described by The New York Timeshe became the first black instrumentalist to perform there. He was the first black instrumentalist to appear with this orchestra. The following year, he played Brahms' Piano Concerto No.
InWalker became the first black instrumentalist to be signed by a major management, the National Concert Artists. He spent the next two years in Paris studying composition with Nadia Boulanger. Inhe embarked upon another international tour, playing concerts in France, Holland and Italy. After a recital in London's Wigmore Hall in sponsored by Mrs. Zimbalist, he received an honorary membership in the Frederic Chopin Society there.
Walker's academic career continued in with faculty appointments to the Dalcroze School of Music; the New School for Social Research where he introduced a course in aesthetics; Smith College —68where he became the first tenured black faculty member; the University of Colorado Boulder —69 as visiting professor; Rutgers University —92where he served as chairman of the music department for several years; the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University —78 ; and the University of Delaware —76where he was the recipient of the first minority chair established by the University.
InWalker composed his String Quartet no. A string orchestra arrangement of the second movement of that work received its world premiere in a radio broadcast that was conducted by pianist.
Originally titled Lament, Walker later changed the title to Lyric for Strings. As a composer, Walker's music has been influenced by a wide variety of musical styles due to his exposure to the music of Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven, jazz, folk songs, and church hymns.
Maxine Sims has stated that Walker's piano technique is also reflected in his works, such as his Piano Sonata No. This sonata contains changing meters, syncopationand bitonal Prague Chamber Orchestra Cond. Dean Dixon - Symphony No. 33 In B F which all present great challenges for a performer to overcome.
InWalker became the first black composer to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his work, Lilacs for voice and orchestra, premiered by the Boston Symphony, Seiji Ozawa conducting. Washington, D. Inhe received the Composers Award from the Lancaster Symphony and the letter of Distinction from the American Music Center for "his significant contributions to the field of contemporary American Music".
Walker died on August 23, in Montclair, New Jersey at the age of Walker's oeuvre includes the following works: [ citation needed ]. Read more on Wikipedia. Structurally, Fratres consists of a set of eight or nine chord sequences separated by a recurring percussion motif. The sequences themselves follow a pattern, and while the progressing chords explore a rich harmonic space, they have been generated by means of a simple formula. Reich's work is marked by its use of repetitive figuresslow harmonic rhythm, and canons.
His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns, as on the early compositions It's Gonna Rain and Come Outand the use of simple, audible processesas on Pendulum Music and Four Organs The recording Music for 18 Musicians would help entrench minimalism as a movement. Reich's style of composition has influenced many contemporary composers and groups, especially in the US. Writing in The Guardianmusic critic Andrew Clements suggested that Reich is one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history".
When Саша - Кино - Коллекция was one year old, his parents divorced, and Reich divided his time between New York and California.
He is the half-brother of writer Jonathan Carroll. At the age of 14 he began to study music in earnest, after hearing music from the Baroque period and earlier, as well as music of the 20th century. While attending Cornell Universityhe minored in music and graduated in with a B. For a year following graduation, Reich studied composition privately with Hall Overton before he enrolled at Juilliard  to work with William Bergsma and Vincent Persichetti — Subsequently, he attended Mills College in Oakland, Californiawhere he studied with Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud — and earned a master's degree in composition.
Reich's early forays into composition involved experimentation with twelve-tone compositionbut he found the rhythmic aspects of the number twelve more interesting than the pitch aspects.
The soundtrack of Plastic Haircutcomposed inwas a short tape collage, possibly Reich's first. The Watermelons soundtrack used two 19th-century minstrel tunes as its basis, and used repeated phrasing together in a large five-part canon. The music for Thick Pucker arose from street recordings Reich made walking around San Francisco with Nelson, who filmed in black and white 16mm.
This film no longer survives. A fourth film fromabout 25 minutes long and tentatively entitled "Thick Pucker II", was assembled by Nelson from outtakes of that shoot and more of the raw audio Gods Coloring Book - Dolly Parton - Dolly had recorded.
Nelson was not happy Go Tell It On The Mountain - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Trench Town Rock the resulting film and never showed it.
Reich was influenced by fellow minimalist Terry Rileywhose work In C combines simple musical patterns, offset in time, to create a slowly shifting, cohesive whole. Reich adopted this approach to compose his first major work, It's Gonna Rain. Composed inthe piece used a fragment of a sermon about the end of the world given by a black Pentecostal street-preacher known as Brother Finale. Allegro Assai - Mozart*. Reich built on his early tape work, transferring the last three words of the fragment, "it's gonna rain!
The minute Come Out uses similarly manipulated recordings of a single spoken line given by Daniel Hamm, one of the falsely accused Harlem Sixwho was severely injured by police. They quickly slip out of sync; gradually the discrepancy widens and becomes a reverberation. The two voices then split into four, looped continuously, then eight, and continues splitting until the actual words are unintelligible, leaving the listener with only the speech's rhythmic and tonal patterns.
Melodica takes the phase looping idea of his previous works and applies it to instrumental music. Steve Reich took a simple melody, which he played on a melodicathen recorded it. He then sets the melody to two separate channels, and slowly moves them out of phase, creating an intricate interlocking melody. This piece is very similar to Come Out in rhythmic structure, and are an example of how one rhythmic process can be realized in different sounds to create two different pieces of music.
Reich was inspired to compose this piece from a dream he had on May 22,and put the piece together in one day. Melodica was the last piece Reich composed solely for tape, and he considers it his transition from tape music to instrumental music. Reich's first attempt at translating this phasing technique from recorded tape to live performance was the Piano Phasefor two pianos.
In Piano Phase the performers repeat a rapid twelve-note melodic figure, initially in unison. As one player keeps tempo with robotic precision, the other speeds up very slightly until the two parts line up again, but one sixteenth note apart. The second player then resumes the previous tempo.
This cycle of speeding up and then locking in continues throughout the piece; the cycle comes full circle three times, the second and third cycles using shorter versions of the initial figure. Violin Phasealso written inis built on these same lines. A similar, lesser known example of this so-called process music is Pendulum Musicwhich consists of the sound of several microphones swinging over Prague Chamber Orchestra Cond.
Dean Dixon - Symphony No. 33 In B F loudspeakers Astor Piazzolla - Essential Tango which they are attached, producing feedback as they do so. Reich also tried to create the phasing effect in a piece "that would need no instrument beyond the human body".
He found that the idea of phasing was inappropriate for the simple ways he was experimenting to make sound. Instead, he composed Clapping Musicin which the players do not phase in and out with each other, but instead one performer keeps one line of Finale. Allegro Assai - Mozart* eighth-note-long quaver-long phrase and the other performer shifts by one eighth note beat every 12 bars, until both performers are back in unison bars later.
The prototype piece was not performed although Chris Hughes performed it 27 years later as on his Reich-influenced album. It introduced the idea of slowing down a recorded sound until many times its original length without changing pitch or timbre, which Reich applied to Four Organswhich deals specifically with augmentation.
The piece has maracas playing a fast eighth note pulsewhile the four organs stress certain eighth notes using an 11th chord. This work therefore dealt with repetition and Finale. Allegro Assai - Mozart* rhythmic change. It is unique in the context of Reich's other pieces [ clarification needed How so — 'unique'? Four Organs was performed as part of a Boston Symphony Orchestra program, and was Reich's first composition to be performed in a large traditional setting.
InReich embarked on a five-week trip to study music in Ghana, during which he learned from the master drummer Gideon Alorwoyie. Prague Chamber Orchestra Cond. Dean Dixon - Symphony No. 33 In B F also studied Balinese gamelan in Seattle in and Jones 's Studies in African Music about the music of the Ewe people, Reich drew inspiration for his minute piece Drummingwhich he composed shortly after his return.
Composed for a nine-piece percussion ensemble with female voices and piccoloDrumming marked Prague Chamber Orchestra Cond. Dean Dixon - Symphony No. 33 In B F beginning of a new stage in his career, for around this time he formed his ensemble, Steve Reich and Musiciansand increasingly concentrated on composition and performance with them.
Steve Reich and Musicians, which was to be the sole ensemble to interpret his works for many years, still remains active with many of its original members. After Ocean - Brazzaville - 2002Reich moved on from Prague Chamber Orchestra Cond. Dean Dixon - Symphony No. 33 In B F "phase shifting" technique that he had pioneered, and began writing more Prague Chamber Orchestra Cond.
Dean Dixon - Symphony No. 33 In B F pieces. He investigated other musical processes such as augmentation the temporal lengthening of phrases and melodic fragments.
InReich began writing Music for Prague Chamber Orchestra Cond. Dean Dixon - Symphony No. 33 In B F Musicians. This piece involved many new ideas, although it also hearkened back to earlier pieces. It is based on a cycle of eleven chords introduced at the beginning called "Pulses"followed by a small section of music based on each chord "Sections I-XI"and finally a return to the original cycle "Pulses".
This was Reich's first attempt at writing for larger ensembles. The increased number of performers resulted in more scope for psychoacoustic effects, which fascinated Reich, and he noted that he would like to "explore this idea further". Reich remarked that this one work contained more harmonic movement in the first five minutes than any other work he had written. Reich explored these ideas further in his frequently recorded pieces Music for a Large Ensemble and Octet In these two works, Reich experimented with Finale.
Allegro Assai - Mozart* human breath as the measure of musical duration With Octet and his first orchestral piece Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards alsoReich's music showed the influence of Just Like Me - Pat Benatar - Precious Time / Get Nervous cantillationwhich he had studied in Israel since the summer of After this, the human voice singing a text would play an increasingly important role in Reich's music.
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