People

People that play, people that compose, people that dance, people that invent…

Ferde Grofé

Ferde Grofe was a United States composer, pianist, and arranger.  Ferde Grofe (born New York City, March 27, 1892; Died April 3, 1972 in Santa Monica, California) was a United States composer, pianist, and arranger. His works include “Grand Canyon Suite”, “Hollywood Suite”, “Mississippi — A Tone Journey”, “Broadway at Night”, “A Symphony in Steel”, “Concerto […]

Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February, 1961) was an Australian born pianist and composer. Percy Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February, 1961) was an Australian born pianist and composer. Was born in Brighton, Victoria. From 1901 to 1914 Grainger lived in London where he befriended and was influenced by Edvard Grieg. ercy […]

Bohuslav Martinu

Bohuslav Martinů (December 8, 1890 – August 28, 1959) was a Czech composer. He wrote a “Fantasia” for theremin, oboe, string quartet and piano, which he dedicated to Lucie Bigelow Rosen. Bohuslav Martinů (December 8, 1890 – August 28, 1959) was a Czech composer. Martinů studied briefly at the Prague Conservatory (before being dismissed for […]

His Other Voices. An Interview with Peter Pringle

Canadian teherminist Peter Pringle with his theremins.

An interview with canadian thereminist Peter Pringle. Peter Pringle is an eclectic musician, singer and songwriter from Canada. He became involved in music as a child singing with the children’s chorus of the Canadian Opera Company and studying classical piano. In the 1960’s he moved to the United States where he started a successful songwriting […]

Mapping Human Gesture into Electronic Media

Troika Ranch.

Troika Ranch is the name of a New York-based performers’ group founded in 1993 by Dawn Stoppiello, a dancer and a coreographer, and Mark Coniglio, a composer who develop works of what they call slash arts: dance + music + theatre + interactive media.