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J. Anthony Allen (1978-   )

J. Anthony Allen, composerJ. Anthony Allen is a prolific composer of both acoustic and electronic music. He has worked with many forms of interactive media including audio, video, installation and dance. Allen's orchestra music has been performed by the Peabody and Aspen orchestras, and in 2006 by the Minnesota Orchestra as part of their New Music Reading sessions. His works have reached wide audiences including the SEAMUS, June in Buffalo, Electronic Music Midwest, Spark (Minneapolis), Music at the Anthology (New York City), Third Practice (Richmond), Centre de Cr?ation of Music Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) (Paris) and Aspen music festivals, among others. Mr. Allen holds two masters degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            J. Anthony Allen Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Marjoram, clarinet (1997)
e, cello (1998)
 ...Or Not To Be, 2 channel tape (1998)
Still Life, steeldrum (pan) ensemble (1999)
To The Deepest Depths I Peered, saxophone quintet (1999)
Saturations II-C, 4 cellos (1999)
Saturations II-A, 4 cellos (1999)
Down Springer Mountain, wind ensemble (1999)
Hyperacusis, alto saxophone and tape (2000)
I Meant You Have Blue Eyes, 2 narrators (2000)
Requiem, chorus and tape (2001)
Saturations III-A, 2 or 8 channel tape (2001)
Tears of Eros, orchestra (2002)
Violin Sonata, violin and piano (2002)
Viola Sonata, viola and piano (2002)
440, 8 sensor controllers (2002)
Mix Tapes, 3 narrators (2002)
Portrait of a Homeless Man, DVD video and stereo audio (2002)
Krupa, data gloves, trumpet and electronics (2003)
En Souvenir..., guitar and violin (2003)
Disquietude, 4 electric guitars and 2 cellos (2003)
Dark Days, violin, cello and piano (2003)
Beat Species Counterpoint, drums and live electronic processing (2003)
Trance, alto saxophone and live electronic processing (2003)
Piano Sonata (2003)
Helen Valnliere, narrator and electornics (2003)
Where I Should Look, song cycle, soprano or mezzo soprano and piano (2003)
Saturations III-B, 2 or 8 channel tape (2003)
Sunder, orchestra (2004; rev. 2006)
String Quartet No. 3 (2004)
Firewire, fire dancer and live electronic processing (2004)
Perpetual No. 2, flute and marimba (2005)
PHX-T2-G11, double bass (2005)
Saturations III-C, 2 or 8 channel tape (2005)
Lazarus, DVD video and stereo audio (2005)
Electra and Iphegenia, 2 pianos (2006)
Pierrot Variations, chamber ensemble and electronics (2008) [a remix of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire]


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            J. Anthony Allen Links     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
Firewire, fire dancer and live electronic processing (2004)

Orchestra

Tears of Eros, orchestra (2002)
Sunder, orchestra (2004; rev. 2006)

Band
Down Springer Mountain, wind ensemble (1999)

Choral
Requiem, chorus and tape (2001)

Chamber
Still Life, steeldrum (pan) ensemble (1999)
To The Deepest Depths I Peered, saxophone quintet (1999)
Saturations II-C, 4 cellos (1999)
Saturations II-A, 4 cellos (1999)
440, 8 sensor controllers (2002)
Krupa, data gloves, trumpet and electronics (2003)
En Souvenir..., guitar and violin (2003)
Disquietude, 4 electric guitars and 2 cellos (2003)
Dark Days, violin, cello and piano (2003)
String Quartet No. 3 (2004)
Perpetual No. 2, flute and marimba (2005)
Pierrot Variations, chamber ensemble and electronics (2008) [a remix of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire]

Solo Instrument
Marjoram, clarinet (1997)
e, cello (1998)
Hyperacusis, alto saxophone and tape (2000)
Violin Sonata, violin and piano (2002)
Viola Sonata, viola and piano (2002)
Beat Species Counterpoint, drums and live electronic processing (2003)
Trance, alto saxophone and live electronic processing (2003)
PHX-T2-G11, double bass (2005)

Piano
Piano Sonata (2003)
Electra and Iphegenia, 2 pianos (2006)

Vocal
I Meant You Have Blue Eyes, 2 narrators (2000)
Mix Tapes, 3 narrators (2002)
Helen Valnliere, narrator and electornics (2003)
Where I Should Look, song cycle, soprano or mezzo soprano and piano (2003)

Electronic
...Or Not To Be, 2 channel tape (1998)
Saturations III-A, 2 or 8 channel tape (2001)
Portrait of a Homeless Man, DVD video and stereo audio (2002)
Saturations III-B, 2 or 8 channel tape (2003)
Saturations III-C, 2 or 8 channel tape (2005)
Lazarus, DVD video and stereo audio (2005)

Other Works for Instrument(s)/Voice and Electronics/Tape
Hyperacusis, alto saxophone and tape (2000)
Requiem, chorus and tape (2001)
440, 8 sensor controllers (2002)
Beat Species Counterpoint, drums and live electronic processing (2003)
Helen Valnliere, narrator and electornics (2003)
Krupa, data gloves, trumpet and electronics (2003)
Trance, alto saxophone and live electronic processing (2003)
Firewire, fire dancer and live electronic processing (2004)


J. ANTHONY ALLEN  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
440 (Craig Stuart Sapp, Peabody)
Art Makes Noise at St. Paul Museum (Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio)
Expectations of Virtuosity: Thoughts on Longevity in Electronic Instrument Design (J. Anthony Allen)
History of the 24 Hour Concert (Peabody Conservatory of Music)
Playing with Fire: An Unexpected Collaboration (J. Anthony Allen, Portal.acm.org)    - full article @ Composer's website

Composer's website

J. Anthony Allen @ American Composers Forum
J. Anthony Allen @ Instant Encore
J. Anthony Allen @ McNally Smith College of Music
J. Anthony Allen @ MySpaceMusic
J. Anthony Allen @ NetNewMusic Wiki
J. Anthony Allen @ SEAMUS Online
J. Anthony Allen @ 60 X 60 (2005) Midwest Minutes
J. Anthony Allen @ Spark Festival

Streaming Audio
J. Anthony Allen @ Composer's website
J. Anthony Allen @ Minnesota Public Radio
J. Anthony Allen @ Craig Stuart Sapp

Recordings
[none at the moment]

J. Anthony Allen @ YouTube
J. Anthony Allen @ Vimeo
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