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Jonathan Golove (1966-     )

Jonathan Golove, composer and cellistCellist/composer Jonathan Golove is a native of Los Angeles, California and a resident of Buffalo, New York, where he serves as Associate Professor in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Music. Golove’s career is marked by its versatility, sense of adventure, and commitment to the performance of both new and traditional works, as well as of improvised music. He has been featured as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Slee Sinfonietta, New York Virtuoso Singers, and, as a baroque cellist, with the USC Early Music Ensemble. He has recorded for the Albany, Centaur, CRI, Albuzerque, and Nine Winds labels, and his performances and interviews have been broadcast by numerous National public radio stations, as well as the West German Radio, Radio Nuevo León, and Radio France. His summer festival appearances include the Sebago-Long Lake and Roycroft Chamber Music Festivals, as well as numerous festivals devoted to new works, including June in Buffalo, the North American New Music Festival, the Aki Festival of New Music, and the Festival del Centro Histórico, Mexico City. A member of the critically acclaimed Baird Trio, Golove is a former member of the Elisha and June In Buffalo String Quartets, and has performed as a guest with the Cassatt Quartet and the Cleveland Octet. Golove is also active as an electric cellist, particularly in the field of creative improvised music, and he is one of a handful of performers on the historic theremin cello. He has performed and recorded with groups including the Michael Vlatkovich Quartet, Ubudis Trio, and Vinny Golia’s Large Ensemble, and made appearances at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Eddie Moore Jazz Festival (Oakland), and the International Meeting of Jazz Musicians (Monterrey, Mexico). He has also been honored to perform with such leading figures as Andrew Cyrille, Rashied Ali, Sonny Fortune, Ramón Lopez, and Andre Jaume. Golove gave the first performance of Varese's Ecuatorial using Floyd Engel's recreated theremin cello in 2002, and he played the work with the Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble this past year at the Holland Festival (Amsterdam) and Festival d’Automne (Paris), and more recently with the London Sinfonietta at the Southbank Centre. He will bring this historic instrument to New York City for a performance at the Lincoln Center Festival in July 2010.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Golove Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Golove on Golove
Shreds of Evidence, 2 pianos, electronically processed voice and video (1995?) [also for piano duo]
Closely Related Fungi, saxophone quartet (1996)
(Max's 24 Hours) Pray-O-Mat, 2 cellos and signal processor (1996?)
A Speech Quartet, [percussion quartet?] (1997?) [text: Susan Lewis]
Red Harvest, opera (1998 - /in progress?)
Shopping List: A Speech Quartet, [flute ensemble?] (2003?) [text: Susan Lewis]
Bad Dreams, violin, cello and piano (2002-04)
Imaginary Songs, [voice and ????] (2004?) [text: ????]
Imaginary Songs II, voice, alto flute and cello (2005?) [text: Susan Lewis]
Here and There, female voice and percussion quartet (2009?)
Kreisler's Coat, cello and piano  (2011)

WORKS BY GENRE                                                                    Golove Links    ~ ~ ~    Golove on Golove     ~ top of page ~
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GOLOVE  LINKS                                                               Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Golove on Golove      ~ top of page ~
Burchfield Penney Event features the Rare Theremin Cello (ArtVoice)
I’ll Work From Anything: A Conversation with Jonathan Golove (Peter J. Rabinowitz, Fanfare Magazine)
The Rebirth of the Theremin Cello (Peter Pringle)
Varèse and the Cello Theremin (Jonathan Golove, WQXR)

Composer's website (at University of Buffalo)    . . .   contact Jonathan Golove: here

Golove @ Amherst Saxophone Quartet
Golove @ ArtVoice
Golove @ ASCAP Foundation Leo Kaplan Award
Golove @ Classical Archives
Golove @ Fanfare Magazine
Golove @ Friends of Vienna
Golove @ InstantEncore
Golove @ Issue Project Room
Golove @ Lira Productions/Michael Pierre Vlatkovich
Golove @
Golove @ MusicWeb International
Golove @ A Musical Feast    also     here
Golove @ The New York Times
Golove @ Nine Winds Records
Golove @ Orfeo Music Festival
Golove @ Quatuor Bozzini
Golove @ Sebago - Long Lake Music Festival
Golove @ The Spectrum/University of Buffalo
Golove @ UB Reporter
Golove @ University of Buffalo

Golove @ Composer's website

Streaming Audio
Golove @ Albany Records    also    here
Golove @
Golove @ Classical Archives

Golove @ Albany Records    also    here
Golove @ ArkivMusic
Golove @ CD Universe
Golove @ ClassicsOnline
Golove @ Discogs

Golove @ YouTube
Golove @ Google Video
Golove @ Vimeo

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Golove on Golove: Friends of Vienna - Kreisler's Coat/WNED (streaming audio)
Jonathan Golove, composer and cellistComposers Speak on the Web at Pytheas
                            ~ click on composer picture to listen ~

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