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Andrew May (1968-    )

Composer Andrew May is best known for his pioneering instrumental works with live interactive computer systems, and has created numerous tools for statistical tracking and modeling of musical behaviors. Most of his works, however, are purely acoustic, exploring parallel issues of performance, communication, notation, and interaction. Born and raised in Chicago, May received his PhD from University of California at San Diego, where he studied composition with Roger Reynolds, computer music with Miller Puckette and improvisation with George Lewis. He has also studied composition with Mel Powell and violin with Laura Kuennen-Poper at the California Institute of the Arts, where he received his MFA in composition and violin performance; and with Jonathan Berger, John Sichel, and Deniz Hughes at Yale University, where he received his BA in music (summa cum laude). He studied computer music at the Stage d'Informatique Musicale at IRCAM in 1998. May has written pieces for the Calliope Duo, the EAR Unit, the SONOR Ensemble, the Tornado Project, Canto Battuto, Clarion Synthesis, clarinetist F. Gerard Errante, percussionists Robert Damm, Vanessa Tomlinson, and Brett Reed, flutist Elizabeth McNutt, violinists Jonathan Dubay and Persephone Gibbs, the Third Unitarian Church Ensemble of Chicago, and the Yale Bach Society Orchestra. His projects have received support from the Center for Research and Creative Work at CU Boulder, the Boulder County Arts Alliance, the Margaret Jory Fairbanks Copying Assistance Program, UC San Diego, and Yale University.  May joined the composition faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music in 2005, and serves as the Director of UNT's Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI).

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Andrew May Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
[under construction]
Confluence, violin and piano (1993)
Raging Against Their Chains, clarinet and percussion (1993)
Marginalia, violin and cello (1994)
Suspensions, flute, violin and piano (1994)
GR--V-, 2 or more percussionists (1996)
Solo for Three, violin, trumpet in C and percussion (1996)
Strategies (Strategies and Tactics): a card game, improvising ensemble [5-100 players] (1996/2003)
Ghost Dances, violin and darabukka (2001)
Edgewise, 2 violins (2002)
Tender Intervals, violin, cello and piano (2003)
Treacherous Marbles, piano duo (2004)
Awake, Dreaming, violin and cello [improvising, 6-8 minutes] (2007)
Calli, flute and piano (2010)
after Diebenkorn, flute, violin and piano (2011)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Andrew May Links     ~ top of page ~
[under construction]
Dramatic/Theater

Orchestra

Band

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra

Chorus w/Orchestra

Choral

Chamber

Instrument and Piano

Solo Instrument

Piano

Vocal

Incidental/Film

Electronic/Electroacoustic


ANDREW MAY  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
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Composer's website   . . .   contact Andrew May:  here

Andrew May @ American Composers Forum
Andrew May @ Audiophile Audition
Andrew May @ BGSU Electroacoustics
Andrew May @ Classical Archives
Andrew May @ Composers Circle
Andrew May @ Computer Music Journal
Andrew May @ Tornado Project
Andrew May @ University of North Texas

Publisher
Andrew May @ Composer's website

Streaming Audio
Andrew May @ Composer's website  -  check under individual work listings
Andrew May @ Classical Archives
Andrew May @ Composers Circle

Recordings
Andrew May @ Composer's website
Andrew May @ Amazon.com
Andrew May @ ArkivMusic
Andrew May @ CD Universe
Andrew May @ ClassicsOnline

Video
[none at the moment]
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