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[Canceled] Roger Reynolds: ‘Sharespace V: Actions’

SF State School of Music

SF State School of Music [Canceled] Roger Reynolds: ‘Sharespace V: Actions’

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds presents “Sharespace V: Actions,” his new work for solo piano and real-time algorithmic transformation. This event is part of a residency at San Francisco State University and Reynolds’ celebration of his 85th year.

Co-presented by the California State University Entertainment Alliance

Roger Reynolds
Roger Reynolds is known for his integration of diverse ideas and resources, and for seamlessly blending traditional musical sounds and those now enabled by technology. His work responds to texts both poetic (Beckett, Borges, Ashbery) and mythological (Aeschylus, Euripides Heraclitus). He is noted for “wizardry in sending music flying through space: whether vocal, instrumental, or computerized.” SOURCE TK

In 1969, Reynolds accepted a tenured appointment to the UC San Diego and has helped establish its Music Department as a destination program. Reynolds won early recognition with Fulbright, Guggenheim and National Institute of Arts and Letters awards, as well as several grants from the
Rockefeller Foundation, and a fellowship from the Institute for Current World Affairs. In 1989, he won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for the string orchestra composition, “Whispers Out of Time.”

Reynolds’ more than 100 compositions are published by Edition Peters, New York; several dozen CDs and DVDs of his music have been released commercially. He is author of four books and numerous articles, some of them the result of collaborations with American, Canadian and French scientists. Other collaborators include choreographers Lucinda Childs and Bill T. Jones, as well as theatre directors Tadashi Suzuki and Tina Parker. Reynolds’ performer partners have included Irvine Arditti, The Arditti Quartet, Steven Schick, Yuji Takahashi, Alexis Descharmes, Pablo Gómez Cano, Anthony Burr, Eric Hueber and Jacqueline Leclair.

In 2009 Reynolds was appointed University Professor — the first artist to be so honored in the UC system. In 1998, the Library of Congress established a special collection of his work. His scores and correspondence are also included in a Paul Sacher Collection in Basel. Reynolds
has held guest appointments at Harvard, Yale, Amherst, Darmstadt, Viitasaari and City University of New York.

The SF State School of Music opens its Concert Music course to the public with engaging recitals featuring student, faculty and guest performances. Enjoy the sounds and sights by solo artists and ensembles in jazz, world, chamber music, strings, choral music and more.


Roger Reynolds

Sharespace V: Actions


Jacob Sundstrom

Computer Musician