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"Blue" Gene Tyranny



"Blue" Gene Tyranny, composer and pianist of avant garde music, has toured extensively in solo and group concerts throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. He also played in teenage
rock bands and for a gospel church.

He has composed over fifty works for electronic, instrumental and vocal ensembles, over thirty film and video soundtracks, and fifty scores for dance and theatre productions.

He has performed on many albums and performed with such diverse performer-composers as Robert Ashley, Peter Gordon, Laurie Andersen, John Cage, Leroy Jenkins, David Behrman, Brenda Hutchinson, Jon Gibson, William Duckworth (The Cathedral Band), Phil Perkins, Ben Manley, Carla Bley, Iggy Pop, Lise Vachon and many others. He has published articles including the 20th Century Avant-Garde section of the recent All-Music Guide (Miller-Freeman, 1993, 1995, 1997).

His recent pieces include

The Invention of Memory
(2005) for vocalist, 5 strings and piano;

The Driver's Son
(1989-1996) audio-storyboard for voice, orchestra and interactive electronics
commissioned by The Electrical Matter;

His Tone of Voice at 36
(Empathy 1995) for voice and chamber orchestra;

Nocturne With And Without Memory
recorded by pianist Lois Svard (Lovely Music CD);

The De-Certified Highway of Dreams
recorded by Double Edge (CRI);

Free Delivery
a collection of live concerts (Lovely Music);

Country Boy Country Dog/How to Discover Music in the Sounds of Your Daily Life
a 25-year project for orchestra, electonics and environmental sounds (Lovely Music); and

Somehere in Arizona 1970
for baritone and electonics (in "Imaginary Landscapes," Electktra/Nonesuch).

"Blue" Gene Tyranny has created live electonic and acoustic music for dances by Stefa Zawerucha, the Creach/Koester Co., Timothy Buckley, Trisha Brown and Steve Paxton.
His music is the subject of chapters in Cole Gagne's Sonic Transports (de Falco, 1990) and Soundpieces 2: Interviews with American Compsers (Scarecrow Press, 1993) and W. Duckworth's Talking Music (Shirmer Press, 1995).


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