Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Tomie Hahn Director
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J. B. Floyd

Much of pianist/composer/improviser J. B. Floyd’s music is keyboard centered and in the last 10 years he has explored the fascinating musical possibilities of the YAMAHA Disklavier in his works. The music presented here combines voice and other instruments with the Disklavier and, as in all of Floyd’s work, reveals his abiding interest in jazz and free improvisation. The musical materials are developed from and gently guided by a serial plan.

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Ellen Fullman

Ellen Fullman was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1957. Since 1981, she has collaborated with engineers and instrument builders in experiments with wire, resonator boxes and tuning systems to produce an astounding installation, the Long String Instrument (which fills her warehouse studio.) In 1985, an LP of this same title was produced by Het Apollohuis on Apollo Records in the Netherlands. Fullman holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. She has presented her work in art spaces and museums in the U.S. and in Europe. She has been the recipient of several awards and commissions including: a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, an NEA Visual Artists Fellowship in New Genres, an NEA Interarts Artist's Project Grant, a New Forms Regional Initiative project grant with extended vocalist Tina Marsh and a Meet the Composer "Composer/Choreograper Project" Commission with choreographer Deborah Hay. "Texas Travel Texture", a full-length work for the Long String Instrument and the Deep Listening Band was commissioned by The Deep Listening Institute, Ltd, and made possible by a grant from the Meet the Composer commissioning program in partnership with the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.

All Releases by Ellen Fullman