Ross Bauer

Biography: 

Ross Bauer’s music has been performed and recorded by the Alexander and Arianna Quartets, counter)induction, the Triple Helix Trio, Speculum Musicae, Sequitur, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Empyrean Ensemble, singers Susan Narucki, Sarah Pelletier, and Paul Hillier, and violinist Curt Macomber among many others. His work is published by ACA and C.F. Peters, and recorded on GM, Centaur, and New World. Ritual Fragments, a CD of his chamber and vocal music, and Thin Ice, for cello and fourteen players, are available on Albany Recordings. Heartstrings, his most recent CD released in 2103 (also on Albany), features songs on poems of Emily Dickinson plus four chamber pieces.

Recognition has come from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in the form of a 2005 Academy Awards in Music and the Walter Hinrichsen Award. Other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Fromm Foundation commissions, Barlow and Koussevitzky commissions, NEA Composition Fellowship, and six Fellowships to MacDowell Colony. Founder and Director (from 1988-2001) of Empyrean Ensemble, a professional group for new music, he taught composition and theory at the University of California, Davis from 1988-2017. He also taught at Stanford and Brandeis Universities. He attended New England Conservatory and Brandeis studying composition with John Heiss, Martin Boykan, Arthur Berger, and Luciano Berio (at Tanglewood).

 

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1 AGNUS DEI (2015)
SATB

2 BATON (2012)
fl, bscl, vln, vcl, orchestra

3 BOTH SIDES (2013)
flute doubling alto flute, string quintet

4 BUST A FLAME (2009)
tenor saxophone, electric guitar, piano and percussion (mostly drum set).

5 DEJA VU (1986)
fl,cl,vln,vcl,pf

6 DIRGE ELEGY (2007)
pf

7 DUSK (2002)
2+pic,2+Eh,2+bscl,2+cbsn; 4,3,2+bstbn,1; timp, perc(4), hp, strings

8 ECHOMETRY (2012)
percussion quartet

9 FAST AND LOOSE, Chamber Concerto for Flute and Eight Players (2001)
solo flute/piccolo/alto flute; clarinet/bass clarinet; bassoon, horn, harp, violin, viola, cello, bass

10 FLYING TIME (2002)
two marimbas (one with 5-octave range)

11 HEARTSTRINGS (2012)
fl, vln, vla, vc

12 IMPLICIT MEMORY (2007)
for flute/piccolo/alto flute; clarinet/bass clarinet; piano, violin, cello, percussion (1)

13 in the midst of it all (2016)
Quintet: piccolo/flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano

14 THE NEAR BEYOND (2005)
clarinet, violin, viola, cello

15 NEON (1988)
3(2pic)-2,ehn-2/Ebcl-bcl-2-cbsn, 4-3-3-1,perc(3), hp,pf/cel, str

17 PAS DE DEUX (2009)
viola, cello

19 RHYME OR REASON (2013)
sax quartet

20 SOSPESO (for string orchestra) (1987)
strings 4-2-2-1

21 SPLIT INFINITIVES (2010)
two pianos -- 176 keys -- no waiting

22 SYMBIOSIS (2009)
clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello

23 TATHATA (2007)
violin, viola, cello

24 THIN ICE (2006)
cello solo, Fl (picc), Ob (eng Hn), Cl (Bass Cl), Bsn, Hn, C Tpt, Tbn, Perc, Harp, 2 Vln, Vla, Vcl, Bass

25 until (2014)
vcl, pf

26 VIGNETTE (2014)
alto flute, bass clarinet, cello, and percussion

27 THE WATERS WRECKED THE SKY (2011)
Sop, pf

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