Scott A. Lindroth

Professor of Music

Office: 
Duke University Department of Music, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
Campus Box: 
90665
Phone: 
(919) 684-0539, (919) 660-3307

I am a composer of instrumental and vocal music as well as interactive computer music.  My most recent works are Cadences (2016), commissioned by the Electric Earth Concert Series as part of a collaboration with novelist Richard Powers; and Piano Roll Prosody (2017), which was premiered by pianist Donald Berman.  Current projects include a piano trio, a solo cello composition for cellist Ashley Bathgate, and a work for soprano saxophone and string quartet.

Education

  • D.M.A. 1991, Yale University
  • M.A. 1989, Yale University
  • MMus 1982, Yale School of Music
  • B.M. 1980, Eastman School of Music

Lindroth, S. "Teaching Composition: Artistic Growth through Confrontation, Tact, Sympathy, and Honesty." Contemporary Music Review 31.4 (August 2012): 297-304. Full Text

Ren, L, Dunson, D, Lindroth, S, and Carin, L. "Dynamic nonparametric bayesian models for analysis of music." Journal of the American Statistical Association 105.490 (2010): 458-472. Full Text Open Access Copy

Passage. Composer. http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Audio-Resources/Educational-Series/Flourishes-and-Meditations/ (2015)

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Colburn, Michael J. United States Marine Band. Flourishes and Meditations. 2015. compact disc.

Alarm Calls. Composer. (2015)

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Locke, John. University of North Carolina Greensboro Wind Ensemble. Stories & Sanctuaries. Equilibrium. 2015. compact disc.

Spin Cycle. Composer. (2015)

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Doyle, Brian K. Crane Wind Ensemble. Adirondack Songs. Mark Custom Recording. 2015. compact disc.

Alarm Calls. Composer. (2014)

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Corporon, Eugene. University of North Texas Wind Symphony. Canvases. GIA Publications 961. 2014. compact disc.

YTTE. Composer. (2014)

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Bagg, Jonathan, Gilbert, Laura, Lippel, Daniel. Elation. Albany Records ALB 1483. 2014. compact disc.

Passage. Composer. (2013)

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Corporon, Eugene. University of North Texas Wind Symphony. Voicings. GIA Publications 895. 2013. compact disc.

Passage. Composer. (2013)

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Corporon, Eugene. University of North Texas Wind Symphony. GIA Publications. 2013. compact disc.

Bell Plates. Composer. (2012)

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Carmenates, Omar. Gaia Theory. Rattle Records RAT-D039. 2012. compact disc.

The Dolphins. Composer. https://bridgerecords.com/products/9271 (2008)

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Narucki, Susan, Berman, Donald. Americans in Rome, Music by Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Bridge 9271A/D. 2008. compact disc.

Spin Cycle. Composer. (2008)

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Gage. Steven. Youngstown State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Wind Band Classics. Naxos (USA) 8570946. 2008. compact disc.

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Ensemble of Found Metals. Composer. Work sample (2017)

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Home-made percussion instruments with real time signal processing and algorithmic control; presented at Moogfest, May 2017, Durham, NC

soundSpace. Composer. https://www.lifeandscience.org/soundspace (2008)

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An interactive music system activated by motion captured by an array of web cameras. Continuously running at the NC Museum of Life and Science, 2008 - present

MIX TAPEStry. Composer. MIX TAPEStry (2006)

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An interactive, networked computer music performance driven by data from web cameras.

American Landscape. Creator. (2002)

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Electronic soundscape with video derived from incidental music composed for the play Mao II, adapted and directed by Jody McAuliffe

Incidental Music for Mao II. Composer. (2001)

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Electronic soundscape as incidental music for the play Mao II, adapted and directed by Jody McAuliffe with video by William Noland

Midde of the Road. Composer. (2000)

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Recorded instruments, voices, and electronic sound set to choreography by Clay Taliaferro

Ensemble of Found Metals. Composer. Work sample (2017)

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Home-made percussion instruments with real time signal processing and algorithmic control; presented at Moogfest, May 2017, Durham, NC

soundSpace. Composer. https://www.lifeandscience.org/soundspace (2008)

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An interactive music system activated by motion captured by an array of web cameras. Continuously running at the NC Museum of Life and Science, 2008 - present

MIX TAPEStry. Composer. MIX TAPEStry (2006)

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An interactive, networked computer music performance driven by data from web cameras.

soundSense. Creator. (2004)

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A multimedia installation presented for the opening of the new Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine, and Applied Sciences. Using an array of infrared biometric sensors devloped by the Duke Information Spaces Project (DISP), data from the sensors is used to trigger or generate musical harmonies and melodies.

Piano Trio (Starshake). Composer. (2018)

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Piano trio for the Horszowski Trio

New Work. Composer. (2018)

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for 2 violins, viola, cello, and soprano saxophone

New Work. Composer. (2018)

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New Work for chamber ensemble

Piano Roll Prosody. Composer. (2017)

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Premiered by pianist Donald Berman at Barge Music, New York City, June 4, 2017

Cadences. Composer. Live performance - Sept. 25, 2016 (2016)

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Based on speech rhythms of readings from Richard Powers' novel Orfeo

String Quintet. Composer. Live performance in Baldwin Auditorium, Sept. 2015 (2013)

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for the Ciompi Quartet with guest cellist Ashley Bathgate

Alarm Calls. Creator. Premier performace conducted by John Locke at UNCG (2013)

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Premiered March 2013 at UNCG, John Locke, conductor

Twitter Music. Composer. https://youtu.be/MUsBeJoBRxw (2011)

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Composition for two percussion and electronics. Music generated by sonification of Twitter messages. Premiered in January 2012

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Passage and SpinCycle. Creator. (2011)

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Performed by the UNCG Wind Ensemble. Keven Geraldi and John Locke, conductors. Aycock Auditorium, UNC-Greensboro

YTTE. Creator. (2011)

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Performed by Laura Gilbert, Jonathan Bagg, and Daniel Lippel

Passage. Creator. (2011)

Crowded With Voices. Composer. Crowded With Voices (2007)

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A remix of Azaanb as music with video

Visiting Artist Residency awarded by Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Visting Artists awarded by Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015