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scenes from a pigeon's wing

Graduate composer James Budinich's new EP, "scenes from a pigeon’s wing," released April 22

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Listen to scenes from a pigeon’s wing on bandcamp or Spotify. The 30-minute EP consists of four tracks: 1. Nascent 2. 5x8 3. White Stone (after Agnes Martin), feat. Kate Dreyfuss 4. The Way After All four tracks are from Budinich's collaborations with Pigeonwing... Read More »
Brittany Green

Brittany Green receives New Music USA's Creative Development Fund Grant

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
New Music USA has awarded Brittany Green, a graduate PhD student in Composition, $3000 to purchase equipment for an installation she is collaborating on with Duke CMAC (Computational Media, Arts, & Cultures) PhD student Kate Alexandrite. Green says, "The project, Black... Read More »
Brittany Green and Sid Richardson

Brittany Green and Sid Richardson named 2021 Transient Canvas Composition Fellows

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Brittany Green, a current graduate student in Composition, and Sid Richardson (PhD Composition, 2018) were two of four composers chosen as winners of this year's Transient Canvas fellowship. Green and Richardson will each receive a stipend of $1000, three performances of their works, audio/video... Read More »

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies

Friday, October 30, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies Duke University Application Deadline: 2020/12/01 Duke University seeks a candidate for a one-year teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology, beginning 1 July 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Matthew Zeller (Ph.D. musicology, 2020) awarded post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
At McGill's Schulich School of Music, Zeller will continue research from his graduate studies at Duke on Klangfarbenmelodie, timbral function in music, and planal analysis as part of the ACTOR (Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of Orchestration) Partnership. ACTOR,... Read More »
James Budinich

"5 x 8": Newly commissioned work by composer James Budinich

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Budinich writes: "I had the great pleasure of working again with the choreographer Gabrielle Lamb on a virtual commission from Works & Process at the Guggenheim. As a response to the pandemic, W&P has been commissioning these short works that exist virtually on their social media and... Read More »
Minato Sakamoto

Minato Sakamoto wins 8SW Composer Competition 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Sakamoto's Rondo Americano for flute, viola, and cello won First Place in 8SW (8 Strings & Whistle) Composer Competition. 8 Strings & Whistle will premiere the piece in New York City in Fall 2020 and perform it several times throughout the next season. Minato Sakamoto... Read More »
Huijuan Ling and Jason Mulligan

Graduate Composition Fellows win 2020 Charles Ives Scholarships

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Ling and Mulligan have received two of only six Charles Ives Scholarships given this year. This is the first time two fellows in the Duke graduate composition program have been awarded this distinction in the same year.  The scholarships, in the amount of $7500 each, will be... Read More »
Pigeonwing Dance

Premieres by Duke composition fellows James Budinich and Jason Mulligan

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
James Budinich's "Plexus: a work in knots" is an electroacoustic score commissioned by Princess Grace Award winning choreographer Gabrielle Lamb for her own company, Pigeonwing Dance. The new, evening-length work will take place on February 7 at the Gerald Lynch... Read More »
James Budinich

Graduate composer James Budinich's "Tiled Fields" premiered by the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
About Tiled Fields, Budinich writes: Tiled Fields, whose name stems from a misreading of Joan Miró’s painting Tilled Fields, creates successive sections that obsessively build on the same material. While writing Tiled Fields, I drew inspiration from Miró’s combination of a freely composed... Read More »

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