Feldman, Barbara Monk

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Barbara Monk Feldman


Born: 1953

Country: Québec, Canada

Studies: McGill University (1980–83); University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (1984–87)

Teachers: Bengt Hambraeus; Morton Feldman

Canadian composer of mostly chamber and piano works that have been performed in Asia, Europe and North America.

Ms. Monk Feldman studied composition with Bengt Hambraeus at McGill University in Montréal from 1980–83, where she earned her MMus. She then studied with Morton Feldman, to whom she was later married, at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York from 1984–87 and there earned her PhD, on the Edgard Varèse Fellowship.

Her music has been performed at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt, the festival Inventionen in Berlin, the festival Nieuwe Muziek in Middelburg, the festival Other Minds in San Francisco, and elsewhere.

She is also active in other positions. Her research into music and visual art has led to collaborations with numerous artists, including Stan Brakhage, whose hand-painted film Three Homerics was created for use with her work Infinite Other. She founded the Time Shards Music Series at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2001 and served as its artistic director. Her article Music and the Picture Plane appeared in the journals RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics (1997) and Contemporary Music Review (1998).

She taught at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt in 1988, 1990 and 1994, has given guest lectures at the Universität der Künste Berlin and has lectured and taught at universities in Canada and the USA.

The Canadian Music Centre and Frog Peak Music are the distributors of her music.[1]

Works for Percussion

Duo for Piano and Percussion - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Glockenspiel (Feldman) - Glockenspiel
Landscape Near La Pocatière, Québec - Multiple Percussion; Cello
The Love Shards of Sappho - Percussion Duo; Voice; Clarinet, Violin, Piano
The Northern Shore - Multiple Percussion; Violin; Piano
The Northern Shore (Orchestra) - Multiple Percussion; Piano; Orchestra
Three Clarinets and Percussion - Percussion Trio; Clarinet Trio
Three Poems by Wallace Stevens - Vibraphone; Clarinet; Speaker
Two Flutes and Vibraphone - Vibraphone; Flutes (2)
Verses for Metal, Wood and Drums - Multiple Percussion
Verses for Vibraphone - Vibraphone