Against the Grain (1997)
ADAM B. SILVERMAN
Adam B. Silverman has studied music composition at Yale, the Vienna Musikhochschule, University of Miami School of Music (B. Mus. ’95), and Tulane University with Martin Bresnick, Anthony Davis, Ben Johnston, Kurt Schwertsik, John Van der Slice and Evan Ziporyn. He has composed music for the Other Music Ensemble, Kim Diaz, The Cosmos Quartet, Caroline Medford with Neil Fitzpatrick, Meighan Stoops with Jeffrey Hanlon, and Julia Cunningham. Two works for chamber orchestra have been composed for and premiered by the Conductor’s Institute of South Carolina: Three to Get Ready (1994) and Beating Time (1997). In 1995, his work Lolita won the University of Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Competition for New Orchestral Music.
Silverman serves on the advisory board of Southeast Just Intonation Center, and his experience with microtonal Just Intonation has been guided by study with Ben Johnston and La Monte Young; he has composed works in novel tunings for string quartet, cello and piano duet, electric guitar, keyboard and percussion ensemble, and computer. Silverman’s Credit is the History of Words Without History is available on a compact disc by Frog Peak Publications. His percussion music is available from Rolly Publications.
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