Larry Austin

Also known as Austin

Discography of Larry Austin:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Cultures Électroniques 9 - Magisterium 4 Audio 1997 Le Chant Du Monde
2 A Larry Austin Retrospective (1967-94) 5 Audio 1994 Centaur Records
3 Leonard Bernstein Conducts Music Of Our Time - Improvisations For Orchestra & Jazz Soloists, Out Of "Last Pieces", Improvisations By The Orchestra, Atmospheres 4 Audio 1965 Columbia Masterworks
4 CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 35: The Composer In The Computer Age X - Ottuplo! Larry Austin: The Eighth Decade 7 Audio 2006
5 CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 28: The Composer In The Computer Age VII 18 Audio 1999

Larry Austin (1930, Oklahoma City, OK, USA), composer, was educated in Texas and California, studying with Canadian composer Violet Archer (University of North Texas), French composer Darius Milhaud (Mills College), and American composer Andrew Imbrie (University of California-Berkeley). He also enjoyed extended associations in California in the 'sixties with composers John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and David Tudor.

Highly successful as a composer for traditional as well as experimental music genres, Austin's works have been performed and recorded by the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, the National Symphony orchestras, as well as many other major ensembles in North America and Europe. Austin has received numerous commissions, grants, and awards, his works widely performed and recorded, including the 1994 premiere performance and recording by the Cincinnati Philharmonia, Gerhard Samuel, conductor, of Austin's complete realization of Charles Ives's transcendental Universe Symphony (1911-51), that performance followed at the 1995 Warsaw Autumn Festival by the National Philharmonic of Warsaw and, in May, 1998, a festival performance in Saarbrucken, Germany, by the Saarland Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester. Since 1964, Austin has composed more than seventy-six works incorporating electroacoustic and computer music media: combinations of tape, instruments, voices, orchestra, live-electronics and real-time computer processing, as well as solo audio and video tape compositions. In 1996, Austin was awarded the prestigious Magistère (Magisterium) prize/title in the 23rd International Electroacoustic Music Competition, Bourges, France, for his work BluesAx (1995-96), for saxophonist and computer music/electronics and for his work and influential leadership in electroacoustic music genres through the past thirty-five years.

From 1958 to 1972 Austin was a member of the music faculty of the University of California, Davis, active there as a conductor, performer, and composer. There, in 1966, he co-founded, edited, and published the seminal new music journal, SOURCE: Music of the Avant Garde. Subsequently, he served on the faculties of the University of South Florida, 1972-78, and the University of North Texas, 1978-96, founding and directing extensive computer music studios at both universities. In 1986 he founded and served as president (1986-2000) of CDCM: Consortium to Distribute Computer Music, producer of the CDCM Computer Music Series on Centaur Records, with thirty-two compact disc volumes released since 1988. On the Board of Directors of the International Computer Music Association (1984-88, 1990-98), Austin served as its president, 1990-94.

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