Linda Dusman: Interiors: Identity in Music

dusman03-sHumanities Forum, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
Thursday, May 1 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The annual Lipitz Lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.

During her Liptiz Professorship, Linda Dusman’s research explored identity issues in her own music and the music of Eleanor Hovda, a 20th-century American composer recently added to Dusman’s I Resound Press archive. The lecture will present her compositional process in the creation of two works, Lake, Thunder and Interiors, as well as general reflections on the exploration of identity in music by feminist composers.

Linda Dusman’s compositions and sonic art explore the richness of contemporary life, from the personal to the political. Her work has been awarded by the State of Maryland in 2004, 2006, and 2011 (in both the Music: Composition and the Visual Arts: Media categories), the International Alliance for Women in Music, Meet the Composer, the Swiss Women’s Music Forum, the American Composers Forum, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the Ucross Foundation, among others. In 2009 she was honored as a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellow for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was invited to serve as composer in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano in 2003. In the fall of 2006 Dr. Dusman was a Visiting Professor at the Conservatorio di musica “G. Nicolini” in Piacenza, Italy, and while there also lectured at the Conservatorio di musica “G. Verdi” in Milano.

As a frequent contributor to the literature on contemporary music and performance, Dr. Dusman’s articles have appeared in the journals Link, Perspectives of New Music, and Interface, as well as a number of anthologies. She was a founding editor of the journal Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, and is as an associate editor for Perspectives of New Music. She is founding editor of I Resound Press, a digital press/archive for music by women composers. Former holder of the Jeppeson Chair in Music at Clark University, she is currently Professor of Music at UMBC, where she served as department chair from 2000 to 2008.

Admission is free.

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