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DAVID LITTLE

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Period

1952 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Online

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Biography David Little

David Clark Little was born on August 21, 1952 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. He studied organ, piano and harpsichord, and followed courses in music theory, music history, solfège, choir conducting and composition at West Chester State University, Pennsylvania (1974-1977). September 1977 he moved to Amsterdam to study organ with Jan Raas ...
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Biography David Little

1952

David Clark Little was born on August 21, 1952 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.

He studied organ, piano and harpsichord, and followed courses in music theory, music history, solfège, choir conducting and composition at West Chester State University, Pennsylvania (1974-1977). September 1977 he moved to Amsterdam to study organ with Jan Raas and harpsichord with Alan Curtis. In September 1979 he began his study ¬harpsichord with Thérèse de Goede and composition with Tristan Keuris at the Conservatory of Music in Hilversum where he received the B-diploma for harpsichord. In 1983 h¬e studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam with Anneke Uitten¬bosch and Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord) and Ton de Leeuw (composition). In 1987 he studied electronic music at the Utrecht Conservatorium with Ton Bruynèl. He attended many workshops, a.o. Darmstadt, Leningrad, Kiev, Helsinki, Montréal and a master-class with John Cage.

From July 1975-August 1977 he was organist at Marshallton Methodist Church in Pennsylvania. From 1977 he worked as a piano-tuner and formed a duo with recorder player Jan Glastra. At present he works as a composer, teacher, giving concerts and writing articles.

He wrote chamber music, works for orchestra Shunyata, (1986) and Half-Life, (1993) and songs for tenor and piano Reality sandwiches, (1989). Since 1988 he works with composition methods with computers, based on chaos science and fractals.

In 1993 he wrote an article (Composing with chaos) for Interface; journal of new music and research.

In 1986 David Little received a prize for his Phase etudes for harpsichord, in the Aleinor Harpsichord Composition Competition, Washington. In 1987 he won the third prize for Heavy-light for string quartet (1986) in the Carl-Maria-von-Weber Wettbewerb für Kammermusik, Dresden.
In 1985 and in 1988 compositions for tape were performed at the final of the Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique in Bourges. In 1991 Fractal harmonies was chosen for the final of the Olympia International Composition Prize and in 1992 Fluctuations received the third prize in Greece.

2001

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