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GENE CARL

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Period

1953 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Online

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Biography Gene Carl

Gene Carl was born November 8, 1953 in Los Angeles (USA). Education He studied piano and violin during junior high and high school. From the age of seventeen he received a California State Scholarship to study composition (under Karl Kohn) and piano (with John Steele Ritter and Peter Hewitt) at Pomona College ...
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1979   Simeon ten Holt

Biography Gene Carl

1953

Gene Carl was born November 8, 1953 in Los Angeles (USA).


Education

He studied piano and violin during junior high and high school. From the age of seventeen he received a California State Scholarship to study composition (under Karl Kohn) and piano (with John Steele Ritter and Peter Hewitt) at Pomona College where he received his B.A. cum laude. He was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to work independently in Europe in the field of electronic music. In Holland he studied composition under Jan van Vlijmen, Jan Boerman and Dick Raaijmakers at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. During these years he was active as performing pianist in ensembles and as soloist while continuing his studies with Geoffrey Madge and master classes in Darmstadt, Germany with Kontarsky. He received stipends and scholarships to attend various European summer music courses.


Activities

At the age of fifteen he performed Beethoven's First Piano Concerto with a youth orchestra and in the same year took part in a Battle of the Bands as a rock organist. In addition, he played in a dance band and jazz combo. During his study he organized and performed in concerts around Carter, Crumb, Ch. Wolff and Messiaen. Together with the poet Marshall Reese, he launched a small magazine on music and poetry, Ë, which existed for about three years and was among other publications to be featured in an exhibition in 1998 at the New York Public Library. He toured Holland for the first time in 1982-1983 with the Carl Piano Trio. For eight years Carl played in and wrote for the group Hoketus, founded by Louis Andriessen, touring internationally and recording. He played ten years with three other pianists in Simeon ten Holt's Canto ostinato (brought out on 3 CD's). From 1987-1990 he was composer and performer in the electro-instrumental group BYTE. Carl performed Cage's Sonatas and Interludes in Europe from 1990-1994. Between 1991-1993 he gave solo concerts of his own work for solo piano, piano and synthesizer, synthesizer and tape, and voice (with megaphone) and tape. He participated in the series Music Across America in 1993 performing his own works and those of his former teacher Karl Kohn.

Publications
Carl has written articles about Dutch music and composers and served as a guest editor for the double issue of the Schoenberg Journal dedicated to Schoenberg's stay in The Netherlands.


Prizes

He was awarded prizes for his piano playing in local and state competitions and adjudications. He became the first foreign student at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague to be awarded the Prize of Composition in 1982. He was awarded the Music Live Now competition performing Ives, Brahms and Schubert. In 1983 his quadrophonic tape piece What the River Said was awarded First Honorable Mention at the electo-acoustic competition in Bourges, France.

2000

Discography Gene Carl

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