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JAMES FULKERSON

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Period

1945 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Online

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Biography James Fulkerson

James Fulkerson was born in Streator, Illinois (U.S.A.), in 1945. Musical Education He studied at Wesleyan University (B.A., 1966) and the University of Illinois (M.M., 1969); took lessons in trombone playing with Carmine Caruso and John Silber, and studied composition with Kenneth Gaburo, Lejaren Hiller, Ben Johnston and Salvatore Martirano. Activities Fulkerson was a ...
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Biography James Fulkerson

1945

James Fulkerson was born in Streator, Illinois (U.S.A.), in 1945.

Musical Education
He studied at Wesleyan University (B.A., 1966) and the University of Illinois (M.M., 1969); took lessons in trombone playing with Carmine Caruso and John Silber, and studied composition with Kenneth Gaburo, Lejaren Hiller, Ben Johnston and Salvatore Martirano.


Activities

Fulkerson was a creative associate of the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at the State University of New York in Buffalo (1969-1972); composer-in-residence at the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst in Berlin (1973), the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne (1977-1979), and Dartington College in Devon (U.K.) (1981).In 1989 he moved to The Netherlands, where he founded his ensemble The Barton Workshop, in which he regularly performs with renowned Dutch musicians such as Jos Zwaanenburg (flute), Taco Kooistra (cello) and Lucia Meeuwsen (soprano). As a trombone soloist, Fulkerson has had more than 150 works composed for him including Ryoanji and Five3 by John Cage.


Compositions

His more than 200 works include chamber music, works with experimental dance, experimental film and video, orchestral music and stage works. His more recent works have been published by Donemus. The Mondriaan Kwartet gave the first performance of his String Quartet No. 4 (1990) and String Quartet No. 5 in Nottingham (U.K.), Amsterdam, Middelburg and Brussels. For Morton Feldman II (1991), for tuba and tape, was first performed in Bordeaux by Tjeerd Oosterkamp. Mezzo-soprano Nicola Walker-Smith gave the first performance of The Archaeology of Silence (1991), for mezzo-soprano, tape and live electronics, in Salisbury, Paris, Ghent, Arnhem and London.


Publications

An interview with James Fulkerson was published in the book American Originals: Interviews with 25 American Composers by Geoff Smith and Nicola Walker Smith (publ. Faber and Faber, 1994).

Discografie / Discography
Compact discs
Nederlands Blazers Ensemble: in shikara tala (EW 0276/NBE CD009)
Ivan Meylemans: Force Fields and Spaces, Part 1Force Fields and Spaces Etcetera Records 1992 - KTC 1175Complete CD of Force Fields and SpacesThe Ladder of Escape 8: James Fulkerson Attacca Babel (1994)
Force Fields and Spaces, Part 1, Elective Affinities, IIIWAP SOME’A DAT STUFF IN DE SUCKER ‘N NUKE IT (1991)
(Cassette) Arnhem - Hogeschool v/d Kunsten
James Fulkerson Irida Records 0017 (1980)
Suite for Solo Cello, Music for Brass Instruments, II, Antiphonies and Streams
Co-Ordinative Systems No. 10Music from the VCA Move Records (1979)
Music for Brass Instruments, III, New Music/New York Folkways Records FTS 33902 (1973)
Patterns II, Patterns VII
Barton Workshop
The Barton Workshop Plays John Cage, 3 CD (1992) Etcetera Records KTC 3002John Cage: The Works for Trombone (1992) Etcetera Records KTC 1137The Ecstasy of the Moment, Morton Feldman, 3 CD set (1998) Etcetera Records KTC 3003Force Fields and Spaces - James Fulkerson Etcetera Records KTC 1157Morton Feldman: Voices and Instruments (April,2002) Mode Records 107Works for Trombone, Christian Wolff (2000) Etcetera Records KTC 1227I Like to Think of Harriet Tubman, Christian Wolff (1999)Mode Records 069Composer Portrait, Jos Kunst, (2002) MGN RecordsThe Barton Workshop Plays Galina Ustvolskaya (1993) KTC 1170Composing by Numbers: The Graphic Scores of Morton Feldman (2002) Vol 1 - Mode)The Fives (x), John Cage (2002) Megadisc MDC 7815(Re):Making Music Christian Wolff (2 CD set)(2002-2003) Mode
Trombone
Complete Solo CD’s
John Cage: The Works for Trombone (1992) Etcetera Records KTC1137Force Fields and Spaces Etcetera Records 1992 KTC 1175Works for Trombone, Christian Wolff (2000) Etcetera Records KTC 1227The Ladder of Escape 8: James Fulkerson Attacca Babel (1994) 9477
Soloist
The Mondriaan Quartet: Cage: Five(3) Vanguard ClassicsCage: Five(x): Cage: Five (3)- Megadisc MDC 7815Electronic Works of John Rimmer Sound Web - KIWI/PacificKenneth Gaburo: Antiphony III - New World Records 80585-2Elliott Schwartz: Signals - Deutsche GramophonePhill Niblock: A Trombone Piece YPGPN (Young Person’s Guide to Phill Niblock) IR RecordsRoger Dean: Trombone and - SOMA RecordsJames Fulkerson: Irida Records Music for Brass Instruments, II, Antiphonies and Streams, Co-Ordinative Systems No.10


2002

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