Trevor Wishart

Trevor Wishart

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Trevor Wishart
Trevor Wishart (1946, Leeds, England) has been very active, since the early 1970s in the area of electro-acoustic music (first with tape manipulation, later with computer pieces) and musical theatre pieces. He pays special attention to the objectives of musical education, to holding collaborative perform-projects and solo practice with the use of original vocal techniques. In 1973 he did his doctorate dissertation at the University of York (musical composition). Since the mid 70s he has been doing systematic research into various vocal-speech figures and the possibilities for their noting, giving special emphasis to the computer technologies. He is the author of a number of theoretical books on the issues of musical composition, philosophy and sociology, including such as: Whose Music?.. A Sociology of Musical Languages (Transaction Books Ed.), On Sonic Art. Music in a Technological Age (Gordon & Beach Ed.), Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Sound Composition (Orpheus the Pantomime Ed.), and also editions of musical and educational character: Sounds Fun (Universal Edition), Sounds Fun 2 (Universal Edition), Sun (Creativity & Environment, Universal Ed.), Sun 2 (A Creative Philosophy, Universal Ed.). His theoretical and practical musical productions are presented in various international collections and journals, including the following ones: Computer Music Journal, (USA), Leonardo (USA), Contemporary Music Review (Great Britain), Interface (Holland), Les Cahiers d’IRCAM (France), Music Realta (Italy). For many years he taught music and composition at various British educational institutions (such as University of Nottingham, University of Leeds, University of York, etc.), and also abroad: Sogetu Hall (Tokyo), University Complutense (Madrid), Academie d’Ete (Paris), Akademie der Kunst (Berlin), Kyoto University of Arts (Kyoto), Sibelius Akatemia (Helsinki), University of Sidney (Sidney), Royal Conservatory (Hague), Lund University (Lund) and others. He is the author of a number of musical and lingua-artistic productions that were created with support and order from: BBC (London), Paris Bienniale (Paris), Bourges Festival (Bourges), Swedish Radio (Stockholm), French Ministry of Culture (Paris) and others. Wishart is the holder of numerous prizes and awards, among them are the prizes of the International Festival of ElectroAcoustic Music (Bourges, 1978), Ars Electronica (Linz, 1988), and also the main prizes at the: Euphonie d’Or (Bourges Festival, Bourges, 1992), Golden Nica Award (Ars Electronica, Linz, 1995). Several times he was a jury member at festivals and professional contests, among them are the following ones: Ars Electronica (Linz, 1991-93), International Computer Music Conference (1991-94), Stockholm International Electronic Music Festival (1995). Since 1980 till 1999 he was a member of the organizing committee (1990-93 – a chairman) of the Sonic Art Network (EMAS), also initiated the Composers Desktop Project aimed at providing composers with high technology software. He is the author and designer of the unique in Britain 54-channel sounding of the Jorvik Viking Center Multimedia Museum (York). Trevor Wishart lives and works in York (Great Britain).
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Trevor Wishart Journey Into Space (Album) Not On Label UK 1973 Sell This Version
Trevor Wishart Red Bird (A Political Prisoner's Dream) (Album) York Electronic Studios UK 1978 Sell This Version
YES 8 Trevor Wishart & Friends / Trevor Wishart Trevor Wishart & Friends / Trevor Wishart - Beach Singularity & Menagerie(LP) York Electronic Studios YES 8 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Trevor Wishart Vox (Album) Virgin Classics UK 1990 Sell This Version
OTP002 Trevor Wishart Audible Design(CD) Orpheus The Pantomime OTP002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
3-7186-5848-8 Trevor Wishart On Sonic Art(CD) Harwood Academic Publishers 3-7186-5848-8 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
EMF CD 029 Trevor Wishart Voiceprints(CD) Electronic Music Foundation EMF CD 029 US 2000 Sell This Version
EMF CD 053 Jonty Harrison, Horacio Vaggione, Trevor Wishart Jonty Harrison, Horacio Vaggione, Trevor Wishart - ETC.(CD) Electronic Music Foundation EMF CD 053 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Trevor Wishart Fabulous Paris: A Virtual Oratorio(CD, Album) Not On Label none UK 2007 Sell This Version
PD 25 Trevor Wishart Machine(CD, Album) Paradigm Discs PD 25 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Trevor Wishart Fanfare And Contrapunctus / Imago (Album) Pan (3), Pan (3) Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

OTP001 Trevor Wishart Tongues Of Fire(CD, Maxi) Orpheus The Pantomime OTP001 UK 1994 Sell This Version


ICR 77 Trevor Wishart Red Bird / Anticredos & Voiceprints(2xCD, Comp) ICR ICR 77 UK 2014 Sell This Version