Profile:
J. K. Randall has described himself as a “pitchfreak." He was born in Cleveland in June 16, 1929, and lived in Princeton, NJ until his death on May 28, 2014. He lived with his wife of 57 years, two dogs, a turtle, and a cat. He studied piano with Leonard Shure and composition with Herbert Elwell, Alexei Haieff, George Thaddeus Jones, and Milton Babbitt, and taught at Princeton University from 1957 until his retirement in 1991. In the early ‘60s, he and Godfrey Winham inaugurated a computer music facility at Princeton, using a modified version of Bell Laboratories’ Music IV program. He has composed for piano, voice, violin and computer, marimba and violin (“Svejk”), saxophone and percussion, C-Sound, and most recently for Midi. Writing words, and especially words about, or reflective of, music, has been focal for Mr. Randall, as exemplified in Compose Yourself and Being About Music (2 vols., with Benjamin Boretz).
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Albums

J.K. Randall - A Mitzvah For The Dead For Violin And Tape / Lyric Variations For Violin And Computer album art Michael Sahl / J.K. Randall With Paul Zukofsky Michael Sahl / J.K. Randall With Paul Zukofsky - A Mitzvah For The Dead For Violin And Tape / Lyric Variations For Violin And Computer (Album) Vanguard US 1968 Sell This Version
J.K. Randall - Computer Music album art J.K.Randall*, Barry Vercoe, Charles Dodge J.K.Randall*, Barry Vercoe, Charles Dodge - Computer Music (Album) Nonesuch US 1970 Sell This Version
CRI SD 328 J.K. Randall - Electronic Music album art Randall* / Ceely* / Del Monaco* Randall* / Ceely* / Del Monaco* - Electronic Music(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 328 US 1974 Sell This Version
OS CD 1 J.K. Randall - Open Space 1 album art Benjamin Boretz, J.K. Randall Benjamin Boretz, J.K. Randall - Open Space 1(CD, Album) Open Space OS CD 1 US 1989 Sell This Version
OS CD 4 J.K. Randall - Open Space 4 album art Steven Mackey / J.K. Randall Steven Mackey / J.K. Randall - Open Space 4(CD, Album) Open Space OS CD 4 US 1993 Sell This Version
OS CD 5 J.K. Randall - Open Space 5 album art Benjamin Boretz, J.K. Randall Benjamin Boretz, J.K. Randall - Open Space 5(CD, Album) Open Space OS CD 5 US 1993 Sell This Version
OS CD 7 J.K. Randall - Open Space 7 album art Gyula Csapó, J.K. Randall Gyula Csapó, J.K. Randall - Open Space 7(CD, Album) Open Space OS CD 7 US 1995 Sell This Version
OS CD 8 J.K. Randall - Gap 2, Gap 3, Gap 4, Gap 5 album art J.K. Randall Gap 2, Gap 3, Gap 4, Gap 5(2xCD, Album) Open Space OS CD 8 US 1997 Sell This Version
OS CD 11 J.K. Randall Cleophila / The Fish / Svejk / Some Old Troubadour Songs(CD, Album) Open Space OS CD 11 US 1999 Sell This Version
OS CD 13 J.K. Randall - Open Space 13 album art J.K. Randall, Benjamin Boretz - Martin Goldray J.K. Randall, Benjamin Boretz - Martin Goldray - Open Space 13(CD, Album) Open Space OS CD 13 US 2001 Sell This Version
OS CD 19 J.K. Randall, Benjamin Boretz J.K. Randall, Benjamin Boretz - Open Space 19(CD, Album) Open Space OS CD 19 US 2004 Sell This Version

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