Richard Karpen

Richard Karpen (New York City, NY, USA, 1957) is Director of The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington in Seattle. At the UW he is also Professor of Music and has been teaching composition and computer music there since 1989. Karpen's works are widely performed in the U.S. and internationally. He has been the recipient of many awards, grants and prizes including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, the ASCAP Foundation, the Bourges Contest in France, and the Luigi Russolo Foundation in Italy. Fellowships and grants for work outside of the U.S. include a Fulbright to Italy, Stanford University's Prix de Paris to work at IRCAM, and a Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship to the United Kingdom. He received his doctorate in composition from Stanford University, where he also worked at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He is a native of New York where he studied composition with Charles Dodge, Gheorghe Costinescu, and Morton Subotnick. In addition to Karpen's work in electronic media, for which he is primarily known, he has composed symphonic and chamber works for a wide variety of ensembles. Karpen is acknowledged as one of the leading international figures in Computer Music for both his pioneering compositions and his work in developing computer applications for music composition and sound design. Along with numerous concert and radio performances, his works have been set to dance by groups such as the Royal Danish Ballet and the Guandong Dance Company of China. Karpen's compositions have been recorded on CD by Le Chant du Monde/Cultures Electroniques, Wergo, Centaur, Neuma, and DIFFUSION i MeDIA. A forthcoming Centaur CD of his works will feature several leading international performers such as Garth Knox (viola), Stuart Dempster (trombone), and Jos Zwaanenberg (flute).
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IMED 9837 Richard Karpen - Miniatures Concrètes album art Various Mass Various - Miniatures Concrètes(CD, Album) Empreintes DIGITALes IMED 9837 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
CRC 2512 Richard Karpen - CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 31: Music From CARTAH album art Various Sotto/Sopra (1999) Various - CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 31: Music From CARTAH(CD) Centaur Records CRC 2512 US 2001 Sell This Version


LDC 278044/45 Richard Karpen - Cultures Électroniques 2 album art Various Exchange and 1 more… Various - Cultures Électroniques 2(2xCD, Comp) Le Chant Du Monde LDC 278044/45 France 1987 Sell This Version
WER 2023-50 Richard Karpen - Computer Music Currents 3 album art Various Eclipse Various - Computer Music Currents 3(CD, Album, Comp) Wergo WER 2023-50 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
LDC 278049-50 Richard Karpen - Cultures Électroniques 4 album art Various Il Nome Various - Cultures Électroniques 4(2xCD, Comp) Le Chant Du Monde LDC 278049-50 France 1989 Sell This Version
CRC 2144 Richard Karpen - CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 12: The Composer In The Computer Age I album art Various Dénouement and 1 more… Various - CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 12: The Composer In The Computer Age I(CD, Comp) Centaur Records CRC 2144 US 1992 Sell This Version
NEUMA 450-87 Richard Karpen - Electro Acoustic Music III album art Various Terra Infirma Various - Electro Acoustic Music III(CD, Comp) Neuma Records NEUMA 450-87 US 1994 Sell This Version
LDC 2781119-20 Richard Karpen - Compendium International 2000 Bourges album art Various Camera Cantorum Various - Compendium International 2000 Bourges(2xCD, Comp) Mnémosyne Musique Média LDC 2781119-20 France 2000 Sell This Version