Frances-Marie Uitti

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Frances-Marie Uitti
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Frances-Marie Uitti, composer/performer, pioneered a revolutionary dimension to the cello by transforming it for the first time into a polyphonic instrument capable of sustained chordal (two, three, and four-part) and intricate multivoiced writing. Using two bows in one hand, this invention permits contemporaneous cross accents, multiple timbres, contrasting 4-voiced dynamics, simultaneous legato/articulated playing, that her previous work with a curved bow couldn't attain.

György Kurtág, Luigi Nono, Giacinto Scelsi, Louis Andriessen, Jonathan Harvey, Richard Barrett, Sylvano Bussoti are among those who have used this technique in their works dedicated to her. Collaborating significantly over years with radicals, Dick Raaijmakers, John Cage and Giacinto Scelsi, she has also worked closely with Iannis Xenakis, Elliott Carter, Brian Ferneyhough, pianist Rolf Hind, classical pianist Alwin Bar, filmmakers Frank Scheffer and Frans Zwaartjes, avantgarde guitarist Elliott Sharp, accordionist Pauline Oliveros, DJ Scanner, DJ Low, Stephen Vitiello, video master Ferenc van Damme, Irvine Arditti, Stefano Scodanibbio, Sasha Gavrilov, and members of the Ensemble Modern.

Frances -Marie Uitti tours as solist extensively throughout the world having played for audiences from New York City to Mongolia and appears regularly in such festivals as the Biennale Di Venezia, Strasbourg Festival, Gulbenkian Festival Ars Musica, Holland Festival and for radios and televisions in Europe, Japan, and the United States.

The University of California Press has commissioned a 60,000 word book from her on Contemporary Cello Techniques. A massive treatise on the state of the art of cello and performance techniques from the Kodaly Sonata until the present.Her treatise New Frontiers, was also published in the Cambridge Companion to the Cello, Cambridge University Press and for Muzik Texte, Koln, and Arcana, the collected writings of composers edited by John Zorn.
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Frances-Marie Uitti Discography Tracks

Albums

5207 307 Frances-Marie Uitti - The Second Bow album art Frances-Marie Uitti The Second Bow(LP) Cramps Records 5207 307 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
RCM 2081 Frances-Marie Uitti - Museum Cello Tour album art Uitti* Museum Cello Tour(Cass, Ltd, C50) Haags Gemeentemuseum RCM 2081 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
SR-190 Frances-Marie Uitti - Retrospective 1949-1981 album art Lejaren Hiller - Yvar Mikhashoff / Frances-Marie Uitti Lejaren Hiller - Yvar Mikhashoff / Frances-Marie Uitti - Retrospective 1949-1981(LP, Album) Spectrum Records (5) SR-190 US 1984 Sell This Version
DAAD 105 Frances-Marie Uitti - Streichquartett No. 3 / Solo No. 5 Für Baßflöte / Solo No. 4 Für Violoncello album art Dubrovay* - Arditti* / Blum* / Uitti* Dubrovay* - Arditti* / Blum* / Uitti* - Streichquartett No. 3 / Solo No. 5 Für Baßflöte / Solo No. 4 Für Violoncello(LP) Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD DAAD 105 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
KTC 2016 Frances-Marie Uitti - Works For Cello • Lecture On Nothing album art John Cage - Frances-Marie Uitti John Cage - Frances-Marie Uitti - Works For Cello • Lecture On Nothing(2xCD, Album) Etcetera (3) KTC 2016 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 2-6070 Frances-Marie Uitti - 45' / 34'46.776" / 31'57.9864" / 27'10.554" / 26'1.1499" / 4'33" / Music For Five / Two album art John Cage - Eberhard Blum / Marianne Schroeder / Robyn Schulkowsky / Frances-Marie Uitti / Nils Vigeland John Cage - Eberhard Blum / Marianne Schroeder / Robyn Schulkowsky / Frances-Marie Uitti / Nils Vigeland - 45' / 34'46.776" / 31'57.9864" / 27'10.554" / 26'1.1499" / 4'33" / Music For Five / Two(2xCD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 2-6070 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
KTC 1136 Frances-Marie Uitti - Trilogia / Ko-Tha album art Giacinto Scelsi - Frances-Marie Uitti Giacinto Scelsi - Frances-Marie Uitti - Trilogia / Ko-Tha(CD, RE) Etcetera (3) KTC 1136 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6101 Frances-Marie Uitti - The New York School album art Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff - Eberhard Blum, Frances-Marie Uitti, Nils Vigeland Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff - Eberhard Blum, Frances-Marie Uitti, Nils Vigeland - The New York School(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6101 Switzerland 1992 Sell This Version
KTC 1148 Frances-Marie Uitti - Music For Cello album art Jonathan Harvey, Frances-Marie Uitti Jonathan Harvey, Frances-Marie Uitti - Music For Cello(CD) Etcetera (3) KTC 1148 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Frances-Marie Uitti - Imaginings album art Frances-Marie UittiJonathan Harvey Frances-Marie UittiJonathan Harvey - Imaginings (Album) Planet Blue Records (2) UK 1994 Sell This Version
Frances-Marie Uitti - Uitti 2 Bows (Improvisations) album art Uitti* Uitti 2 Bows (Improvisations) (Album) BV Haast Records Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6169 Frances-Marie Uitti - Three In One album art Ernstalbrecht Stiebler - Eberhard Blum, Marianne Schroeder, Robyn Schulkowsky, Frances-Marie Uitti Ernstalbrecht Stiebler - Eberhard Blum, Marianne Schroeder, Robyn Schulkowsky, Frances-Marie Uitti - Three In One(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6169 Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
JdK 01 Frances-Marie Uitti - Improvisations album art Frances-Marie Uitti and Elliott Sharp Frances-Marie Uitti and Elliott Sharp - Improvisations(CD, Album) JDK Productions JdK 01 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
CG 104 Frances-Marie Uitti - Sonomondo album art Mark Dresser, Frances-Marie Uitti Mark Dresser, Frances-Marie Uitti - Sonomondo(CD, Album) Cryptogramophone CG 104 US 2000 Sell This Version
ECM New Series 1882, 476 2411, ECM 1882 Frances-Marie Uitti - There Is Still Time album art Frances-Marie Uitti / Paul Griffiths (4) Frances-Marie Uitti / Paul Griffiths (4) - There Is Still Time(CD, Album) ECM New Series, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM New Series 1882, 476 2411, ECM 1882 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
ECM 1963, 476 3106, ECM New Series 1963 Frances-Marie Uitti - Natura Renovatur album art Giacinto Scelsi - Frances-Marie Uitti, Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen Giacinto Scelsi - Frances-Marie Uitti, Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen - Natura Renovatur(CD) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1963, 476 3106, ECM New Series 1963 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
none Frances-Marie Uitti - Utopian Spaces album art Frances-Marie Uitti Utopian Spaces(CD) Tage Der Utopie none Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Frances-Marie Uitti - Gramercy album art Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti - Gramercy (Album) Miasmah Norway 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JdK 05 Frances-Marie Uitti - Uitti / Vitiello album art Uitti* / Vitiello* Uitti* / Vitiello* - Uitti / Vitiello(CD, Mini) JDK Productions JdK 05 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
Wistbook 007 Frances-Marie Uitti - Terra Incognita album art Gareth Davis, Frances-Marie Uitti Gareth Davis, Frances-Marie Uitti - Terra Incognita(CDr, Mini, 3") Wist Rec Wistbook 007 Ireland 2012 Sell This Version