Roger Reynolds

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Roger Reynolds
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Roger Reynolds, born in 1934, was educated in music and science at the University of Michigan. His compositions incorporate elements of theater, digital signal processing, dance, video, and real-time computer spatialization, in a signature multidimensionality of engagement. The central thread woven through Reynolds' uniquely varied career entwines language with the spatial aspects of music. This center first emerged in his notorious music-theater work, The Emperor of Ice Cream (1961-62; 8 singers, 3 instrumentalists; text: Wallace Stevens), and is carried forward in the VOICESPACE series (quadraphonic tape compositions on texts by Coleridge, Beckett, Borges and others), Odyssey (an unstaged opera for 2 singers, 2 recitants, large ensemble, multichannel computer sound; bilingual text: Beckett), and JUSTICE (1999; soprano, actress, percussionist, computer sound and real-time spatialization, with staging; text: Aeschylus).

In addition to his composing, Reynolds' writing, lecturing, organization of musical events and teaching have prompted numerous residencies at international festivals. He was a co-director of the New York Philharmonic's Horizons '84, has been a frequent participant in the Warsaw Autumn festivals, and was commissioned by Toru Takemitsu to create a program for the Suntory Hall International Series. Reynolds' regular masterclass activity in American universities also extends outward: to the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Ircam in Paris, to Latin America and Asia, to Thessaloniki. His extensive orchestral catalog includes commissions from the Philadelphia, Los Angeles and BBC Orchestras.
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Albums

H-71219 Roger Reynolds - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume I album art Fredric Myrow* / Roger Reynolds - The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Phyllis Bryn-Julson Fredric Myrow* / Roger Reynolds - The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Phyllis Bryn-Julson - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume I Nonesuch H-71219 US 1969 Sell This Version
CRI SD 241 Roger Reynolds - Modern Choral Music album art Roger Reynolds, Jack Beeson, Karl Kohn (2), Solomon Pimsleur Roger Reynolds, Jack Beeson, Karl Kohn (2), Solomon Pimsleur - Modern Choral Music Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 241 US 1970 Sell This Version
MS/5000 Roger Reynolds - New Music For Piano(s) album art Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Yuji Takahashi, Earle Brown - Yuji Takahashi Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Yuji Takahashi, Earle Brown - Yuji Takahashi - New Music For Piano(s) Mainstream Records MS/5000 US 1970 Sell This Version
CRI SD 285 Roger Reynolds - Electronic/Instrumental Music album art Roger Reynolds Electronic/Instrumental Music(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 285 US 1971 Sell This Version
NW 237 Roger Reynolds - Ceremony II (Incantations) / Suite For Harp And Wind Quintet / Earthlight / From Behind The Unreasoning Mask album art Paul Chihara / Chou Wen-Chung / Earl Kim / Roger Reynolds Paul Chihara / Chou Wen-Chung / Earl Kim / Roger Reynolds - Ceremony II (Incantations) / Suite For Harp And Wind Quintet / Earthlight / From Behind The Unreasoning Mask(LP, Album) New World Records NW 237 US 1977 Sell This Version
VR 1801-2 Roger Reynolds - Voicespace album art Roger Reynolds Voicespace (Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. VR 1801-2 US 1982 Sell This Version
CRI SD 495 Roger Reynolds - "...The Serpent-snapping Eye" / Variations On A Theme By Davidovsky / Coyote album art Roger Reynolds / Arthur Kreiger / Alice Shields Roger Reynolds / Arthur Kreiger / Alice Shields - "...The Serpent-snapping Eye" / Variations On A Theme By Davidovsky / Coyote(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 495 US 1984 Sell This Version
VR 1803 Roger Reynolds - Distant Images album art Roger Reynolds Distant Images(LP) Lovely Music, Ltd. VR 1803 US 1987 Sell This Version
80401-2 Roger Reynolds - Whispers Out Of Time / Transfigured Wind II album art Roger Reynolds - Members Of SONOR*, The San Diego Symphony Ensemble* Roger Reynolds - Members Of SONOR*, The San Diego Symphony Ensemble* - Whispers Out Of Time / Transfigured Wind II(CD, Album) New World Records 80401-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
450-78 Roger Reynolds - Personae - The Vanity OF Words - Variation album art Roger Reynolds Personae - The Vanity OF Words - Variation(CD) Neuma Records 450-78 US 1992 Sell This Version
GM2039CD Roger Reynolds - Sound Encounters album art Cleveland Chamber Symphony / Libby Larsen, Salvatore Martirano, Bernard Rands, Roger Reynolds, Edwin London Cleveland Chamber Symphony / Libby Larsen, Salvatore Martirano, Bernard Rands, Roger Reynolds, Edwin London - Sound Encounters(CD) GM Recordings GM2039CD US 1993 Sell This Version
80431-2 Roger Reynolds - Electroacoustic Music album art Roger Reynolds Electroacoustic Music(CD, Album) New World Records 80431-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
450-91 Roger Reynolds - The Paris Pieces album art Roger Reynolds The Paris Pieces(2xCD) Neuma Records 450-91 US 1996 Sell This Version
MO 782083 Roger Reynolds - Coconino... A Shattered Landscape / Visions / Kokoro / Ariadne's Thread / Focus A Beam, Emptied Of Thinking, Outward... album art Roger Reynolds - Arditti String Quartet* Roger Reynolds - Arditti String Quartet* - Coconino... A Shattered Landscape / Visions / Kokoro / Ariadne's Thread / Focus A Beam, Emptied Of Thinking, Outward... (Album) Montaigne, Naïve MO 782083 France 2000 Sell This Version
P21032-2 Roger Reynolds - Process And Passion album art Roger Reynolds Process And Passion(2xCD, Album) Pogus Productions P21032-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
mode 183 Roger Reynolds - Whispers Out Of Time album art Roger Reynolds Whispers Out Of Time(CD) Mode mode 183 US 2007 Sell This Version
Mode 212/13 Roger Reynolds - Epigram And Evolution: Complete Piano Works  album art Roger Reynolds - Yuji Takahashi, Eric Huebner, Marilyn Nonken Roger Reynolds - Yuji Takahashi, Eric Huebner, Marilyn Nonken - Epigram And Evolution: Complete Piano Works (2xCD) Mode Mode 212/13 US 2009 Sell This Version
mode 277/78 Roger Reynolds - Complete Cello Works  album art Roger Reynolds - Alexis Descharmes Roger Reynolds - Alexis Descharmes - Complete Cello Works (2xCD, Album) Mode mode 277/78 US 2015 Sell This Version
0015051KAI Roger Reynolds - Aspiration album art Roger Reynolds - Irvine Arditti, Paul Hembree, inauthentica, Mark Menzies Roger Reynolds - Irvine Arditti, Paul Hembree, inauthentica, Mark Menzies - Aspiration(2xCD, Album) Kairos 0015051KAI Austria 2018 Sell This Version
mode 326 Roger Reynolds - FLiGHT - not forgotten album art Roger Reynolds, JACK Quartet* Roger Reynolds, JACK Quartet* - FLiGHT - not forgotten(CD, Album) Mode mode 326 US 2020 Sell This Version

Compilations

450-74 Roger Reynolds - Electro Acoustic Music: Classics album art Edgard Varese*, Milton Babbitt, Roger Reynolds, Iannis Xenakis Edgard Varese*, Milton Babbitt, Roger Reynolds, Iannis Xenakis - Electro Acoustic Music: Classics (Comp) Neuma Records 450-74 US 1990 Sell This Version
P21025-2 Roger Reynolds - All Known All White album art Roger Reynolds All Known All White(CD, Comp) Pogus Productions P21025-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
BCD 9042 Roger Reynolds - New Music With Guitar, Vol. 5 album art Mel Powell, Milton Babbitt, John Anthony Lennon, Mario Davidovsky, Roger Reynolds, Tom FlahertyAnderson/Fader DuoElgart/Yates DuoDavid StarobinTodd SeelyeSMU Meadows Symphony OrchestraDavid Milnes Mel Powell, Milton Babbitt, John Anthony Lennon, Mario Davidovsky, Roger Reynolds, Tom FlahertyAnderson/Fader DuoElgart/Yates DuoDavid StarobinTodd SeelyeSMU Meadows Symphony OrchestraDavid Milnes - New Music With Guitar, Vol. 5(CD, Comp) Bridge Records (4) BCD 9042 US Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

mode 70 Roger Reynolds - Watershed album art Roger Reynolds Watershed(DVD-V, Multichannel, 5.1) Mode mode 70 US 1998 Sell This Version