Meridian Music presents James Fulkerson
Date: Oct 10,2012
Time: 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Composer-trombonist James Fulkerson is the founder and artistic director of the acclaimed new music ensemble the Barton Workshop, based in Amsterdam. He will present several of his compositions for trombone and electronics as well as works by John Cage, Hyo-shin Na, Alvin Lucier and James Tenney. With special guest Edward Schocker.
James Fulkerson was born in Streator, Illinois (USA) in 1945 and received his musical training at lllinois Wesleyan University and the University of Illinois. Upon completion of his studies, Mr. Fulkerson became resident as a composer-performer at the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Buffalo (New York). He has spent periods as composer-in-residence with the New York State CAPS Program, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausdienst (Berlin), The Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne, Australia), Dartington College of the Arts (Totnes, Devon UK), and The School for New Dance Development (Amsterdam., NL). He has taught composition at Dartington College of the Arts, the University of Nottingham (where he was also Director of the Computer and Electronic Music Studios and the Leverhulme Research Project in Computer Music) and the European Dance Development Center (Arnhem, NL).
He has composed extensively for various media especially experimental film and new dance. His music has been performed throughout the world and is recorded on Folkways, Irida, Move Records, Attacca Babel and Etcetera Records. His music is published by Edition Modern (Karlsruhe), Seesaw Music (NY), and Donemus/Muzsiek Groep Nederland (Amsterdam).
As a trombonist, he has always been associated with performing and championing experimental music and experimental composers. Over 150 solo works have been composed for him, including two works by the American composer John Cage. He has recorded for Deutsche Gramophone, Nonesuch Records, Lovely Music, Attacca Babel, Mode Records and Etcetera Records. He has made complete solo CDs of music by John Cage (Etcetera Records KTC 1137) and Christian Wolff (Etcetera KTC 1227) as well as his own Force Fields and Spaces) (Etcetera KTC 1175).
In August, 1989, he founded The Barton Workshop,an Amsterdam based to perform the leading edge of contemporary music, whether notated or not. The workshop primarily creates "composer portrait" concerts, usually in collaboration with the composers, which provide either an overview or an in-depth representation of a chosen composer's work. The Barton Workshop has collaborated with composers such as Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, Nicolas Collins, and Frank Denyer and given world and European premieres of works by Galina Ustvolskaya, Henryk Gorecki, Alvin Lucier, James Fulkerson, Jerry Hunt, Frank Denyer, Nicolas Collins and others.