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James Dillon

(b. 1950)


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(b Glasgow, 1950).

Scottish composer. As a boy, played in pipe band. Studied medieval, Renaissance, and non‐Western mus. Awarded Kranichsteiner prize, Darmstadt 1982. His mus. was featured at Bath and La Rochelle fests., 1984. Works incl.: Babble, 40 vv. (1974–6); Dillug Kefitsah, pf. (1976); Cumha, 12 str. (1976–8); Incaain, 16 vv. (1977); Ariadne's Thread, va. (1978); Crossing Over, cl. (1978); Ti‐re‐Ti‐ke‐Dha, solo drum (1979); … Once Upon a Time, 10 instr. (1980); Spleen, pf. (1980); Who do you Love, v., 8 instr. (1980–1); Evening Rain, solo v. (1981); Parjanya‐Vata, vc. (1981); Come Live with Me, mez., 4 instr. (1981); A Roaring Flame, v., contrabass (1981–2); Time Lag Zero, v., va. (1982); East 11th St. NY 10003, perc. (6 players) (1982); str. qt. No.1 (1983), No.2 (1991), No.3 (1998); Zone (… . de azul), 8 instr. (1983); Le Rivage, wind quintet (1984); Sgothan, fl. (1984); helle Nacht, orch. (1986–7); str. trio (1991); Blitzschlag, fl., orch. (1995); Eos, vc. (1999); Vapor Musik, 4 vv., str. qt. (1999); Via sacra, orch. (2000); vn. conc. (2000); Book of Elements I–V, pf. (1997–2002); Philomela, opera, 3 vv., small orch., elec. (2003–4).

Subjects: Music.


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