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Kirk Nurock

(b. 1948)


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(b Camden, NJ, 1948).

Amer. composer. In 1971 developed vocal technique called ‘natural sound’ in which audience participation is welcomed. Animal noises are used in several works. Comps. incl. Audience Oratorio (1975); Mowgli, mus. th. (1978–84); Bronx Zoo Events (1980); Sonata for Piano and Dog (1982); Expedition, jazz trio, Siberian husky (1984); Haunted Messages, pf., barking audience (1984); The Incurable Dorothy Parker, song‐cycle, sop., pf. (1986); Gorilla, Gorilla, pf. (1988); 3 Screams, 2 amp. pf. (1990).

Subjects: Music.


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