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Username: Altmuse
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Member since: Oct 01 2013
About Altmuse: Live Electronic Percussion and Interactive Video
A "Los Angeles' new music Luminary, infinitely variable, infinitely fascinating" - Los Angeles Times. Amy Knoles has spent her career attempting to redefine the crossroads
of music composition, multimedia art, and technology. Her solo works draw
on a huge variety of source material from throughout history, language and
culture as well as from her own personal imagination. Medieval polyphony,
modern urban rhythms, atonal deconstructions and classic melodies have all
been filtered through the lens of her idiosyncratic voice at one time or
another. Knoles's ability to invent both high and low-tech methods of
constructing musical and multimedia experiences as well as her virtuosity
as a percussionist make for an ideal blend. Her work has been described as being of "frightening beauty, fascinating, complex" - N.P.R.

Amy has received major awards from Meet The Composer (2006), American Composers Forum (2005 & 2007 & 2009), Durfee Foundation (2003), UNESCO (2001), C.O.L.A. (2001), Lester Horton (2001), and was the 1996 ASCAP Foundation " Composer-in-Residence at the Music Center of Los Angeles”. Amy has been the Executive Director of the California E.A.R. Unit for thirty years (2011 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for “Adventurous Programming” and the “Letter of Distinction” from the American Music Center in 1999), and has recently created the department of Electronic Percussion for CalArts. Recording over 30 CDs of new music, she has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Rachel Rosenthal, LA Master Chorale, NatPlast, Squint, Ensemble Modern of Frankfurt, The Bang On A Can All Stars; Composers: Cage, Carter, Feldman, Knowles, Andriessen, Kagel, Wourinen, Wolfe, Preston, Zappa, Subotnick, Reich, Machover, Flea, Jones, and many others.
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