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date: 19 September 2019

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  • Kristine H. Burns

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(b Los Angeles, April 14, 1933). American composer and teacher. He attended the University of Denver (BA 1958) and Mills College (MA 1960), where he studied composition with Milhaud and Kirchner. He was in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. In 1959 and 1960 he was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies, Princeton University. He founded and directed the San Francisco Tape Music Center (1961–6), and performed extensively as a clarinettist and conductor. His teaching career includes positions at Mills College (1959–66), New York University (1966–9) and the California Institute of the Arts since 1969, where he directs the Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology (CEAIT). He has won numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Grants, Meet the Composer grants, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Kunsterprogramm (DAAD) grant and the 1998 SEAMUS award for work in electro-acoustic music....

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Perspectives of New Music
New Haven (CT), Yale University, Oral History Archive