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date: 20 October 2019

Heifetz, Robin Julian locked

  • Stephen Montague
  • , revised by Anya Laurence


(b Los Angeles, CA, Aug 1, 1951). American composer. He studied composition at UCLA with paul Chihara (BA 1973), roy Travis , and boris Kremenliev (ma 1975) and at the University of Illinois with salvatore Martirano , herbert Brün , and ben Johnston (dma 1978). He became composer-in-residence at Stiftelsen Electronic Studio, Stockholm, Sweden (1978–79) and taught at several universities in the United States and Canada before being appointed director of the Center for Experimental Music at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1980. He has received many honors, including an NEA grant (1981) and awards at the Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique, Bourges, France (1979, 1981) and the International Computer Music Competition in Boston (1983). Heifetz wrote exclusively vocal and instrumental works until 1976, when he first encountered electro-acoustic music at Illinois. Since 1977, nearly all his works have used an electro-acoustic medium. The titles of his tape pieces often serve almost as programs and strongly reflect the music. His compositions show a leaning toward simple forms, such as ternary form (...

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