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Stephen Montague

emerged as significant influences. Bug-Mudra and the opera VALIS in particular were an attempt to reach out to a much wider public and proved controversial to the post-Webern scene he had recently left in Europe. In the United States his output flourished, expanding into a wide range of genres from Hidden Sparks for solo violin ( 1984 ), Song of Penance ( 1992 ), for hyperviola, computer voice, and chamber orchestra to Brain Opera ( 1996–8 ), an audience-interactive experience in three parts. In Brain Opera the audience moves first through a room which he calls


Horace Fitzpatrick

revised by Thomas Hiebert

double concerto at the Concert Spirituel; this was the first of at least eight appearances there by Domnich between 1785 and 1788 . In the latter year he played a solo concerto by Devienne, but he otherwise appeared mainly in duos and trios with Lebrun. By 1787 he had joined the Opéra orchestra as Lebrun’s second, in 1793 he entered the National Guard band and by 1799 he was second horn at the Théâtre Feydeou. Domnich, along with Duvernoy, Buch and Kenn, was appointed professor of the horn at the newly formed Paris Conservatoire in 1795 . He was professor of