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Daniel James Wolf
Daniel James Wolf (born September 13, 1961 in Upland, California) is a composer and music scholar. His compositions apply an experimental approach to musical materials, with a special interest in intonation, yet often display a surface that playfully -- if accidentally -- recalls historical musics. Major works include The White Canoe, an opera seria for handpuppets to the libretto by Edward Gorey.
Wolf studied composition study with Gordon Mumma, Alvin Lucier, and La Monte Young, as well as musical tunings with Erv Wilson and Douglas Leedy . BA University of California Santa Cruz, MA, PhD, Wesleyan University. Important contacts with Lou Harrison, John Cage, Walter Zimmermann . Based in Europe (Germany from 1989-2000, Hungary from 2000), known as a member of the "Material" school of composers, with Hauke Harder, Markus Trunk, and others.
He has written extensively about modern and experimental music, systematic musicology, and in speculative music theory.
Composer's own webpage with list of works, sample scores, articles:
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