Roger Reynolds (b. 1937)
An American composer with a degree in engineering physics, Reynolds is a very eclectic and experimental artist whose work explores the boundaries of space, perception, and technology. Musically influenced by the American Experimentalists and the Second Viennese School, many of his works are built around texts derived from mythology and postmodern literature, and his impressive catalog covers a wide range of musical territory from string quartets to multimedia productions involving computers, video, dance and theater. Among numerous other awards and commissions, he won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for his Whispers Out of Time for string orchestra. Watershed, a "pathbreaking exploration of the new DVD medium," was released by Mode Records in January of 1999 and features his music. He is currently professor of music at the University of California at San Diego.
The works of Reynolds draw from many modern authors, including Borges, Joyce, Beckett, and of course, García Márquez. In fact, there is a Reynolds page on nearly every site on TheModernWord.com!
García Márquez-Related Works
Voicespace III, "Eclipse" -- (1979). For voice and tape, with texts by García Márquez, Joyce, Borges, Issa, Melville, and Stevens.
Macondo offers a more comprehensive Reynolds biography here.
Roger Reynolds has a very nice Homepage maintained by his wife, Karen Reynolds.
You may purchase Reynolds CDs online from Lovely Music CDs. They maintain a Reynolds Page with a small bio.
Mode Records features Watershed, a DVD that contains Eclipse, on their News page. You can purchase Watershed directly from Amazon.com below:
Watershed 4/Eclipse/Red Act Arias ~ DVD
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