Hunt, Jerry (Edward)

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Hunt, Jerry (Edward)

Hunt, Jerry (Edward), American pianist and composer; b. Waco, Tex., Nov. 30, 1943; d. Canton, Tex., Nov. 27, 1993. He studied piano and composition at North Tex. State Univ. in Denton (1960–61). As a pianist, he championed the cause of contemporary music. After teaching at Southern Methodist Univ. (1967–73), he was artist-in-residence at the Video Research Center in Dallas (1974–77). Hunt was enamored of multimedia works in which he could utilize the most varied elements, ranging from live performers and performance spaces to video and microwave detection systems.


Helix for Instrument(s) (1963); Sur Dr. John Dee for 0 to 11 Performers (1963); Infrasolo for Instrument(s) (1970); Haramand Plane: Parallel/Regenerative for Audio and Video (1973); Cantegral Segmentisi for Various Instruments and Electronics (1973–78); Volta for Voice and Electronics (1977); Phalba (Working): Kernel for Electronics (1980); Volta (Stream) for Voice(s) and Electronics (1980); Ground: Field (Still-core-Set) and Ground: Field (Transform de Chelly) for Performers and Electronics (both 1981); tape pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire