List, Garrett, American composer; b. Phoenix, Sept. 10, 1943. He studied with Bertram McGarrity at Calif. State Univ. in Long Beach, and in N.Y with Hall Overton and at the Juilliard School (B.M., 1968; M.M., 1969). He became proficient as a trombonist and was active with various new-music groups, both as performer and as composer. He was music director of N.Y’s Kitchen (1975–77) and also taught at the Liège Cons, (from 1980).
dramatic: Time and Desire, dance piece (1984–85). orch.:Orchestral Études(1972–79); 9 Sets of 7 for Chamber Orch. (1975); Songs for Chamber Orch. (1975); I Am Electric for Jazz Band (1976); The Girls for Narrator and Small Orch. (1977); Escape Story for Soloists and Orch. (1979); Fear and Understanding for Jazz Band (1981). other instrumenta1: 2 Wind Studies for 9 to 16 Winds (1971); Songs for 7 to 12 Instruments (1972); Your Own Self for Any Instrument(s) (1972); Elegy: To the People of Chile for Any Instrument(s) (1973); Requiem for Helen Lopez for Piano and 4 to 6 Instruments (1981); Flesh and Steel for Piano, Guitar(s), and Instrument(s) (1982); Baudelaire for Instrument(s) (1983); Hôtel des étrangers for 5 to 21 Instruments (1983); trombone pieces. VOCAL: American Images, cantata for Voice and Instrument(s) (1972); Standard Existence for Voice and Instrument(s) (1977); many songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire