Rosenblum, Mathew

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Rosenblum, Mathew

Rosenblum, Mathew , American composer; b. N.Y., March 19, 1954. He studied at the New England Cons. of Music in Boston (B.M., 1977; M.M., 1979) and Princeton Univ. (M.F.A., 1981). In 1980 he won the Rockefeller Foundation Contemporary American Chamber Works award; also received grants and awards from BMI (1978), the N.J. State Council on the Arts (1981), the Inst. of Contemporary American Music (1981), the American Composers Alliance (1987), and the N.Y. Foundation for the Arts (1989); was artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Foundation, and Yaddo. His recent works use hybrid tuning systems that combine both just- and equal-tempered intervals.


Harp Quartet for Alto Flute/Flute, Bass Clarinet/ Clarinet, Viola, and Harp (N.Y., Dec. 8, 1980); Cascades for Violin (1982; Glassboro, N.J., April 30, 1983); Le Jon Ra for 2 Cellos (1983; N.Y., April 24, 1987); Continental Drift for Horn, Percussion, and 2 Keyboards (San Francisco, Sept. 26, 1988); Circadian Rhythms for Cello, Percussion, and 2 Keyboards (N.Y., June 6, 1989; also for Clarinet, Harp, Synthesizer, and 2 Percussion; Oslo, Sept. 24, 1990).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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