Reiner, Thomas 1959-

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REINER, Thomas 1959-


Born August 12, 1959, in Bad Homburg, West Germany (now Germany); son of Oskar and Ursula (Fleischer) Reiner; married August 13, 1999; wife's name, Lindsey; children: Celeste. Education: La Trobe University, B.A., 1983; studied musical composition at Kölner Hochschule für Musik, 1984-86; University of Melbourne, M.Mus., 1989, Ph.D., 1996.


Office—School of Music, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia. E-mail—[email protected].


Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, senior lecturer and coordinator of music composition, 1993—. "Re-sound" (contemporary music ensemble), artistic director; performer with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra at National Orchestral Composers' School, 1990.


Australian Music Center, German Performing Rights Association, Melbourne Composers' League.


Dorian Le Gallienne Composition Award, Dorian Le Gallienne Award Trust, 1994; Albert H. Maggs Composition Award, University of Melbourne, 1996.


Semiotics of Musical Time, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2000.

Musical compositions include "Paraphrase, Surge, and Repose" (orchestral work), "Two Movements for Orchestra," 1990, "Bali Suite" (chamber work), "Three Sketches" (for cello), "Septet" (chamber work), "Oblique" (flute solo), "Contemplation" (guitar piece), and "mechanics in time" (chamber work); some compositions have been included in recorded albums by other performers, including Hard Chamber, released by Move Records, 2003. Contributor to books, including Sound Ideas, edited by Brenton Broadstock, Australian Music Centre (Sydney, Australia), 1995. Contributor to periodicals, including Context, Revista Muzica, and Pauta.


Research on musical composition, the investigation of musical time, and popular electronic music.