Arthur Kreiger has been composing for nearly 4 decades. Performed world wide, his catalog of works contains pieces for orchestra, chorus, mixed chamber ensembles, solo instruments and the electronic medium. His compositions are recorded on Odyssey, Spectrum, Finnadar, CRI, Neuma, Context, Capstone and New World Records. Kreiger’s professional honors include the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as commissions from the Fromm and Koussevitzky Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has served as composer in residence at William Paterson University, The North Carolina School of the Arts and at The Composers Conference at Wellesley. The composer was the recipient of the 1993 Brandeis University Creative Arts Medal. A portion of the text of this award citing his electronic music follows.
“Although much of his music can be heard only as it issues, in whole or in part, from loudspeakers, its creative shaping source is immediately unmistakable, recognized as human and intensely personal. It is not music shaped by technological means, but music that demands technology for its fulfillment. While the music is so singularly Kreiger’s, it is assuredly of its time, not only or even primarily because of the composer’s mastery of sophisticated musical technology, but in the compositional modes that the music so urgently expresses. For it is learned music, in that it is aware and informed in its craft. . .”
Kreiger’s most recent project is a CD presenting nine of his compositions. Entitled “Meeting Places,” the disc features acclaimed performances by the New York New Music Ensemble and the Julliard Percussion Quartet. The CD was released on Albany Records through the generous financial support of the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Fanfare has cited “music of tremendous craft, charm, and even beauty…Give it a listen.”
Arthur Kreiger and his wife Diane live on Moosup Pond. He is Sylvia Pasternack Marx Associate Professor of Music at Connecticut College in New London, CT.Web Site:Email:
- Vibraphone Solo with Electronic Sound
Part of the Composers Guild of New Jersey Vibraphone Commission.
Trio in Summer
- Marimba Duo with electronic Sound