Cello: Fishing at Antibes

BY ARTHUR GOTTSCHALK

 


A man whose music has been described as “rapturous, argumentative, and prickly” (Gramophone Magazine), and “fascinatingly strange” (BBC Music Magazine), award-winning composer ARTHUR GOTTSCHALK is Professor of Music Composition and Theory at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. With the number of compositions in his catalog now approaching two hundred, his music is regularly performed domestically and overseas. His works are recorded and distributed on Navona, New Ariel, Crystal Records, Summit, Capstone, Beauport Classical, ERMMedia, AURecordings, Golden Crest, MSR Classics, Ablaze Records, Naxos, Amirani (Italy), and Delage (France), and are published by Subito Music, Shawnee Press, European American Music Distributors, Alea Publishing, Trevco Music, Potenza Music, Delage Musique, and The Spectrum Press. His book, Functional Hearing, is published by Scarecrow Press, a division of Rowman and Littlefield.

Dr. Gottschalk has worked in diverse areas of music, including composing and arranging music for feature films, television scores, numerous industrial films and commercials, music publishing, and artist management. He continues to work as an expert in music copyright cases and as a forensic musicologist. His Concerto for Violin and Symphonic Winds won the First Prize of the VVX Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Originale (Corciano, Italy), and he has been awarded the prestigious Bogliasco Fellowship for additional work in Italy. Further awards include the Charles Ives Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, composer residencies at the famed Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center and at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and annual awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers since 1980. This season, his orchestra work Toussaint Overture will be performed by the El Paso Symphony, the Lake Charles Symphony, and the Symphony of the North, and Grammy-winning tenor John Duykers will be singing his Brodwick Songs in Las Vegas. A student of renowned American composers William Bolcom, Ross Lee Finney, and Leslie Bassett, Professor Gottschalk carries on this important lineage by producing students who compose original and innovative music in various forums throughout the world.

2.1 | WINTER 2015

Contents

"Collage Postcard"
Ira Joel Haber
Cover Art


"Havoc!"
Travis Alford
Jazz

"Auctumnus"
Stephanie Ann Boyd
Classical

"An Abandoned Place of Bewildering Complexity"
Jim Buck
Fiction

"Engine Room"
Sivan Cohen Elias
Experimental

"Those of the Tentacle Sun"
W.A. Coleman
Fiction

"Tools of the Trade"
Jack Fancher
Fiction

"Cello: Fishing at Antibes"
Arthur Gottschalk
Electronic

"Kettledrum Organ"
Mitchell Herrmann
Experimental

"Our Shining Black Prince (for Malcolm X)"
Marie Incontrera
Jazz

"[No.9:2] Seventeen Thoughts on a Chamber Concerto"
Emre Sihan Kaleli
Classical

"The Land of Broken Numbers"
Madeleine Lee
Fiction

"With All the Grace of a Feather"
Stephanie Libby
Fiction

"Irezumi"
Enzo Marceau
Electronic

"Just Before We're Both Dead"
Connor McNamara
Fiction

"There"
N.T. McQueen
Creative Nonfiction

"What You Will Believe When You Are Alone"
Kenneth Nichols
Fiction

"Danza per la Morte di Truculentus"
Norberto Oldrini
Classical

"Saridium"
Adam Plantz
Classical

"Dark Matter"
Vitaliy Rybakin
Experimental

"So They Walked"
Tim Schlee
Fiction

"Etude for Raising the Dead"
Peter Vukmirovic Stevens
Classical

"The Bird of Mel Island"
Chadas Ustuntas
Jazz

"Instinct Lesson"
Kyle A. Valenta
Fiction

"Creatures from the Black Bassoon"
Kyle Vanderburg
Experimental

"Océanos"
Gonzalo Varela
Electronic

"Lamentation"
Margarita Zelenaia
Classical

"Who Asks Doth Err"
Krzysztof Zimmermann
Experimental