James Tenney

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Although his name is familiar mainly to specialists, James Tenney has been a highly influential figure in American music, particularly in promoting various strands of twentieth century avant-garde, from…
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Ergodos II with Instrumental Responses 1964 Electronic/Computer Music
Ergodos I for John Cage Miscellaneous (Classical)
Koan: Having Never Written a Note for percussion (For John Bergamo) 1971 Choral
Beast, for double bass (Postal Pieces No. 1) 1971 Chamber Music
Music for Player Piano 1964 Keyboard
Seegersong No. 2, for flute 1999 Chamber Music
Dialogue, for synthesizer 1963 Electronic/Computer Music
Spectral Canon for Conlon Nancarrow, for player piano 1974 Keyboard
For Percussion Perhaps, Or... (night) 1971 Miscellaneous (Classical)
(night), for any instrument (Postal Piece No. 3) 1971 Chamber Music
Spectrum 7, for flute, cello, piano & tape delay system 2001 Chamber Music
Spectrum 5, for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, vibraphone, percussion, harp, piano & viola 1995 Chamber Music
Spectrum 8, for viola obbligato and flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin & cello 2001 Chamber Music
Glissade, for viola, cello, double bass & tape delay system 1982 Chamber Music
Cellogram 1971 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Critical Band, for chamber ensemble 1988 Chamber Music
Percussion Responses, for percussion ensemble & tape Chamber Music
Essay (after a sonata), for piano Keyboard
To Weave (a meditation), for piano 2003 Keyboard
Diaphonic Trio 1974 Chamber Music
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