Barton McLean:  Professional Resume

 

Formal Degrees: Mus. D., 1972, Indiana University (Music Composition); M.M., 1965, Eastman (Music Theory); B.S., 1960, SUNY, Potsdam (Music Education).

Composition Teachers/Mentors: Henry Cowell (1963-5), Ianis Xenakis (1969-71)

Teaching: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Visiting Professor (1996), Co-Director, I EAR STUDIOS, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Teacher, Computer Music (1987-89); Director, Electronic Music Center, Univ. of Texas-Austin (also theory, orchestration, composition), 1976-83; Indidna University-South Bend (Music Theory, Composition), 1969-76; Indiana University, Bloomington, (Music Theory) 1966-69; SUNY, Potsdam, (Music Theory, Ed., Piano, D. Bass (1960-66).

Administrative: New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Advisory Board (2007-2010). Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), Independent Composer Representative (1995-9), Co-director, I-EAR Computer Music Studios, R.P.I (1987-9); Director, Electronic Music Center, Univ. of Texas-Austin (1976-83); Head, Theory-Composition, Director, Electronic Music Center, Indiana University-South Bend (1969-76); Executive Committee, Head, Radio Series, Submissions, Society of Composers, Inc. (1974-79).

Grants: 2010: NYFA Fellows/Innova Award for complete CD production 2004:  American Music Center Composer Award; 2003:  Patricia and Jerry Mangione Fellow for MacDowell Colony Residency. 2000: Virgil Thompson Foundation for CRI Recording "Forgotten Shadows."1997: Asian Cultural Council (Residency with Asian Composers League in Manila, Philippines), 1996: Virgil Thompson Fdn. (for CRI Recording), Universiti Malaysia Research Grant. 1994,1990: NYSCA Decentralization Grants for multimedia installations. 1986: N.Y. Foundation for the Arts Composer Fellowship; 1985; MacDowell Colony Fellowship (also 1983, '81, '79); 1986: Leighton Colony Banff Centre for the Arts Fellowship; 1982: Nat. Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship (also 1976); 1983: The ELECTRIC SINFONIA awarded prize at Int. Bourges Electroacoustic Music Festival; 1981: DIMENSIONS III chosen as the American representative of the UNESCO-IMC-Rostrum International Festival. 1981: Martha Baird Rockefeller grant to attend and perform in the Zagreb Muzicki Biennale. 1976: Nat. Endowment for the Arts Media Arts Grant. 1975-95, 55 Meet the Composer Grants from MTC New York, New England, Midwest, Mid-America, Texas, West, and California.

Recordings: 2009:  Innova Recordings.  SOUNDWORLDS (Innova 234).  CONCERTO:STATES OF BEING, RITUAL OF THE DAWN, DEMONS OF THE NIGHT, MAGIC AT XANADU, ICE CANYONS, RAINFOREST IMAGES II.  2007:  EM Records (Sounds, Reality and the Environment" series) EM 1060CD. SONG OF THE NAHUATL, VALLEY OF LOST DREAMS, JOURNEY ON A LONG STRING.  2000: Composers Recordings "Emergency Music Series" CRI CD 846. RITUAL OF THE DAWN, FORGOTTEN SHADOWS, HAPPY DAYS. 1997: Composers Recordings Inc., CD 764. SONG OF THE NAHUATL, ETUNYTUDE. 1996: Capstone (CPS 8637), DIMENSIONS II, DAWN CHORUS, DIMENSIONS III. 1995: Capstone Records (CPS 8622 CD), VISIONS OF A SUMMER NIGHT (III-V), EARTH MUSIC. 1994: (Capstone CPS 8617 CD), RAINFOREST IMAGES, HIMALAYAN FANTASY. 1990, Centaur Records CD (CRC 2047): VISIONS OF A SUMMER NIGHT: (I, IV) . 1987, MLC Records: IN WILDERNESS IS THE PRESERVATION OF THE WORLD; 1983, Opus One Records: THE ELECTRIC SINFONIA, DIMENSIONS VIII; Folkways Records, THE LAST TEN MINUTES, ETUNYTUDE, 1972-82, MYSTERIES FROM THE ANCIENT NAHUATL-EXCERPTS (Folkways), DIMENSIONS III AND IV FOR SAXOPHONE & TAPE (CRI Recordings), HEAVY MUSIC FOR FOUR CROBARS, THE SORCERER REVISITED (Folkways), DIMENSIONS II FOR PIANO AND TAPE with David Burge, pno. (CRI Recordings), SONG OF THE NAHUATL (Folkways), DIMENSIONS I FOR VIOLIN AND TAPE (Advance Recordings), GENESIS, THE SORCERER REVISITED , DIMENSIONS II (Orion Records), SPIRALS (CRI RECORDINGS).

Major Articles and Biographical Descriptions: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF TOURING FOR A LIVING. JOURNAL SEAMUS, VOL. 20# 1 (2009).  The New Grove Dictionary (2000). Joel Chadabe, ELECTRIC SOUND, p. 330-331, Leon Dallin, LISTENERS' GUIDE TO MUSICAL UNDERSTANDING, P. 298: GROVE DICTIONARY OF MUSIC, THE HUMANISTIC TRADITION (Fiero, Brown & Benchmark textbook '92), EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (major article Sept.'94), LEONARDO JOURNAL (Vol 2 #1 pp. 19-22, 1992), BAKERS BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, THE NEW GROVE DICTIONARY, TWENTIETH CENTURY MUSIC (Prentice-Hall, 1990), MUSIC SINCE 1945 (Godfrey-Schirmer, 1990), SEAMUS JOURNAL (several), ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN (Jan'90), KEYBOARD MAGAZINE (several), SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, INC. NEWSLETTER issues from 1995 through present regularly, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE Vol. 7, '82, INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, Joseph Machlis, NEW DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC, David Cope, POLYPHONY MAGAZINE, Vol. 2, 1978, ASTERISK MAGAZINE, Vol. 2, 1976, PERSPECTIVES OF NEW MUSIC, 1983, AMC BULLETIN, VOL. 4, 1980, WHO'S WHO IN MUSIC, WHO'S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT, THE INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO, WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, STERN'S PERFORMING ARTS DIRECTORY, CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COMPOSERS, PERSONALITIES OF AMERICA, etc. THE ART OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC (Keybd Magazine Publications).

DVDs (DISCOGRAPHY):  All from MLC Publications -- 2009.  1. THE McLEANS MIX THREE -- THREE COLLABORATIONS:  MILLing in the ENNIUM, JAMBORI RIMBA, NATURAL ENERGY (all 3 in collaboration with Priscilla McLean).  2.  McLEAN MIX LIVE: HAPPY DAYS, MAGIC AT XANADU  3.  SYMPHONY OF SEASONS;  AUTUMN REQUIEM (the last in collaboration with Priscilla McLean).