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Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life by Denise Von Glahn (review)

Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life by Denise Von Glahn (review) from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign with an emphasis on ethno- musicology and Latin American / Caribbean studies. With her interdisciplinary background, Hajek’s interests include carnival practices in the Caribbean region, the intersection of public policy and urban cultural expressions, the Haitian diaspora in the Dominican Republic, and applied pedagogy for music/language instruction. She is fl uent in Spanish and has also studied Haitian Creole. Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life. By Denise Von Glahn. University of Illinois Press, 2017. 355 pp. nomi epstein enise Von Glahn captures the life of the American composer Libby Larsen in her new biography, Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life. Larsen, Done of today’s most prolifi c composers, works with a polystylistic compo- sitional language: boogie- woogie, jazz, word painting, chant, and tonal and atonal harmonic practices are all part of the aesthetic she has developed over the last four decades. Since earning her PhD in composition from the University of Minnesota in 1978, Larsen has become a staple of Minnesotan culture through her multitudi- nous successes as a composer, as well as for her work as a promoter of new music. Living composers all over the United States are indebted http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture University of Nebraska Press

Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life by Denise Von Glahn (review)

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University of Nebraska Press
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Copyright © Suzanne G. Cusick
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1553-0612

Abstract

from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign with an emphasis on ethno- musicology and Latin American / Caribbean studies. With her interdisciplinary background, Hajek’s interests include carnival practices in the Caribbean region, the intersection of public policy and urban cultural expressions, the Haitian diaspora in the Dominican Republic, and applied pedagogy for music/language instruction. She is fl uent in Spanish and has also studied Haitian Creole. Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life. By Denise Von Glahn. University of Illinois Press, 2017. 355 pp. nomi epstein enise Von Glahn captures the life of the American composer Libby Larsen in her new biography, Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life. Larsen, Done of today’s most prolifi c composers, works with a polystylistic compo- sitional language: boogie- woogie, jazz, word painting, chant, and tonal and atonal harmonic practices are all part of the aesthetic she has developed over the last four decades. Since earning her PhD in composition from the University of Minnesota in 1978, Larsen has become a staple of Minnesotan culture through her multitudi- nous successes as a composer, as well as for her work as a promoter of new music. Living composers all over the United States are indebted

Journal

Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and CultureUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Sep 4, 2019

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