Joshua Fineberg

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Joshua Fineberg is an Associate Professor of Music, Composition and Theory at Boston University.  He has won various prizes, fellowships, and scholarships, including ASCAP; Ars Electronica; Boris and Edna Rapoport Prize; Arnold Salop Prize; yearly ASCAP Awards; and the Randolph S. Rothschild Award. Commissions from major international institutions and performers, including Fromm Foundation, Robert Levin, French Ministry of Culture, l'IRCAM, Marianne Gythfeldt, Radio France, American Pianists Association, Ensemble Court-Circuit, Ensemble l"Itineraire, CCMIX, Dominique My, and Ensemble FA. His "imagined opera" Lolita for actor, dancers, video, ensemble and electronics was premiered in Europe in 2008 and in the United States in 2009 in a version staged by Jim Clayburgh and Johanne Saunier's Joji company. Besides his compositional and pedagogical activities, Joshua Fineberg actively collaborates with computer scientists and music psychologists, and he has been involved in performing ensembles and as artistic director for recordings. Joshua Fineberg was also the issue editor for two issues of The Contemporary Music Review on "Spectral Music" and for a double issue featuring the collected writings of Tristan Murail in English. He also served as the US Editor for The Contemporary Music Review from 2003-2009. His book Classical Music, Why Bother? was released in June 2006. Former faculty member at Columbia University and Harvard University. Music published by Editions Max Eschig and Gerard Billaudot Editeur. Recordings of his work released by Accord/Universal, Harmonia Mundi, and Mode Records. Present position, 2007Bio courtesy of his faculty page.

Sculpting sound. An introduction to the spectral movement: Its ideas, techniques and music
Columbia Degrees: 
DMA, Composition