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Russell Thorpe                                                                                  antiphonologos@gmail.com
4308 Booth St.                                                                                  phonologotron.blogspot.com
Kansas City, KS 66103                                                                                            816-896-0696





Associations


Memnosyne Duo                                                          
performance duo with composer/performer
C. Bradley Van Wick


The Phonologotronic (founder)                            
avant-pop power trio


Black House Collective (associate director)           
new music collective/composer’s workshop


People’s Liberation Big Band
of Greater Kansas City (composer/player)            
modified big band led by Brad Cox



Selected Performances


Rites of Being: A Night of New Opera                                                           
May 2013 - Paragraph Gallery
Soma Athenaton                                                      
March 2013 - Nelson-Atkins Museum
Ancient Inspiration                                                 
March 2013 -  Nelson-Atkins Museum
Fluid Fracture                                                         
September 2012 - La Esquina
The Bell Tree                                                            
April 2012 - with Gamelan Genta Katsuri
Black House Presents                                              
August 2011 - La Esquina
Improv Sliced 4 Ways                                             
April 2011 - with 940 Dance Company


Selected Compositions


Dark Price                                                               1-act operetta. chamber ensemble, 3 singers   
Filaments for Piano and Orchestra                       piano concertino; full orchestra
Chaconne for the Death of Love                             variations for 15 winds + rhythm section
The 10000 Things                                                    for dance; symphonic band or gamelan
8+3 >11                                                                     thematic suite for  large chamber ensemble
Hunt For the Giant Squid                                       modified “big band”
Kraken Rises: Revenge of the Squid                      modified “big band”
Cesare Borgia                                                          jazz “head”
Guidobaldo: Duke of Urbino                                  jazz “head”
Ridiculously Difficult Terrificness                          medium sized winds + rhythm section
Subtle Nourishment                                                 modified “big band”
Leopold’s Shuffle                                                      jazz “head”  
Plushmonger                                                            medium chamber ensemble15
St. Alia of the Knife                                                   jazz “head”/chamber ensemble + soprano
Shai Hulud                                                               medium chamber ensemble
Miles Teg                                                                   jazz nonet
Interpreter                                                               “conduction”- type game piece
Village Slaughter                                                     fixed media



Skills and Teaching Experience


saxophones/bass clarinet                                         over 20 years experience teaching/playing
composer/arranger                                                                                  over 200 private students
pedagogue, clinician


Guest lectures at UMKC, KCKCC                                       improvisation, contemporary music


Cognitive Trainer                                                      


Education
Master of Music  - UNC-Greensboro  2003
saxophones, woodwind pedagogy, jazz pedagogy, ethnomusicology


Bachelor of Music  - Oklahoma State University  2001
saxophone, orchestration, counterpoint, ensemble playing, pedagogy



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