C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Schimmel, Carl 




Carl Schimmel is a composer based in Iowa and Illinois. His recent music is dense with literary and musical references, often humorous, and combines intensity of expression with a structural rigor which draws upon his background in mathematics. In infusing his music with extra-musical influences such as poetry, art, and even unusual words, he strives to construct nexuses of experience which reflect both the inner life of emotions and the outer physical world which shapes us and is shaped by us.

Winner of Columbia University's Joseph Bearns Prize and the Lee Ettelson Award, Schimmel has received honors and awards from many organizations, including the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Seoul International Composition Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the New York Youth Symphony First Music Awards, the American Composers Forum, NACWPI, SCI, New Music USA, and ASCAP. His works have been performed in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, Merkin Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Severance Hall in Cleveland, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and at other venues throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He has received performances and commissions from the California EAR Unit, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, North/South Consonance, saxophonist Taimur Sullivan, bass clarinetist Henri Bok, Line C3 Percussion Ensemble, Cross Sound Music Festival, Quintet Attacca, the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet, and many others.

Schimmel received his Ph.D. in Music Composition from Duke University, where he studied with Sydney Hodkinson, Stephen Jaffe, Anthony Kelley, and Scott Lindroth, and he earned a Master's degree in composition from the Yale School of Music, where his teachers included Ezra Laderman, Martin Bresnick, Evan Ziporyn, and Ned Rorem. He was a student at the Aspen Music Festival (2003 Master Class with Christopher Rouse and Poul Ruders, private lessons with George Tsontakis in 1996), and studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jennifer Conner while attending Case Western Reserve University (B.A. Mathematics and Music). He has taught at the Yale School of Music, Duke University, Northern Illinois University, and Grinnell College. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Theory at Illinois State University in Normal, IL.



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