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Ken Davies

songwriter-sound engineer

Mississippi composer Ken Davies has had commercial, acoustic and electronic works performed across the USA, Canada, and United Kingdom. His commercial work has included records and nationally broadcast television shows for which he wrote or arranged, conducted, and supervised music production.

His concert music has appeared on numerous new music festivals such as the Society of Composers, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, Southeastern Composers League (he is a past president), Electronic Music Midwest, International Trombone Festival, International ClarinetFest, National Association of Composers USA, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, New Music on the Bayou, Parma Music Festival, London New Wind Festival (UK), and Sonic Coast (UK).

His music has been performed by luminous soloists and ensembles including trombonists Charle Vernon, Ben McIlwain, Jonathon Warburton, Jacob Elkin, clarinetists Scott Humes, Sarunas Jankauskas, oboist Richard Kravchak, hornists Virginian Thompson, James Boldin. Pianists Chialing Hsieh, Rebecca McNair Calissi, Brent Schloneger, orchestra, Eric Crawford, Travis Jürgens and others.

Awards include the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Performing Arts Fellowship for Composition (3 times), The American Prize National Finalist, the Mississippi Music Teachers’ Association’s Commissioned Composer Of The Year, and winner of the American Trombone Workshop National Composition Competition.

His music studies were at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Yale School of Music, Middle Tennessee State University at Murfreesboro (MA trombone), and the University of Colorado at Boulder (MM composition). A writer and publisher member of ASCAP, his music is published by Kenvad Music. He is available for commissions.

A native of Wisconsin, he settled in coastal south Mississippi in 2002. where hs lives with his wife, Judy, and their cat, Darius Meow.

Our studio cat, Darius Meow often supervises the creation of new 'mewsic' works. As Albert Schweitzer once stated, "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."

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2020 News and Performances
of Ken's Works

Please note that all scheduled performances from March 15 through April 25 were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 24-25, 2020, - Southeastern Composers League Forum at Jackson State Univ. Jackson, MS . Weather Report for oboe & fixed audio performed by Dr. Richard Kravchak.

April 15, 2020 Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. -Weather Report for oboe & fixed audio performed by Dr. Richard Kravchak at Hulsey Recital Hall, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Concert sponsored by National Association of Composers USA Mid-South Chapter.

April 5, 2020 - Weather Report for oboe & fixed audio performed by Dr.Richard Kravchak and Message in a Bottle (electronic) on concert sponsored by National Association of Composers USA Mid-South Chapter at 2:00 pm, Poindexter Hall, Mississippi University for Women. Columbus, MS.

March 26-28 - SCI National Conference of Society of Composers at University of Texas at Arlington. Ken’s Crystal Kaleidoscope for horn & vibraphone performed by Dr. James Boldin, horn & Dr. Mel Mobley, vibraphone.

March 20-21 - CMS College Music Society Great Plains Chapter Conference, University of Kansas at Lawrence. Weather Report for oboe & fixed audio performed by Dr. Richard Kravchak.

March 15, 2020 2:00 pm - Weather Report for oboe & fixed audio performed by Dr. Richard Kravchak and Message in a Bottle (electronic) on concert sponsored by National Association of Composers USA Mid-South Chapter at LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Music Building.University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

March 12-13 - CMS College Music Society South Central Conference, University of Central Arkansas at Conway. Cody Ford performs Euphonic Soundscape for Euphonium & fixed audio and Israel Getzov and the Central Arkansas String Orchestra performs Strings Ablaze. My thanks to the Mississippi Arts Commission for a mini-grant to attend this conference.

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