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Ken Davies

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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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2021 News and Performances
of Ken's Works

Ken’’s electronic piece Cityscapes was performed in a series of park concerts sponsored by the SOUNDS NEW  group of the National Assn pf Cf Composers s USA.

1 Feb 2021 - Yahoola Park, Dahlonega, GA

2 Feb 2021 - Tumbling Creek, Oakwood, GA

4 Jan 2021 -  ugaloo State Park, Lavonia, GA

3 Jan 2021 -  Don Carter State Park, Gainesville, GA

2 Jan 2021 - Tumbling Creek, Oakwood, GA

1 Jan 2021 - Cherokee Bluffs, Flowery Branch, GA


2020

Nov. 7, 2020 - The world premier of Ken's  virtuosic And The Earth Will Wear Out Like A Garment was performed by Dr. Richard Kravchak (performing treble shawm, oboe, & English horn with fixed audio) at the Mississippi Music Teachers' Annual Conference (virtual).

Oct 17, 2o2o  - The Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers  Virtual Conference featured videos of  two of Ken's works: Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio and Crystal Kaleidoscope for horn and vibraphone.

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


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