Amnon Wolman

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Born in 1955 in Jerusalem. Amnon Wolman composes in varied styles and for diversified forces of musicians. His catalogue of compositions includes works involving computer generated and processed sounds, symphonic works, vocal and chamber pieces for different ensembles, film music, and music for theater and dance. His recently premiered pieces include "Picnic Site" used for a choreography by Trisha Brown and Steve Paxton for the Lyon Biannale; "End Divided Road" for Flute and electronics for Mario Carolli at the TRAIETTORIE Festival in Parma Italy; "Cruising Prohibited when Lights Flashing" for the Gay Gotham Chorus at the Greenwich House, NY; and "and her mind moves upon silence", for harpsichord and electronic sounds, for Vivienne Spiteri in Toronto. His list of awards includes the Queens' 2000 International Competition at Queens College, Oxford and an Honorary Mention at the Musica Nova Competition in Prague. He was also a finalist at the first Ars Electronica, Linz, finalist at the Karl Sczuka Prize, and awarded the First Prize at the NewComp International Competition '88. He received grants from the Eastman Foundation, Arts International, the Dutch Government, America-Israel Culture Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Djerassi Foundation, Meet the Composer, and the MacDowell and Yaddo Foundations. He was commissioned for Heinz Holliger, Charles Neidich, Ursula Oppens, Harry Sparnaay, Benny Sluchin, Ensemble Modern, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra among others. His music is available on the Centaur, Innova, Cycling 74, Divided (Chicago), Wergo, empreintesDIGITALes labels, the MIT Press (Leonardo Magazine and the Computer Music Journal), and the Stanford University Press. His scores are published by the Israel Music Institute, the Israel Music Center. Before Joining the faculty at Brooklyn College he taught at Northwestern University, Tel Aviv University, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Wolman film music was featured at the London, Sydney, Los Angeles (1981, 2001), the San Francisco Film Festivals ('93) the Berlin Film Festival ('81), Pop Sustainability Film Festival, Seattle Underground Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival (Gold Medal), Cinevegas, Columbus International Film Festival (2000) (Bronze Medal) and at the Chicago Film Festival ('82, '92).