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APNM COMPOSER: Philip Ballou

Philip Ballou received his Ph.D. in Music Composition from University of California, Berkeley, in 1983 with a specialization in electronic and computer music. His teachers include Andrew Imbrie, Edwin Dugger, Richard Felciano, Olly Wilson, and Joaquin Nin-Culmell. He has received the Nicola de Lorenzo First Prize in Composition (1978), the George Ladd Prix de Paris (1979-81), two Alfred Hertz Memorial Scholarships in Music (1977 and 1978), and a prize from the Foundation for American Music Enrichment (1984). In 1980-81, he worked at IRCAM in Paris studying computer music synthesis, and in 1981-83, with Donald Buchla designing, manufacturing, and performing live on hybrid digital-analog electronic synthesizers. He is an accomplished violinist, having studied with Jacob Krachmalnick and Stuart Canin, and played in several orchestras and chamber groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ballou is currently employed as Head of Engineering by Jeppesen, a Boeing company, is a fellow of The Explorers Club, and lives in Alameda, CA.

All APNM Works by Philip Ballou Duration Year Materials Available Sound Sample
CADENZA for solo cello
3 min
1982
score
No
FABLE chorus (SATB)
6 min
1982
score, octavo
No
LABYRINTH for solo flute
5 min
1980
score
No
LITTLE PIANO PIECES
5 min
1982
score
No
MUSIC BOX fl, eh, cl in a, bsn, hn, trb, perc, 2vn, va, vc, cb
12 min
1979
score
No
SECOND WEDDING fl, cl, bsn (three scores needed for performance)
5 min
1978
score
No