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Dennis Bathory-Kitsz

Northfield Falls, VT            

As part of the post-Fluxus generation of independent artists, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz composes, writes about and advocates for nonpop. He has created more than a thousand works for orchestras, sound sculptures, soloists, chamber groups, electronics, theater, opera, installations, dancers, interactive media and performance events, as well as writing about music and multimedia arts. He devised the We Are All Mozart music ‘productivity’ project, composing 100 commissioned works in 2007; his opera Erzsébet premiered in 2011; his groundbreaking article “The Rural Composer” was published in the journal Nynade in 2013. Critic Kyle Gann calls him “something of a shadowy figure” and writes of his third string quartet, “one of the most unified quartet movements you’ll ever hear.” His music includes his own electronic & acoustic instruments, computer software & hardware, synthesizers & e-boxes, electronic costumes, the Rhythmatron, and extended voice performances. He co-hosted Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar, winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Internet Journalism; his book topics include theater, computer technology, hiking, and country stores.

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Articles March 2 2011 | By Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
Making 2011 the Year of the Composer

On February 17, 2011, Governor Peter Shumlin declared this the Year of the Composer in Vermont; what had happened in 30-plus years to bring Vermont from artistic backwater to being...

Articles June 13 2007 | By Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
A Language We Already Understand: Noah Creshevsky’s Hyperrealism

It's a hyperreal world, according to composer Noah Creshevsky—and he's got its sound sampled, cataloged, deconstructed, and remade.

Articles September 13 2006 | By Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
Composers & Productivity: The Embodiment of Discomfort

Composers are writing less and less, being fussy, appearing to be artistic cowards. But are they? Haven't we created an environment where Mozart is cheap and Birtwistle is expensive?