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David Myska
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David Myska's compositions include electroacoustic works, chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, and documentary film scores. His compositions have been performed in New York's Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn's floating Barge Music, Canada's Museum of Nature in Ottawa, and LA's Walt Disney Hall and Japan America Theater, among other venues. The Los Angeles Times reported that "Myska's electronic music creates a collage which is a style and language all its own." His instrumental music characteristically is set in broad, single-movement forms using a diverse harmonic palette from which develop rhythmic, melodic, and coloristic layers. Recently he has explored shortly forms with multiple movements of varying length. He has received awards, commissions, and honors from the Fromm Music Foundation, Public Broadcasting, Meet-the-Composer, the Canada Council, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Ontario Arts Council, the LA Philharmonic's Green Umbrella Series, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Harvard University. David Myska holds the Ph.D. in composition from Harvard University where he studied with Leon Kirchner. He has taught at Harvard University, Haverford College, Mills College, and in 1987, he joined the Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario where he is Associate Professor in the Department of Music Research and Composition, and co-directs the Composition, Electroacoustic Research, and Performance (CEARP) Facility.

Dec. 2010

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