Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Dean C. Taylor

Dean C. Taylor, attended the University of Oregon from 1963 - 1966, School of Music where he studied music composition majors under the guidance of Professor Homer Keller. Upon receiving his Bachelor Degree, he was awarded a the French Government Scholarship for Graduate Studies with Max Deutsch, disciple of Arnold Schoenberg, the father of "Twelve-Tone" scale/technique, a methodology that broke harmonic dependence upon tonic-dominant concept, thus freeing the way for the creation of contemporary harmonies. Taylor’s works (piano, orchestral & ensembles) have been performed by various artists, and by concerts arranged through the French Scholarship/Grant Programs and by Les Grands Concerts de la Sorbonne.

Taylor received La Maitrise / Composition de Musique from Ecole Normal de Musique, Paris, France in 1975 -- an award that is granted as a result of competitive screening. Since returning to the United States in 1970, he has engaged in multi-media art productions that involve bilateral art productions - e.g, music expression as reflected in Surrealistic Creations collaborative efforts with Georges Pinel, surrealist Films, Collages and Forms.

Representative Works:
1. Orchestra 1
2. String Quartet
3. Trio for Flute. Oboe and Piano
4. The Lords Prayer
5. Le Ballet Mecanique
6. Trio (Flute, Oboe and Piano)
7. The Lord's Prayer
8. String Quartet
9. Ludas- String Quintet

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Oregon Connection: Dean C. Taylor, attended the University of Oregon from 1963 - 1966, School of Music where he studied music composition majors under the guidance of Professor Homer Keller.