EMMANUEL GHENT

During the 1960s EMMANUEL GHENT was well-known for his multi-tempo instrumental music involving at times wide spacial separation of performers, and for the coordination system that made this possible. In the 1970s, a Guggenheim fellowship enabled Ghent to immerse himself in the GROOVE real-time computer music system at Bell Telephone Laboratories. In addition to many compositions created with this system, he modified it to make possible the composition of a type of theatrical lighting that had the versatility usually associated with music; the synchronized lighting score functioned as another line in the musical texture. His collaboration with the Mimi Garrard Dance Company has resulted in many performances of music/lighting/dance throughout the country. Ghent has received numerous commissions, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Arts Council. His music is published by Oxford University Press, and has been recorded on different labels. Apart from his career as a composer, Ghent maintains a practice in psychoanalysis, and is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis at New York University.
ghent@psychoanalysis.net


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