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Each year Diverse Musics and Practices students have the opportunity to work with guest faculty who are at the University of Windsor for short-term residencies. Guest faculty for 2009-10 include:
Mike Huckaby (September 21-5, 2009)
Mike Huckaby has become the busiest remixer from Detroit in the past few years, producing music on his 2 labels, Deep Transportation and S Y N T H. He has created highly acclaimed deep house productions and remixes for Deepchord, Juan Atkins, Vladislav Delay, Pole, Loco Dice, and Pacou, just to name a few. Mike Huckaby spends his time touring, djing, and teaching music production around the globe.
Bill Cahn (September 30 - October 3, 2009)
Bill Cahn has been a member of the NEXUS percussion group since its formation in 1971, performing on concerts, films, recordings, and broadcasts all over the world. He was also the principal percussionist in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 1968 to 1995, and he has appeared as soloist with symphony orchestras and at music festivals worldwide. He has performed with conductors, composers, ensembles, and popular artists representing diverse musical styles including Chet Atkins, John Cage, Carlos Chavez, Aaron Copland, Jimmy Durante, Marian McPartland, the Chuck Mangione Orchestra, the Marlboro Music Festival, Mitch Miller, Seiji Ozawa, Steve Reich, Doc Severinsen, Leopold Stokowski, Igor Stravinsky, Edgar Varèse, and the Paul Winter Consort. Bill has produced eight CDs, written books and articles about music and percussion, and he has written and conducted pops and educational programs for symphony orchestras. His book Creative Music Making, on the subject of freeform improvisation, was published in March 2005 by Taylor & Francis/Routledge Books. His chamber and orchestral compositions featuring percussion are widely performed.
Virgil Moorefield (February, 2010)
Virgil Moorefield is a composer, intermedia artist, author, and drummer. CDs of his composer-led ensembles include "Things You Must Do to Get to Heaven" (Innova, 2007), "The Temperature in Hell is Over 3,000 Degrees" (Tzadik, 1997), and "Distractions On the Way To the King's Party" (Cuneiform, 1994). The Virgil Moorefield Ensemble has performed in Europe and the U.S., including the Inventing America Festival at London's Barbican Hall, and the Bang on a Can Marathon at Lincoln Center. Moorefield's intermedia work, "Five Ideas About the Relation of Sight and Sound" (2008), was recently premiered in Ann Arbor and at the Aimaako Festival in Santiago, Chile. A collaborative intermedia work, "Chicago Union Station," was presented at the International Computer Music Conference in Miami. His work has received support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. Moorefield has been commissioned by the Bang On A Can All-Stars, and his orchestral work "Blanqui" was performed by the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble in Brooklyn His book, "The Producer As Composer" (2005), is published by MIT Press. As a drummer, Moorefield has worked with numerous rock and avantgarde artists, including Glenn Branca, Swans, Bill Laswell, Elliott Sharp, and Damage. Moorefield received an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in composition from Princeton University. He also holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and studied at the Juilliard School. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Jason Merrow (February 8-11)
Jay Merrow is a Toronto-based freelance composer/song-writer/instrumentalist and member of the band Make Me Young. Jay's work ranges from orchestral compositions to free improvisation to indy rock to music for television and film. He is a graduate of the University of windsor and Electric Improv Lab alumnus.
Chenoa Anderson (March 8-11)
Flutist Chenoa Anderson is one of Canada’s foremost interpreters of New Music. She has premiered dozens of new compositions and has commissioned a number of Canadian and internationally-based composers. In addition to performing some of the most important international contemporary works, she continues to perform classical works. Her repertoire list not only includes virtually every major composer of the past century, but also shows her commitment to living composers of a broad range of backgrounds, nationalities and stylistic tendencies Chenoa Anderson is a founding member of the Helikon Ensemble (Vancouver), the Alberta trio Das Chicas, and the New Music Collective (Vancouver). As a freelance musician, she has performed with several of Canada’s finest musicians, as well as with a range of Canadian new music ensembles and presenters, including Standing Wave, Vancouver New Music, Toca Loca, and New Works Calgary. Chenoa Anderson’s first solo recording, Big Flutes: Canadian Music for Alto and Bass Flute was released in March 2006. She is also featured on a CD of music by composer Paul Dolden, Délires de plaisirs (2005, empreintes DIGITALes), appears on Standing Wave’s eponymous CD (1998), and on Coastal Waves (1999). She has been heard regularly on the CBC, and has appeared on Radio-Canada television.