I would like Mark Gustavson is Sounding to probe my musical path on a daily/weekly basis, not in any formal way and without conclusions. Perhaps I will reveal something about music that comes to me and hopefully, in time, others will join in and share their insights about: What is sound? What is creativity? What is music?
Honors, Commissions & Awards
- Illinois Arts Council Grant
- Aaron Copland Fund for Music
- Alice M. Ditson Fund
- American Academy of Arts and Letters
- Bearns Prize
- First Music
- Fromm Foundation
- Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation
- Fulbright Fellowship
- Leonard Bernstein Fellowship from Tanglewood
I am both teaching at universities and performing in and around New York City.
…new and substantial…Mark Gustavson’s ‘Fool’s Journey’ acted out the iconography of tarot cards…
-New York Times
…the form was ingenious.
Precisely this balance and contrast of intimacy and wildness, of contemplation and sweeping gestures, of mystery and forcefulness, gives a sense of vision and completeness to this rich work.
But the brief intricate second movement showed the strong potential of the composer…
-Chicago Sun Times
…an adroitly constructed compendium of tantalizing rhythmic variations.
Visit markgustavson.com for information about his music, including audio samples.