Dave Hollinden
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Bio:

Dave Hollinden has composed extensively for percussion, and his music is widely performed in the US and overseas. He has a unique voice that speaks not only of his training in composition but also of his background in rock music and his affinity for rhythm and number.

He has been the recipient of grants from Artist Trust, the Seattle Arts Commission, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and the Artist Support Program of Jack Straw Productions. His Bachelors Degree in Composition is from Indiana University, where he studied with Harvey Sollberger and Juan Orrego-Salas. He received his Masters Degree in Composition from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Fred Lerdahl, William Albright and Leslie Bassett.

He has received commissions from the Eclectic Trio and Crescent Duo (chamber quartet), Sole Nero - Tony DiSanza and Jessica Johnson (duets for piano and percussion), Michael Burritt (marimba solo), Nick Petrella (multi-percussion solo), Nachiko Maekana (multi-percussion solo), Central Washington University (percussion octet), Midlothian High School (wind ensemble), and Victoria Memorial High School (percussion octet). His music appears on recordings by the Base Four Percussion Quartet ([one]), Norman Weinberg (Quilt), Sole Nero (Musica per Due), Joseph Gramley (American-De-Construction), the Ethos Percussion Group (Ethos), Michael Burritt (Shadow Chasers), the Eclectic Trio and Crescent Duo (Woodwind Echoes), and Equilibrium/Michael Udow (Border Crossing). The CD Slender Beams, created by Hollinden and percussionist Andrew Spencer, features live and studio recordings of his music.

Date of birth: October 14, 1958



CV:   Download as PDF   (updated October 25, 2010.)

RECORDINGS

  • Flux appears on the CD "Woodwind Echoes" (ISBN 00261 25614), Crescent Duo & Eclectic Trio, White Pine Music, 2008

  • Surface Tension appears on the CD "Quilt" (ISBN 37101 24366), Norman Weinberg, solo percussion, Bad Habit Media, 2006

  • lead and Platinum appear on the CD "Musica per Due" (ISBN 94055 00692), Sole Nero Piano and Percussion Duo, Equilibrium, 2004

  • The Whole Toy Laid Down appears on the CD "[one]" (ISBN 25346 91342), Base4 Percussion Quartet, Reler Records, 2004

  • Cold Pressed appears on the CD "American De-Construction" (ISBN 83707 28482), Joseph Gramley, solo percussion, 02Percussion, 2000

  • Slender Beams: Percussion Music by Dave Hollinden (ISBN 96133 07472), Andrew Spencer in collaboration with Dave Hollinden, solo and ensemble music for percussion by Dave Hollinden, Gagliano Recordings, 2000

  • The Whole Toy Laid Down appears on the CD "Ethos Percussion Group," The Ethos Percussion Group, percussion quartet, 1996

  • Of Wind and Water appears on the CD "Shadow Chasers" (ISBN 54138 66212), Michael Burritt, marimba solo and chamber ensemble, Truemedia Jazzworks, 1996

  • The Whole Toy Laid Down appears on the CD "Border Crossing" (ISBN 94055 00022), Michael Udow and the University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble, Equilibrium, 1994



COMMISSIONS

  • In Time to Come, for alto saxophone and marimba, commissioned by John Nichol and Andrew Spender, 2010

  • Alchemy, for two percussionists, commissioned by a consortium of 12 percussionists lead by the Quey Percussion Duo, 2008

  • Flux, for flute, clarinet, saxophone and marimba; commissioned by Joanna Cowan White, Kennan White, John Nichol and Andrew Spencer, 2007

  • Jagged Edges, for wind ensemble, commissioned by Midlothian High School, Midlothian, Texas, 2006

  • Reckless, for percussion octet, commissioned by the Victoria Memorial H.S. Percussion Ensemble, 2004

  • lead and Platinum, for piano and percussion, commissioned by Sole Nero Piano Percussion Duo, 2001-03

  • Release, for percussion octet, commissioned by Central Washington University and alumni, 1995

  • Of Wind and Water, for solo marimba, commissioned by Michael Burritt, 1992

  • Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm, for solo percussion, commissioned by Nick Petrella, 1991

  • Cold Pressed, for solo percussion, commissioned by Nachiko Maekana, 1990



GRANTS

  • Artist Support Program of Jack Straw Productions, recording project grant, 1998

  • Artist Trust, composition grant, 1994

  • Seattle Arts Commission, composition grant, 1993

  • National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, travel grant, 1992



LECTURES

  • Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, 2006

  • Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA, 2005

  • University of Iowa School of Music, Iowa City, IA, 2005

  • University of Wisconsin School of Music, Madison, WI 2004 and 2001

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, sponsored by Meet the Composer. 1992



FEATURED COMPOSER

  • Rowan University, full length concert, NJ, 2006

  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Nashville, TN, 1996

  • Imagine '95 New Music Festival, University of Memphis, TN, 1995

  • Northwest New Works Festival, On the Boards, Seattle, WA, 1994

  • Northwest Percussion Festival, Eugene, OR, 1994

  • Charles Ives Center New Music Festival, Roxbury, CT, 1988



PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Composers Forum, 2005 - present

  • Wisconsin Composers Forum, 1999-2005

  • Washington Composers Forum, Seattle, WA, member 1990-96; Assistant Director 1993-95

  • Broadcast Music, Inc. 1990 - present



WRITINGS ABOUT, BY OTHERS

  • Smith, Alyssa Gretchen, "An Examination of Notation in Selected Repertoire for Multiple Percussion," DMA Document, Doctor of Musical Arts, School of Music, Ohio State University, 2005.

  • Julian-Jones, Rachel Carissa, "A Survey of Multiple Percussion Notation with an Emphasis on Timbre Staff Notation and Setup," DMA Document, Doctor of Musical Arts, Department of Music, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, 2005.

  • Smithiger, Daniel Robert, "A Performer's Guide to the Concerto for Solo Percussion and Orchestra, 'what clarity?' by Dave Hollinden," DMA Document, Doctor of Musical Arts, School of Music, University of Arizona, 2004.

  • Gould, Michael, "Advance Multiple Percussion Techniques: An Analysis with Musical Approaches to Performance Problems in the Music of David Hollinden," DMA Project, Doctor of Musical Arts, School of Music, University of Kentucky, 1999.

  • Gould, Michael, "An Interview with Composer David Hollinden," Percussive Notes, June 1995: pp. 45-49.



REPERTOIRE LISTS INCLUDING COMPOSITIONS

  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK: Recital repertoire list for percussionists preparing for the Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music Diploma

  • The University of Kentucky School of Music: Recommended repertoire list for undergraduate and graduate level entrance auditions and proficiency exams

  • The University of Texas at Austin School of Music: Recommended repertoire guidelines for graduate and DMA percussion auditions

  • University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music: Recommended audition repertoire list for graduate level and upper division percussion majors

  • Southern Oregon University School of Music: Recommended repertoire list for percussion auditions

  • University of South Carolina School of Music: Recommended literature for undergraduate percussion curriculum

  • Minnesota State University at Moorehead: Undergraduate percussion study repertoire list



SELECTED PERFORMANCES

  • Taipei, Taiwan, Forum Music Piano and Percussion Duo, lead, Lider Chang and Yi-Hsuan Lu, 2010

  • College Park, Maryland, National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland, The Whole Toy Laid Down, 2010

  • London, England, BBC Young Musician 2010 Competition Percussion Finals, Cold Pressed, Delia Stevens, 2010

  • Athens, Georgia, North American Saxophone Alliance Convention, University of Georgia, Hodgson School of Music, In Time to Come, John Nichol, saxophone, Andrew Spencer, percussion, 2010

  • Taipei, Taiwan, National Concert Hall, Platinum, Jenny Lin, piano, and Wu Pei-Ching, percussion, 2009

  • San JosÚ, Costa Rica, Internacional de Ensambles de Percusiˇn, The Whole Toy Laid Down, University of Minnesota Percussion Ensemble, 2009

  • Santa Barbara, California, Music Academy of the West 2009 Summer Festival, Platinum, Michael Werner, percussion, and John Churchwell, piano, 2009

  • London, England, Wigmore Hall, Cold Pressed, Jim Molyneux / BBC Young Musician of the Year, 2008

  • Bloomington, IN, Indiana University School of Music Recital Hall, The Whole Toy Laid Down, 2008

  • Krakˇw, Poland, AUDIO ART festiwal 2007, Platinum, The Petrella Ensemble, 2007

  • Taipei, Taiwan, Novel Hall, Reckless and Surface Tension, Jumping Percussion Group, 2007

  • Alicante, Spain, CAM Recital Hall, Surface Tension, Antonio Ruiz and Jordi Sempere, percussion, 2007

  • New York, NY, The Julliard School, Reckless, Juilliard Pre-College Percussion Ensemble, 2007

  • Portland, Oregon, Portland State University Music Department, Release, PSU Percussion Ensemble, 2007

  • Baton Route, Louisiana, Louisiana State University, Reckless, LSU Percussion Ensemble, 2007

  • Madrid, Spain, XIX Festival Clasicos En Verano, Surface Tension, Cara a Cara Duo de Percusion, 2006

  • Evanston, Illinois, The Whole Toy Laid Down, Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble, 2006

  • Monterrey, Mexico, Festival Internacional de Percusiones, Platinum, The Petrella Ensemble, 2006

  • Aberdeen, Scotland, The Whole Toy Laid Down, University of Aberdeen Percussion Ensemble, 2006

  • Cleveland, OH, Severance Hall, Jagged Edges, Case Western Reserve Symphonic Winds, 2006

  • Oshkosh, WI, Fox River Chamber Festival, lead and Platinum, Sole Nero Piano Percussion Duo, 2006

  • Boston, MA, The Whole Toy Laid Down, Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, 2006

  • Shenyang, China - Shenyang Conservatory of Music, and Beijing, China - Chinese Conservatory of Music, lead and Platinum, Sole Nero Piano Percussion Duo, 2005

  • Canberra, Australia, Winning performance in National Music Eisteddfod, Surface Tension, Kaylie Dunstan and Ali Graham, 2005

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico, Festival Internacional de la Percusion, The Whole Toy Laid Down, Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble, 2005

  • Valencia, CA, Release, California Institute of the Arts Percussion Ensemble, 2005

  • Bangor, Wales, Bangor New Music Festival, Cold Pressed, 2005

  • Brooklyn, NY, Reckless, Joint performance of Brooklyn College and the Royal Irish Academy of Music Percussion Ensembles, 2005

  • Omaha Nebraska, what clarity?, Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra at the University of Nebraska, 2004

  • Columbus, OH, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Reckless, Victoria Memorial High School Percussion Ensemble, 2004

  • Alicante, Spain, The Whole Toy Laid Down, ZYKLUS - Percussion, 2003

  • Crawley, Australia, University of Western Australia, The Whole Toy Laid Down, Defying Gravity Percussion Ensemble, 2003

  • South Korea, Seoul Fine Arts Center, Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm, 2002

  • Bratislava, Slovakia, Melos-Ethos 2001 - International Festival Of Contemporary Music, Release, Cracow Percussion Group, 2001

  • Cardiff, United Kingdom, Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cold Pressed, Adrian Spillett, 2000

  • Vńxj÷, Sweden, Norrtullskolans aula, Cold Pressed, Marcus Hedenfalk, 2000

  • Krakˇw, Poland, Stowarzyszenie Artystyczne "Muzyka Centrum", Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm, 2000

  • Aspen, CO, The Whole Toy Laid Down, Aspen Music Festival Percussion Ensemble, 1999

  • Dresden, Germany, Sachsisch Bohmisches Musik Festival, Cold Pressed, Amy Lynn Barber, 1999

  • England, Winning Performance at BBC Young Musician of the Year, Cold Pressed, Adrian Spillett, 1998

  • Vienna Konzert Haus, Austria, Grand Prix for Young Musicians, Cold Pressed, Adrian Spillett, 1998

  • Toyko, Japan, Kunitachi College of Music, Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm, Miho Takekawa, 1997

  • Kanagawa, Japan, The Whole Toy Laid Down, Senzoku Gakuen School of Music Percussion Ensemble, 1997

  • Huddersfield, England, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Cold Pressed, Adrian Spillett, 1997

  • Tokyo, Japan, The Whole Toy Laid Down, Senzuko Music College Percussion Ensemble, 1996

  • Ljubljana, Slovenia, Percussion Plus Concert Series, Cold Pressed, Amy Lynn Barber, 1996

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico, Festival Internacional de la Percusion, Of Wind and Water, 1995

  • San Francisco, CA, Now Music Festival, American Dreaming, Alternate Currents Ensemble, 1995

  • New York, NY, Alice Tully Hall, The Whole Toy Laid Down, Julliard Percussion Ensemble, 1994

  • Seattle, WA, On the Boards - Northwest New Works Festival, Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm and Surface Tension, Andrew Spencer, 1994

  • Alberta, Canada, University of Calgary, Of Wind and Water, 1993

  • Tokyo, Japan, Japan Invitational Percussion Festival, The Whole Toy Laid Down, 1993

  • Spain, Encuentros de Percusion, Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm, 1992

  • New York, NY, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Of Wind and Water, Michael Burritt, 1992

  • Tokyo, Japan, Cold Pressed, Nachiko Maekana, 1990

  • Philadelphia, PA, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, The Whole Toy Laid Down, University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble, 1990

  • Roxbury, CT, Charles Ives Center New Music Festival, The Whole Toy Laid Down, Percussion Ensemble of New Jersey, 1988



SELECTED COMPOSITIONS

  • Large Ensemble:

    • Jagged Edges, for wind ensemble, 2006

    • what clarity?, concerto for percussion, version for orchestra, 2000-01

    • You don't have to swim in the sky, for orchestra, 1988-89

  • Percussion Ensemble:

    • Alchemy, for two percussionists, 2008

    • what clarity?, concerto for percussion, version for percussion ensemble, 2005

    • Reckless, for eight percussionists, 2004

    • Percussion Quartet No. 2, for four percussionists, 1999

    • Release, for eight percussionists, 1995

    • Surface Tension, for two percussionists, 1993

    • The Whole Toy Laid Down, for four percussionists, 1988

  • Chamber Ensemble:

    • In Time to Come, for alto saxophone and marimba, 2010

    • Flux, for flute, clarinet, alto saxophone and marimba, 2007

    • lead and Platinum, for percussion and piano, 2001-03

    • Scramble, for saxophone quartet, 1995

    • American Dreaming, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, 1994

  • Solo:

    • Dusting the Connecting Link, for multiple-percussion, 1995

    • Of Wind and Water, for marimba, 1992

    • Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm, multiple-percussion, 1991

    • Six Ideas for Snare, Bass and Cymbal, multiple-percussion, 1990

    • Cold Pressed, multiple-percussion, 1990



EDUCATION

  • M.M. Composition, University of Michigan, 1989

  • B.M. Composition, Indiana University, 1986



OTHER STUDY

  • Tabla, Ramesh Music School, Rishikesh, India, 1992

  • Javanese Gamelan, University of Michigan, 1988-89

  • Audio Technology, Indiana University, 1983-85

  • BS Electrical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1980