James Tenney

James Tenney was born in 1934 in Silver City (New Mexico, USA), and grew up in Arizona and Colorado, where he received his early training as a pianist and composer. He attended the University of Denver, the Juilliard School of Music, Bennington College, and the University of Illinois. A performer as well as a composer and theorist, he was co-founder and conductor of the Tone Roads Chamber Ensemble in New York City (1963-70). He was a pioneer in the eld of electronic and computer music, working with Max Mathews and others at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in the early 1960s to develop programs for computer sound-generation and composition. He has written works for a variety of media, both instrumental and electronic, many of them using alternative tuning systems. He is the author of several articles on musical acoustics, computer music, and musical form and perception, as well as two books: Meta / Hodos: A Phenomenology of 20th-Century Musical Materials and an Approach to the Study of Form (1961; Frog Peak, 1988) and A History of ‘Consonance’ and ‘Dissonance’ (Excelsior, 1988). He has taught at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, the University of California, at York University in Toronto, and at the California Institute of the Arts.

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James Tenney

Silver City (New Mexico, USA), 1934 – Valencia (California, USA), 2006

  • Composer

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Works

Past concerts

25 Marc 2020
19h00
Cancelled
RadigueRădulescuTenney
In person
Berlin (Germany)
21 Nove 2019
18h30
Tenney
In person
Berwick-upon-Tweed (England, UK)
11 Octo 2019
17h00
MillerOesterleSmithTenney
In person
Guanajuato (Mexico)
6 Octo 2019
19h00
NiblockRadigueTenney
In person
Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis, France)
5 Octo 2019
20h00
MillerSmithTenneyWolff
In person
Albi (Tarn, France)
18 Octo 2018
MillerTenney
In person
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
10 Augu 2018
20h00
AryadiHartantoShan BooneSutantoTenney
In person
Jakarta (Indonesia)
16 Marc 2017
12h00
Tenney
In person
Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
30 Octo 2016
14h00
FreyLucierScelsiTenney
In person
Groningen (Netherlands)
6 June 2016
20h00
Série QB
SchneemannTenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
5 June 2016
14h00
Série QB
Tenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
3 June 2016
19h30
Série QB
Tenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
18 Sept 2015
19h00
JohnstonMoosbruggerSzlavnicsTenneyZimmermann
In person
Schwaz (Austria)
17 Sept 2015
18h00
Tenney
In person
Innsbruck (Austria)
16 Sept 2015
19h00
Tenney
In person Workshop
Sarrelouis (Saarland, Germany)
6 Marc 2015
20h00
ButterfieldCageTenneyUnderhill
In person
Kingston (Ontario, Canada)
29 Janu 2015
20h00
ArnoldBaklaLangLizéeSieglerTenneyTopel
In person
New York City (New York, USA)
25 Janu 2015
13h30 – 18h30
anonymousAperghisBeckerBleauCôtéDeromeFaubertGirouardJulien-RobertLabbéLaporteLerouxLigetiMartinPalacio-QuintinQuevillonReichRogerSanfordScelsiSciarrinoSokolovićTabassianTenneyUrban9
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
22 Febr 2014
13h00
CageMolitorTenney
In person
Bristol (England, UK)
25 Nove 2012
18h00
Tenney
In person Free admission
Huddersfield (England, UK)
17 Nove 2011
20h15
AdriaanszGarlandKondoTenneyVan EyckenXenakis
In person
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
12 Nove 2011
15h00
AdriaanszGarlandKondoTenneyVan EyckenXenakis
In person
’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
15 Marc 2011
20h00
CageTenneyWolffZimmermann
In person
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
12 Marc 2011
Tenney
In person
Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
10 Marc 2011
20h00
CageTenneyWolffZimmermann
In person
Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
7 Octo 2010
20h00
Série QB
CageTenneyWolffZimmermann
In person
Montréal (Québec)
14 May 2010
20h00
ArnoldClementiRothmanTenney
In person
Bremen (Bremen, Germany)
12 May 2010
20h00
GoldsteinJamiesonMartinTenneyTremblay
In person
Oldenburg (Niedersachsen, Germany)
27 Febr 2010
14h30
GoldsteinKondoTenney
In person
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
28 Marc 2009
16h00
CageTenneyWolffZimmermann
In person
Berlin (Germany)
26 Marc 2009
20h00
ArnoldTenney
In person
Brno (Czech Republic)
26 Nove 2008
16h00
Tenney
In person
Huddersfield (England, UK)
25 Nove 2008
16h00
LennonMcCartneyTenney
In person
Huddersfield (England, UK)
24 Nove 2008
21h30
Tenney
In person
Huddersfield (England, UK)
16 Nove 2008
20h00
GoldsteinTenneyVoorvelt
In person
Graz (Austria)
9 Nove 2007
GoldsteinOesterleTenneyVivier
In person
Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
8 Nove 2007
12h30
OesterleTenneyUnderhill
In person
Burnaby (British Columbia, Canada)
12 Octo 2007
22h00
NewmanOesterleTenney
In person
Oslo (Norway)
19 Augu 2007
19h30
Tenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
21 Apri 2007
20h00
Série QB
Tenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
10 Dece 2006
14h30
Tenney
In person
Valencia (California, USA)
9 Dece 2006
20h00
Tenney
In person
Valencia (California, USA)
8 Dece 2006
19h30
Tenney
In person
Valencia (California, USA)
30 Sept 2006
20h00
ArnoldGoldsteinLaporteTenney
In person
Berlin (Germany)
19 Marc 2006
17h00
GoldsteinOesterleTenneyVivier
In person
Edenkoben (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
18 Marc 2006
16h00
KondoSzlavnicsTenney
In person
Berlin (Germany)
1 Nove 2005
20h00
BradyFrigonLeBlancSokolovićTenney
In person
Quebec City (Québec)
13 Octo 2005
20h00
Série QB
BradyFrigonLeBlancSokolovićTenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
26 Augu 2005
GloverLawrenceLucierOesterleTenneyWebern
In person
Ostrava (Czech Republic)
28 Apri 2005
Série QB
AltmanArnoldMillerPowerTenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
11 Nove 2004
Tenney
In person
Los Angeles (California, USA)
16 May 2004
20h00
Série QB
JohnsonRizzutoSmithTenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
10 May 2004
Série QB
KomorousSmithTenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
30 Apri 2004
HeinigerRizzutoSmithTenney
In person
Basel (Switzerland)
15 Dece 2003
ArnoldBarryRizzutoTenney
In person
Oslo (Norway)
10 Dece 2003
ArnoldKomorousTenney
In person
Borås (Sweden)
9 Dece 2003
ArnoldBarryRizzutoTenney
In person
Gothenburg (Sweden)
4 Dece 2003
GlassRizzutoTenney
In person
Dublin (Ireland)
12 Sept 2003
Série QB
ArnoldStieglerTenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
18 May 2003
14h00
PisaroTenney
In person
Aarau (Switzerland)
12 May 2003
PisaroTenney
In person
Düsseldorf (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)