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

On the web

Works

Past concerts

25 Marc 2020
7:00 pm
Cancelled
RadigueRădulescuTenney
Berlin (Germany)
21 Nove 2019
6:30 pm
Tenney
Berwick-upon-Tweed (England, UK)
11 Octo 2019
5:00 pm
MillerOesterleSmithTenney
Guanajuato (Mexico)
6 Octo 2019
7:00 pm
NiblockRadigueTenney
Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis, France)
5 Octo 2019
8:00 pm
MillerSmithTenneyWolff
Albi (Tarn, France)
18 Octo 2018
MillerTenney
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
10 Augu 2018
8:00 pm
AryadiHartantoShan BooneSutantoTenney
Jakarta (Indonesia)
16 Marc 2017
12:00 pm
Tenney
Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
30 Octo 2016
2:00 pm
FreyLucierScelsiTenney
Groningen (Netherlands)
6 June 2016
8:00 pm
Série QB
SchneemannTenney
Montréal (Québec)
5 June 2016
2:00 pm
Série QB
Tenney
Montréal (Québec)
3 June 2016
7:30 pm
Série QB
Tenney
Montréal (Québec)
18 Sept 2015
7:00 pm
JohnstonMoosbruggerSzlavnicsTenneyZimmermann
Schwaz (Austria)
17 Sept 2015
6:00 pm
Tenney
Innsbruck (Austria)
16 Sept 2015
7:00 pm
Tenney
Workshop
Sarrelouis (Saarland, Germany)
6 Marc 2015
8:00 pm
ButterfieldCageTenneyUnderhill
Kingston (Ontario, Canada)
29 Janu 2015
8:00 pm
ArnoldBaklaLangLizéeSieglerTenneyTopel
New York City (New York, USA)
25 Janu 2015
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
anonymousAperghisBeckerBleauCôtéDeromeFaubertGirouardJulien-RobertLabbéLaporteLerouxLigetiMartinPalacio-QuintinQuevillonReichRogerSanfordScelsiSciarrinoSokolovićTabassianTenneyUrban9
Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
22 Febr 2014
1:00 pm
CageMolitorTenney
Bristol (England, UK)
25 Nove 2012
6:00 pm
Tenney
Free admission
Huddersfield (England, UK)
17 Nove 2011
8:15 pm
AdriaanszGarlandKondoTenneyVan EyckenXenakis
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
12 Nove 2011
3:00 pm
AdriaanszGarlandKondoTenneyVan EyckenXenakis
’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
15 Marc 2011
8:00 pm
CageTenneyWolffZimmermann
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
12 Marc 2011
Tenney
Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
10 Marc 2011
8:00 pm
CageTenneyWolffZimmermann
Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
7 Octo 2010
8:00 pm
Série QB
CageTenneyWolffZimmermann
Montréal (Québec)
14 May 2010
8:00 pm
ArnoldClementiRothmanTenney
Bremen (Bremen, Germany)
12 May 2010
8:00 pm
GoldsteinJamiesonMartinTenneyTremblay
Oldenburg (Niedersachsen, Germany)
27 Febr 2010
2:30 pm
GoldsteinKondoTenney
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
28 Marc 2009
4:00 pm
CageTenneyWolffZimmermann
Berlin (Germany)
26 Marc 2009
8:00 pm
ArnoldTenney
Brno (Czech Republic)
26 Nove 2008
4:00 pm
Tenney
Huddersfield (England, UK)
25 Nove 2008
4:00 pm
LennonMcCartneyTenney
Huddersfield (England, UK)
24 Nove 2008
9:30 pm
Tenney
Huddersfield (England, UK)
16 Nove 2008
8:00 pm
GoldsteinTenneyVoorvelt
Graz (Austria)
9 Nove 2007
GoldsteinOesterleTenneyVivier
Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
8 Nove 2007
12:30 pm
OesterleTenneyUnderhill
Burnaby (British Columbia, Canada)
12 Octo 2007
10:00 pm
NewmanOesterleTenney
Oslo (Norway)
19 Augu 2007
7:30 pm
Tenney
Montréal (Québec)
21 Apri 2007
8:00 pm
Série QB
Tenney
Montréal (Québec)
10 Dece 2006
2:30 pm
Tenney
Valencia (California, USA)
9 Dece 2006
8:00 pm
Tenney
Valencia (California, USA)
8 Dece 2006
7:30 pm
Tenney
Valencia (California, USA)
30 Sept 2006
8:00 pm
ArnoldGoldsteinLaporteTenney
Berlin (Germany)
19 Marc 2006
5:00 pm
GoldsteinOesterleTenneyVivier
Edenkoben (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
18 Marc 2006
4:00 pm
KondoSzlavnicsTenney
Berlin (Germany)
1 Nove 2005
8:00 pm
BradyFrigonLeBlancSokolovićTenney
Quebec City (Québec)
13 Octo 2005
8:00 pm
Série QB
BradyFrigonLeBlancSokolovićTenney
Montréal (Québec)
26 Augu 2005
GloverLawrenceLucierOesterleTenneyWebern
Ostrava (Czech Republic)
28 Apri 2005
Série QB
AltmanArnoldMillerPowerTenney
Montréal (Québec)
11 Nove 2004
Tenney
Los Angeles (California, USA)
16 May 2004
8:00 pm
Série QB
JohnsonRizzutoSmithTenney
Montréal (Québec)
10 May 2004
Série QB
KomorousSmithTenney
Montréal (Québec)
30 Apri 2004
HeinigerRizzutoSmithTenney
Basel (Switzerland)
15 Dece 2003
ArnoldBarryRizzutoTenney
Oslo (Norway)
10 Dece 2003
ArnoldKomorousTenney
Borås (Sweden)
9 Dece 2003
ArnoldBarryRizzutoTenney
Gothenburg (Sweden)
4 Dece 2003
GlassRizzutoTenney
Dublin (Ireland)
12 Sept 2003
Série QB
ArnoldStieglerTenney
Montréal (Québec)
18 May 2003
2:00 pm
PisaroTenney
Aarau (Switzerland)
12 May 2003
PisaroTenney
Düsseldorf (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)