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Stephen Whittington

Stephen Whittington
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Stephen Whittington is an Australian composer and pianist who began performing contemporary music in Adelaide in the 1970s, giving the first Australian performances of music by Christian Wolff, Terry Riley, Cornelius Cardew, Howard Skempton, James Tenney, Alvin Curran, Terry Jennings, Peter Garland, Alan Hovhaness, George Crumb, Claude Vivier, Morton Feldman, many other composers. An extended stay in California in 1987, particularly his meeting with John Cage at CalArts, proved a powerful stimulus to his work. On returning to Australia, Whittington began composing in a new style that combined elements of minimalism, polystylism and chance procedures. Windmill, a work for string quartet from 1991 has been described as Australia’s "classic work of musical minimalism"
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Stephen Whittington — Windmill Stephen Whittington — Windmill
(Cold Blue CB0048, 2017, CD)
Stephen Whittington — Music for Airport Furniture Stephen Whittington — Music for Airport Furniture
(Cold Blue CB0038, 2013, CD Single)

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