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Del Tredici, David

Interviewee: David Del Tredici
Interviewer: Stephen Silha and Eric Slade
Date of interview: June 2010
Extent: 26 minutes, 28 seconds

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David Del Tredici (born 1937) is considered a pioneer of the neo-Romantic movement, and was described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of our most flamboyant outsider composers.” He was friends with Aaron Copland, and taught at Harvard University, Juilliard, Yale, Boston University, and City College of New York. Much of Del Tredici's work has been inspired by literature, including author and poet James Joyce.  He set James Broughton’s poem “Wondrous The Merge” for narrator and string quartet.  He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has held residencies at Yadoo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and MacDowell Colony. 

Dixon, Sally

Interviewee: Sally Dixon
Interviewer: Stephen Silha
Date of interview: 2008
Extent: 21 minutes, 41 seconds

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Sally Foy Dixon (born February 25, 1932) is an arts administrator, curator, and advocate of American experimental film and filmmakers. She was Film Curator at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1975 and interim director of Film in the Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 1979 to 1981. She also served as Director of the Bush Foundation for Artist Fellowships from 1980 to 1996 and was a consultant for the Pew Charitable Trusts, The MacArthur Foundation, the Herb Foundation, and the Leeway Foundation.

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