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