Martian Counterpoint
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A definite must for those interested in contemporary American music.

David Rakowski grew up in St. Albans, Vermont playing trombone in community bands and keyboards in a rock band. His first composition was a band piece he wrote his junior year in high school, in order to win the Vermont All-State Composition Competition (he lost). The first music he heard that he really liked was Le Soleil des Eaux of Boulez and Ensembles for Synthesizer of Babbitt, on a Time-Life "Music of Today" compilation that his band director had lent him. He eventually studied composition at the New England Conservatory, at Princeton with among others, Milton Babbitt, and at Tanglewood with Luciano Berio. He has been composer-in-residence at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Guest Composer at the Wellesley Composers Conference. He has taught at Stanford, Harvard, and Columbia Universities. Currently he is Professor of Composition at Brandeis, whose faculty he joined in 1995.
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David Rakowski, composer
Sliding Scales
Marilyn Nonken, piano

David Rakowski, composer
The Third, Man
Marilyn Nonken, piano

David Rakowski, composer
Ten of a Kind (Symphony #2) Concerto
U.S. Marine Band, Col. Timothy Foley, conductor

David Rakowski, composer
Roll Your Own
Marilyn Nonken, piano

David Rakowski, composer
Twelve-Step Program
Marilyn Nonken, piano

David Rakowski, composer
Mento
Beth Wiemann, clarinet, Christopher Oldfather, piano

David Rakowski, composer
Cereberus
Beth Wiemann, clarinets,Diane Maltester, clarinet, Peter Josheff, bass clarinet, Empyrean Ensemble, Ross Bauer, conductor

David Rakowski, composer
Fourth of a Habit
Marilyn Nonken, piano

David Rakowski, composer
Fists of Fury
Marilyn Nonken, piano

Review:
"...Rakowski's endearing piano music is pretty damn good. So listen up and enjoy." (NewMusicBox)

"Rakowski's work is skillful and highly impressive...He is definitely to be regarded as a leading light for the baby boomer American modernist generation." (American Record Guide)
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