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b. 1951 -

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    Thomas DeLio was born in 1951 in New York City. He is a composer and theorist. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where he received a Ph.D. in an itnerdisciplinary studies program combining mathematics music and the visual arts.
    His articles on the music of Luigi Dallapiccola, Elliott Carter, Iannis Xenakis, John Cage, Philip Glass, Robert Ashley, Morton Feldman and Alvin Lucier, among others have appeared in The Musical Quartery, Perssectives of New Music, The Journal of Music Theory, Artforum, Interface, Sonaus, Indiana Theory Review, Percussive Notes, Brass Bulletin and Winds Quarterly. He is the author of two books on contemporary music: Circumscribing the Open Universe (University Fress of Americas 1984); and, Contiguous Lines: Issues and Ideas in the Music of the 60's and 70's (University Firers of Americas 1985). In addition: he is currently working on a book: entitled The Music of Morton Feldman (Excelsior Press, forthcoming).
    As a composer, Thomas DeLio has distinguished himself in the area of computer aided composition and as the creator of a series of live electronic sound installations. His works are published by Smith Publications/Sonic Art Editions of Baltimore, Maryland. A number of compositions are recorded on the Spectrum label: Serenade (SR-163,1982); and, Partial Manifolds (SR-302,1985). Thomas DeLio's installations have been exhibited in such institutions as The Baltimore Museum of Art and The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Articles about his work have appeared in Leonardo, Interface and Percussive Notes. He has received grants from Meet the Composer, The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and The Univeristy of Maryland.
    Thomas DeLio has taught at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Music of the University of Maryland at College Park.

Archived Compositions

V O C A L   M U S I C :

At Briggflatts meetinghouse (1988)
soprano and piano

Bright seaweed reaping (1988)
soprano 3 clarinets, piano, and 2 percussion
Recording + Score

contrecoup... (1987)
soprano,flute, piano, and percussion
Recordings + Score

A Draft of Shadow
for voice and percussion

granite, and (1990)
soprano,piano, 2 percussion, oboe and 3 clarinets

S O L O   P I A N O :

Sequence (1982)
Piano Recording + Score

Text (1983)
Piano Recording + Score

Though (1993)
Piano Score

O R C H E S T R A:

as though/after (1995)

W I N D   E N S E M B L E :

Partial Conjunctions (1983)

Partial Derivatives (1983)

Partial Manifolds (1983)
Score + Recording

P E R C U S S I O N :

Against the silence... (1986)
percussion ensemble and 4-channel tape
Recordings + Score

As Though (1982)
Solo Percussion Score

not (1992)
percussion and piano Score

Transparent Wave (1987)
solo snare drum
(see The Noble Snare, Vol. 2)

E L E C T R O  A C O U S T I C:

"because the..... (1995)

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