Roger Reynolds: 'Sharespace V: Actions' [Canceled]

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Photo of Roger Reynolds

Please note: This event is canceled to help limit the potential exposure of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For updated information on SF State’s response to COVID-19, visit the novel coronavirus information page.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds presents “Sharespace V: Actions,” his new work for solo piano and real-time algorithmic transformation. This event is part of a residency at San Francisco State University and a celebration of Reynolds’ 85th year. Presentation: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Fine Arts Building, Room 348. Free.


  • Eric Huebner, piano
  • Jacob Sundstrom, computer music

Roger Reynolds

Roger Reynolds is known for his integration of diverse ideas and resources, and for seamlessly blending traditional musical sounds and those now enabled by technology. His work responds to texts both poetic (Beckett, Borges, Ashbery) and mythological (Aeschylus, Euripides Heraclitus).

In 1969, Reynolds accepted a tenured appointment to the UC San Diego and has helped establish its Music Department as a destination program. Reynolds won early recognition with Fulbright, Guggenheim and National Institute of Arts and Letters awards, as well as several grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, and a fellowship from the Institute for Current World Affairs. In 1989, he won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for the string orchestra composition, “Whispers Out of Time.”

Reynolds’ more than 100 compositions are published by Edition Peters, New York; several dozen CDs and DVDs of his music have been released commercially. He is author of four books and numerous articles, some of them the result of collaborations with American, Canadian and French scientists. Other collaborators include choreographers Lucinda Childs and Bill T. Jones, as well as theatre directors Tadashi Suzuki and Tina Parker. Reynolds’ performer partners have included Irvine Arditti, The Arditti Quartet, Steven Schick, Yuji Takahashi, Alexis Descharmes, Pablo Gómez Cano, Anthony Burr, Eric Hueber and Jacqueline Leclair.

In 2009 Reynolds was appointed University Professor — the first artist to be so honored in the UC system. In 1998, the Library of Congress established a special collection of his work. His scores and correspondence are also included in a Paul Sacher Collection in Basel. Reynolds has held guest appointments at Harvard, Yale, Amherst, Darmstadt, Viitasaari and City University of New York.

Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music, CSU Entertainment Alliance
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