Jon Appleton

Jon Appleton (born Jon Howard Appleton, 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is a composer, author and the Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music at Dartmouth College and Visiting Professor of Music at Stanford University. He was educated at Reed College, the University of Oregon and Columbia University.

A composer of both instrumental and electro-acoustic music, Appleton is best known in the United States for the latter, much of it composed for the Synclavier, a digital performance instrument he helped to develop. His instrumental and choral music is best known in Russia, France and Japan.

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Appleton has been awarded Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Arts and American-Scandinavian Foundation fellowships. He has been a fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology and M.I.T., and a Visiting Professor at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan and teaches each year at the Theremin Center at the Moscow Conservatory of Music.

Works
Apolliana (1970)
CCCP (In Memoriam: Anatoly Kuznetsov) (1969)
Ce que signifie la déclaration des droits de l'Homme et du citoyen de 1789 pour les hommes et les citoyens des îles Marquises (1989)
Chef d'œuvre (1967)
Degitaru Ongaku (1983)
Dima Dobralsa Domoy (1996)
Dr Quisling in Stockholm (1971)
Georganna's Fancy (1966)
Georganna's Farewell (1975)
Homage To Orpheus (1969)
Homenaje a Milanés (1987)
Human Music (1969)
In Deserto (1977)
In Medias Res (1978)
Mussems Sång (1976)
Newark Airport Rock (1969)
Oskuldens Dröm (1985)
'Otahiti (1973)
San Francisco Airport Rock (1996)
Spuyten Duyvil (1967)
Stereopticon (1972)
The Sydsing Camklang (1976)
Syntrophia (1977)
Times Square Times Ten (1969)
'U ha'amata 'atou 'i te himene (1996)
Yamanotesen To Ko (1997)
Zoetrope (1974)

Recordings
Times Square Times Ten (1969)
Syntonic Menagerie (1969)
Human Music (with Don Cherry) (1970)
The World Music Theatre of Jon Appleton (1974)
The Tale of William Mariner and The Snow Queen (1982)
Contes de la mémoire (empreintes DIGITALes, IMED 9635, 1996)
Wunderbra! (with Achim Treu) (2003)
Syntonic Menagerie 2 (2003)