JULIE HARTING (b. 1957) has been composing music since the early 1980's, and has written over two dozen original compositions, including several orchestral pieces, three string quartets, songs, solo pieces and various chamber ensemble pieces. Her body of compositions is diverse, demonstrating ample skill and talent in a comprehensive array of musical forms. Lately, she has been experimenting with quartertones, premiering Zephyr for quartertone flute in New York City as well as completing a quartertone work for clarinet, trombone, violin, cello and narrator.
Harting has been influenced by the Second Viennese School, as well as by the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Messiaen, Ives and jazz. Working within the tradition of atonal western art music, she creates emotionally compelling works of intense beauty and integrity.
Harting recently returned from Zagreb, Croatia where her Catacombs of Light premiered at the ISCM World New Music Days 2011 played by the XL Tuba Quartet. Her works have also been performed throughout New York and at Regent Hall in London. Her two extended solo pieces, Coagula for solo clarinet and hoc est corpus meum for solo violin have received national radio airplay. Her works have been performed in New York City at Roulette, Judson Memorial Church, the Knitting Factory, Galapagos, South Oxford Space, the Broadway Presbyterian Church, Kathryn Bache Miller Theater, Greenwich House, Greenwich School of Music, Cornelia Street Café, Third Street Settlement School and the Theater for a New City.
Harting earned her M.A. and D.M.A in Music Composition from Columbia University, and she holds a B.M. in Music Composition from Manhattan School of Music. She studied under Ursula Mamlok, Mario Davidovsky, George Edwards, David Rakowski, Jacques Monod and Harold Seletsky.
Harting has been an Adjunct Professor of Music at Columbia University and Seton Hall University. She has also been a Visiting Composer at Cleveland State University, a Teaching Artist for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City, a co-curator of a new music series at Cornelia Street Café in New York City and a member of the editorial staff of Current Musicology. In 2001, she co-founded Forecast Music, a composers’ collaborative putting on concerts of original music. She currently teaches privately.
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