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Hi, I'm Ken Davies
I'm a composer and arranger working
in classical, pop and electronic
music for concert and industry including
writing for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voice, chorus, keyboards
and for film, video, TV, advertising, websites and more.
My music has been played across North America in churches, concerts halls, radio-tv, colleges, and major new music festivals such as those sponsored by Society of Composers, Southeastern Composers League, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, Electronic Music Midwest and International Trombone Festival.
I've received awards from Mississippi Arts
Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, South Arts and Eastern Trombone
Workshop. My works are published by Kenvad
I have also worked in the commercial music field performing, arranging for and producing records and music for national television and corporate video projects.Originally from Wisconsin, I presently live in south Mississippi on the part of the Gulf Coast made famous in 2005 by the hurricane Katrina and in 2010 by the BP oil spill.
In addition to
composing, I remain active as a private
(brass). I write
occasional articles and design websites.
I sometimes write my own lyrics, but my wife Judy (a published poet)
does better, in addition to managing our publishing activities.
Our two cats, Little Fluff and Darius Meow often supervise the creation of new works. As Albert Schweitzer once stated, "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
MembershipsACF - American Composers Forum
AMC - American Music Center
ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
CD Baby - Ken Davies
The Composers Site
Commissioning Music - a basic guide
CFAMC - Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers - CFAMC Yahoo Group
NACUSA - National Assn of Composers in USA
- NACUSA Members List
SCI - Society of Composers, Inc.
SCL - Southeastern Composers' League
International Trombone Association (ITA)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Internet New Music RadioContemporary Classical Internet Radio
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News and Performances of Ken's WorksApril 26, 2014. Ken and wife Judy present selections from their CD Poetic Soundscapes in a poetry & music workshop for the Spring Festival of the Mississippi Poetry Society at Starkville, MS.
Feb 27-Mar 3, 2014. Trombonist Dr. Ben McIlwain and pianist Dr. Ellen Elder of the University of Southern Mississippi include Ken's Crossroads for two trombones and piano on their recital tour of five universities. They're joined by faculty trombone professors.
Feb. 27- with Dr. Josh Hauser at Tennessee Tech University
Feb. 28- with Dr. Daniel Cloutier at University of Tennessee- Knoxville
Mar. 1- with Brad Kerns at University of Kentucky
Mar. 2- with Dr. Drew Leslie at Appalachian State University
Mar. 3 with Dr. Brad Edwards at University of South Carolina
Feb 20-22, 2014. Southeastern Composers' League Forum at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ken's Strings Ablaze receives a world premier by Southern Adventist University Orchestra. Also selected for performance is Sapphire Kaleidoscope played by pianist Walton Lott. Ken's appearance there made possible by a grant from Mississippi Arts Commission.
Jan 15, 2014. Euphoniumist Cody Ford gave Ken's Escape From The Matrix (1st mvt) for euphonium and piano its world premier performance at Louisiana Tech University at Rustin.
Nov 1-2, 2013. The Me-We Trio premiers Ken's Collage 2013 for trumpet, trombone and piano at Mississippi Music Teachers Association conference held at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Me-We performers are University of Southern Mississippi faculty performers Dr. Ellen Elder, piano, Dr. Jason Bergman, trumpet and Dr. Ben McIlwain.
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Kurzweil Music Systems
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