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Hi, I'm Ken Davies
I'm a composer and arranger of classical, pop and electronic music for concert and industry including writing for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voice, chorus, keyboards
I have also worked in the commercial music field performing, arranging for and producing records and music for national television and corporate video projects. In my studio I can record and produce music for advertising, film, video, TV, 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 National Association of Composers USA, Society of Composers, Southeastern Composers League, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, Electronic Music Midwest and International Trombone Festival.
I've received awards from
Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, and Eastern
Workshop. My works are published by Kenvad
In addition to composing, I remain active as a private music teacher (brass). I write occasional articles and design websites. I sometimes write my own lyrics, but my wife Judy (a published poet) does that better, in addition to managing our publishing activities.
Originally from Wisconsin, I 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.
Our studio cat, Darius Meow often supervise the creation of new 'mewsic' works. As Albert Schweitzer once stated, "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
ACF - American Composers Forum
AFM - American Federation of Musicians (retired)
AMC - American Music Center
ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
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CMS - College Music Society
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CFAMC - Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers - CFAMC Yahoo Group
NACUSA - National Assn of Composers in USA
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SCI - Society of Composers, Inc.
SCL - Southeastern Composers' League
International Trombone Association (ITA)
Internet New Music Radio
2016 News and Performances of Ken's Works12 November 2016. Dr. James C. Lebens plays the world premier of Plomberie partagée (Shared Plumbing) for double bell euphonium in recital at Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
11 November 2016. Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas performs Twitter Rhapsody at the ElectroAcoustic Barn Dance new music festival at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.
15 October 2016. Three poetic soundscapes featured at NACUSA new music concert at University of Alabama at Birmingham - Artistry, Day And Night, The Baleful Bride.
8 October 2016. Dr. Chris Young performs Dark River for alto saxophone and digital media at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) annual conference at Mississippi College, Clinton, MS.
2 October 2016. Three poetic soundscapes featured at NACUSA new music concert at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus - Artistry, Day And Night, The Baleful Bride.
August 2016. Strings Ablaze, a hot string orchestra piece, is now available for orchestra rental.
June 15, 2016. Finished a commission Plomberie Partagée (Shared Plumbing) for double bell euphonium for James C. Lebans, trombone professor at Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
June 1-4, 2016 - New Music On The Bayou Summer Festival in Monroe & Ruston, Louisiana selected Ken's Dark River for English horn and electronic music as one of many composers' works being featured.
May 20, 2016 - Cody Ford performs Ken's Euphonic Soundscape for euphonium and electronic music at the National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA) National Conference at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
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