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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 WorksNov 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.
Oct 29, 2013 - The Me-We Trio (above) performs Ken's Collage 2013 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
Oct 29, 2013 - University of Texas at Austin, British bass trombone soloist Jonathan Warburton performs my Alpine Pastorale in recital.
Oct 25-26, 2013. Houghton College, Houghton NY hosts Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers. Ken's Quietudes (#2 & #4) were selected for performance.
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