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Ken Davies

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songwriter, sound engineer

Mississippi composer Ken Davies has had concert, acoustic and electronic works performed across the USA, Canada, and United Kingdom. His commercial work has included records and nationally broadcast  television for which he wrote or arranged, conducted, and supervised music production.

His concert music has appeared on numerous new music festivals such as the Society of Composers, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, Southeastern Composers League (he is a past president), Electronic Music Midwest, International Trombone Festival, International ClarinetFest, National Association of Composers USA, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, New Music on the Bayou, Parma Music Festival, London New Wind Festival (UK), and Sonic Coast (UK).

His music has been performed by luminous soloists and ensembles including trombonists Charlie Vernon, Ben McIlwain, Jonathon Warburton, Jacob Elkin, clarinetists Scott Humes, Sarunas Jankauskas, oboist Richard Kravchak, hornists Virginian Thompson, James Boldin. Pianists Chialing Hsieh, Rebecca McNair Calissi, Brent Schloneger, orchestra, Eric Crawford, Travis Jürgens and others.

Awards include the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Performing Arts Fellowship for Composition (3 times), The American Prize National Finalist, the Mississippi Music Teachers’ Association’s Commissioned Composer Of The Year, and winner of the American Trombone Workshop National Composition Competition.

His music studies were at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Yale School of Music, Middle Tennessee State University at Murfreesboro (MA trombone), and the University of Colorado at Boulder (Effinger Fellowship) (MM composition). A writer and publisher member of ASCAP, his music is published by Kenvad Music.

A native of Wisconsin, he settled in coastal south Mississippi in 2002. where he lives with his wife, Judy, and their cat.

As Albert Schweitzer once stated, "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."

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What's New

2023 News and Performances
of Ken's Works

25 March- Dr. David Jones performs Ken's Loose Connections for solo horn on his concert at Portland State University's Lincoln Hallpresented by NACUSA's Cascadia Chapter.


4 Dec. - Doctoral recital performance of Ken's Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet and fixed audio by Gregorio Maria Paone at Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University School of Music. He is a student of Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas.

Dec-July Twitter Rhapsody electronic performances by Sounds New chapter of NACUSA:

Dec  20-Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia, GA.

Mov 29, Rabbit Hill Park Dacula, GA.

Nov 15-Burton Mill Park, Flowery Branch, GA

Oct 18-Suwanee Creek Park, Suwanee, GA

Oct 14-Tribble Milll Park, Lawrenceville, GA

Sept 13-Duncan Creek Park, Dacula, GA

Aug 30-Linwood Nature Preserve, Gainesville, GA

Aug 12-Mill Creek Nature Preserve, Buford, GA

July 15-Don Carter State Park, Gainesville, GA

July 12-McDowell Nature Preserve, Charlotte NC

29 Aug - Loose Connections for solo horn perfomed by Daniel Partridge at Leach Botanical Gardens, Portland, OR. Concert sponsored by NACUSA.

29 July 2022-Dr. Richard Kravchak  performed treble shawm, oboe and English horn (with fixed audio) on Ken's  "And the Earth Will Wear Out Like A Garment" at the Conference of the International Double Reed Society held at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

JUNE & MAY - Sounds New Chapter of NACUSA 2022 electronic performances
featuring Ken's"Antiphonal Music":

28 June -Ivy Creek Greenway, Buford,GA.
24 June -Sell's Mill Park, Hoschton,GA.
21 June -Chattahoochee Riverwalk, Columbus,GA.
14 June -Dukes Creek Falls, Helen,GA.
09 June -Smithgall Woods, Helen,GA.
06 June -Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham,AL.
05 June -White Cliffs of Epes, Epes,AL.

31 May - Lighthouse Park, Biloxi, MS.

30 May -Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, Gainesville,GA.
24 May -Van Pugh North Park, Flowery Branch,GA.
12 May -Chesterfield Gorge, Chesterfield,NH.
12 May 2022-Fort Dummer State Park, Guilford,VT.
12 May -Fort McClary State Historical Site, Kittery Point,ME.
10 May -Ke'ehi Lagoon Beach Park, Honolulu,HI.
09 May -Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles,CA
07 May -Angle Lake Park, SeaTac,WA.
07 May -Art Source Gallery, Boise,ID.
06 May -Blue lake Regional Park, Portland,OR.

APRIL-JANUARY-NACUSA's Sounds New Chapter performs Ken's "Amplitudes":
26 April -Charleston Park, Cummings,GA.
19 April -Lake Zwerner, Dahlonega,GA.
12 April -Big Rock Trail, Gainesville,GA.
05 April -Murrayville Park, Murrayville,GA.
29 March -Laurel Park, Gainesville,GA.
15 March-Red Fox Trail, Pound,VA.
08 February-Edge of the World, Dawsonville,GA.
19 January -Rafe Banks Wellness Park, Lula,GA.
01 January -Tumbling Creek Wetlands, Oakwood,GA.

26 Mar. 2022-Dr. Richard Kravchak performed "And The Earth Will Wear Out Like A Garment" at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers Conference at Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA.

19 March 2022-Ken's "Soliloquy #3" is featured by Dr. Joe Alexander on a Composers Retreat at Cloudland  State Park, Rising Fall,GA. The retreat was sponsored by Sounds New Chapter of NACUSA.

14 March - And the Earth Will Wear Out Like A Garment - performed by Dr. Richard Kravchak on a Dept. of Arts & Letters benefit recital held at the College of Southern Nevada Recital Hall in Las Vegas.

25 February 2022-Dr. Joe Alexander performed Ken's "Soliloquy #3" on a Music in the Library Concert, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus,



Ken’’s electronic piece Cityscapes was performed in a series of park concerts sponsored by the SOUNDS NEW  group of the National Assn pf Cf Composers s USA.

1 Feb 2021 - Yahoola Park, Dahlonega, GA

2 Feb 2021 - Tumbling Creek, Oakwood, GA

4 Jan 2021 -  ugaloo State Park, Lavonia, GA

3 Jan 2021 -  Don Carter State Park, Gainesville, GA

2 Jan 2021 - Tumbling Creek, Oakwood, GA

1 Jan 2021 - Cherokee Bluffs, Flowery Branch, GA

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