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Wayne Horvitz

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Wayne Horvitz

Wayne Horvitz, composer, pianist, improviser, has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Robin Holcomb, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Philip Wilson, Michael Shrieve, Bobby Previte, Marty Ehrlich, Skerik, William Parker, Ron Miles, Sara Schoenbeck, Peggy Lee, Steven Bernstein, and Briggan Krauss among others. Collaborators have included Paul Taylor, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Gus Van Sandt and Gordon Edelstein.

Horvitz has produced CD recordings for Eddie Palmieri, Fontella Bass, Robin Holcomb and Bill Frisell among others. His ensembles have included The President, Pigpen, Zony Mash, The HMP Trio, The New York Composers Orchestra, The 4 Plus 1 Ensemble, Sweeter Than the Day, The Gravitas Quartet, and The Washington Composers Orchestra (WACO).

Horvitz has received numerous commissions including the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet The Composer, Kronos String Quartet, the Seattle Chamber Players, and the Mary Flagler Cary Trust. Horvitz is the 2001 recipient of the Seattle Artist Trust Fellowship, 2003 and 2006 recipient of the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture fellowship, 2002 recipient of the Rockefeller Map Grant for Joe Hill, 16 Actions for Chamber Orchestra, Voices and Improviser, and a 2008 National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces grant for These Hills of Glory for string quartet and improviser.