Bremer, Carolyn (1957-2018) Website
formerly of Norman, Oklahoma

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
15'30" $15.00 #040105 AP-715
Recording: CRS CD 9561

"I found...warmth and creative fantasy in the American Carolyn Bremer's well-structured sonata." (Politiken, Copenhagen)

"Bremer's sonata sounded virtuosic and conservative, sort of an unpredictable extension of Brahms." (Infomation, Copenhagen)

Carolyn Bremer has been dubbed a composer "driven by hobgoblins of post modernist cant." Coming to composition on the heels of intensive training as an orchestral bassist, her catalogue contains works based on feminist symbolism, baseball, and postmodern theory.

She has had recent performances of her works at Carnegie Hall, West Point and in Germany, Norway, and Sweden. Commissions include: Symphony for WindBand, premiered at Indiana University and Returns of the Day, premiered at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Additionally, she was guest composer for the Technology Initiative Conference at Collin County College in Texas, the Women Band Directors International Conference in San Diego, and composer-in-residence at Mansfield University and St. Lawrence University. In July, 2006 the California Philharmonic had several concerts in Los Angeles that included her "Early Light" with one at the County Arboretum and one at Disney Hall.

Bremer has received grants from Meet The Composer, the American Music Center, and the Kirkpatrick Foundation and studied at the Eastman School of Music and at CalArts, receiving her Ph.D. in composition from UCSB. She was Chair of Composition at the University of Oklahoma until 2000, and currently is Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at California State University Long Beach.

Arsis Press has published her Sonata for Clarinet and Piano which is also recorded on a CRS CD.

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