Music Program
 


Thursday, April 13, 1978

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Meet the Composer

WILLIAM HELLERMANN

Presented at:
Hallwalls

WILLIAM HELLERMANN
WILLIAM HELLERMANN

Music performance by composer William Hellermann, TREMBLE [NOTE: Name also spelled "Hellerman."]


According to his CV, William Hellermann (1939–2017) was "1977 Composer in Residence, Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Buffalo, New York."

Other compositions performed in Buffalo around this time (1977–1982) included:

Round and About, Daeman College, Buffalo, New York, 1982.

To Brush Up On, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1982.


Distances/Embraces, Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Buffalo, New York, 1979.

Long Island Sound, Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Buffalo, New York, 1979.

2 Vibraphones, Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Buffalo, New York, 1979.



Afterthoughts 1, Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Buffalo, New York, 1978.



Row Music (Tip of the Iceberg), John Tilbury, Room 100, Buffalo, New York, 1977.


"Bill [Hellerman] [sic] was an eminent experimental composer, performer, teacher, and artist…Well known as a composer/guitarist in the NYC downtown scene in the '70s through the '90s…Among his many awards is a Prix de Rome from The American Academy in Rome. As a curator at PS 1, the Clock Tower, and the Alternative Museum, he launched some of the first exhibitions of sound sculpture and audio art, and in the process brought into usage the term 'Soundart.'"

~ John Isaacs, February 7, 2017


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