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 GUY KLUCEVSEK

35 ST. MARK'S PLACE

STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301 USA

gklucevsek@si.rr.com

POSITION:

1972-2011: Free Lance Composer/Accordionist

  • Tours throughout the Americas, Europe, Japan, as soloist; in duos with Alan Bern (accordion/piano), and Phillip Johnston (saxophones); and groups Ain’t Nothin’ But a Polka Band, and the Bantam Orchestra.
  • 1996:  founded the Accordion Tribe, with Lars Hollmer, Maria Kalaniemi, Otto Lechner, and Bratko Bibic; toured throughout Europe until Lars Hollmer’s untimely death in 2009; they released 3 recordings on Intuition, and were the subjects of the 2004 documentary film,  Accordion Tribe:  Music Travels, by Stefan Schwietert, which screened throughout Europe and won awards at several festivals as “best documentary film.”
  • Tours as sideman with Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Dave Douglas/Charms of the Night Sky, Relâche, Present Music, Robin Holcomb.
  • Commissions and premieres of solo accordion pieces by Mary Ellen Childs, Fred Frith,  Aaron Jay Kernis, Jerome Kitzke, Stephen Montague, Somei Satoh, Lois V Vierk,  John Zorn.

AWARDS

2010:  United States Artists Collins Fellowship, a $50,000 unrestricted award

2002:  New York Dance & Performance Award (BESSIE), jointly with Dan Hurlin, for the puppet/theatre piece, Everyday Uses for Sight #7:  The Heart of the Andes

1996:  Publishers Weekly “Listen Up” Audiobook Awards:  Best Original Score, Accordion Crimes, novel by E. Annie Proux, music by Guy Klucevsek.

 1995:  New York Dance & Performance Award (BESSIE), for Altered Landscapes, a solo accordion score for David Dorfman Dance’s, Hey.

 

COMMISSIONS/GRANTS

2011:  Lionel Popkin Dance Company:  commission for an evening-length dance score for solo accordion and string quartet, to premiere 2012-2013 season.

2010:  Laurie McCants, Industrious Angels, music theatre score for violin, accordion, piano/toy piano, premiered Bloomsburg, PA, 2011.

2006:  Dance Theatre ETC, Angels and Accordions, site-specific work, premiered Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, October, 2007.

2002:  Jérôme Thomas Company (France):  Cirque Lili, for circus theatre, scored for accordion and soprano sax, has been performed 250+ times in Europe, England and USA, always with live music.

Original Works Grant, COAHSI, The Well-Tampered Accordion, 12 solo pieces.

2001:  Relâche/Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation:  Swither, Tangocide, Still Life with Canon, and Wing/Prayer, all composed for the Relâche ensemble and choreographer Meredith Rainey, premiered in Philadelphia, May, 2002.

2000:  Ping Chong and Company/New York State Council on the Arts:  Obon, for puppet theatre, premiered at Seattle Repertory Company, April, 2002.

1998:  The Kitchen and MASS MoCA/Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust:  Squeeze Play, an evening of multi-disciplinary collaborations, premiered at The Kitchen, NYC, March, 2000.

1997:  Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble/Rockefeller Foundation/Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation:  Hard Coal, a music theatre piece premiered by BTE, April, 1999

1995:  Solo Recitalist’s Grant/National Endowment for the Arts:  solo recital, Merkin Hall, New York City, March, 1996

1994:  Ping Chong & Co./Meet The Composer/Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program:  Chinoiserie, an evening-length music/theatre work.  Premiered at the Lied Center, University of Nebraska, Sept., 1995, and presented on the 1995 Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music.

1993:  David Dorfman Dance/Meet The Composer:  Composer/Choreographer Project Grant:  Altered Landscapes, solo accordion score for Hey, premiered at the Kitchen, NYC, May, 1994.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

SOLOIST/LEADER

The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour, innova, 2012

Dancing on the Volcano, Tzadik, 2009

Song of Remembrance, Tzadik, 2007

The Well-Tampered Accordion, Winter & Winter, 2004

The Heart of the Andes, Winter & Winter, 2002

Free Range Accordion, Starkland, 2000

Transylvanian Softwear, Starkland, 1999 (originally released 1994, John Marks Records)

Altered Landscapes, Evva, 1998

Stolen Memories, Tzadik, 1996 

Citrus, My Love, RecRec/Swiss, 1993

Manhattan Cascade, CRI, 1992

Polka Dots & Laser Beams, Evva, 1992

?Who Stole the Polka?, Evva, 1992  

Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse, XI, 1990

Scenes From A Mirage, Review, 1987

Blue Window, Zoar, 1986

 

CO-LEADER

Accordion Tribe:  Lunghorn Twist, Intuition, 2006

Accordion Tribe: Sea of Reeds, Intuition, 2002

Accordion Tribe:  Accordion Tribe, Intuition, 1998

Guy Klucevsek and Alan Bern:  Notefalls, Winter & Winter, 2007

Guy Klucevsek and Alan Bern:  Accordance, Winter & Winter, 2000

Guy Klucevsek and Phillip Johnston:  Tales from the Cryptic, Winter & Winter, 2003

 

SELECTED RECORDINGS WHICH INCLUDE KLUCEVSEK COMPOSITIONS

Dave Douglas:  Charms of the Night Sky, Winter & Winter

Margaret Leng Tan:  The Art of the Toy Piano, Point

Relache:  Press Play, Meyer Media

Planet Squeezebox (Compilation), Ellipsis Arts

Legends of Accordion (Compilation), Rhino

Twisted Tutu:  Play Nice, OO Disks

Norwegian Wood, Aki Takahashi, Toshiba EMI

 

 EDUCATION

Post Graduate Independent Study, California Institute of the Arts, 1971-72

M.A., Music Theory/Composition, University of Pittsburgh, 1971

B.A., Music Theory/Composition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1969

Composition Teachers:  Morton Subotnick, Gerald Shapiro, Robert Bernat

Accordion Studies with Walter Grabowski, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 1955-1965