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Publication of the Anthology of Essays on Deep Listening
May 2012

Monique Buzzarté, with Tom Bickely, edited the Anthology of Essays on Deep Listening which was published by Deep Listening Publications on May 30, 2012, Pauline Oliveros’ 80th birthday. In this ground-breaking work, twenty-three authors investigate and discuss composer Oliveros’ revolutionary practice of Deep Listening. From an education program reaching 47,000 San Francisco school children to electronic dance music (EDM) events held in remote desert locations, from underwater duets with whales to architectural listening, the multifaceted essays in this collection provide compelling depictions of Deep Listening’s ability to nurture creative work and promote societal change. 

CD Release E (and sometimes why)
March 2012

Monique Buzzarté is heard again on a recording by If, Bwana’s  E (and sometimes why) (Pogus 21062-2), which features If, Bwana (Al Morgolis) with/and/by Trio Scordatura and (on track 1 of CD 1 and track 3 of CD 2) Monique Buzzarté on trombone.

Premiere of Frances White’s Tracing 
March 2012

Interpretations presents the world premiere of Frances White’s Tracing for trombone and electronic sound, commissioned by the MAP Fund for Monique Buzzarté, on their March 8, 2012 concert. The two collaborators discuss the development of this new work in a pre-concert video. Tracing is presented on a program of works all commissioned for Buzzarté including a rare acoustic work by Pauline OliverosThe Gender of Now: There But Not There with pianist Sarah Cahill,  Alice Shield’s Mioritza: Requiem for Rachel Corrie, for trombone and computer music, and Sorrel Hays’ Wake Up and Dream, for trombone and tape, along with Buzzarté’s own Subtle Winds for trombone octet. 

CDR Release 16 LIVE/CICADA #3
July 2011

The inaugural release on the Basset’s Kitten label from Germany, If, Bwana’s 16 LIVE (BK001), features Monique Buzzarté on trombone and Al Margolis on all other sounds. This is limited edition of two tracks of classical experimental music (60 copies in regular cover, 6 copies in green variant). Basset is the CDR division of Vuz Records; Basset’s Kitten was established to specialize in the release of 3″ CDRs.

Editor of Anthology of Essays on Deep Listening 
December 2010

Monique Buzzarté was named editor of Anthology of Essays on Deep Listening, a peer-reviewed collection of writings from a wide variety of authors about Deep Listening, the life work of composer Pauline Oliveros. The volume is forthcoming May 2012 from Deep Listening Publications, just in time to celebrate Pauline’s 80th birthday! 

CD Release “Assemble.Age!” 
October 2010

If, Bwana’s (the musical pseudonym of Al Margolis) latest release Assemble.Age!” (Mutable Mustic 17540-2) includes three tracks of performances with Monique Buzzarté:  Death to the 8 Notes, Cicada #1 (EHG Version) and Six Minus 6

CD Release Keep Going: The Music of Elias Tanenbaum
September 2010

Monique Buzzarté’s performance of Elias Tanenbaum’s trombone, piano, and percussion trio A Bubble in My Eye is featured on Keep Going: The Music of Elias Tanenbaum (Ravello Records RAEL 7807).  Keep Going features the chamber and solo works of the late Elias Tanenbaum performed by Ensemble Π and guests Monique Buzzarté (trombone), David Tanenbaum (guitar), and Lawrence Goldman (double bass).

Buzzarté’s Midword appears in Sounding the Margins
September 2010

Hot off the press is Pauline Oliveros’ Sounding the Margins: Collected Writings from 1992-2009. Monique Buzzarté contributed the Midword, while John Luther Adams provided the Foreward and Stuart Dempsterthe Aftword.  Sounding the Margins is Oliveros’ third book of collected writings, preceded by Software for People and The Roots of the Moment. 

My Big Gay Ears
Aprll 2010

Joseph Dalton’s Queeries interview with Monique Buzzarté for his My Big Gay Ears – Tuning in to Queer Culture website. As Joseph puts it, “…following GLTB artists is a fun way to explore the vast world of classical music. Also, pride is a good thing.”

Mouthpiece released on Leonardo Music Journal’s CD Companion
December 2009

Mouthpiece (Monique Buzzarté, trombone, Kristin Norderval, voice, and Viv Corringham, voice) is heard as Track 13 of the LMJ19 CD Companion Listening for Music through Community curated by Pauline Oliveros, issued with Leonardo Music Journal Vol. 19, 2009. The Leonardo Music Journal (LMJ) , a print journal published by the MIT Press and edited by Leonardo/the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, is the annual companion journal to Leonardo. LMJ is devoted to aesthetic and technical issues in contemporary music and the sonic arts. Each thematic issue features artists/writers from around the world, representing a wide range of stylistic viewpoints. Each volume includes the latest offering from the LMJ CD series – an exciting sampling of works chosen by a guest curator and accompanied by notes from the composers and performers. 

Here Right Now appears in Contemporary Music Review
September 2009

Monique Buzzarté’s score Here Right Now, commissioned by the Deep Listening Institute for the Telematic Circle appears in the Contemporary Music Review, Volume 28, Issue 4 & 5 August 2009 issue. (CMR) is a contemporary musicians’ journal published by Routledge to provide a forum where new tendencies in music can be discussed in both breadth and depth. Each issue focuses on a specific topic. The main concern of the journal is music today in all its aspects–its techniques of performance and composition, aesthetics, technology and its relationship with other disciplines and currents of thought. The publication also serves as a vehicle to communicate actual musical materials. 

MAP Fund Grant
June 2009

Collaborators Monique Buzzarté and Frances White received a 2009 Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund – Original New Work in Live Performing Arts Grant to support the development of Tracing, a work for trombone and electronic sound.  This is one of just six projects nationwide in music recognized by the MAP Fund, which supports innovative new works in all disciplines and traditions of the live performing arts. The aim of the Fund is to assist artists who are exploring and challenging the dynamics of contemporary live performance. In contrast to the preservation of existing repertoire, MAP supports those who are creating the art of the present.

Buzzarté elected as GRIME Co-Chair
May 2009
After serving as the Northeast Division Chair for six years, Monique Buzzarté was elected to a two-year term as Co-Chair of GRIME (Gender Research in Music Education) International, along with Dr. Beth Denisch of the Berklee College of Music at the Feminist Theory Music Conference 10.  GRIME is an international organization devoted to research in music education involving gender issues, publishing GEMS (Gender, Education, Music, and Society), a peer-reviewed, on-line journal that explores the myriad intersections between gender, education, music and society with an emphasis is on the ways in which music teaching and learning can be used to re-dress and eliminate inequalities.

Fluctuations named in The Wire’s Top 50 Records of the Year
January 2009
The Wire magazine’s “Rewind” section lists Fluctuations (Monique Buzzarté and Ellen Fullman) as one of their top 50 records of the year. Reviewer Mark Fisher, writing in the May 2008 issue, describes Monique’s part of their collaboration: “Merging in and out of Fullman’s overtones, Buzzarté’s trombone – sometimes serene and stately, sometimes wolf-howl mournful – adds abstract colours to the immense, humming backdrop that the LSI generates. Her somber poise is the perfect complement to Fullman’s playing.”

Meet the Composer Selects Buzzarté as a Soloist Champion
March 2008

Funded by a grant from the New York State Music Fund, Soloist Champions was initiated by Meet The Composer to recognize and support performers who have long been at the forefront of championing new music. “Individual performers are the engines of innovation in the new music field,” says MTC President Ed Harsh, “and with the Soloist Champions project, Meet The Composer wanted to give eight artists in this key group the resources to amplify their own initiative, to commission composers whose work they believe is rich and powerful.” Eight performers with a long history of commissioning and premiering new music were selected by Meet the Composer: Monique Buzzarté, trombone; Dominic Donato, percussion; Margaret Lancaster, flute; Lisa Moore, piano; Mary Nessinger, soprano; and Todd Reynolds, violin. Monique provided four names of composers she had wanted to commission works from, and in collaboration with Meet the Composer, Alice Shields was selected to write a new piece for trombone and electronics.