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Art Maddox's work can be heard
Leopard's Tale - Tom Bergeron and Whirled Jazz
Art Maddox is noted for the warmth and stylistic range of his music. Classically trained, he holds master and doctoral degrees in music composition.
In 1966-67 Maddox was awarded a Fulbright Grant for electronic music composition at the Polskie Radio Studio Eksperymentalne in Warsaw, Poland. He was also pianist for the U.S. Women's ymnastic Team from 1971 to 1976, including performances at the Olympic Games in Munich and Montreal.
His compositional range includes chamber, symphonic, and choral music, songs, solo instrumental works, pieces for electronic instruments and computer, and music for theater, film, radio, television and dance.
Since 1981 Maddox has worked with composer/guitarist Mason Williams ("Classical Gas," The Smothers Brothers Show) on many projects, including music for television, theater, and live concerts. He is arranger/keyboardist and music director for Mason's concert music about rivers and water, "Of Time & Rivers Flowing," which has been performed throughout the U.S. The acoustic instrumental Christmas album "A Gift Of Song" with Mason Williams & Friends (Real Music label) showcases several of Maddox's orchestral compositions and arrangements.
In 1986, Maddox created the musical setting for Oregon novelist Ken Kesey's retelling of an Ozark folk tale, "Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear." The orchestral version of this work, commissioned and premiered by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, has since been performed by the Oregon and Kansas City Symphony Orchestras, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center New York, and on conductor Bill McGlaughlin's syndicated radio program, "St. Paul Sunday Morning." A ballet version of "Little Tricker," with choreography by Toni Pimble, was performed by the Eugene Ballet in 1990.