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Michael Gordon

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(b Miami, 20 July 1956).

American composer. He grew up in Nicaragua and studied with Martin Bresnick at Yale. He then settled in New York, where in 1983 he formed ...

United States of America

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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2010
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...M.A., M.S., Susan Dudley , Ph.D., Warren Farrell , Ph.D. , James R. Fleckenstein , Robert T. Francoeur , Ph.D., Patricia Goodson , Ph.D., Erica Goodstone , Ph.D., Karen Allyn Gordon , M.P.H., Ph.D. (cand.), Eric Griffin-Shelley , Ph.D. , Robert W. Hatfield , Ph.D., Loraine Hutchins , Ph.D., Michael Hyde , M.F.A., Ph.D. (cand.), Ariadne (Ari) Kane , Ed.D., Patricia Barthalow Koch , Ph.D., John Money , Ph.D., Charlene L. Muehlenhard , Ph.D., Raymond J. Noonan , Ph.D., ...

Gordon, Michael

Gordon, Michael (20 July 1956)   Reference library

Paul Griffiths

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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111 words

...Gordon, Michael ( b Miami , 20 July 1956 ). American composer . He grew up in Nicaragua and studied with Martin Bresnick at Yale. He then settled in New York, where in 1983 he formed his own performing group. In 1987 he was a co-founder, with David Lang and Julia Wolfe , of Bang on a Can, a performance organization that presented everything from near-rock to Milton Babbitt . He has written operas ( Chaos , 1994 ) and orchestral pieces ( Sunshine of your Love , 1999 ), but most of his works are for non-standard groups, and include Trance ...

Gordon, Michael

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Kyle Gann

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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..., Michael ( b Miami, FL , 20 July 1956 ). Composer and keyboard player . Raised in Nicaragua, he returned to Miami Beach at the age of eight. He studied at New York University (graduated 1980 ) and Yale University (MM 1982 ); among others, his principal teachers included Edward Troupin and martin Bresnick . From 1979 to 1983 he played in the rock band Peter and the Girlfriends, later forming a more ambitious ensemble, the Michael Gordon Philharmonic ( 1983–96 ), to perform his concert music. In 1987 he co-founded, with his wife julia Wolfe ...

Gordon, Michael

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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..., Michael ( b Miami 1956 ) American composer . Studied at NY Univ. ( 1980 ) and Yale Univ. ( 1982 ). Co-founded, with David Lang and Julia Wolfe (to whom he is married), the New York fest. Bang on a Can ( 1987 ) with aim of commissioning and performing contemp. music accessible to new audiences. The dissonance, rhythmic complexity, and abrupt changes of his music do not obscure its origins in minimalism . Works are influenced by rhythms and energy of rock or elec dance music and often use amplification; they incl.: Thou Shalt/Thou Shalt Not! ,...

Gordon Michael

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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287 words

... Michael b. London England. When Gordon was four years old his family moved to Jamaica where he was raised in the Parish of St. Mary. He returned to the UK in his teens where he completed his education in Battersea, south London. On leaving school Gordon joined forces with Lorenzo Hall, Ian Austin, Leroy Graham and Martin Christie in the studio band the Private I’s. The group enjoyed a modicum of success, but they accomplished greater recognition when they evolved into the Investigators . In 1986, a year after the Investigators disbanded, Gordon embarked...

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon  

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B. London England. When Gordon was four years old his family moved to Jamaica where he was raised in the Parish of St. Mary. He returned to the UK in ...
Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon  

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(b Miami, 20 July 1956).American composer. He grew up in Nicaragua and studied with Martin Bresnick at Yale. He then settled in New York, where in 1983 he formed ...
Scottish Local and Family History

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David moody

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...attention in Scotland are public versus private policy, housing conditions, and suburban growth. The most comprehensive survey is that of Ian H. Adams , The Making of Urban Scotland ( 1978 ); other stimulating works include George Gordon and Brian Dicks (eds), Scottish Urban History ( 1983 ), George Gordon , Perspectives of the Scottish City ( 1985 ), and Sarah Govan (ed.), Medieval or Later Rural Settlement in Scotland: 10 Years On ( 2003 ). Sources are outlined in David Moody , Scottish Towns ( 1992 ). Strong Scottish contributions...

The Two Noble Kinsmen

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Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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... Shakespeare Quarterly , 46 (1995) Foakes, R. A. , ‘Tragicomedy and Comic Form’, in A. R. Braunmuller and J. C. Bulman (eds.), Comedy from Shakespeare to Sheridan (1986) Frey, C. H. (ed.), Shakespeare, Fletcher and ‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’ (1989) McMullan, Gordon , and Hope, Jonathan (eds.), The Politics of Tragicomedy: Shakespeare and After (1992) Magnusson, Lynne , ‘The Collapse of Shakespeare’s High Style in The Two Noble Kinsmen ’, English Studies in Canada 13 (1987) Thompson, Ann , in Shakespeare’s Chaucer: A Study of Literary...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...the poet Henry Kendall . Kendall and his contemporaries Charles Harpur and Adam Lindsay Gordon are renowned for their poems of the Australian bush, but each was just as at home with European and biblical mythology. The major book publishers during this period were all based in Melbourne: *Robertson , *Mullen , and E. W. *Cole . Several of the larger Melbourne printing firms also became successful publishers. Sands & McDougall, F. F. Bailliere , and Gordon & Gotch all built intercolonial mini-empires based on publishing modest-looking reference books...

All Is True

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...Globe in London: fortunately the thatch there is elaborately fireproofed. Michael Dobson , rev. Will Sharpe On the screen: Two silent versions were made, a British film featuring Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree ( 1911 ) and an American one from Vitagraph ( 1912 ). The only sound film is BBC TV’s Henry the Eighth ( 1979 ). Anthony Davies Recent major editions Recent major editions Jay L. Halio (Oxford, 1999); A. R. Humphreys and C. M. S. Alexander (Penguin, 2006); Gordon McMullan (Arden, 2000) Some representative criticism Hoy, Cyrus , ‘The Shares...

Agricultural History

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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..., F. M. L. Thompson , ‘An Anatomy of English Agriculture, 1870–1914’, in B. A. Holderness and Michael Turner (eds), Land, Labour and Agriculture, 1700–1920: Essays for Gordon Mingay (1991) , Richard Perren , The Meat Trade in Britain, 1840–1914 (1978) , M. E. Turner , ‘Rural Economies in Post‐Famine Ireland, c .1850–1914’, in B. J. Graham and L. J. Proudfoot (eds), An Historical Geography of Ireland (1993) , Frank Mitchell and Michael Ryan , Reading the Irish Landscape (rev. edn, 1997) , P. E. Dewey , British Agriculture in the...

Labour History

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John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...features of the party outside England can be explored through Deian Hopkin , Duncan Tanner , and Chris Williams (eds), The Labour Party in Wales ( 2000 ); and much about Scotland will emerge from two enjoyable biographies, Patricia Hollis , Jennie Lee ( 1997 ), and Gordon Brown , Maxton ( 1986 , new edn, 2002 ). The bibliographies point to a large literature, which includes such scholarly work as the indefatigable G. D. H. Cole's A History of the Labour Party from 1914 ( 1948 ) to 1945 ; or, on the early period, K. D. Brown (ed.), The...

Illogic

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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...the doctors, the injection, and everything else relating to the patient's problem. • “Significantly, although industrial relations is regarded as more important than when the survey was last conducted, in September, it does not rate in the top 10 most dominant issues.” Michael Gordon , “Voters Swing Back to ALP on Issues,” Weekend Australian , 20– 21 Jan. 1996 , at 1. Insert the word now after important . Otherwise, it seems as if you’re comparing industrial relations to a given time. In fact, we’re comparing the importance of the issue then and...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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...night recently to watch a television sitcom—a treat for finishing her homework early—he was shocked by the behavior he saw in his living room.” Daniel Howard Cerone , “Adult Programming Invades Family Hour,” L.A. Times , 15 Oct. 1995 , at A1. • “I heard this anecdote from Mikhail Gorbachev—who had heard it from Gromyko himself—when I paid him a visit, earlier this year, to talk about the vodka anniversary.” Victor Erofeyev , “The Russian God,” New Yorker , 16 Dec. 2002 , at 56. • “She tried not to think that all his verses about her—the sonnets, the...

Nicholson, Michael

Nicholson, Michael  

Michael Nicholson (1933–2001) was an economist and scholar of international relations. He gained a double first in the Economics Tripos and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Cambridge. In the late ...
Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon  

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B. Michael Gordon, 3 June 1965, Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA. Multi-instrumentalist Gordon is best known for his work with the US rock band Phish, a unit that enjoyed major critical success ...
Rocking chair

Rocking chair  

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Chair with a convex under-surface fixed to the legs. Although European designers such as Michael Thonet designed rocking chairs, the form has long been predominantly American. In the 1870s American ...
Hoppenhaupt

Hoppenhaupt  

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German family of decorators and ornamental sculptors. Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt (1685–1751) was a sculptor and architect who had two distinguished sons, the elder of whom was his namesake.Johann ...
A. G. MacDonell

A. G. MacDonell  

(1895–1941) British novelistEngland, Their England (1933) FictionThe Shakespeare Murders [as ‘Neil Gordon’] (1933) FictionEngland, Their England (1933) FictionThe Shakespeare Murders [as ‘Neil ...

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