Wendy Reid cv (in pdf format)


                                                 WENDY REID









   Stanford University, CCRMA, Post-graduate study


   Workshop in computer-generated music with lectures by


   John Chowning, Max Mathews, John Pierce and Jean-Claude Risset


   Mills College, M.A. in Music Composition


   Composition with Terry Riley, Robert Ashley and Charles Shere


   Violin and chamber music with the Kronos Quartet


   Ecoles D'Art Americaines, Palais de Fontainbleau and Paris, France:


   Composition with Nadia Boulanger;


   Classes in analysis, harmony, counterpoint, composition;


   Solfege with assistant Annette Dieudonne


   University of Southern California, School of Performing Arts, B.M. in


   Music Composition, minor in Violin Performance


   Composition with James Hopkins, Halsey Stevens and film composer


   David Raksin




Meet The Composer/California

Meet The Composer/New York

Subito Composer Grant

ASMC Grant

Paul Merritt Henry Award

Hellman Award

The Oakland Museum

The Nature Company

Sound/Image Unlimited

Graduate Assistantship

California State Scholarship

Honors at Entrance USC

National Merit Award Finalist

National Educational Development Award Finalist

Commission, Brassiosaurus (Tomita/Djil/ Heglin):Tree Piece #52

Commission, Joyce Umamoto: Tree Piece #42

Commission, Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio: Tree Piece #41

Commission, Tom Dambly: Tree Piece #31

Commission, Mary Oliver: Tree Piece #21

Commission, Don Buchla: Tree Piece #17

Commission, William Winant: Tree Piece #10



LP/Cassette:          TREE PIECES (FROG RECORDS,1988/ FROG PEAK)

CD:                      TREE PIECES (FROG RECORDS, 2002 / FROGPEAK)

                           TREE PIECES volume 2 (NIENTE, 2004 / FROGPEAK)

                           TREE PIECE SINGLE #1: LULU VARIATIONS (NIENTE, 2009)

                           TREE PIECE SINGLE #2: LU-SHOO FRAGMENTS (NIENTE, 2010)




      Tree Pieces/Frog On Rock/Game of Tree/Klee Pieces/Glass Walls/Early Works

               (Frogpeak Music/Sound-Image/W. Reid)

        Wendy Reid, Tree Piece #8 (visual score),

              in Notations #21, by T. Sauer, published by M. Batty

        Studies in Timbre, Frog On Rock and other works (WIP, W. Reid)


        "Meet Lulu: Parrot Musician and Muse" interview  by Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 February 2014

           "Synthesizers, saxophones, and one African grey parrot: The Other Minds music festival is a magnet          
               for the avant-garde", Interview by Micah Dubreuil,  Bay Guardian, 26 February 2014

        Women in Creative Music: Wendy Reid Interview by R. Unterseher, Fall 1997,  website: Crossman/Oliveros

         La Communaut\'e électroacoustique canadienne e-Contact! 12.2-interviews

         "25 Years of Crack-O'Dawn", Website: http://cec.concordia.ca

         KPFA-Airplay/Interviews (1978→2010):

              Hosted by Marina LaPalma, Charles Amirkhanian, Jane Heaven, Sara Cahill,

              Barbara Golden, and Dean Suzuki

         KALX-Airplay/Interview (1991)

              Hosted by Fred  Lomberg-Holms

          KALW Airplay (2014)

               Music of Other Minds, produced by Richard Friedman


"Minding the Frontier of New Music", by Whitney Phaneuf, East Bay Express, 26 February 2014

San Francisco Chronicle (5-9-91/ 5-30-84 ) 

San Francisco Examiner (5-9-91 / 5-30-84 / 5-8  

Oakland Tribune (12-4-82) 

East Bay Express (10-26-90)

Sound Choice (3-89)

Japan Times (12-2-90)

Japan/European Reviews




  Mills College; Lecturer, Music Composition Instructor / Visiting Composer (1990)


  Holy Names University PMD, Violin/Ensemble/Theory Instructor


  Oakland Museum/NSS/SFAI, Producer of New Music Series:


       New Music With Birds, Frogs And Other Creatures


  Oakland Arts Council, Judge/Panelist for Composer Fellowships


  Nature Sounds Society, Board of Directors (member)


  Los Angeles Arts Programs, Producer of new music concerts


CATALOGUE OF WORKS  and selected performances 1979-2012 

Klee Pieces (1979)

      for mixed ensembles

      ASMC Special Event, Mills Concert Hall

      (Ensemble Klee, premiere 2-13-80)

      PMD Faculty Recital, Studio Theatre, Holy Names University

      (Faculty Ensemble for ``Twittering Machine", 6-4-97)

      USC Contemporary Ensemble (Klee 3), Hancock Auditorium (1975)

Glass Walls (1979)

      for String Quartet and Tape

      Kronos Quartet (premiere), Mills Concert Hall (2-13-80)

      San Francisco String Quartet, New Performance Gallery, SF(5-29-84)

      San Francisco String Quartet Readings, S.F. Conservatory (10-8-81)

      Mills Quartet (1st movement), New Works , Chapel (12-11-78)


Game of Tree (1980)

for players of the game

New Performance Gallery, San Francisco

(T. Tomita, B. Golden, W. Winant, C. Maher, W. Reid, 5-29-84)

Graduate Composition Seminar / Mills Contemporary Ensemble,

 Concert Hall (C. Asplund, E. Osborn, G. Galindo, W. Reid, 12-4-90)

Tree Piece #1 "Gungles" (1980)

       for mixed ensemble with small yellow bird in a cage musicbox

       Recording, Mills (W. Winant, S. Ashley, B. Golden, W.Reid, 4-80)

        New Performance Works, Mills Student Union,

        as a live composition with musicbox (4-25-80)

        San Francisco Art Institute as score for film "On The Track" (1980)

        San Francisco Film Festival (shorts) - Lambert Yam/Ruby Yang(1982)

         The Ivy Room, Berkeley (DJ Performance, 6-3-12)

Tree Piece #2 (1980)

for paired instruments

Mills Contemporary Ensemble Concert

(Reid, Rosenboom, Winant, premiere 12-4-80)

7th Species Series, Ensemble Room, Mills College (12-4-93)

Tree Piece #4 "two poems by Shotsi Reid" (1981)

for voice, violin and musicbox

Recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills (1881)

P.A.S.S., New York City (W. Reid, premiere 12-28-81)

Tree Piece #8 (1984)

for solo percussion

written for William Winant

New Performance Gallery, SF (W. Winant, premiere 5-29-84)

New Langton Arts, SF (11-16-85)

San Francisco Art Institute, Bird-Frog Concert (3-12-89)

Ton Art '89, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (11-25-89)

        Dream of Wild Animals, Ruth Botchen Dance Co., Oakland (12-90)

The Frog Peak, Roulette, NYC (Essential Music 5-7-95)

Frog Peak Concert, Town Hall, NYC (1995)

SoundCulture Festival, Oakland Museum,(G. Robair) (4-7-96)

        In Your Ear Festival of New Music, Berkeley Art Center (7-12-98)

Tree Piece #10 (1982)

for 2 or more instruments

commissioned by William Winant

New Commissioned Works for Percussion, Concert Hall

(W. Winant, premiere 3-31-82)

New Performance Gallery, SF (5-29-84)

Mills Contemporary Ensemble, Concert Hall (12-4-90)

Night of the Living Composers: New Music Works,

Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, Santa Cruz (12-8-2001)

Vimeo: Downbeat Means Attack (10-26-10)

The Ivy Room, (DJ Performance, 6-3-12)

Tree Piece #14 (1982)

for mixed ensemble

M.U.S.I.C. Festival, On Broadway, San Francisco

(W. Reid, W. Winant, premiere 12-4-82)

Tree Piece #17 "nothing is more real than nothing" -Beckett (1990)

for 2 or more instruments

commissioned by Don Buchla

Merkin Recital Hall, NYC ( Interpretations Series)

(D. Buchla, M. Goldstein, premiere 1-9-92)

Electro-Acoustic Music Concert, Mills (10-8-92)

Bird-Frog Concert, Oakland Museum (4-5-92)

International Computer Music Conference, San Jose (10-15-92

Cornell University Music Department ( 11-2-92)

Drew University Music Department, (11-3-92)

Center for Music Technology, Rudford University (11-4-92)

Mills Contemporary Ensemble Concert (4-11-93)

Avant-Garden Music Festival, Santa Cruz (6-11-95)

ODC Theatre and Living Music Inc. Present: Spring New

Music Series: Small Ensembles / Large Ensembles

(P. Gelb, D. Joseph, W. Reid, A. Tingley, 3-24-01)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (DJ Performance, 6-3-12)

Tree Piece #21 "bird music" (1985)

for violin and percussion

commissioned by Mary Oliver

Avant-Garde Violin Concert, New Performance Gallery

(Mary Oliver, premiere 9-18-85)

        Langton Arts: Wendy Reid/Jin-hi Kim, San Francisco (11-16-85)

        Exploratorium: YLEM -Artists Using Science & Technology (1-23-90)

 Japan Tour (Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio) (11-90)

 Mills College Alumni Concert, (Abel-Winant) (10-12-90)

 Dream of Wild Animals, Ruth Botchen Dance Co., Oakland (12-90)

 Contemporary Music Competition, (Vancoillie Van Der Vekens (V!P),

 Antwerp, Belgium (2-26-04)

  V!P Concert (Vancoillie/ Van Der Vekens), Antwerp Belgium (3-04)

Tree Piece #24 "bird music 2" (1992)

for violin and percussion

PMD Faculty Recital, Chapel, Holy Names University

(Reid, Bobrowski, premiere 9-27-92)

Tree Piece #31 "one eye sees, the other feels" -Klee (1992)

for trumpet and percussion

commissioned by Tom Dambly

A Concert of New Works for Trumpet, Mills College

( T. Dambly, J. Davel, premiere 4-11-92)

New Sound Works, Art Gallery Mills College (5-11-92)

In Your Ear, New Music Festival, Berkeley Art Center

Tree Piece #34 "frog ostinato" (1985)

for oboe and percussion

written for William Banovetz and William Winant

New Langton Arts (premiere,Banovetz, Winant, (11-16-85)

New Music with Birds, Frogs & Other Creatures, Oakland Museum

(W. Banovetz, W. Winant, 4-9-88)

San Francisco Contemporary Players, Museum of Modern Art,

Green Room, (W. Banovetz, W. Winant, 5-7-91)

Mills College, Graduate Recital (Evelyn, 2002)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (DJ Performance, 6-3-12) 

Tree Piece #37 (1993)

for 2 instruments

Live Oak Park (12-18-93)

Tree Piece #41 "bird Y" (1992)

for violin, piano and percussion

commissioned by the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio

Abel-Steinberg- Winant Trio Concert

Concert Hall, Mills College (premiere 4-11-92)

Tree Piece #42 "happy birthday joyce" (1992)

visual and sound installation

commissioned by Joyce Umamoto

 Noh Sculpture, Asian American Theatre Company, San Francisco,

(A. Tingley / W. Reid, premiere 8-29-92)

Prieto Gallery "Tree Pieces: Visual Scores", Mills (11-11-94)

Tree Piece #43 "studies in timbre" (1996)

for violin, koto and percussion (1996)

Sound Culture '96, James Moore Theatre, Oakland Museum

(M. Masaoka, G. Robair, W. Reid, premiere 4-7-96)

Tree Piece #44 "frog persona" (1994)

for 2 or more instuments

American Music Week, "New Music Worlds", New Music Works,

Santa Cruz ( D.Buchla, G. Lewis, W. Reid, premiere 11-7-94)

Forest, Mills (Tree Pieces installation, performance Prieto Gallery)

(D. Buchla, E. Buchla, G. Lewis, W. Reid 11-11-94)

Tree Piece #46 "old pond frog leaps in sound of water" -Basho (1998)

for violin and percussion

In Your Ear New Music Festival, Berkeley Art Center

(A. Tingley, W. Reid, W. Winant, premiere 7-12-98)

Tree Piece #50 "19 variations" (2001) for violin and percussion

ODC Theatre and Living Music Inc. Present: Spring

New Music Series, Small Ensembles / Large Ensembles

San Francisco (W. Reid, W. Winant, premiere 3-24-01)

Tree Piece #51 "lightningdog variations" (2004)

for violin, Buchla lightning and dogs

Atelier Niente, Berkeley (W. Reid, Twinkie, Hazelle, 1-14-04)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (DJ Performance, 6-3-12)

Tree Piece #52 "19 variations on 19 variations" (2005)

for trumpet, trombone and tuba

commissioned by Brassiosaurus (Tomita-Djil-Heglin)

New Works for Brassiosaurus,Trinity Chapel, Berkeley

(T. Tomita, R. Heglin, T. Djil, premiere

Tree Piece #55 "lulu variations" (2008)

for African Grey Parrot, Pacific Parrotlet, Buchla Lightning,

violin, and muted trumpet (real time/ digital-surround mix)

On The Nature of Nature, Oakland Museum Garden,

with photographs by A. Tingley

(Lulu, Shoo-shoo, W. Reid, T. Dambly, premiere 10-12-10)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (Lulu, W. Reid, R. Heglin, 2-12-12)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (Lulu, W. Reid, T. Dambly, 6-3-12)

Tree Piece #57 "lu-shoo fragments" (2010)

for African Grey Parrot, Pacific Parrotlet, Buchla Lightning,

violin, muted trumpet, and bird whistles

(real time/ digital-surround mix)

PMD Faculty Recital, Holy Names University (3-21-10)

Trimpin at Stanford: DIY Tailgate Musical Instruments Demonstration/Performance

(Lulu, W. Reid, T. Dambly, R. Heglin)

White Plaza, Stanford University (4-10-11)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (Lulu, W. Reid, H. Heglin, 2-12-12)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (Lulu, W. Reid, T. Dambly)

Tree Piece #60 "fragments and variations" (2012)



Early Works and selected performances 1968 - 1978 

Unaccompanied Piece for Violin (1968)

written for Shotsi Reid

Pirandello's Henry IV (1970)

for violin and piano

Theory II Class Concert, USC (premiere 4-71)

Variations for Violin and Piano (1971)

New Works (B.M. Recital), USC (4-21-75)

"when god..."(-e.e. cummings) (1972)

for voice and flute

 Barnsdall Arts Festival, Los Angeles (C.Fiasca, premiere 10-12-74)

3 Pieces (texts: E. Dickinson, L. Cohen, W. Stevens) (1972)

for tenor, flute and cello

Composition Departmental Recital, USC ( premiere10-23-73)

New Works (B.M. Recital), USC (4-21-75)

3 haiku (1972)

for soprano, claves and piano

New Works, USC (4-21-75)

Starlight Bowl, Burbank (6-6-75)

Students of Boulanger, Palais de Fontainbleau (8-75)

Variations on a Poem by Shotsi Reid (1973)

for soprano and piano

 Barnsdall Arts Festival, Los Angeles (10-12-74)

 New Works (B.M. Recital), USC (4-21-75)

Elegy (poem by Anne Lindbergh) (1973)

  for soprano and piano

  New Works (B.M. Recital), USC (4-21-75)

  Barnsdall Arts Festival, Los Angeles (10-12-74)

Sonata (1974)

  for alto flute and piano

  New Works (B.M. Recital), USC (4-21-75)

5 Sketches (1973)

  for mixed ensemble

 New Works (B.M. Recital), USC (4-21-75)

Experiments (1974)

         for chamber orchestra

  New Works (B.M. Recital), USC (4-21-75)

Reflections on Klee (1976)

  for mixed ensembles

  Composition Departmental Recital, USC (5-10-76)

"Tapping on Miracles", musical score for a film by L. Rindner (1978)

  for mixed ensembles

  UCLA, Los Angeles (10-79)

  Mills Concert Hall (2-13-80)