Diverging Flints (2009, violin, piano, cello)
Elio Visions of Light (1985, flute, soprano, cello, piano, percussion)
Elio Visions of Light II (2007, solo soprano)
Interiors (2013, solo piano)
magnificat 1: variations (2001, alto flute, bass clarinet, marimba)
magnificat 2: still (2003, clarinet and piano)
magnificat 3: lament (2004, violin and computer-generated sound)
magnificat 4: Ida Ida (2009)
O Star Spangled Stripes (2004, piano and percussion)
States (2002, solo piano)
Sweet Suite Errata (1997, solo piano)
Three States (2009, solo electric guitar)
Triptych of Gossips (v1) (2009, alto and violin)
Triptych of Gossips (v2) (2009, soprano and violin)
An Unsubstantial Territory (2008, piccolo and alto flute)
Waiting for Spring (2009, solo piano)
LINDA DUSMAN'S MUSIC APPEARS ON THE FOLLOWING NEUMA RECORDINGS:
Electro Acoustic Music III Neuma 450-87
Electro Acoustic Music V Neuma 450-92
Linda Dusman: "i need no words" Neuma 450-109
Linda Dusman’s compositions and sonic art explore the richness of contemporary life, from the personal to the political. Her work has been awarded by the International Alliance for Women in Music, Meet the Composer, the Swiss Women's Music Forum, the American Composers Forum, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Ucross Foundation, and the State of Maryland in 2004, 2006, and 2011 (in both the Music: Composition and the Visual Arts: Media categories). In 2009 she was honored as a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellow for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was invited to serve as composer in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano in 2003.
Recent works include Subterranea, a percussion quartet using instruments invented by the composer and commissioned by the percussion quartetUmbilicus. A piano trio for the Italian Trio des Alpes will be premiered in September 2014. Linda Dusman returned to the theater in her 2007 collaboration with actress Wendy Salkind on a sonic environment for a performance of Gertrude Stein’s novel Ida, and a setting of Stein’s Miss Furr and Miss Skeene. Earlier composition projects include a work for violinist Airi Yoshioka entitled magnificat 3: lament, for solo violin and electronics, involving collaboration with interactive animator Alan Price. The Hoffmann/Goldstein Duo premiered O Star Spangled Stripes in 2005. Her works are published by Neuma Records and Publications, and are recorded on the NEUMA, Capstone, and New Albany labels.
As a sound artist, Dusman began experimenting with spatialized texts in the 1980s with a passage from Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans. Originally designed for quadraphonic tape, Becoming Becoming Gertrude explored the rhythms of Stein’s simple language in a dynamic evolution. Becoming Becoming Gertrude 2, available on Capstone Records, presents a stereo re-mix of the piece. Subsequent works include an interactive installation inspired by environmental decline using bird distress calls (and a voice was heard in Rama), and Mixed Messages, which uses telephone answering machine messages and an antique telephone switchboard as an interactive device. Mixed Messages was premiered at the University of New Mexico Museum of Art in 2005, and locations for other installations include the Pierogi 2000 gallery in New York, the alternative alternative exhibition on Wall Street, Dartmouth College, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
IAs a frequent contributor to the literature on contemporary music and performance, Dr. Dusman’s articles have appeared in the journals Link, Perspectives of New Music, and Interface, as well as a number of anthologies. She was a founding editor of the journal Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, and is as an associate editor for Perspectives of New Music. She is founding editor of I Resound Press, a digital archive for music by women composers (www.iresound.umbc.edu). Former holder of the Jeppeson Chair in Music at Clark University, she is currently the Lipitz Professor at UMBC in Baltimore, where she served as music department chair from 2000-08.