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Primary Creator: Manion, Michael (1952-2012)
Extent: 5.25 cubic feet
Arrangement: Content is arranged in five series: Series 1 contains published and unpublished music, Series 2 contains correspondence, Series 3 contains materials related to publication and research, Series 4 contains materials related to Michael's education, Series 5 contains sound recordings and audiovisual materials of Michael's music as well as the music of his contemporaries. All series are arranged alphabetically.
Date Acquired: 02/04/2013
Consists of original and published music, new music ensemble performance directions and diagrams, correspondence, research notes, correspondence, audio recordings, photographs, concert programs, and posters documenting Michael Manion's career as a percussionist, composer of electroacoustical music, and scholar of the music and performance practices of Karlheinz Stockhausen between 1965 and 2008. Of particular interest is correspondence between Stockhausen and Manion related to the performance and notation practices for Stockhausen's works between 1984 and 1987 while Manion served as an assistant to Stockhausen.
Michael Lawrence Manion (1952-2012), percussionist and American composer of electroacoustical music, earned his Bachelor of Music degree in composition and percussion performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1977 and Master of Music in composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1983. He studied composition with Randolph Coleman, Dary John Mizelle, and Gary Lee Nelson at Oberlin and Salvatore Martirano and Ben Johnston at the University of Illinois. In addition, he studied with Robert Ashley at Mills Collection from 1977 to 1978, Mauricio Kagel at the Musikhochschule Koln from 1980 to 1981, and Jonathan Harvey at the Univeristy of Sussex from 1985 to 1988. Between 1984 and 1987 he served as an assistant to Karl Heinz Stockhausen for the publication of such works Kindheit, Nausenflugeltanz, Wochenkreis, and Madchenprozession. He remained an active composer and performer throughout his career in Europe and the United States until a stroke in 2008.
Acquisition Source: Mrs. Floy Manion
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: Published scores of Stockhausen's music and books on Stockhausen's music that were not worked on by Michael Manion and not used for his research articles on Stockhausen were transfered to the Calvin College Library.