Matthew de Lacey Davidson Music and Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Music Compositions and Research

Creative Writing and Visual Art

Personal Papers



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Finding Aid for Matthew de Lacey Davidson Music and Papers, 1920-2024 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Thornton Miller, Kendall McFarlin, Nolan Vallier

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Collection Overview

Title: Matthew de Lacey Davidson Music and Papers, 1920-2024Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/249

Primary Creator: Davidson, Matthew de Lacey (1964 -)

Extent: 2.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Materials are arranged in three series: Series 1) Music Compositons and Research, Series 2) Writings and Visual Art, and Series 3) Personal Papers. Series 1 is further arranged into two subseries: Sub-Series 1) Original Music Recordings and Scores and Sub-Series 2) Music Research and Manuscript Scores by Other Composers. CDs in Series 1 have been arranged first by a three-digit numeric code assigned by Davidson and alphabetically thereafter. Series 2 and 3 have been arranged alphabetically by subject.

Date Acquired: 06/26/2023. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Compositions-Music, Jazz, Music, School of, Piano, University of Illinois Alumni Association

Formats/Genres: Experimental Music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of recordings and scores of original compositions, recordings of collected LPs, correspondence with composers, original research, poems and visual art, and family records documenting the life and career of Matthew de Lacey Davidson.

Biographical Note

Mathew de Lacey Davidson (b. 1964) is a composer and performer. Davidson was educated at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand; at the University of Toronto; and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied composition with Salvatore Martirano. His oeuvre includes works in musical theater, chamber music, solo piano music (notably rags), as well as orchestral and electronic music. He has also published articles on ragtime and early jazz, and he is a contributor to The Syncopated Times. Davidson’s interests go beyond just music, he has written poetry, novels, short stories, as well as a non-fictional novel on his experiences in social work. His cartoons have been published in New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.

Subject/Index Terms

Compositions-Music
Jazz
Music, School of
Piano
University of Illinois Alumni Association

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: An additional box of CDs and two scrapbooks were received from Davidson on July 20, 2023. A box of music compositions, programs, CDs, DVDs, books, unpublished short stories, and aticles were receieved from Davidson on March 28, 2024.

Acquisition Source: Matthew de Lacey Davidson

Acquisition Method: gift.

Related Materials: Salvatore Martirano Music, Personal Papers, and Sal-Mar Construction


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Series 2: Creative Writing and Visual Art, 1929-2022Add to your cart.
Consists of original poetry, novels, short stories, cartoons, and stop-motion animation by Davidson. Materials are arranged alphabetically.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Book - A Barren Stage: Collected Poems, Essays, Short Stories, and Novels, 2021Add to your cart.
Signed by Davidson.
Folder 7: Book - Please Don't Forget Me Poems, 2017Add to your cart.
Signed by Davidson.
Folder 8: Book - What Souls Might Bear Poems, 2017Add to your cart.
Signed by Davidson.
Folder 9: Poems - "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis," "Serendipity," and "Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man," in Open Heart Forgery Journal , 2018-2022Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Poem - "Reluctance" in Grammateion, St. Michael's College Journal of the Arts, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Poem - "Empty Resturants," in Open Heart Forgery: 10th Anniversary Anthology, 2020Add to your cart.
Signed by Davidson.
Folder 12: Short Story - "A Day in the Life of 960-43-xxx", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Short Story - "Mute Inglorious Milton", 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Stage Play - Waiting for Beckett, a consumate irritation in one complete act, 2023Add to your cart.
Originally written in 1983, revised in 2023.
Folder 15: Visual Art - Advertisement for His Reputation Precedes Fun by Ephraim Kishon, Cartoon Sketches by Matthew Davidson, 2009Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 14: Cinéma d'animation amateur, 2006Add to your cart.
Contains a collection of stop-motion animation videos by Davidson.

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