Matthew de Lacey Davidson Music and Papers

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Music Compositions and Research

Family Papers, Poetry, and Visual Art



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Collection Overview

Title: Matthew de Lacey Davidson Music and Papers, 1929-2022Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/249

Primary Creator: Matthew de Lacey Davidson (1964 -)

Extent: 0.75 cubic feet

Arrangement: Materials are arranged in two series: Series 1) Music Compositons and Research and Series 2) Family Papers, Poetry, and Visual Art. Series 1 is further arranged into two subseries: Sub-Series 1) Original Scores, Recordings, and Programs and Sub-Series 2) Biography, Correspondence, and Research. CDs in Series 1 have been arranged first by a three-digit numeric code assigned by Davidson and alphabetically thereafter. Davidson's papers 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, 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

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: Family Papers, Poetry, and Visual Art, 1929-2022Add to your cart.
Consists of original poetry and visual art by Davidson as well as genealogical research and photogaphs featuring his family members. Materials are arranged alphabetically.
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Folder 7: Family Photographs, 1929-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Family Papers - Lew Davidson's Acting Career, 1953-2002Add to your cart.
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