ANTHONY GATTO
June 2013

Brooklyn, NY – Anthony has developed collaborative works and concert music with many artists and ensembles across the US, Europe and Asia – including works for film, theater, dance, and opera. Studying with Ornette Coleman was formative in questioning possibilities; he later completed a doctorate at the Yale School of Music in 2001. Recent works include “el fin fa tutto” commissioned by string octet Hutchins East Consort, premiered at The Tank, NY, “Plastic Facts” for New Thread Saxophone Quartet, premiered at the 35th International Saxophone Symposium (2012) and “Portrait of Eva Hesse (palindrone)” performed on the 2011 Bang on a Can Festival by 16 percussionists.

Other recent commissions include The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (The Sheltering Sky), the Walker Art Center (The Making of Americans, an opera based on the novel by Gertrude Stein), Ethel and guitarist Mark Stewart (Black Dog/Lucky Dog), the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (Unbreak My Heart), MATA Festival/guitarist Michael Nicollela (Because a Pony (for John Lennon)), an evening-length dance theater work by Rebecca Pappas and Dancers (Monster), and the Minnesota Orchestra (Summer Hockets). His honors and awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to Berlin, fellowships from the Bush and McKnight Foundations, respectively, and awards from the Jerome Foundation, Meet The Composer, Inc., City University of New York Professional Staff Congress Research Awards, three Yaddo fellowship awards, and an Aaron Copland Residency Award.

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