2 of 2 XLG 1982
In 1969 Christopher Lantz created and developed the concept of a non-linier, multi-leveled musical notation with the intention of offering a vaster access of expression to the musical language.
The change in musical language was published in “Percussive Notes,” An Official Publication of the Percussive Arts Society, Research Edition Volume 23, Number 3, March 1985. The publication includes Christopher Lantz’s Art Score, “String Quartet” 1983, (36”x 60”) work shows Christopher Lantz’ process to combine music and art.
The Art Scores contain visual musical notations that have been played by various musicians throughout the world includes the composition for grand organ “Arrival on Planet Blue” (36”x 60”).
In 1985 the Taos Arts Council, Taos, New Mexico, commissioned a work “Symphony for One Dancer” performed in 1986.
During the 1980’s interest in Art Scores peaked:
Three day festival for the performance of “Art Score” Paintings, New York City, New York;
Solo Show – Cicchinelli Gallery, New York City, New York
Washington Square Gallery, New York City, New York
The Art Scores have been purchased as art paintings and also are performed as musical concert pieces.
1955-1960 Bard College B.A. Music
1960-1968 Stanford University M.A., Doctor of Musical Arts, Ph.D.
1961 Stanford Humanities Prize, Stanford University, California
1963 Ojai Festival Student Composition Award, Ojai, California
1964 Newberry Scholarship
1967 Resident Composer, Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont
1960-1978 Cofounder/associate director of The Society for the Performance of
Contemporary Music. Conducting and presenting concerts of American
contemporary music, throughout the United States and Europe.
1955-Present Composed over 100 chamber works
Requiem for percussion
One opera, “My End is Your Beginning”