|Country||United States of America|
|Occupation||Composer, Conductor, Lyricist, Performer, Teacher|
|Categories||Contemporary, Electronic, Jazz, New Age, Soundtrack/Film Music|
Deborah Thurlow - CUNY BA, Kingsborough CC/Lehman College, MFA, SUNY Purchase - a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey is a freelance musician in the tri-state area and Europe. In 1999 she produced a two day music event, Next Horn Wave, where she got together horn players from the East/West Coasts and Europe to perform music devoted to the art of both Contemporary and Jazz Improvisation. She is presently on faculty at Newark School of the Arts. In 1995 she performed in, That New Group concert of new works in the spirit of Dada and Futurism. Directed and produced by Joanne Mafia. She performed with Eric Ross in a work written especially for her by Mr. Ross, for horn, theremin and piano called, Serenade, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan. On the same program she performed in her one act play, Horn Ritual, where she not only plays the horn and shofar using electronic sound effects she streches herself by acting. She has also performed with Pina Baush Ballet Company, Franz Kaman, David Amram, Anthony Davis, The New York Composers Orchestra, Clive Smith and many others too numerous to mention. She is on occasion an editorial contributor to, The New Music Connoisseur, a magazine devoted to the contemporary music scene.
She studied composition and orchestration with John Corigliano at Lehman College. Her works are published with Ensemble Publications/Nichols Music Company and DSM Producers. She has received grants from Meet the Composer, William Petshek Music Fund, The Puffin Foundation and also Composer in Residence at Morehead State University in Kentucky in the summer of 1988 and has been reviewed favorably in the New York Times and other printed media. Her one act play with music The Creative Void Of The Planet Earth, had an Equity Showcase of seven performances in April of 1997 by the New Media Repertory under the direction of Miranda MacDermot. She has five recordings to her credit, Angelic Waves - Part 1 (2000), Angelic Waves - Part 2 (2003 and It’s Not The Way – CD Single (2007) are independent releases and I Am (2001), Patchworks (2004), The Darwin Effect (2008) on the Capstone Records label which was considered for a Grammy Nominations.
The Horn Call = Calvin Smith – Volume XXXIX, No. 2, February 2009 – The Darwin Effect
Deborah Thurlow and her colleagues are doing what we all should try to do – create and “say something” through the music…a new dimension for the listener to enter.
The Horn Call – John Dressler – Volume XXXVI, No. 1,October 2005 - PATCHWORKS
…performers may find great value in the literature on this particular disc.
All About Jazz – Budd Kopman – October 2, 2005 - PATCHWORKS
Thurlow is clearly a master of this area of musical composition and performance, attracting talented composers and performers into the orbit of Turn on the Music.
Computer Music Journal – Sandy Nordahl – Volume 27 – Issue 3 – Fall 2003 – I Am
Overall, this disc is an impressive endeavor. Ms. Thurlow really knows how to create a mood that hangs thick, like a fog clinging to the ground on a cold, full-moon night."
iTunes Music Blog – Hank Shiffman – December 31, 2004 – I Am
…this album is a noble effort. Ms. Thurlow and her collaborators combine instruments that have probably never been heard together before.
I am hangs together and creates a mood and a sense of place and purpose…feels like a soundtrack to a fantasy film…not a low budget shlocky film. I’d love to see the movie that merits these sounds behind it.
Metaphysical Reviews – Richard Fuller - April 2002 – Angelic Waves – Part 1
Composer and musician Deborah Thurlow now gives us an album that can lift the spirit of the listener while at the same time, offer the perfect means to meditation. And if that's not enough, Deborah Thurlow gave this reviewer a magic carpet that transported me to a better place, all within my heart.
Electronic Music Foundation – Joel Chadabe - December 2001 – I Am
"...chooses the music that she plays to allow her to create striking timbres that range from the reflective to the dramatic, f