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Douglas Cuomo
February 28, 2011, 4:51 am
Filed under: Composers


Douglas Cuomo

Current Location: Brooklyn, NY



Critics have described the music of Douglas J. Cuomo ( as “jolting, haunting, varied, infectious. . . frankly, it is ingenious” and “eighteen minutes of velocity and ecstasy. . . mesmerizing . . . fiercely American in the sense of Whitman, Hart Crane and Ives.” as well as “hugely effective musically, as well as awe-inspiring”, “irresistble” and “awesome”.

Cuomo has received numerous grants and awards including:  OPERA America Opera Fund Grant; Two National Endowment of the Arts awards for Artistic Excellence in the Creation and Development of New Work; American Music Center’s Composer Assistance grant;  Resident Artist Fellow at The MacDowell Colony The Hermitage Foundation, and Blue Mountain Artist Colony; New York State Council for the Arts recording grant; Argosy Foundation Grant; Mary Flagler Carey Charitable Trust for development, and others.

Cuomo also performs as a guitarist with his band, playing jazz interpretations of his film and television work at venues including Birdland, The Knitting Factory and others.  He has lectured widely, at institutions including New York University, Wesleyan University (CT), University of Miami  (FL), University of California at San Diego, Hunter College, Hofstra University, The Asia Society (NY), the University of Memphis and the Rubin Museum (NY).

Cuomo’s music is published exclusively by Schott Helicon Music.

Music © 2011 Douglas Cuomo

The music is published by Schott Helicon Music, the Arjuna’s Dilemma recording is © Douglas J. Cuomo and the Only Breath recording is © Maya Beiser.  Both are available, on separate recordings on Innova Music (Only Breath on Maya Beiser’s PROVENANCE and the other on my own ARJUNA’S DILEMMA)

Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of No Extra Notes

Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

Podcast © 2011 No Extra Notes


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