W. A. MATHIEU

ABOUT THE ARTIST/BIOGRAPHY

has composed a variety of chamber and choral works and made numerous solo piano recordings. He has written three books on music, The Listening Book and The Musical Life, published by Shambhala, and Harmonic Experience: Tonal Harmony from Its Natural Origins to Its Modern Expression, published by Inner Traditions. Allaudin was a disciple of North Indian vocalist Pandit Pran Nath for 25 years. He studied African music with Nubian musician Hamza El Din, jazz with William Russo, and European classical music with Easley Blackwood. In the 1960s, Allaudin spent several years as an arranger/composer for Stan Kenton and Duke Ellington, was the musical director for the Second City Theater in Chicago (which he helped found) and the Committee Theater in San Francisco. In the 1970s, he served on the faculties of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Mills College. In 1969 he founded the Sufi Choir, which he directed until 1982. The last two decades have been devoted to composition, performance, and teaching from his home in Sebastopol, California.  Back to Artists

 

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W. A. MATHIEU / The Indian Parrot

W. A. MATHIEU / The Indian Parrot

Mutable Music is pleased to announce this latest release by William Allaudin Mathieu, pianist, composer, teacher, recording artist, and author. A Parrot, Three Fish, and a Donkey is a modern piece with a medieval text, and medieval sensibilities have worked their way into the musical fabric: the small percussion instruments, the instrumental range lying (for the most part) within the range of the human voice, and, most of all, the harmony, which is a kind of modulating modality.

GEORGE MARSH & W. A. MATHIEU / Game / No Game

GEORGE MARSH & W. A. MATHIEU / Game / No Game

"The album's 21 tracks... generate engaging soundscapes that transcend the sublime feeling of rapture that possesses the improviser, and translate as a priced slice of sonic ravishment." - Marco Rivera, Splendid