James Dillon
Oct 29 , 1950 - Present

James Dillon was born in Glasgow, Scotland and his music has been published exclusively by Peters Edition since 1982. In that year, Parjanya-Vata, for solo cello, won the Kransichsteiner Musikpreis at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik. The work's Sanskrit title refers to the ancient Vedic hymns in which ‘parjanya’ and ‘vata’ are the personifications of rain and wind. Dillon studied Indian music during the early 1970s with Punita Gupta, and some of the rhythmic techniques that he encountered are referred to in 1978 composition Ti.re-Ti.ke-Dha, for solo percussionist. Dillon was re-invited by Darmstadt to present new works throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

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James Dillon was born in Glasgow, Scotland and his music has been published exclusively by Peters Edition since 1982. In that year, Parjanya-Vata, for solo cello, won the Kransichsteiner Musikpreis at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik. The work's Sanskrit title refers to the ancient Vedic hymns in which ‘parjanya’ and ‘vata’ are the personifications of rain and wind. Dillon studied Indian music during the early 1970s with Punita Gupta, and some of the rhythmic techniques that he encountered are referred to in 1978 composition Ti.re-Ti.ke-Dha, for solo percussionist. Dillon was re-invited by Darmstadt to present new works throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

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