[FISEA’93] Artist Statement: Janet Gilbert – Subash

Artist Statement

Subash features drummer Steve Goldstein playing an electronic clay pot mixed with processed tape. The drum is a contemporary sculpture by New York sculptor Frank Giorgini, whose instruments are a part of the permanent collections in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Center for African Art. The drum is amplified by means of an internal contact mike and is further processed by signal processing. The piece is a hommage to South lndian master drummer Subash. With Steve Goldstein, clay tabla

  • Janet Gilbert is currently teaching at Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA). She has taught music technology, composition, and music theory at the University of Maine-Orono, Saint Olaf College, and Middlebury College. She holds a Doctorate in composition from the University of lllinois, an M.A. from Villa Schifanoia (Florence, ltaly), and A.B. from Douglass College of Rutgers University. Her composition teachers include Ben Johnston and Salvatore Martirano. She has received numerous grants and awards which include a McKnight Fellowship, an National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and a Chanticleer (San Fransisco, California, USA) Choral Commission. Her publications have appeared in such journals as Perspectives of New Music and The Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute.