Works performed by Earplay:

Mr. Toad's Shiny New Motorcar
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
River (Ordeal by Water)

Curt Veeneman (b.1953) received his Ph.D. in composition in 1989 from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied with Andrew Imbrie. He received his M.A. in 1985 from the University of Iowa, where he studied with Donald Martin Jenni and Richard Hervig. He has spoken and/or his works have been performed throughout the United States, in Canada, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Bulgaria. He is the winner of several awards, including the ASCAP Hubbell Award for composition.

Veeneman has been very active in promoting new music. At the University of Alberta, Canada, he directed the new music ensemble Sonor Borealis, and at the University of the Pacific he founded and directed the concert series Pacific Market: Fresh Music From Around The World. Veeneman also directed the Society of Composers Region VIII conference in 1995 and the Talloires International Composers’ Conference in France in 1996.

Veeneman's works include Les Cloches for orchestra (based on the life of Joan of Arc, premiered last year by the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra), The Wiry Concord for 5-string banjo, dulcimer, cimbalom, harp, harpsichord, piano, viola and percussion (available on Capstone Records), Mountain Thyme, based on Bulgarian folk music (recorded by the Sofia Symphony Orchestra), Hommage à Martin Jenni (multum amas) for voice, flute, cello, piano, and percussion, and Pneuma for solo flute, performed last year by Earplay and of which Gérard Condé wrote in Le Monde (Paris), "J'ai beaucoup apprécié le lyrisme et la rigueur de Pneuma pour flûte de Curt Veeneman ..." (I greatly appreciate the lyricism and the precision of Curt Veeneman's Pneuma for flute . . .). As a performer, Veeneman is recorded on Music and Arts.

[from program for November 3, 2007 concert]