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01/31/2014

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Bellocq's Ophelia (2002), Native Guard (2006) — for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize — and, most recently, Thrall (2012). Her nonfiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, appeared in 2010, the release continues. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, the release points out. At Emory University, she is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing. Moreover, the release points out, Trethewey is the first recipient of the Hermitage's Georgia Court Poetry Life Residency. Ziporyn and Southworth "almost defy descrip- tion," the release continues. "With a drive to combine art and science, each has a separate career that successfully achieves this bench- mark through different experiences and instruments," the release notes. "Southworth describes her compositions as born from a cross-pollination of sonic ideas," it adds. Her music "employs sounds from man and nature, from Van de Graaff generators to honey- bees, Balinese gamelan to seismic data from volcanoes." Ziporyn describes his music as at the cross- roads between genres and cultures, East and West, the release adds. He studied at Eastman, Yale and the University of California at Berkeley. In 1987, he performed a clari- net solo at the First Bang on a Can (BOAC) Marathon in New York. His involvement with BOAC continued for 25 years, the release notes. In 1992 he co-founded the Bang on a Can All-Stars (Musical America's 2005 Ensemble of the Year), with whom he toured the globe and premiered more than 100 com- missioned works. His compositions have been commissioned by Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road, Kronos Quartet, American Composers Orchestra, Maya Beiser, So Percussion, Wu Man and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, with whom he recorded his most recent CD, Big Grenadilla/ Mumbai, the release says. Natasha Trethewey/Contributed photo Sarasota News Leader January 31, 2014 Page 101

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