Bob Gilmore (1961-2015)

Bob Gilmore (1961-2015)

Dr. Bob Gilmore studied at York University, England, Queens University Belfast, and, on a Fulbright Scholarship, at the University of California, San Diego. His work falls into the categories of composer biography, music theory and analysis, and the critical historiography of music. He wrote about recent contemporary music in western and central Europe and north America, having authored the book Harry Partch: a biography (Yale University Press, 1998), and was the editor of Ben Johnston: Maximum Clarity and other Writings on Music (University of Illinois Press, 2006); both books were recipients of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award ‘for works of excellence on American music’. More recently he has written about spectral music, and has recently completed a biography of composer Claude Vivier. He was director and keyboard player of Trio Scordatura, an Amsterdam-based ensemble specialising in music exploring alternative tuning systems. 2013-2015 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent.