William E. Duckworth
A well-known theorist and composer of over 100 works. His Time Curve Preludes have been performed on five continents, most recently at the Spoleto Festival USA, the Festival of Havana, and New York's Merkin Hall. He has been a member of the composition forum at Darmstadt, has given master classes in Rome, and was a featured composer at the 1995 Ferrara Festival. He was named one of six Master Teachers in America in 1983 by the College Music Society.
Currently, Duckworth is the co-artistic director of Cathedral, one of the first interactive works of music and art on the Web. On-line since 1997, Cathedral consists of three primary components: a website featuring a variety of interactive musical, artistic, and text-based experiences; a group of virtual instruments that allow listeners to participate actively and creatively; and an Internet band that gives periodic live performances and offers listeners focused moments in which to come together and play music in community on-line. An in-depth discussion of Cathedral may be found on the Arts Electronic website.