【Quotation and Homage, Allusion and Collage as a Compositional Tool】Vera Ivanova
【Quotation and Homage,
Allusion and Collage as a Compositional Tool】
Vera Ivanova's compositions
have been described as "... humanistic and deeply felt works ..."
(John Bilotta, Society of Composers, Inc.). In her early Fantasy-Toccata (2003)
for violin and piano, "the humor takes on a harder, sardonic edge
recalling the composer's roots in the work of Shostakovich and Schnittke"
(Ted Ayala, Crescenta Valley Weekly).
In her later Three Studies in Uneven Meters for piano (2011),
"the greatest power of her brief, angular, crystalline music lies in its
power to provoke the gods of symmetry" (Laurence Vittes, Lark Gallery
After teaching as Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition at
the Setnor School of Music of Syracuse University (NY), she was appointed as
Associate Professor of Music in the College of Performing Arts at Chapman
University (Orange, CA). Dr. Ivanova is also teaching at theColburn Academy.