DOUGLAS C WADLE
COMPOSER / SCHOLAR / TROMBONIST
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Douglas C. Wadle was born in 1977 in Hammond, Indiana and currently resides in Los Angeles. His work is rooted in the American Experimental tradition and frequently features extended just intonation and alternative notations. He also draws upon experimental literary and theatrical practices and his studies of auditory and visual perception, logic, and philosophy (of language and mind, primarily).
Wadle has composed for various chamber ensembles and is an active performer in, primarily, interdisciplinary contexts, utilizing trombone, voice, text, visual arts and movement. He is a founding member of ,, duo and performs with The Unbuttoned Sleeves, a transdisciplinary improvisational quartet under the direction of dancer/poet Simone Forti.
He studied Comparative Literature and Music at New York University (BA), Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles (MA), and Music Composition, with James Tenney and Marc Sabat at the California Institute of the Arts (MFA). He previously taught at the California Institute of the Arts and is currently pursuing graduate studies in philosophy.
Wadle's scores are published by Plainsound Music Edition. He co-authored the book Unbuttoned Sleeves (Beyond Baroque Books, 2006) with Simone Forti, Terrence Luke Johnson, and Sarah Swenson. His visual art scores, Amphiboly and Logos prior Logos, are included in the anthology, Notations21 (Mark Batty Publisher, 2009). He is a contributing editor for (The Open Space Magazine). His music has been recorded on Exit Records.