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Soprano Carmen Pelton (left) and actress Donnah Welby portray different aspects of Clytemnestra's character in the premiere of Roger Reynolds's Justice. Photo by Larica Perry.

Composer Roger Reynolds was born July 18, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.  Ciro G. Scotto, in his 1992 volume Contemporary Composers, wrote that Reynolds “has created a body of work that encompasses nearly every major musical development in the 20th century.In an article written for the Library of Congress Information Bulletin in 2002, Senior Music Specialist Robin Rausch wrote,  “The sonorous spaces of the Thomas Jefferson Building’s Great Hall have been used for performances before, but composer Roger Reynolds’s new operatic work, Justice, marks the first time a piece has been written that features the reverberant acoustics of the Great Hall as an integral part of the work.” Read the rest of the article here.  Watch a video of Justice here in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia, where you can also learn more about the Roger Reynolds Collection. View a webcast of Forum on Artists and Technology, a presentation by Roger Reynolds and Steve Antosca, here.

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