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Beth Anderson is a composer of new romantic music, text-sound works, and music theater events. Born in Kentucky, she studied primarily in California with John Cage, Terry Riley, Robert Ashley and Larry Austin-at Mills College and U.C. Davis. She is a resident of New York City and a member of I.A.W.M., & New York Women Composers. Her early work was considered post-Cagian, non-academic but more recently, the music became more lyrical while retaining the cut-up quality of the minimalists. Her all-Beth Anderson recordings are out on Albany (QUILT MUSIC, 2004), New World (SWALES & ANGELS, 2004), and Pogus (PEACHY KEEN-O, 2003). Other Minds (2003) includes TORERO PIECE. AMERICAN WOMEN: Modern Voices In Piano Music recorded by Nancy Boston includes SEPTEMBER SWALE along with new piano music by American women composers Deussen, Galbraith, Zaimont, Moon and Diemer just released September 2006. POINTS OF ENTRY:The Laurels Project Vol. I Comment for flute solo (based on a poem by Dorothy Parker) is just out on a Capstone CD (CPS-8759) performed by Nina Assimakopoulos. SONGS IN TRANSIT: An American Expedition Soprano Melanie Mitrano recorded Lullaby (words by Auden) and Beauty Runs Faster (words by the composer) for her new CD is on Capstone CPS-8756. Her “TRIO: dream in d” and “NET WORK” have been released on Two by Three: Music by Women from North/South Records; “BELGIAN TANGO”, recorded by The Tango Project, is available on Newport Classics CDs; and Opus One has released “REVEL”, with the Richmond Symphony and “MINNESOTA SWALE” with the Bratislava Radio Orchestra (1996). Her publishers include Joshua Corp./E.M.I., Recital Music in England and Antes/Bella Musica in Germany.