Ben Schwendener

Composer / pianist Ben Schwendener sustains a unique voice in contemporary creative music and is a leading authority on George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, which he assisted Russell in teaching at the New England Conservatory from 1986 to 2004. and continues to teach at NEC and Longy School of Music of Bard College.  With this book, Schwendener offers a new direction in natural pedagogy and dialogue-based arts education, establishing Organic Music Theory and Universal Musical Elements as primary creative sources,  and has given lectures, workshops and seminars at Universities around the USA and at institutions around the world.

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