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Dennis Bathory-Kitsz

Part-time Faculty, Performing Arts

About Dennis Báthory-Kitsz

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz is a composer, author, editor, teacher, and technologist. He is engaged in the advancement of arts and technology from both a humanist and experimental perspective.

As part of the post-Fluxus generation of independent artists, Báthory-Kitsz composes, writes and advocates for non-pop. He has created more than a thousand works for orchestras, sound sculptures, soloists, chamber groups, electronics, theater, opera, installations, dancers, interactive media and performance events, as well as writing about music and multimedia arts.

Performed worldwide, his music includes uniquely designed electronic and acoustic instruments, computer software and hardware, synthesizers and e-boxes, electronic costumes, the Rhythmatron, and extended voice performances. He devised the We Are All Mozart music productivity project, composing 100 commissioned works in 2007; his opera Erzsebet premiered in 2011. From 1995 to 2010, he co-hosted Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar, winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Internet Journalism. His book topics include theater, computer technology, hiking, and Country Stores of Vermont: A History and Guide (The History Press).

In his spare time, he enjoys to garden, travel, sail, cook and builds furniture.

And, by the way, if you happen to run into him on campus, ask him about:

  • Composing new non-pop (new classical) music.
  • The state of new music in Vermont and the United States.
  • Living and traveling in Europe as a composer.
  • How his small radio show in Vermont became known worldwide and won national recognition at Lincoln Center.
  • Restoration of old family and professional audio recordings.