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  • Theory and Composition
  • School

  • Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • Expertise

  • Silent Film Music
  • American Opera Since 1970
  • Operas of Greek Composer Mikis Theodorakis
  • Musical Reception of Classical Antiquity
  • Languages

  • French, Modern Greek
  • In the Media


    • The General

      A new orchestral score for Buster Keaton�s 1926 silent film comedy, conducted by the composer at the National Gallery of Art

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    • The Wind

      New choral/instrumental score for Victor Seastrom�s 1928 silent film drama: Premiered with Cantate Chamber Singers, Gisele Becker, conductor, American Film Institute Silver Theater, Silver Spring, Md.

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    • The Outcasts of Poker Flat

      Chamber opera in one act, premiered at the Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, D.C.

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    • Against Whatever War: Mikis Theodorakis� Operatic Lysistrata�

      The composer claims that Lysistrata is his last opera, Simpson argues that it may be read as a summa of Theodorakis� joint artistic and political career.

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