Composition Professor Jim Mobberley Wins Charlotte Street Generative Award


Curator’s Professor of Music James Mobberley has won a 2011 GENERATIVE PERFORMING ARTIST AWARD, from the Charlotte Street Foundation, along with Kansas City Directory/Actor Kyle Hatley.

Both artists will receive $7,500 each, and a public performance of the work of this year’s Generative Performing Awards Fellows is planned for fall, 2011.

James Mobberley's work spans media, including orchestral and chamber music, music for film, video, theater, dance, and music that combines electronic and computer elements with live performance. The recipient of a Rome Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors, Mobberley has written about 80 original compositions and arrangements, which have been performed worldwide.

Of his award, Mobberley said, "Over the last 28 years, I've been have been blessed with many opportunities to work together with artists, arts organizations and community leaders in Kansas City, and all of these experiences continue to enrich me as an artist and as an individual.  In a similar way, all Kansas Citians have been the beneficiaries of the leadership and vision of Charlotte Street, which has become a major force in our community.  To be recognized in this way by this organization is very, very meaningful to me."

Since launching in 2008, the Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards have now recognized 9 Kansas City based artists creating outstanding, innovative, original work in the fields of dance, theater, music, experimental music performance, theater/performance art, and hybrid/interdisciplinary versions thereof, with a total of $58,000 in unrestricted funds distributed to these 9 artists. These Generative Performing Awards were developed as a parallel program to Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Awards, which have now supported 74 Kansas City based visual artists over 14 years, with a total of $482,500 awarded.


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