Paul Attinello teaches in the Department of Music at the University of
Newcastle upon Tyne; he formerly taught at the University of Hong Kong. He
has published in a number of journals, anthologies, and encyclopedias, including Queering the Pitch, the first collection of gay
and lesbian musicology. He established and edited the Newsletter of the Gay & Lesbian Study Group of the American Musicological Society, and was also
co-founder of the Society of Gay & Lesbian Composers in San Francisco.
Entries by Paul Attinello
arts >> Bussotti, Sylvano
Italian avant-garde composer Sylvano Bussotti is among the most important artists to bring a polymorphous sexuality onto the operatic and concert stage.
arts >> Choruses and Bands
Since they were first established in the 1970s, lesbian and gay musical organizations have grown remarkably in number, size, and sophistication.
arts >> Del Tredici, David
Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer and pianist David Del Tredici, known for his famous "Alice" works and neo-Romantic style, has also written music concerned with gay experience.
arts >> Henze, Hans Werner
German composer and conductor Hans Werner Henze was remarkable for his ability to employ a wide range of styles, from those of the avant-garde to opulent neo-Romanticism, especially in his many stage and concert works.
arts >> Music and AIDS
A number of musical works in various genres have responded directly or indirectly to the AIDS crisis, generally focusing on expressions of grief, anger, or sympathy rather than on the personal and social consequences of the disease.
arts >> Susa, Conrad
American composer Conrad Susa is best known for his operas and choral music, some of which are informed by his experience as a gay man.