Janet Dunbar, Composer.  The New Elegant Simplicity.

Composer Janet Dunbar, The New Elegant Simplicity. Symphonic and Orchestral Music.

Janet Dunbar, Composer, Singing; surreal
Fact Sheet

Place of Birth:
New York City, New York

Original Hometown:
Tenafly, New Jersey

Current Residence:
Des Moines area, Iowa

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Janet Dunbar, composition, vocals, guitar, synthesizer, percussion
April Eiler and Jacqueline Thurston, poets
Jim Lemmons, percussion

Points of Note:
Janet Dunbar does all her own recording and special effects. She creates much of her music by programming ideas in software. However, her music, singing and guitar playing hold a warmth which rises above the highly technical nature of her creative processes. She sets poetry to music and also makes musical backgrounds to compliment spoken poetry.

Additional Data:
Member, Audio Engineering Society (AES)
DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in composition, computer music and recording from Stanford's CCRMA (pronounced Karma)
MA in instrumental music, San Jose State University.