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Jack Curtis Dubowsky
Jack Curtis Dubowsky is a hybrid practitioner, composer, author, and filmmaker.
Dubowsky's music employs composed material and structured improvisation. Mist (2013), commissioned by the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, explores sonic textures and aleatory effects. Long form works include an oratory with orchestra, Eisenhower Farewell Address (2008). Dubowsky emphasizes social justice: university, high school, and community choruses nationally have performed Harvey Milk: A Cantata. Dubowsky has scored numerous films including Redwoods, Rock Haven, That Man: Peter Berlin, and I Always Said Yes.
The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble has played concert series and performance spaces nationwide. JCDE has released four albums and presents programs of live music to silent film.
Dubowsky's monograph, Intersecting Film, Music, and Queerness (2016 Palgrave), bridges musicology, cinema studies, and queer theory. Easy Listening and Film Scoring: 1953-1978 is forthcoming on Routledge.
Dubowsky's films have screened at BFI and festivals worldwide. His documentary feature, Submerged Queer Spaces (2012) examines architecture and gentrification.
Dubowsky is a member of the Television Academy, the Recording Academy, and the Motion Picture Editors Guild. He is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has taught at McNally Smith College of Music, NYU, and Academy of Art University.