Portrait Maria A. Niederberger August 2007

The owner of this website is Maria A. Niederberger, Emerita Professor for Music Theory and Composition at East Tennessee State University, and accomplished composer herself.

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Maria A. Niederberger

The English version of this website still awaits completion. Some of the texts, especially newspaper articles, were first published in German and still need to be translated. They will get posted as soon as they become available in English.

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I find the chronological course of a composition to be crucial.

The flow should be carefully structured by contrasts and accents, and supported by modulations of various kinds. To put it this way: I construct and deconstruct sounds.

Seen from this perspective, my composing compares much to the work of a sculptor: by creating lengths, depths and heights I create dimensionality.

Maria A. Niederberger