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Artist Name: Philip Blackburn
Media: Wood, Concrete and Plastic
Date Created: 1/1/2001
Location: Phalen Poetry Park
History: These benches provide both a resting place and an opportunity to display musical genius.
Although born in Cambridge, England, in 1962, Blackburn earned his PhD in composition from the University of Iowa. He worked for fifteen years to publish the Harry Partch archives and has won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his book Enclosure Three. Presently, he serves as the Senior Program Director for the American Composers Forum. He also builds sculptures that incorporate the use of sound, performs, writes, and composes.