William Trimble has been pioneering the cause of saxophone in concert and new music for over forty years. He is currently Professor of Saxophone at San Jose State University and has held similar positions at the University of California, Santa Cruz and California State University, Hayward.
He continues to be in demand as saxophonist on call with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, the Symphony Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Symphony, and most of the major orchestras in northern California. He has also appeared with the Kirov Ballet Orchestra, the Suisse Romande Orchestra and the London Ballet Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Trimble is a member of the New Music Works Ensemble of Santa Cruz. He has also been a member of the Cabrillo Festival and Bear Valley Festival Orchestras.
He has appeared as soloist with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, the San Jose Symphony, the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, the Bear Valley Festival Orchestra, the Rhonert Park Chamber Orchestra, the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra, the Nova Vista Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Cruz Symphony and many others. Several works are dedicated to him by composers including Lou Harrison, Allan Strange, Henry Mollicone, Daniel Wyman, Manly Romero, Michael Touchi, Daniel Lentz, Manly Romero and Carl Anton Wirth.
He is an active recitalist, clinician, touring and recording artist both here and abroad. During his long and distinguished career, Mr. Trimble has established himself as one of the leading classical and avant garde saxophonists in the world. He has a continuing interest in free impovisation and music dealing with cutting edge technology. He has been featured on CNN's FUTURE WATCH, and the Science Fiction Networks's THE NEW EDGE.
Primarily self taught, Mr. Trimble was influenced by such diverse saxophonists as Sigurd Rascher, Paul Desmond, Vincent Abato, Charlie Parker, Marcel Mule, Cannonball Adderly, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Johnny Hodges.
His two latest CD's, EXPLORATIONS and DUO FOR SAXOPHONE AND COMPOSER (with composer, Daniel Wyman) are available on www.gnorble.com. He can also be heard on several other recordings including VELOCITY STUDIES IV: FLUTTER by Allan Strange (on the Society of Composers, Inc. CD, on Capstone Records), A CORNISH LANCERAN by Lou Harrison (on the Musical Heritage Society label) and TANGO BAROCCO by Michael Touchi on the recently released CD, MIKEY with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra.
"The Pavorotti of the saxophone", S.F. Examiner
"The Dean of Bay Area saxophonists", San Jose Mercury.
"Trimble played up a storm, transforming the very personality
of the orchestra with his flamboyance." Monterey Tribune
"William Trimble, whose starring role was lascivious
enough to warrent an "X" rating." San Jose Mercury.Bio: Dr. Daniel Wyman
A native of Los Angeles, Daniel Wyman studied composition, music
history, and film scoring at the University of Southern California.
His principal instructors include Fredrick Lesemann, Ingolf Dahl, and David
Raksin. After graduate Dr. Wyman began composing for movies by joining
producer/director John Carpenter to create music for the films, Assault
on Precinct 13, The Fog, and the original Halloween. As co-founder
of the electronic music recording studio, Sound Arts, Dr. Wyman continued
to create sound tracks as electronic orchestrator, composer and sound designer.
Included in these productions are National Geographic Specials, credits
in Missing, Apocalypse Now, Paternity, Main Event, Close But Free, Delusion,
Fade to Black, the Broadway musical Baby, and the Darkroom television
series (ABC TV). His credits also include music for the Ice Capades,
commercials from Timex to Blue Cross, and electronic programming for hit
recordings by Earth Wind and Fire, Donna Summers, Barbra Streisand, Marni
Nixon, The Beach Boys, Diana Ross, Black Sabbath, Little Feat, Devo, and
many more. Wyman's feature film composition credits include The Return,
Hellnight, Without Warning, Metamorphosis, and The Lawnmower Man.
Dr. Wyman has written concert music for various ensembles and electro-acoustic
combinations, including chamber concertos for violin, viola, saxophone,
and bassoon. He has gained commissions from the Stuttgart Days for
New Music, Musik der Jahrhundert Festivals, San Jose Dance Theatre, San
Jose Chamber Orchestra, and the Times Square Music Ensemble. In co-production
with saxophonist William Trimble, Dr. Wyman has released a CD entitled
Duo for Saxophone and Composer, available through X-Dot 25 recordings or
Amazon.com. Wyman's work for viola d'amore and computer, Through
the Reed, is available on the CD Music from Cream, released by Centaur
Records. The computer work, Wena Wendlovu will be included in the
Fall 2000 publication of Leonardo.
Since 1988 Dr. Wyman and his wife, Dr. Marilyn Wyman (professor,
Art History, SJSU), have pursued studies and projects focusing on the arts
in South Africa. They work with the University of Natal, Durban,
the University of Durban, Westville, and the Trade Union Research Project.
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