His musical works after 1971 were marked by a return to a radical consonance and a simplification of formal structure influenced by Cage, Harrison, early minimalism and an interest in world musics. He has written pieces for pianists Aki Takahashi and Herbert Henck, percussionists William Winant and Chris Shultis, accordionist Guy Klucesvek, the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio and the Kronos Quartet. He has also worked as a musician in shadow puppet theater, especially in his "The Conquest of Mexico" (1977-80), performed at the 1985 New Music America Festival in Los Angeles. In 1991 Essential Music in New York City presented a twenty year retrospective of Garland's work.
Garland has worked with William Winant since 1972, and has had a long and close musical association with Aki Takahashi. Many of his scores are available from Frog Peak Music, Box A36, Hanover, NH 03755 USA. from: http://www.newalbion.com/artists/garlandp/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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