Karlin G. Love

Karlin Love webBorn in the USA, Karlin has a BMus (clarinet) from the University of Washington where she studied composition with William O. Smith and Kenneth Benshoof, a M.A.(hons) with Houston Dunleavy and Wayne Dixon (University of Wollongong), and a PhD from
The University of Queensland, supervised by Margaret Barrett and Rob Davidson.
In 1989 Karlin moved to Australia and the University of Tasmania in Launceston, teaching clarinet, saxophone, theory, composition and improvisation until 1997. She is now a free-lance performer, composer, and researcher, and continues to teach privately, as a casual lecturer, or artist-in-residence.
Karlin is the founder of the Chordwainers quartet and the Tasmanian Leather Orchestra, creating music and events since 1994 for the exquisite leather instruments sculpted by the late Garry Greenwood.
She is especially interested in acoustic timbres and relationships and finds making real people create unusual sounds especially rewarding. Karlin has written numerous pieces that gently introduce students and amateurs to unconventional techniques and sounds.
Karlin is a represented composer at the Australian Music Centre. Her works have been played in Australia, Europe, China and the USA by student, amateur, and professional performers including Clarity, Clarion 214, Queensland Conservatorium, and Tasmanian Clarinet Quartets; the University of Tasmania Community Music Program and Border Music Camp bands; and lutenist, Susan King. Her music has been recorded by Clarity quartet, University of Tasmania Wind Orchestra, The Chordwainers, and broadcast on ABC and local radio. Scores have been published in lute journals, Musica Viva in Schools kit, and by the Tasmanian A Cappella Association.
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