Richard Cornell


Richard Cornell works in a range of symphonic and chamber music forms, as well as sound art and installation. He holds awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the New England Foundation for the Arts, and enjoyed residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony.  The Fromm Music Foundation, A Far Cry, Boston Musica Viva, Collage New Music, New England Philharmonic, Muir Quartet and Harvard Musical Association have commissioned his works.  Cornell’s collaborative installations with visual artists have been presented at the Hafnarborg Museum (Reykjavik), Taipei Biennale, ProyectoACE (Buenos Aires), and Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, among others.  He has collaborated with a number of visual artists. Works he developed with visual artist Deborah Cornell, have been presented at Indiana University, Boston CyberArts, SuperComputing, Southern Graphics International in San Francisco, International Symposium on Electronic Art in Dubai, Vancouver, and at the Krakow Triennial, where Reflecting Place earned the Grand Prix. Recordings are available on Ravello, Northeastern Records, Sony Classical, and EMI/Virgin Veritas. Cornell is Professor of Music, Boston University, School of Music.