New York 2008
New York, 2008


Beijing, 1999



Composer and video producer Reynold Weidenaar was born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1945. He founded and edited Electronic Music Review in 1967, and later worked in Cleveland as a recording engineer, recording the weekly concerts of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell for broadcast syndication.


He studied composition with Donald Erb and Brian Fennelly, and began creating works for abstract moving visuals and music in 1978 on 16mm film. His film “Wavelines II” received 13 honors and awards.



Studio on Jones Street, New York, 1985



In 1980 he began to work with video at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York. His first concert video, “Love of Line, of Light and Shadow: The Brooklyn Bridge,” for clarinet, color video, and electronic sound, received the Grand Prize at the Tokyo Video Festival and numerous other awards. Since then he has produced eight more concert videos; these works have received nearly 100 honors, 500 live performances, and 4,000 screenings and broadcasts in their tape versions.


Electronic Music Studio, University of Toronto, 1966


He has received Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships in video and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in composition. He received a B.Mus. from the Cleveland Institute of Music and an M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. He taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music from 1972 to 1978, at New York University from 1979 to 1993, and at William Paterson University from 1993 to 2003.