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Michael Torke

p, *1961 US
Composer of Classical

Michael Torke (/ˈtɔːrki/; born September 22, 1961) is an American composer who writes music influenced by jazz and minimalism.Torke was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he attended Wilson Elementary School and graduated from Wauwatosa East High School and studied at the Eastman School of Music with Joseph Schwantner and Christopher Rouse, and at Yale University.[citation needed]

  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Classical
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Javelin on Summon the Heroes by John Williams
Bright Blue Music on Torke: Colour Music by Michael Torke, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & David Zinman
Being, Pt. 1 on Being by Michael Torke
Being, Pt. 3 on Being by Michael Torke
Being, Pt. 2 on Being by Michael Torke
Sky, Concerto for Violin: I. Lively on Sky by Michael Torke, Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller & Albany Symphony
Being, Pt. 4 on Being by Michael Torke
Being, Pt. 5 on Being by Michael Torke
Sky, Concerto for Violin: II. Wistful on Sky by Michael Torke, Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller & Albany Symphony
Being, Pt. 6 on Being by Michael Torke

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Title Artist Year Type
Orchestral WorksJohn Corigliano, Michael Torke, Aaron Copland, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, David Alan Miller2016Album
Three Manhattan BridgesMichael Torke, Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller, Joyce Yang, Julie Albers2016Album
LandscapesMichael Torke, Frank Ticheli, Aaron Copland, University Of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Paul Popiel2013Album
Color MusicMichael Torke2012Compil.
Blue PacificMichael Torke2007Single
Strawberry FieldsMichael Torke2005Album
An Italian Straw HatMichael Torke2005Album
ThreeMichael Torke2004Album
The Ying Quartet Play LifeMusicYing Quartet, Kevin Puts, Michael Torke, Carter Pann, Paquito D'Rivera2004Album
Haunted AmericaKimmo Hakola, Jerome Kitzke, Michael Torke / Present Music, Kevin Stalheim2003Album
FourMichael Torke2003Compil.
fiveMichael Torke2003Compil.
Orchestral WorksMichael Torke, Colin Currie, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Marin Alsop2002Album
Novecento E OltreMonica Bacelli, Ensemble Novecento E Oltre, Antonio Ballista - Luciano Berio / Carlo Boccadoro / James MacMillan / Michael Torke1999Album
Book Of ProverbsMichael Torke1999Album
Overnight MailMichael Torke1997Album
Javelin (The Music Of Michael Torke)Michael Torke1996Compil.
Meeting PointGerard McChrystal - Michael Nyman, Dave Heath, Michael Torke - Michael McGlynn, London Musici Conducted By Mark Stephenson1996Album
Music On The FloorMichael Torke1994Album
Color MusicMichael Torke, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman1991Album
The Yellow Pages · Rust · Vanada · Slate · Adjustable WrenchMichael Torke1990Album
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