Mark Rimple

Mark Rimple is an early music performer, composer, and music scholar. He specializes in the music and notation of the ars subtilior, and has recorded this repertoire with The Newberry Consort and Trefoil.  He can also be heard on recordings by New York's Ensemble for Early Music, Network for New Music, and Cygnus Ensemble; he has also appeared regularly with Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, and The Folger Consort. Recently he participated in the British Museum's Citole Symposium, giving a concert there with Shira Kammen and Mary Springfels.  As a composer, he has written for early instruments: his Partita 622 for flute, violin, cello, gamba and harpsichord has been recorded by Melomanie (supported by an American Composers Forum Subito grant).  He is currently co-authoring a music theory textbook with Alexander Rozin, and he has written on the role of Boethius in the history of music theory and composition; a chapter on Boethian conceptions of harmony will soon be published in the forthcoming Companion to Boethius in the Middle Ages (Brill).  He is Professor of Music Theory and Composition at West Chester University of PA, USA, where he also directs the Collegium Musicum.