I Resound Press was founded as the first digital press/archive for music by women composers in recognition of the need, especially for hand-copied scores, for faster and more universal access and dissemination. The press makes available for the composers in its catalogue high-resolution scanning of hand-copied scores and parts, digitizing and de-noising of old performance tapes, consolidation of research and web-based resources for study of their music, and digital sale and distribution of performance materials. As a not-for profit enterprise, all profits from sales are returned to the composers, who retain the copyrights to their work.
I Resound Press was created in 2009 with support from the Special Research Assistantship/Initiative Support fund at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
Linda Dusman, editor
Linda Dusman’s compositions and sonic art explore the richness of contemporary life, from the personal to the political. Recent premieres include her piano trio Diverging Flints, Skra for clarinet and fixed media, and Triptych of Gossips for soprano and violin. Her work has been awarded by the American Composer's Forum, Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, the International Alliance for Women in Music, the State of Maryland (in both the Music: Composition and the Visual Arts: Media categories), and in February 2009 she was in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as a Mid-Atlantic Arts Fellow. Her compositions are published by Silent Editions and are recorded on the NEUMA, Capstone, and New Albany labels. As a frequent contributor to the literature on contemporary music and performance, Dr. Dusman’s articles have appeared in the journals Link, Perspectives of New Music, and Interface, as well as a number of anthologies. She was a founding editor of the journal Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, and is as an associate editor for Perspectives of New Music. Recently, she founded I Resound Press, a digital press/ archive for music by women composers. Dr. Dusman is a Professor of Music at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and served as Chair of the Music Department there from 2000-2008. Prior to her tenure at UMBC, she held the Jeppson Chair in Music at Clark University in Massachusetts.
Alan Wonneberger, technical director
Alan Wonneberger has been active in the music industry for over 30 years as a musician, composer, producer, recording engineer and teacher. He graduated from the University of Maryland, where he studied percussion with Ronald Barnett, and studied audio and electronics engineering with Emile Zugby (Electronic Processing Associates/NASA). Through the 1970's and 1980's Mr. Wonneberger designed and built specialized equipment for use in both commercial and military projects; some of these included archival restoration of magnetic wire and tape, vectoring/optical multiplexing of audio discs, and production of Voice Indexing for the Blind media. In 1985, in partnership with Catholic University, he realized and built Washington, DC's first all-digital recording facility . He is frequently hired as a consultant, teaching advanced concepts in recording and studio design to both individuals and organizations nationwide. Mr. Wonneberger has engineered and produced over 1000 recordings, including hundreds of commercial releases. Current projects include the engineering of an 11 CD set of cello music for Apprentice Music, and serving as the Washington, DC producer for an ongoing series of recordings with composer and conductor Stephen Simon, featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He continues his work as a musician and composer, and his work can be heard on several new recordings.
Jennifer Roberts, assistant editor
Jennifer Roberts is a composer studying at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In May 2012, she will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition. During her time at UMBC, she has found an interest in collaborating with other art forms, writing music for dance and film, working with artists Betty Chang and Katrina Parker, respectively. She is currently working on the score for the film Equilibrium by Katrina Parker that will be released in the summer of 2012. As an oboist, she has performed with UMBC's New Music Ensemble, Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. As a member of the UMBC Collegium, she played the recorder on both Renaissance and Baroque pieces. As a burgeoning conductor, she has conducted "Cocytus" by Jacob Housand with the UMBC New Music Ensemble and Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim with the UMBC Musical Theater Club. Following graduation, she plans to continue with her education and eventually teach at the college level.
Christian Parent, web design
Christian Parent is an audio and video production specialist in the Baltimore/Washington area. Originally trained in audio production and music recording, he has branched out into photography, video production, and website design and development. In addition to his freelance projects, he teaches the first year curriculum of the Music Technology program at UMBC.