Chris Lobingier papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains scores of original compositions by Chris Lobingier, including his score to the 1977 John Waters film Desperate Living, as well as materials related to the Baltimore Composers Forum, recordings, and other ephemera.
- Creation: 1949-2014
- Lobingier, Chris (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Processed portions of the collection are open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.
Biographical / Historical
Christopher Lobingier (1944-2014) was a composer based in Baltimore who also worked as an audiovisual specialist for the Peabody Institute's Arthur Friedheim Library for 35 years. He composed the original score to the 1977 John Waters film Desperate Living and works for solo instruments and chamber ensembles. He was active in the leadership of the Baltimore Composers Forum, an organization that supports local composers by presenting concerts of their original works.
1.4 Cubic Feet (4 flat boxes and 3 reel-to-reel tapes)
Language of Materials
Christopher Lobingier (1944-2014) was a composer based in Baltimore who wrote the original score to the 1977 John Waters film Desperate Living and participated in the Baltimore Composers Forum. This collection contains scores of original compositions by Chris Lobingier, including his score to Desperate Living, as well as materials related to the Baltimore Composers Forum, recordings, and other ephemera.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Access to recordings on outdated media is subject to the physical condition of the items and the library's ability to support playback. Contact the Friedheim Library archivist for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of James Houston in 2018 and 2019.
Processed by Matt Testa in 2018. Additional scores received in 2019 are unprocessed.
Due to the disorderly state of the materials upon accession, scores had to be gathered into folders for ease of use.
- Guide to the Chris Lobingier papers
- Matt Testa
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