"He is genius..." Quincy Jones
"He is one of America’s recognized and honored creators..." Chicago Daily News
Fountain takes off where Stravinsky finished ... " Buffalo Courier-Express

National Symphony Orchestra of Teleradio Moldova 

 

 

Primous Fountain was raised up in Ida B. Wells Housing Project in Chicago Southside.  He is self-taught composer. He first started composing in his first year high school.

The year he graduated from high school Earl Calloway, the long time the Art editor of Chicago Defender newspaper, Took Fountain long for his interweave of famed producer, composer. Impresario Quincy Jones. During this interweave Jones took time, sitting alone of his hotel suite studding the orchestra manuscript that his young composer in his teens brought along. Jones immediately became Fountain’s patron and mentor.

Shortly afterward the Chicago Symphony Orchestra gave the first performance of the “Magnifistation” when the composer was twenty years old. After this Gunhter Shuller the famed conductor and composer, became and early strong supporter, conducting many premieres of this young composer’s works.

The choreographer Alvin Ailey had invaded young composer compose a work him to choreograph a ballet to, though this did not develop there was much communicate between Alvin Ailey and Fountain.

However, it was Arthur Mitchell, founder and director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, who choreographed the ballet “Manifestation” to the orchestra work, which became the signature ballet for this world renowned ballet company Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Quincy Jones years later commissioned Fountain to composer the Second Symphony, We like to give the world premiere of this Symphony on the USA Tour.

Years earlier, the pianist Herbie Hancock had played a tape of an orchestra work of Fountain of Miles Davis.