I’ve entered a new composition in the Carl Orff Competition (Orff is the guy who made this—from epic movie moments—and also this—from first-grade music class!). Now it’s open for YOU to rate the submitted works.
The competition had some unusual parameters, including providing a poetic excerpt (from Rilke) and requiring composers to complete it. My approach was not to add any words, but to take words away: erasure poetry (inspired by colleagues I’ve met over the last few years). By removing words, I highlighted new connections between the words of the original excerpt, opening up many ways to interpret them. Details of the call are here.
(Bonus points if you can find the classic rock quote I added.)
Links to rate submissions:
I was interviewed for IGI Global’s Newsroom, discussing the role of interfaces in productivity, creativity, and technology, in anticipation of the upcoming Academy of Management conference in Atlanta.
I was excited to return to greater Helsinki to present my work at the Sound and Music Computing conference at Aalto University. I also got to record with some more of the terrific improvisers in the area! I performed Shankcraft with Sergio Castrillón, presented Raveshift (installation), and a paper on Ferin Martino.
MusInfo’s Art & Science Days will include a new work of mine, commissioned as a result of wining Second Prize in the Concours de Bourges. They also asked me to give the featured lecture on relationships between art amd science. I’m looking forward to visiting MusInfo and meeting violinist Emma Lloyd (Scotland/Paris), who will premiere my new work, in Bourges, France!
After serving on the editorial board for some time, I’ve been invited to serve as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies, IGI Global’s journal at the intersection of the arts and sciences. I look forward to fostering the interdisciplinary scholarship going on there!
I just received word that my work was one of 18 pieces (out of 200+ submissions from 35 countries) for the CEMI Circles festival tutus October at my alma mater, the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia at the University of North Texas. I know the venue well for helping upgrade and run it as a doctoral fellow: it’s going to rock the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater with its 28.3 channel speaker system and three screens!
It’s quite an honor to be one of seven TAMU professors in the Arts and the Humanities to be selected for a three-year fellowship.
This fellowship will provide the last bit of funding for my first solo CD through Big Round Records (PARMA/Naxos), with Joe Hertenstein and free jazz guru Karl Berger performing my work along with me. It will also fund my second CD, with strings, including terrific performers like Ulrich Maiß!
Read about the fellowship on the Division of Research page.
I’m very honored to have received First Prize in Portugal’s Viseu Rural competition for sound art exploring the expressive potential of their soundscape archives!
For more information about the competition: http://binauralmedia.org/news/en/arquivo/9504
For more information about my prize-winning entry: Click here
Research Embodied, a site-specific intermedia performance created for the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library with designer Autum Casey was selected as a finalist from 70 international submissions, performed on October 19, 2011, and awarded third prize in the Music in Architecture—Architecture in Music symposium in Austin, Texas.