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Commission from Stephen Drury for a work for 2 pianos tuned a quarter-tone apart, for the Tanglewood Festival (Summer 2017)

Commission from the WDR for Undone (string octet) to be premiered by the JACK and Arditti Quartets at the 2017 Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik

Commission from the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Nimbus an installation created with Yuval Sharon and the Industry, opening on October 1, 2016

Premiere of Beacon for flute and electronics at the Mostly Mozart Festival (August 2016, Lincoln Center), performed by Claire Chase

Faculty Composer at the 2016 Vipa Festival in Valencia, Spain

Featured Composer at the 2015 Festival Image Sonores at the Centre Henri Pousseur
performances of Light on Water, Dreamscape, Concatenation, and other works (November 2015, Liege, Belgium)

Future Projects:
string quartet with electronics for the Flux Quartet

string quartet with electronics for the JACK Quartet

work for solo violin and electronics for Miranda Cuckson


Excellent video documentation of the Coalescence Cycle directed by Ross Karre
International Contemporary Ensemble DigitICE

A Menacing Plume, New World Records 80747
Portrait CD including Résonateur, A Menacing Plume, Elusive Peace, Elliott's Instruments, and awhirl

Ecosphere, Music for instrument and electronics, EMF Media 078
Portrait CD/DVD including Dreamscape, Ecosphere and Traversing

Prism Quartet has released a excellent recording of Maxine on their new CD Beneath Breath

John Fonville has released a wonderful recording of For Marnie Dilling on his new CD Flue on Einstein Records

Older News:

Awarded 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship

Appointed to the Conrad Prebys Presidential Chair
at UC San Diego

Composer-in-Residence at the 2015 Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice
performances of
Résonateur, Elliott's Instruments, Coalescence, Mourning Fog, and Light on Water and
the premiere of Template 2 for Improvising Violinist and Ensemble
(June 2015, Jordan Hall, Boston)

Performances by ICE at the 2015 Ojai Festival
Template for Improvising Trumpeter and Ensemble, and Concatenation (June 2015)

Sweet Thunder Festival, April 24-27, 2014, San Francisco
Co-directed festival of electro-acoustic music with Steven Schick
featuring ICE, JACK Quartet, SFCMP and red fish blue fish

San Jose Mercury News review

S.F. Chronicle review

Bachtrack review

Composer-in-Residence at the 2014  SoundScape Festival in Maccagno, Italy
featuring the premiere of a new work for Tony Arnold, Aiyun Huang, and Thomas Rosenkranz

Concert on the Miller Theater Composers Portrait Series

featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble conducted by Steven Schick
presenting the premiere of 6 new works for instruments and electronics

New York Times review "Sounds that Fly on Digital Wings"

Best of 2013 Issue of the New York Times "Giving Sound Itself a Starring Role"
Composer-in-Residence at the 2013 Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice

performances of
Résonateur, A Menacing Plume, 13 Loops, Trio in Memorium, A Good Diffused, and Woven Serenade

feature article in the Boston Globe

Boston Musical Intelligencer review

Appointed Composer in Residence at Calit2
July 2010 - 2012

Profile in Chronicle of Higher Education

Composer-in-Residence at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, May 2011
Tim Weiss will lead performances of Elliott's Instruments, A Menacing Plume and Double Concerto (can't wait! first performance in over 20 years!)

Visiting Professor at Harvard University Department of Music, Fall 2009

New York Times review of Cryosphere

Review of Elliott's Instruments

Audio Recording of Conference Presentation: On the Future of Computer Music and Computer Musicians
RIM2007 Conference, IRCAM, June 2007

Ecosphere Documentation added to the Ircam Documentation Server project:

review of the New York Premiere of Ecosphere on Steve Smith's Night after Night blog:

a goal for the past 20 years....finally comes to fruition:
a new building and concert hall at UCSD