Marti Epstein: more interested in the use of sounds as organizing musical materials than in melody or harmonic relationships

Marti Epstein (November 25, 1959) started studying composition in 1977 with Professor Robert Beadell at the University of Nebraska.  She has degrees from the University of Colorado and Boston University, and her principal teachers were Cecil Effinger, Charles Eakin, Joyce Mekeel, Bunita Marcus, and Bernard Rands.  Marti was a fellow in composition at the Tanglewood … Continue reading Marti Epstein: more interested in the use of sounds as organizing musical materials than in melody or harmonic relationships

Jeanne Artemis Strieder: Singing when it is not allowed to sing

Jeanne Artemis Strieder is a composer and artist. The purpose of her work is to create solace and compassion for the invisible suffering of the many and the few. The results are individual aural bodies that seek connection with those who experience darkness. The origins for her musical mind were found by her at an … Continue reading Jeanne Artemis Strieder: Singing when it is not allowed to sing

Hannah Lash: re-imagining traditional material in highly personal and also non-specific ways

Hannah Lash was born in Alfred, New York, USA on November 22, 1981. She began her studies in music during early childhood, and continued to pursue music throughout her education. She obtained a bachelor's degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music in 2004, a performance degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in … Continue reading Hannah Lash: re-imagining traditional material in highly personal and also non-specific ways

Ramteen Sazegari : a synthesis of perspectives

Ramteen Sazegari (b.1983) is a composer based in Pittsburgh, PA, where he recently completed a Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory. His music is informed by a synthesis of perspectives; the architectural similarities shared by both concert and electronic music has led him to create works that explore the relationship between ambiance, complex rhythmic profiles, … Continue reading Ramteen Sazegari : a synthesis of perspectives

David Wolfson : Dual citizenship in the “classical” music world and the world of musical theatre

David Wolfson is a composer, music director, arranger, pianist and copyist who lives in New York City. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1985, and in that same year was the first recipient of the newly established Darius Milhaud Award and won the Bascom Little Fund’s Musical Theatre Composition Competition for his … Continue reading David Wolfson : Dual citizenship in the “classical” music world and the world of musical theatre

Balázs Horváth : Hungarian composer

Balázs Horváth was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1976. He studied composition at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest with Zoltán Jeney. He received his doctorate degree in composition at the same Academy in 2005, while teaching there as a senior lecturer. He also visited music seminars lead by Bryan Ferneyhough, Michael Jarrell, Marco … Continue reading Balázs Horváth : Hungarian composer

Catherine Lamb : interacting points within expanding harmonic space

Catherine Lamb (b. 1982, Olympia, Wa, U.S.), is a composer exploring the interaction of elemental tonal material and the variations in presence between shades and beings in a room. She has been studying and composing music since a young age. In 2003 she turned away from the conservatory in an attempt to understand the structures … Continue reading Catherine Lamb : interacting points within expanding harmonic space

Germán Alonso : thinking music in terms of rhythm and energy

Germán Alonso was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1984. He studied Guitar and Composition (specialization in Electroacoustic Composition) at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, obtaining the highest marks. At the same time he studies electroacoustic composition with Alberto Bernal. He continued studying composition at the Strasbourg Conservatoire with Mark André, a Master … Continue reading Germán Alonso : thinking music in terms of rhythm and energy

Kelley Sheehan : noise, perception, and interaction

Kelley Sheehan is a Chicago-based composer and computer musician moving between acoustic, electronic, electro-acoustic, and performance art works. In any medium, her work broadly focuses on noise, perception, and interaction. Cacophony magazine has described her work to be "frenetic, almost acrobatic." Kelley has either performed or has been performed at numerous concert halls or art … Continue reading Kelley Sheehan : noise, perception, and interaction

Ofer Pelz : unstable repetition

Ofer Pelz was born in Haifa (Israel) and lives in Montreal. His music explores the concept he defines as "unstable repetition" - repetitive fragments which always vary from repetition to repetition, all the while trying to keep a perceivable tension. Pelz composes music for diverse combinations of instruments and electroacoustic media, he is also an … Continue reading Ofer Pelz : unstable repetition