Jacobs alumna Sang Mi Ahn (DM ’14) to have piece “Convergence” performed in Greece

Sang Mi AhnSang Mi Ahn’s Convergence has been selected for performance at the Idee Fixe Ensemble’s Electroacoustic Concert titled “+29 db May”.  The piece will be performed by saxophonist Theofilos Sotiriades at “Mikropolis” (Venizelou street & B.Irakleiou 18) in Thessaloniki, Greece on May 29, 2014.

Ahn completed a Doctor of Music degree in Composition from Indiana University, where she also earned her Master of Music in Composition and served as an Associate Instructor in Music Theory.  Her teachers at Indiana include Claude Baker, Don Freund, David Dzubay, P. Q. Phan, Aaron Travers,  John Gibson (electro-acoustic), Jeffrey Hass (electro-acoustic), and Alicyn Warren (electro-acoustic).  She received her Bachelor of Music in Composition from Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea) with top distinction in her class.

More info here: http://www.ideefixe.gr/?page_id=63&lang=en

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Matthew Peterson (MM ’08) Wins 2014 Uppsala Tonsättartävling

matthewpetersonJacobs alumnus Matthew Peterson charmed both the jury and the audience in Uppsala, Sweden at the finals of the biannual young composer’s contest. He was the big winner in this year’s edition of Uppsala Tonsättartävling. Matthew won both the jury and audience award with his chamber orchestra work “And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”

In addition to the honor and recognition, Peterson receives 50,000 kronor and performances by ten professional orchestras in Sweden and Estonia. As winner of the public prize, his work will be rebroadcast on Swedish Radio P2.

The award, funded by Uppland’s Music and Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, was open to composers born 1978 or later. The jury included, among others, former Jacobs faculty member and composer, Sven-David Sandström.

Peterson holds degrees from the Gotland School of Music Composition (artist diploma), Indiana University School of Music (M.M.) and St. Olaf College (B.M.). He has previously served on the faculty of the Gotland School of Music Composition (Visby, Sweden) and as an Associate Instructor in music composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is a freelance composer in Stockholm, Sweden.

Read more here:  http://www.matthew-peterson.com/news/2014/3/19/matthew-peterson-wins-2014-uppsala-tonsttartvlingen

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Nicholas Cline (MM ’13) featured composer-in-residence at High Concept Laboratories

nicholascline.picNicholas Cline will be the Summer 2014 composer-in-residence at High Concept Laboratories.  He will present a series of talks, workshops, and performances of a new work for percussion and electronics that explores Midwestern earthquakes through sonification and spatialization.

Other recent performances include Homage to La Monte Young (4-channel playback) at the Sweet Thunder Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music on April 24 alongside several IU composers.  In June, he will present grainstream (8-channel playback) at the Sound in the Land Conference at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Read more here: http://highconceptlaboratories.org/

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Update from Jacobs alumnus Tim Miller (DM ’13)

Tim-MillerComposer and Jacobs School of Music alumnus Tim Miller’s “Three Junes” was recently performed by the Indiana University Southeast Concert Band on April 13, 2014 at the Ogle Cultural and Community Center in New Albany, IN.  Miller is currently serving as an adjunct faculty in music theory at Indiana University Southeast.

Miller has also recently founded a new experimental music group called Eight.dB based in Louisville, KY. The group’s premiere performance is scheduled for this Summer in Louisville, KY.

Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/Eight.dB.Music

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Alumnas Natalie Williams (DM ’12) Appointed as SCI National Student Chapters Coordinator

_MG_6642-2 CroppedJacobs School alumnus, Natalie Williams, was recently appointed as the National Student Chapters Coordinator for the SCI (Society of Composers, Inc.). The Student Chapter Coordinator serves as the liaison between SCI and SCI Student Chapters. The Coordinator provides guidance to SCI Student Chapter leaders and faculty sponsors, develops and implements visioning, and aligns with the SCI secretary to provide administrative services, including regional and national SCI student conferences. Natalie began this role in April of 2014.

Natalie is an Australian composer and United States permanent resident; currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Composition at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia. She completed her Doctorate in Composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as a four-year doctoral fellow.

Read more here: http://www.societyofcomposers.org/about/officers.html

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Melody Eotvos and Max Grafe (BM 2012) have been accepted into the JUNE 2014 Readings and Performances NY Philharmonic and American Composers Orchestra

The New York Philharmonic and American Composers Orchestra, in collaboration with ACO’s EarShot: the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, have announced the selection of 13 emerging composers whose original scores for orchestra have been chosen for readings and performances by the Philharmonic and ACO. They were selected from an international pool of more than 400 applicants from 37 states and 7 additional countries and ranging in age from 9 to 84

http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/13-emerging-composers-selected-for-june-2014-readings-and-performances-by-ny-philharmonic-american-composers-orchestra/

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Record Release!

LubellGabriel Lubell’s new album of recent chamber works will be released in Bloomington on Saturday, May 3, and beyond shortly after. The album will be available for download and as a special pressing on color vinyl. It features the Tesla quartet performing his Study of Luminous Objects, Heidi Radtke Siberz in work for saxophone and string quintet, and Jim, Jimi, and James: a work for 18 musicians, performed by an ensemble under the direction of Brett A. Richardson. Independently produced, the album was recorded and mixed professionally in Bloomington and New York and is the first commercial release of Lubell’s music.

http://www.composerlubell.com

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Performances of Sang Mi Ahn’s works in San Francisco, Seoul, and Berlin

mail.google.comSang Mi Ahn’s Narval was recently presented at the Sweet Thunder Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on April 24-27.

In May, her Hwae Sang (Remembrance) will receive its Korean premiere by violinists Bo-Yun Lee and Won-Soon Chung at Recital Hall in Seoul Arts Center.

In June, Sang Mi’s Permission to Engage will be presented with a solar-cell powered and WLAN controlled multichannel sound-installation system (12-channel) in Berlin.

http://www.u-s-a-p.org/open-call-c60

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Jess Turner Residency and Premiere

Jess Turner is to be the composer-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse from Ap. 30 to May 2. Five of Jess’ works for wind ensemble as well as his brass quintet will be performed during that time. In addition, the premiere of Jess’ Reanimations for two solo trumpets and wind ensemble will take place on Tues., May 20 at the International Trumpet Guild’s annual conference at West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

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Taylor’s Digital Goldfish European Premiere

benjamin taylorBenjamin Taylor’s saxophone quartet “Digital Goldfish” will be performed at the Scandinavian Saxophone Festival on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Musikhuset in Aarhus/Denmark. The ensemble will consist of: Claus Olesen – soprano saxophone, Joonatan Rautiola  – alto saxophone, Martin Eriksson – tenor saxophone, Johannes Thorell – baritone saxophone.

http://scandinaviansaxophonefestival.com/about/

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