Adam Batrich has been playing drums and percussion for over 20 years. He has his undergraduate in Music Business from Elmhurst College, located just outside of Chicago. Adam recently earned his Master of Science in Music Technology from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. During his time at IUPUI, Adam concentrated his efforts on the latest software available for capturing his multimedia ideas, including Apple’s Logic Pro 8, Ableton Live 8 and Adobe’s CS5 Design Premium. The culmination of these media solutions provided the foundation for his electroacoustic, multimedia performance project entitled Relativity. Adam currently works as the Technology Coordinator for the IUPUI Music and Arts Technology department, teaches the technology portion of the Musicianship class and heads the IUPUI Extreme Ensemble. He is also a part-time percussion instructor at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis.
Mark Cook, Tech Day Steering Committee
Mark Cook is an active new music percussionist and music educator who has performed across the southwestern and midwestern United States. Performance highlights include performances with Chatter, an Albuquerque-based new music ensemble, the Color Field Ensemble, a new music ensemble based in the Midwest, and several orchestras including the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra. A technology specialist, Mark’s primary interest in contemporary music is devoted to using technology in performance, ranging from purely electronic instruments to music that encompasses a mixture of acoustic and electronic elements. His current research is on telematic music. Mark is also actively involved in commissioning and premiering new works for the electronic medium, most recently premiering a work he commissioned for Bass Drum and live electronics in April 2013. Mark is currently attending Bowling Green State University where he is working on a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music and studies with Dr. Roger Schupp. Mark holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Arizona, where he studied with Dr. Norman Weinberg and Robin Horn, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of New Mexico, where he studied with Scott Ney.
Scott Deal, Host, PASIC 2013 Tech Day
An artist who “displays phenomenal virtuosity” and presents a “riveting performance” (Sequenza 21), Scott Deal has premiered solo, chamber and mixed media works, and can be heard on the Albany, Centaur, Cold Blue and SCI labels. His recording of John Luther Adams’ “Four Thousand Holes”, for piano, percussion, and electronics was listed in New Yorker Magazine’s 2011 Top Ten Classical Recordings. Deal is the founder of the Telematic Collective, an Internet performance group. In 2011, he and composer Matthew Burtner won the coveted Internet2 IDEA Award for their co-creation of Auksalaq, a telematic opera that was described as “an important realization of meaningful opera for today’s world”. Deal is Professor of Music and Director of the Donald Louis Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He also is faculty for the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at the New England Conservatory.
Ray Dillard received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from West Texas State University. For several years, Ray was percussionist for the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, and Director of Percussion Studies at West Texas State University. He then served as Guest Lecturer and Instructor of Percussion at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, before becoming the head of Percussion and MIDI Technology at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas, a position which he held until 1998. Ray’s considerable recording credits include Grammy and Juno nominated projects with artists and ensembles from the United States, South America, Europe, Japan and Canada. His recording work with the Toronto-based percussion ensemble NEXUS includes some 15 titles, the most recent being “Drumtalker”. Other percussionists Ray has produced include Nancy Zeltsman, Christopher Norton, Mika Yoshida, Graham Hargrove, Nicholas Coulter, Michael Burritt, Mark Ford, Jurij Konje, Vancouver’s Fringe Percussion, Toronto’s TorQ Percussion Quartet, as well as the University of Toronto and Northwestern University Percussion Ensembles. His acoustic jazz recordings include Ellis Marsalis, Paul English, Bruce Dudley, Joe LoCascio, and Marvin Stamm. Ray currently resides in Toronto, Canada where he is the Business Manager for the ensemble NEXUS, produces and plays on numerous recording projects.
Josh Emanuel, Tech Day Steering Committee
Josh Emanuel is a music educator, percussionist, composer, and music technology specialist from Suffern, NY. After receiving his B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in 2011, he continued his studies at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). At IUPUI, Josh taught music theory and music fundamentals courses to undergraduate students while working towards his M.S. in Music Technology. His graduate work focused on using music technology to further music education. He spent much of his time working with the IUPUI Telematic Collective as a composer, performer, and technology specialist. Expanding on his work with the Telematic Collective, Josh is exploring the potential of telematic performance in music education. He is currently a Visiting Instructor and Technology Coordinator at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He was the music teacher at St. Gregory Barbarigo School in Garnerville, NY. As a composer and performer, Josh explores a variety of styles including classical, jazz, contemporary, world, electronic, and avante-garde. http://www.joshemanuel.com
Erzsébet Gaál Rinne
Erzsébet Gaál Rinne is a Hungarian-American harpist, a Kodály pedagogue, and a researcher in physical wellness for musicians. She has given concerts all across Europe and America. She is a recipient of the Pro Artibus Award that she has received from the Artisjus Foundation for promoting Hungarian contemporary music abroad. Dr. Gaál Rinne has presented at the Fifth and the Eighth World Harp Congresses in Copenhagen, Denmark and in Geneva, Switzerland; The American String Teacher Association National Conferences in Columbus, OH, Dallas, TX, and in Kansas City, MO; Third International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, Hawaii; The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium V, in Newfoundland, Canada; and the Seventeenth International Kodály Symposium in Leicester, England. Her professional work can be heard on her solo harp CD recordings Harpa Hungarica and Harpchipelago, and seen on her DVD program Harp Playing for Life. Her articles are available on her web site www.harpahungarica.com. Dr. Gaál Rinne is an honor graduate of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary, holding a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She is a member of the faculty at University of Evansville, Evansville, IN, and Meridian Music, Indianapolis, IN.
Stuart Gerber has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe, Australia, and Mexico as a soloist and chamber musician. He is Associate Professor of Percussion at Georgia State University in Atlanta. As an active performer of new works, Stuart has been involved in a number of world-premiere performances. Stuart has worked with many notable composers, such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kaija Saariaho, Steve Reich, Tristan Murail, Frederic Rzewski, George Crumb, Tania Lèon, Michael Colgrass, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, and John Luther Adams. As pedagogue, Stuart has recently presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu. Recent master classes include: the Eastman School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, Arizona State University, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, the University of Montreal, the Southbank Centre (London), and the Sydney Conservatory and the Victoria College of Arts in Australia. Dr. Gerber received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied with Michael Rosen and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
Robert Grifa is a percussionist and veteran band director of thirty years. He received a BM Ed from SUNY Fredonia and a MM Ed. from VanderCook College of Music. Bob has performed professionally with various professional concert bands, orchestras and small ensembles throughout his career. Bob has authored several articles regarding percussion that have been published in The Instrumentalist including the book “First Lessons on Each Instrument”. He has organized Days of Percussion and presented percussion clinics for both students and teachers. He has been a staff member for Thom Hannum’s Mobile Percussion Seminar, percussion coordinator/assistant director for high school bands that have competed at the national level, guest band conductor and band/percussion adjudicator throughout his career. He recorded Alfred Drum Method Books 1 and 2 found in SmartMusic®. Bob has used various forms of technology throughout his career to enhance the teaching/learning process. He is a Nationally Certified Music Educator, an Honorary Member of the International Association of Traditional Drummers (John Pratt), PAS, NAfME, Phi Beta Mu, and is listed in Who’s Who in Education. Bob is currently Product Management Education Specialist at MakeMusic, Inc. and resides in Chesapeake, VA.
Michael Gurevich is an Assistant Professor in Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. He teaches courses in media art, computer-based composition and physical computing, and design, study and composition for interactive music systems. His research explores new aesthetic and interactional possibilities that can emerge in performance with real-time computer systems. He studies how phenomena such as skill and style appear in digital music performance. Prior to the University of Michigan, Michael was a Lecturer at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen’s University Belfast, where he co-founded the Performative Interactions research group and co-directed QUBe, an ensemble for experimental and improvised music with acoustic and electronic instruments. He completed a postdoc at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, and spent 2 years as a research scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R). Concurrent research with Chris Chafe and Bill Verplank investigated networked music performance and haptic music interfaces, which remain among his areas of interest today. He received a B.Mus, high distinction, with Honours in Computer Applications in Music at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.
Brady Harrison’s vibrant and eclectic career blends performance and teaching. Mr. Harrison is Head of Percussion Studies at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. He also serves as faculty at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM) Preparatory Department and maintains an independent studio. He is Principal Timpanist of the Lexington Philharmonic and a Percussionist with the Louisville Orchestra. Additionally, he has served as Principal Percussion for four seasons with the Lyrique en Mer festival in Belle Ile, France. He freelances activelyly in the greater Cincinnati area. Mr. Harrison’s current chamber music engagements include his flute and percussion duo, Psonic Union, and Concert:Nova. He has performed all across the United States, Europe, and India. His playing can be heard on the Telarc and Mode Records labels. Mr. Harrison holds degrees from Vanderbilt University, the University of Cincinnati (CCM), and is currently working toward a DMA at the University of Kentucky.
Blair Helsing, Chair, PAS Technology Committee
Blair currently serves as Committee Chair of the PAS Music Technology Committee. The Committee is producing a full-day event, “Tech Day” to kick off PASIC 2013. Blair joined PAS in 1984. In 1992 he co-founded the PAS World Percussion Network project (with Norm Weinberg and Barry Zimmerman) to bring a global online communications service to PAS members. From 2001 – 2006 Blair served as Chapter President of the PAS California Chapter where he grew chapter membership and increased the Day of Percussion schedule and geographic reach. In 2003, PAS named him “Chapter President of the Year”. At home in San Francisco, Blair lives with his wife Sharon and he leads the jazz quintet “Echo Beach” in which he plays vibraphone and marimba. In 2013 Blair co-wrote and performed in the electronic / percussion / multimedia show “Yerba Buena Yerba Mate”.
Jeff Herriott is a composer and laptop performer whose music focuses on small, subtle sounds and minute variations in timbre, with slow-moving shapes that shift and bend. He creates unhurried music, using slow-moving shapes with a free sense of time. Jeff’s music has been supported by a MATA Festival Commission for bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstern; an American Composers Forum commission through the Jerome Composers Commissioning Program for the Ancia Saxophone Quartet; and a McKnight Foundation Visiting Composer Residency for which Jeff spent 2 months recording sounds in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and working with local students at the Ely Public Library. Jeff is currently working on a concert-length composition for the ensemble Due East (Erin Lesser, flutes, and Greg Beyer, percussion) plus percussion ensemble, commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. Jeff is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. (http://jeffherriott.com)
The ever-evolving Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher and teacher. Her past highlights include performances at the Weill Recital Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s Green Umbrella Series, LACMA Concert Series, Holland Festival, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Agora Festival in Paris, Banff Arts Festival, 7éme Biennale d’Art Contemporaine de Lyon, Vancouver New Music Festival, CBC Radio, La Jolla Summerfest, Scotia Festival, Cool Drummings, Montreal New Music Festival, Centro Nacional Di Las Artes in Mexico City, and National Concert Hall and Theater in Taipei. She is a founding member of Canadian trio Toca Loca with pianists Gregory Oh and Simon Docking. Aiyun has commissioned and championed over 100 works in the last two decades working with composers internationally. Born in Kaohsiung, a southern city of Taiwan, Aiyun holds a DMA degree from the University of California, San Diego. Between 2004 and 2006, she was a Faculty Fellow at UCSD. She is an Associate Professor and director of the McGill Percussion Ensemble at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is also a researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology in Montreal.
Tom Johnson, Finale Product Specialist for MakeMusic, has one of the most extensive backgrounds in the Music Technology Industry. Since joining MakeMusic in 1987, he has been the primary Finale Specialist giving product training and demonstrations throughout the world. His unique blend of enthusiasm and deep product knowledge make him the most sought-after presenter and trainer of Finale products anywhere.
Greg Jukes is a percussionist and narrator whose work blends music, acting, and dance. He attended the Peabody Conservatory and is a founding member of The Fourth Wall. When not performing with The Fourth Wall, Greg narrates education concerts with orchestras in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic and is a percussionist with orchestras in southern Indiana and Kentucky. Greg is a strong advocate of new music, having commissioned and/or premiered dozens of new works.
Since 1994 Peter Kates has been the Solo Principal Percussionist with the Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, chairman of the Percussion Department at the Griegakademiet Institutt for musikk and a member of the Nordic contemporary music ensemble BIT20. Mr. Kates received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School of Music. He is an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Peter has performed and recorded with several noted ensembles such as Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Philharmonic Orchestra, Mostly Mozart «Live from Lincoln Center», the Music Today Series, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestras in both Stavanger and Trondheim. As an educator and clinician, Peter Kates has held classes in both Europe and the USA. His interest in education led him to be a founding member of the Bergen Percussion Festival 2007 and the Virtual Music Technology Festival at the University of Bergen. Mr. Kates has served on the Symphonic Committee for The Percussive Arts Society and is a proud endorser of Zildjian cymbals and Pearl concert percussion.
Fabrice Marandola is a professor of Percussion and Contemporary Music at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University (Montreal). A former student of Jacques Delecluse and Jean Geoffroy, he earned a First Prize at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris – where he instructed Pedagogy from 2002-2005. He was a former professor of percussion at the conservatories of Angers and Grenoble in France, and an invited professor at the Crane School of Music (SUNY-Potsdam, NY). Marandola has an active career on the New Music scene, commissioning and performing new works for solo and chamber ensembles. He is a founding member of Canadian percussion ensemble Sixtrum and duo Akrostick. Marandola is Associate Director, Artistic Research of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology of Montreal (CIRMMT). He also holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Paris IV-Sorbonne and has conducted in-depth field-research in Cameroon.
At the age of 7 Laurent Mariusse began his musical studies on the drums. His learning path led him to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon in 1994, where he graduated in 1998 with a major in contemporary music. During his time there he worked with composers Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvos, Daniel Tosi, and Fransçois-Bernard Mache. Since graduation he has worked alongside composers Tôn Thât Tiet, André Serre-Milan, Benjamin De La Fuente, Bernard Devienne, Grégoire Lorieux, Yaeko Asano, Saiko Nakamura, Marie Hélène Fournier, François Nicolas, Yves Prin, Jean Philippe Calvin, Pierre Jodlowski, Georges Bloch, and Emmanuel Séjourné on the creation of pieces for solo percussion. He has performed at New York, Buenos Aires, Nantes Folle journée, the Festival des Arcs, the Paul Claudel Castle in Brangues, the Embarcadère in Lyon, the Percussion Days of Strasbourg and Paris, the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and the Jus de Fruit Concerts of the Why Note Festival in Dijon. In 2002, he performed the premiere, in France, of the concerto for marimba and string orchestra by Jiri Pauer. He has also performed with the Spanish percussion ensemble “Kontakte”. Laurent is an endorser for Selmer Premier, MalletKat, Ableton, Innovative Percussion and SABIAN.
Kyle Maxwell-Doherty, Tech Day Steering Committee
Currently working as a freelance percussionist and Dance musician, Kyle has performed widely across the United States, Puerto Rico and West Africa. As a Dance Musician he has collaborated on many projects with respected Dance Choreographer Douglass Nielson. Kyle spent the summer of 2012 creating a sound-scape of Manhattan in accordance with the chance operations found in the sketches and notebooks of John Cage’s A Dip in the Lake found in the Cage Trust Archives at the New York Public Library. The project concluded with collaboration with Nielson in honor of the John Cage/Merce Cunningham collaboration and in recognition of Cage’s 100th birthday. He recently worked with Keigwin+Company for their 2013 Summer Intensive at The Juilliard School. As a freelance percussionist he recently made his NYC debut performing Edo Frenkel’s newest percussion and electronics work at The Spectrum. He has performed at the 26th Annual Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) festival, the 2001 International Festival of Percussion in San Juan Puerto Rico, the 2013 Nebraska Day of Percussion, and gave the North American Premier of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Linker Augentanz at the 2008 North American Saxophone Alliance convention. He can be seen/heard recently on Mike and Mike in the Morning ESPNradio broadcast, SNY.tv, and the Rachel Ray Show. Kyle is a proud member of the Vic Firth Young Artists Program, an Alternate Mode Inc. artist, a member of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance and the Percussive Arts Society. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at The University of Arizona in Tucson where his research focuses on utilizing Labanotation in gestural-based percussion compositions.
Mr. McIntosh is a graduate of Butler University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Composition. In addition to freelance composing and digital sound design, he is the Percussion Coordinator for the Music For All Summer Symposium. Michael is on the creative team and is one of two percussion designers and arrangers for The Cavaliers drum and bugle corps. From 1997-2011, Mr. McIntosh was a percussion specialist at Carmel high school in Carmel, Indiana, which was named the 2001 AAA National Champion, and the 2005 and 2012 BOA Grand National Champions. He is a Yamaha artist/clinician as well as a signature drumstick artist with Innovative Percussion. Mr. McIntosh also endorses LP Percussion, EVANS drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, Planet Waves Cables and SmartMusic. He is an active clinician and adjudicator, giving clinics throughout the US, Europe and Asia having performed several recent clinics in Tokyo, Japan. Michael was recently afforded the opportunity to perform a series of clinics in Beijing, China on percussion arranging and digital design. Michael, his wife Joy and their daughter Scotlyn reside in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Jordan Munson, Lecturer in Music at IUPUI, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in percussion from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Music Technology degree from Indiana University School of Music at IUPUI. As a percussionist, he expanded his performance repertoire to include experimental electronic work and contemporary percussion literature. He often performs solo literature, mostly in the form of composed improvisation with a focus on live, experimental percussion and electronics. Jordan has performed alongside notable artists such as Matmos and the Rempis Percussion Quartet. As a composer, Mr. Munson has had his multimedia and percussion works premiered at institutions such as the University of Kentucky, the University of Alaska – Fairbanks and the University of Tennessee at Martin. Jordan states that, “He is a musician, composer, and multimedia artist whose work explores the boundaries of music’s relationship to modern technology.” Jordan teaches music theory, jazz history, percussion and music technology courses at IUPUI. He also founded and conducts a new music ensemble, the IUPUI Computer Laptop Music Ensemble. He is a member of the Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center team exploring on-line performance-based projects for Internet2 and interactive electronics.
Don Nichols is a percussionist, composer and educator dedicated to innovative and interdisciplinary performance. He performs and teaches throughout the US and internationally as a soloist, with the group PMPD and in collaboration with dancemakers, visual artists and other performers. Nichols was the first percussionist awarded a Fulbright to Sweden in 2000, and recently received an Indiana Arts Commission Grant to record his CD “Station of Small Sounds.” His vehicle for musical expression encompasses real-time electronics, improvisation and a wide range of percussion instruments. Nichols co-founded the dance/music/new media group PMPD in 2002, as well as the E3 Series for Improvisation Performance in 2010. He earned his degrees from UC San Diego, Northwestern University and the School of Music in Piteå, Sweden, and his former teachers include Steven Schick, Michael Burritt and Anders Åstrand. Nichols is currently the Music Director for the Dance Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
New World Symphony Percussion Section
The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In the 26 years since its inception, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 900 alumni worldwide. A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony, under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, consists of 87 young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. Modeled after the demands of a professional orchestra, the program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty. Relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’ pioneering experimentation with distance learning via the internet. NWS Fellows take advantage of the innovative performance facilities and state-of-the-art practice and ensemble rooms of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, the campus of the New World Symphony.
Fernando Rocha is professor of percussion at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), in Brazil. He holds a Doctor of Music Degree from McGill University, a Master of Music Degree from UFMG, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from São Paulo State University. His doctoral studies were focused on the performance of pieces for percussion and electronics. He has performed in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, USA, Portugal, France, and Canada. He is currently a member of the Contemporary Keyboard Society and the contemporary ensemble Oficina Música Viva. He is also the Musical Director of the contemporary ensemble Sonante 21 and the UFMG Percussion Ensemble. Recent appearances include the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (2005, 2007 and 2009), the 9th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (2006), the Roots and Rhizomes, Percussion Conference at University of California, San Diego (USA, 2007), the “Percussive exchanges” (Echanges percutants! Journées de la percussion du Québec), in Montreal (2007) and the Sound Symposium, in Newfoundland (Canada, 2008), the Patagônia Percussion Festival (Argentina, 2009), the Latin-American Percussion Festival in Uberlândia (Brazil, 2009), the Contemporary Music Biennial of Mato Grosso (Brazil, 2010) and Chile Percussion Festival (2011). Fernando Rocha plays and endorses SABIAN cymbals.
Blending electronics with acoustics allows Chris Roode the tools necessary to create his ephemeral soundscape. He combines live performance, improvisation, sequencing, and post-minimalism to take his listeners from their lives to an alternate universe where everything seems a little more blissful. He developed his fast paced relaxed music from a blend of a country upbringing with adult life in the big city. He combines lush nine chords with the rhythm of Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. Chris Roode has performed all over the United States with various groups. Specifically he has played in Boston, New York City, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, DC, Indianapolis, Chicago, and Santa Barbara. He has performed with the internationally renowned Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corp. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Currently residing in Milwaukee, WI, Trevor Saint is active in progressing and expanding the use of the glockenspiel through performance, composition, commission and improvisation. He has commissioned and premiered the first solo works for the extended-range instrument by some of today’s most interesting composers of contemporary music including Christopher Adler, Christopher Burns, Matthew Burtner, Thomas DeLio, Jeff Herriott, and Stuart Saunders Smith. Current projects include Skewed and Such, a duo with Jeff Herriott for glockenspiel and computer, Skøefst – an improvisation trio with Christopher Burns (guitar) and Amanda Schoofs (voice), the Great Lakes Improvising Orchestra led by Hal Rammel, the improvising sextet Minor Vices, and kril – a noise/drone/doom band of glockenspiel and drum-kit with Max Astell. He has received degrees in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (B.M.) and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (M.M.). (http://trevorsaint.net/)
Skewed and Such Duo (Jeff Herriott and Trevor Saint)
Skewed and Such, consisting of percussionist Trevor Saint and laptop performer Jeff Herriott, performs original, semi-improvisational works for glockenspiel and electronics that focus on real-time exchanges between instrumental and computer performers. Their co-composed pieces utilize simple pre-compositional structures, which allows for extensive interplay between the performers in real-time; in particular, this approach allows both Trevor and Jeff to explore subtle details within a single sound or musical idea, a concept that is central to their individual careers and has united their work as a duo. Trevor and Jeff have performed together at the 2011 PASIC (the Percussive Arts Society International Conference), Spectrum NYC, UW-Whitewater, as part of MUSE-Fest in Madison, UW-Milwaukee, Project Lodge, Denison’s Tutti Festival, and others.
Andy Thierauf is a percussionist and composer who specializes in the creation and performance of contemporary music. He is particularly interested in the commingling of percussion with theater and dance having recently been featured as the dancing percussion soloist for a commemorative video recording of Paul Elwood’s Edgard Varése in the Gobi Desert. He continues to produce collaborative performances with various choreographers, and he also organizes and directs iHearIC, a concert series in Iowa City that features local performance artists. He has premiered many new works for percussion and has worked with composers such as Zach Zubow, David Gompper, and Paul Elwood. Andy is currently pursuing the DMA in percussion performance and pedagogy at The University of Iowa under the direction of Dr. Dan Moore. He has performed with the Dan Moore Percussion Group in the US and at the 2012 Patagonia International Percussion Festival in Argentina. Andy received his B.M. from CCM and M.M. from OSU.
Justin Trieger is a composer, technologist, multi-instrumentalist and experienced recording engineer. After formal training in the Music Technology department of the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, Justin relocated to Miami Beach, FL where he now holds the position of Technical Director for Distance Education and New Media Initiatives at the New World Symphony. His primary interests lie in connecting musicians and artists, regardless of physical distance and coming up with innovative ways to engage audiences in performance through the use of technology.
An IUPUI-based multidisciplinary arts group, the Telematic Collective creates original works that interweave aesthetic expression with information technology and computer research. Telematic art synthesizes mediums such as live music, dance, drama and visual arts with Internet-based interactive media and performance content. The resulting productions connect media-rich spaces to the real world using modern communication systems to create powerful and evocative experiences. This is a new and highly innovative medium whose possibilities are being explored by research institutions, visualization labs and computing centers worldwide. Since 2007, the Collective has been coordinated through the Donald Louis Tavel Arts Technology Research Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The group consists of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI. These students, along with their faculty members, then interface with professionals, other students and interested artists working in music, dance, drama, literature, visual arts, videography, software development, information technology, scientific inquiry and computer engineering. Together these collaborations, focused on computer interactivity and artistic use of telecommunications, create new and original media-enriched works for the performing stage. On the Web: http://telematiccollective.org/main/
University of Michigan computer-acoustic musicians
Directed by Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Technology Michael Gurevich, the University of Michigan Telematic Players are a dynamic collective of musicians in the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance dedicated to exploring the network as a medium for music performance involving acoustic and electronic instruments. Other ensemble members are electronic performers Conor Barry and Eric Sheffield, both Masters of Media Arts students. Conor Barry is a sound artist from Dublin, Ireland whose work includes interactive sound installation, instrument design, composition and performance. Composer and performer Eric Sheffield is a founding member of the group bell monks, which has several releases available online and on Mine All Mine Records. Eric Schweizer is an MM in Improvisation student active in contemporary jazz, world, and new music who has worked with luminaries in a wide variety of styles, including Matthew Barney, Jonathan Bepler, and Yuri Yunakov. Ben Willis is a bassist pursuing Masters degrees in Improvisation and Chamber Music whose affinities lie in collaborative projects, new music, improvisation, and the merging of cross-disciplinary elements. His personal projects range from bluegrass to doom metal. Chris Sies is a Masters student and emerging percussion artist who has performed with The United States Navy Band, New Music Detroit, The Michigan Arab Orchestra, and So Percussion. Recent performances include The Midwest Composer’s Symposium, Carnegie Hall’s 21st Century American Contemporary Ensemble Workshop, and Detroit’s annual Strange Beautiful Music.
Bonnie Whiting performs and commissions new music for speaking percussionist. In addition to solo projects, she works regularly with fellow percussionist Allen Otte and the group red fish blue fish. Bonnie spent three years with Tales & Scales, a quartet combining new music, dance, and theater for family audiences, giving over 400 performances in 25 states and appearing with the Dallas, Oregon, Indianapolis, Buffalo, and Louisville orchestras. She played with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra under the direction of Pierre Boulez, and has performed throughout Europe as well as New Zealand and Panama. Her debut album, featuring a solo-simultaneous realization of John Cage’s 45’ for a speaker and 27’10.554” for a percussionist, will be released by Mode Records in 2014. Bonnie attended Oberlin Conservatory (BM), University of Cincinnati (MM), and University of California San Diego (DMA.) She served as a lecturer at the University of California San Diego, taught percussion at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and currently directs the percussion program at DePauw University.
Iván Andrés Yague
Iván studied piano and percussion at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, graduating in percussion. He has collaborated with the National Orchestra of Spain, the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y Leon, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Las Palmas, Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, ORTVE, Oviedo Philharmonic and Orchestra of Cordoba.As a sound engineer, Iván has conducted numerous concerts with Juanjo Guillem and his company Ritmo Vital at the National Auditorium (Madrid), Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid), Diario Levante (Valencia), Galileo Theatre (Madrid), Contemporary Music Festival of Santander and chamber hall of the National Auditorium (Madrid). Iván has recorded with the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, Juanjo Guillem, Face To Face Duo, Martin Baeza, Diffusion Ensemble, Christopher Slaski, Antonio Serrano and the Andalusian Women Composers. As a multimedia soloist has played in “Summer Clasical Festival” (Madrid), XXV International Matisse Course (Madrid), II International Percussion Festival Albolote (Granada) and CRK Payap University. He is currently the manager and owner of Rubirecords, making recordings, live sound and audio installations. He teaches at Payap University, College of Music performing recitals and master classes in Spain and Asia.
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