news/updates

releases: 

16.11.2017: fcremap, a series of works based on the animation piece Future Creatures, has been released on New Focus Recordings!  More product/purchase  information here. 

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11.11.2014: Melting the Darkness, Miranda Cuckson's new recording of works for solo violin involving electronics and microtones by Xenakis, Georg Friedrich Haas, Oscar Bianchi, Chris Burns, Ileana Perez-Velazquez, Robert Rowe, and myself is now available here in CD form, as well as for digital download! Melting the Darkness was selected as one of the best releases of 2015 by Downbeat magazine! 

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related: 

Since September 2015, I have been directing the Music program at the  iCLA (International College of Liberal Arts) of Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan. For program, event, and faculty information, as well as relevant media and links, please click here. 

performances/events: 

paleoecology hvac will be premiered by Duo Harpverk at Fríkirkjan í Reykjavik on 01 December 2017. 

On 12 November 2017, I gave a portrait concert/fcremap CD release event at Spectrum (NYC), featuring performances by Lester St. Louis,  Jordan Dodson, Charlotte Mundy, and Hajnal Pivnick. Programme included the premiere of フロー for voice, guitar, and live electronics, as well as the shining pillar of anti-beauty (int-0), VURTRUVURT, and fcremapercremaflvln, and a screening of Future Creatures. The concert culminated in a group improvisation.

down the bottle was performed at ICMC 2017 in Shanghai on 17 October 2017.

paleoecology n/a was premiered by Nordic Affect on 27 January 2017 on Dark Music Days in Reykjavik. 

In December 2016, I collaborated with Decibel New Music Ensemble (Perth) on fcremap’dB, a new work for ensemble and live electronics. The piece were performed at the Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, iCLA (Yamanashi Gakuin University), and Kunitachi College of Music.  

Future Creatures and detritus | reconstructions were selected for the NWEAMO 2016 festival in Tokyo. 

projects/residencies: 

I was selected for a Musical Research Residency at IRCAM (Paris), undertaken since January 2013. During this residency, I have been completing alarm/will/sound, a site-specific installation project and series of (re)designed car alarm prototypes, in conjunction with the IRCAM Sound Perception and Design (PDS) team and German product designer/visual artist  Matthias Megyeri. Details here

works in progress:

the kingdom of glottisa three-part opera based on three films of Damir Ocko  (for Fonema Consort, Chicago) 

paleoecology_hvac for shamisen and harp (for Duo Harpverk, Reykjavik) 

Minotaur, a performance installation for dance, live painting, video, and sound sculpture (with Erika Tsimbrovsky, choreographer and  Vadim Puyandaev, visual artist)





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