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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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. 


fclremap will be premiered by Pei-Lun Tsai at iCLA, Yamanashi Gakuin University on 22 September 2016. It will subsequently be performed in Tokyo and on the 2017 ISCM-Taiwan festival. 

fcremapno and detritus II have been selected for the 2016 Sound and Music Computing (SMC) conference in Hamburg, Germany.  

VURTRUVURT was  selected for the Mise-En Festival 2016, and was performed at The Cell on 22 June 2016. More information here. 

Nudes was presented on the 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) at the Abrons Arts Center on 14 June 2016. Festival site here. 

fcremapercremaflvln  received its premiere at Residentie Hertogenpark in Antwerp on 14 May 2016. Performed by Laura Faoro, flute and Takao Hyakutome, violin. It was also performed at Art Base Brussels on 15 May.  Performance video here. 

Lester St. Louis presented the US premiere of the shining pillar of anti-beauty (int-0)  in NY on 20 October 2015. 

On 13 September 2015, I participated in a lecture concert on the 2015 Salamanca Festival at IAMAS in Gifu, Japan. 

bloat was performed by Duo Harpverk at Café Rosenberg in Reykjavik on 08 September 2015. 

Future Creatures was selected for the 2015 SIRGA Festival, and was presented on 16 July 2015 at the Miravet Castle. The audio was spatialised via the Alcôme collective acousmonium! More information here

detritus II was presented at the 2015 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival at the Abrons Art Center on 24 June 2015. 

the shining pillar of anti-beauty (int-0) was performed on Musicon 2015 in Korea in June: in Wonju on 20 June 2015 and in Busan on 25 June 2015. A third performance will occur at the Busan Culture Center (date TBD). 

Future Creatures was presented at Jeju National University (Jeju Island, Korea) on 15 May 2015. 

fcremapno received its Asian premiere on 17 April 2015 by Frederik Croene at the 동서음악사홀 in Daegu, Korea. 

Nudes was screened on the 2015 Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival on 15 April 2015. 

Future Creatures and detritus II were presented on the 2015 Poznan Spring Festival of Contemporary Music on 24 March 2015. 

fcremaperc was performed by Eric Derr at Spectrum (NYC) on 11 February 2015.  Here is the recording. Here is the score. 

bloat was premiered by Duo Harpverk in Reykjavik on 06 February 2015 at Asmundarsafn.  Here is the recording. 

Future Creatures was screened on 30 January 2015 on ISCM New Music Miami at the Florida International University Wertheimer Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 

fcremapno was premiered by Frederik Croene at PostX, Merelbeke, Belgium on 18 December 2014. Here is the recording. 

fcremaperc was premiered by Eric Derr at McGill University (Montreal) on 05 December 2014. 

réflex_postlude and the 5.1 surround version of VURTRUVURT were presented on the Miranda Cuckson Melting the Darkness CD launch event at Spectrum  (NYC) on 12 November 2014. 

down the bottle was performed by Matteo Cesari in Daegu, Korea on 21 October 2014. 

Future Creatures was presented on the Tulane University Sonic Event Listening Room concert on 05 October 2014

epiglottis was performed by the Paxos Ensemble on the 2014 ICMC-SMC at the Onassis Cultural Centre Main Hall in Athens, Greece on 19 September 2014. Future Creatures was also presented during the conference. 


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

Here is the video of a presentation given at IRCAM during the first phase of my residency. 

works in progress:

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

フロー for Charlotte Mundy (voice) and Jordan Dodson (guitar) (to be premiered in 2016-2017) 

paleoecology n/a  for Nordic Affect (to be premiered in 2017) 

the kingdom of glottis: a three-part opera based on three films of Damir Ocko

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