news/updates

releases: 

20.02.2017: fcremap, a series of works based on the animation piece Future Creatures, will be released on New Focus Recordings  on 10 November 2017!  

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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: 

On 12 November 2017, I will be giving a portrait concert/fcremap CD release event at Spectrum (NYC), featuring performances by Lester St. Louis, Eric Derr, Jordan Dodson, Charlotte Mundy, and Hajnal Pivnick. Programme to include 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 fcremaperc. The concert will culminate in a group improvisation.

down the bottle will be performed at ICMC 2017 in Shanghai between 16-20 October 2017. I will also present a paper on fcremap’dB on the conference. 

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. 

fcrlremap and VURTRUVURT were presented at the Daegu Art Factory and Daegu Concert House Chamber Hall (Korea) on 14 and 15 October, respectively. 

fcremapno and detritus II were selected for the 2016 Sound and Music Computing (SMC) conference/S.T.R.E.A.M Festival in Hamburg, Germany.  

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) 

new work 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)





© Alexander Sigman 2013-2017