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Alexander Sigman’s instrumental, electroacoustic, film, multimedia, and installation works have been featured at major international festivals, exhibitions, institutions, and venues across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. In June 2007, Sigman was Composer-in-Residence at the Musiques Démesurées festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Subsequently, he was awarded residency fellowships by the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany) the Djerassi Foundation, the Paul Dresher Ensemble Artists Residency Center, and Gullkistan (Iceland). In 2013 and 2014, he undertook a musical research residency at IRCAM.

Since 2008, Sigman has been Co-Editor of the Search Journal for New Music and Culture  and Managing Director of Ensemble Modelo62.   In 2010, he co-founded the Menlo-Atherton Academy of Contemporary Music (MAACM), a San Francisco Bay Area arts education organization.  Since 2015, Sigman has been on the Board of the JSSA (Japanese Society for Sonic Arts) and a member of the JSEM (Japanese Society for Electronic Music). 

Current projects include Minotaur, an intermedia performance installation for dance, video, live painting, and sound, realized in collaboration with choreographer Erika Tsimbrovsky, and alarm/will/sound, a series of modified car alarm systems designed in conjunction with London and Berlin-based product designer Matthias Megyeri, a chamber opera based on 3 films by Croatian filmmaker Damir Ocko, as well as extended cycles of pieces for chamber ensembles, electronics, and video. 

Nominal/Noumenal, Sigman’s first portrait recording, was released on Carrier Records in March 2012. This album features performances by Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Ensemble SurPlus, and ensemble ascolta. His violin and electronics piece VURTRUVURT is included on violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson's solo CD Melting the Darkness, released in 2014 on the Urlicht Audiovisual label. His album fcremap will be released in November 2017 on New Focus Recordings. Other works of Sigman’s may be heard on recordings released on the Innova label.

Recently, Sigman has received commissions from Nordic Affect (Reykjavik), Fonema Consort (Chicago), Discord Workshop (Belgium), Ensemble Modelo62 (Netherlands), Duo Harpverk (Rekjavik), guitarists Nico Couck and Jordan Dodson, percussionist Eric Derr, and pianist Frederick Croene, among others. 

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Sigman completed his doctorate in Music Composition at Stanford University in 2010. Prior to Stanford, he obtained a BM in Music and a BA in Cognitive Sciences from Rice University. Further postgraduate studies were undertaken at the University for Music and the Performing Arts Vienna, as well as the Institute for Sonology of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Netherlands). In 2015, he was appointed Associate Professor and Chair of the Music program at the International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) of Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan.

© Alexander Sigman 2013-2018