Announcing Our Panelists for the 2017-18 EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency!

David Johnston

We are delighted to announce the panelists for the second round of the EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency. Panels took place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at our office at 205 Lexington Avenue on the 17th floor.

To learn more about this year’s Ridgwood Bushwick Composer-in-Residence, click here.

TOM HAMILTON has composed and performed electronic music for over 50 years. His music contrasts structure with improvisation and textural electronics with acoustic instruments, employing “aural scores” to connect performers to a changing context of electronic sound and prompting the use of “present-time listening” by both performer and listener. Hamilton’s work has most notably developed both in sound installations and CD recordings. He is a fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Since 1990, Hamilton has been a member of (the late) composer Robert Ashley’s opera ensemble, and his audio production is found on over 100 recordings of prominent contemporary musicians.

 

TIMOTHY HUANG Recent works include: Koi Story, Peter and the Wall (DG Fellowship) Costs of Living (Winner: B-Side New American Musical Award, Richard Rodgers Award, ASCAP MT Workshop, BMI Master Class with Steven Sondheim, NAMT 2015, 2016 Village Theater Festival of New Works) A Relative Relationship (2013 Sound Bites Festival Winner: Best Musical), Missing Karma (Finalist 2015 Samuel French OOB Festival, City Theater Summer Shorts) Timothy Huang: Chinese or Crazy? (NYTB), Crossing Over (NAAP). Other works include: LINES: A Song Cycle (NYMF), The View from Here, and Death and Lucky (MacDowell Fellowship). 2013 Jerry Harrington Award, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, Dramatists Guild Council.

 

NATHAN KOCI is a music director, performer, and composer across multiple media including folk music, contemporary classical music, dance, and experimental theater. As a music director, he has worked with directors and artists Rachel Chavkin, Daniel Fish, Anais Mitchell, Molly Smith and Alice Reagan. As a performer he has premiered works by Timo Andres, Anthony Braxton, Ted Hearne, John Heginbotham, Maria Kalman, and Stew and Heidi, among others, working with ensembles including Ensemble Signal, Alarm Will Sound, The Knights, Ensemble Modern, Bang on a Can, the Tri-Centric Orchestra, and Wordless Music. He performs and records on horns, accordions, pianos, and banjos with groups including The Hands Free, The Opposite of a Train, and Shovels and Rope, and teaches community singing and engaged artistry at The New School in NYC.

 

Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist ANGÈLICA NEGRÓN writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring”.  Her music has been performed at the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Ecstatic Music Festival and the 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial and she has collaborated with artists like Sō Percussion, loadbang and American Composers Orchestra, among others.  Angélica is currently a doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where she studies composition with Tania León.

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