Robert Phillips

Electroacoustic and Chamber Music Composer

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RECENT AND UPCOMING:

June 6, 2016: Rutaceae, interpreted by Heather Roche, in Cologne, Germany.

Thursday, April 21, 2016: Premiere of String Quartet No. 2, by the Formalist Quartet, at Los Angeles City College. Commissioned through the Jezek Prize by the Eiler Foundation.

March 13, 2016: Larghetto Rubato, interpreted by Magnus Anderson, Walter Gray, and Elise Jacoberger, at Western Washington University.

March 8, 2016: Larghetto Rubato, interpreted by Magnus Anderson, Rohan de Saram, and Elise Jacoberger, at Washington State University.

February 12, 2016: Rutaceae, interpreted by Heather Roche, in Leeds, UK. I was so impressed by the audio/video quality of the stream given by the University of Leeds . Rutaceae starts at 0:40 in this archive of the live stream.

February 9, 2016: Premiere of Rutaceae, commissioned by Heather Roche as part of her composition competition, in London.

Jan. 22 – Feb. 14, 2016: Music for Hanae Utamura’s exhibition, Holiday at War at Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

Nov. 3 – Dec. 14, 2015: Residency at PACT Zollverein in collaboration with visual artist Hanae Utamura on Kameradschaft Zollverein.

Sep. 7 – Oct. 7, 2015: Return residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude.

September 26, 2015: Performance of Fwol with Céline Papion in Stuttgart, at Galerie AK2, as part of SKAM‘s concert CON.FUSION, and featuring the premiere of  OTTO.

May 21, 2015: Premiere of Borderlands, a collaboration with visual artist Hanae Utamura and performer Shelley Etkin as part of the Month of Performing Arts Berlin at Meinblau.

April 11, 2015: Premiere of Der Hunger von Spiegeln by the Ictus Ensemble at the Opéra de Lille for the final concert of Les Zébrides, featuring Tom Pauwels on guitar, Jean-Luc Plovier on piano and the Yamaha DX-7, Pieter Lenaerts on voice and contrabass, and Adam Rosenblatt on percussion. The concert will also premiere the accompanying video, which visually represents the polyphonic stratification at play in the composition, and was produced at Akademie Schloss Solitude with guidance and assistance from an incredibly generous and brilliant team of filmmakers and videographers: Hanae Utamura, Andreas Bolm, Manuel Ferrari, Lindsay Foster, and Alex Reynolds.

March 1 – August 31, 2015: Residency at Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen.

February 16, 2015: I’m very happy and grateful to have been selected  to collaborate with clarinetist Heather Roche on a work for clarinet and electronics to be premiered in early 2016.

December 1, 2014: I’m excited to have been awarded the Julius F. Jezek Prize from the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation, and am greatly looking forward to collaborating with the Formalist Quartet next year.

October 25, 2014: Performance of Larghetto Rubato by Glenn Einschlag, Katie Weissman, and Zane Merritt at Pausa Art House in Buffalo, New York, along with Wooden Cities.

September 14, 2014: Premiere of Fwol, for cello and electronics, with cellist Celine Papion, in Berlin, at Galerie Ron Mandos. During this concert I also premiered the timbre mapping application and sampler, app/territory, developed by Robert Ochshorn.

May 16, 2014: Premiere of Eidolon Verbrauch, a collaboration with saxophonists Nikola Lutz and Mark Lorenz Kysela for the American Days Festival at Gedok Galerie, with me performing on sampler and electronics.

May 10, 2014: Lecture and performance of work-in-progress Der Hunger von Spiegeln, with the Ictus Ensemble, at Akademie Schloss Solitude.

March 7, 2014: Performance of Larghetto Rubato by Pascal Gallois, Rohan de Saram, and Magnus Andersson in Skinnskateberg, Sweden.

December 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014: I’ve been in Stuttgart, Germany, enjoying a nine month fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude, where I’ve been working on a major project with the Ictus Ensemble, for electric guitar, contrabass, percussion, and piano + synthesizer. The piece will premiere on April 11, 2015, at the Lille Opera House.

May 12, 2013: I’ll be performing on digital turntables and  electroacoustic miscellany with Bird with Strings, in New Haven, Connecticut. We’ll be interpreting Miles Davis’ 1972 album On the Corner. More info about the concert can be found here.

April 20, 2013: Wooden Cities will interpret O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden during their Spring 2013 concert series at St. Joseph’s Parish in Buffalo, NY.

Jan. 31, 2013: Distractfold Ensemble interpreted my septet Shindō no su, at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Dec. 8, 2012: Ensemble SurPlus gave the world premiere of O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden, for 13 players without a conductor, during their 20th anniversary concert at the E-Werk Freiburg, alongside world premieres by Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf and Dieter Mack.

Dec. 4, 2012: I defended my dissertation, Aur, for string quartet and electronics, at the University at Buffalo, in front of committee members: David Felder, Jeffrey Stadelman, James Currie, and Charles Smith. This defense finalized my Ph.D. in Music Composition.