NEWS / UPCOMING:
Oct.18, 2017: FÜNF+FÜNF Contrabass Clarinet and Percussion Festival, Berlin
New work for contrabass clarinets, percussionists, and electronics.
Sep. 8, 2017: Royaumont, AsniŹres-sur-Oise, Paris Region. New work for the Ensemble Voix Nouvelles. Commissioned by Royaumont Abbaye & Fondation.
Aug. 2, 2017: Time Spans Festival, New York City. New work for the Talea Ensemble. Commissioned by the Earle Brown Music Foundation.
June 28-July 8, 2017: VIPA Festival
Executive Director and Faculty member.
May 9-15, 2017: University of Chicago
Residency with the [Switch~ Ensemble] performing new works by UChicago composers.
Mar. 5, 2017: Hot Air Festival, San Francisco.
SF Premiere of Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Electronics, and Video: pulp.
Feb. 15-16, 2017: Riot Ensemble, England.
Premiere of new work for percussion and electronics.
Jan. 3.2017: Guest lecturer at the University of Chicago.
Dec. 14-16, 2016: the [Switch~ Ensemble] plays San Francisco & Oakland.
Sep. 27, 2016: Guest lecture, San Jose State University.
Sep. 25, 2016: Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Electronics, and Video: pulp with Matt Evans at Kent State University.
Sep. 23, 2016: Guest composer talk, Vernon Salon, Oakland.
Sep. 17, 2016: NEON Music Festival, Asymptotic Flux: First Study in Entropy with the Mivos Quartet and clarinetist Madison Greenstone.
Aug. 21-Sep.9, 2016: Royaumont Académie Voix Nouvelles, World Premiere of soliloquios del viento for six singers and eight instrumentalists, Talea Ensemble + Exaudi, commissioned by Royaumont.
July 6-16, 2016: VIPA Festival, executive director | the [Switch~ Ensemble], artistic director & conductor. Premieres by Timothy McCormack, James Bean, nine VIPA participant composers, and works of Stefano Gervasoni and Rand Steiger.
June 23-30, 2016: Avaloch Farm Music Institute
residency with the [Switch~ Ensemble] and composer Timothy McCormack, new works by McCormack, James Bean, Igor Santos, Theocharis Papatrechas, Samuel Gillies, Jeremy Corren, and more.
May 22, 2016: Queens New Music Festival
the [Switch~ Ensemble], artistic director & conductor. American premieres of music by Alexander Schubert, Lisa Streich, Santiago Diez-Fischer, and works by C.Chandler, C.Mettens, and A.Vine.
May 14, 2016: Sean Fredenburg will perform Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Electronics, and Video: pulp at Portland State University
Apr. 24 & 29, 2016: Emily Jane Loboda will perform Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Electronics, and Video: pulp at University of North Carolina at Greensboro and at University of Richmond
Apr. 11, 2016: Casey Grev will perform Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Electronics, and Video: pulp at Michigan State University in East Lansing
Jan.12.16: Guest lecturer at the University of Chicago.
Nov.29, 15: World premiere of hunger fragments for sixteen solo voices, commissioned by the NY Virtuoso Singers in New York City, NY.
Nov.14, 15: World premiere of gimme shelter for three percussionists, electronics, and video processing, commissioned by Eklekto Percussion in Geneva, Switzerland.
Oct.14, 15: Guest lecturer at Bergen senter for Elektronisk Kunst (BEK), Norway.
Oct.02, 15: Artist in Residence at USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway with support from the American-Scandinavian Foundation for work on Hunger.
Sep.13, 15: World premiere of walkside, lost commissioned by Gaudeamus Muziekweek for Slagwerk Den Haag as a nominee for the 2015 Gaudeamus Prize.
Sep.12, 15: European premiere of Asymptotic Flux: Second Study in Entropy with Insomnio Ensemble and Dutch premiere of Asymptotic Flux: First Study in Entropy with New European Ensemble at Gaudeamus Muziekweek as a nominee for the 2015 Gaudeamus Prize.
Jul.24, 15: European premiere of Asymptotic Flux: First Study in Entropy with MIVOS Quartet and Madison Greenstone at the 2015 VIPA Festival in Valencia, Spain.
Jul.13, 15: World Premiere of Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Electronics, and Video: pulp with Matt Evans at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France
May 15, 15: the [Switch~ Ensemble] presents HUNGER (Part III) on the MATA Interval Series in New York City.
May.09, 15: World Premiere of de/ter| |ior.ation with the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra in Cleveland, OH.
Mar.28.15: 2015 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for Double Concerto for Two Horns & Chamber Orchestra.
Feb.23, 15: LA Times review of HUNGER on The Industry's FIRST TAKE: "Jason Thorpe Buchanan's "Hunger,"... is a kind of training session in mental disintegration...An ungodly opera needs ugly music, singers who produce primal sounds, an electric guitar that sounds scraped raw, a wailing orchestra effects, cuts the ear like a knife. Buchanan delivers." Full article here!
Jan.21, 15: A version of my article Dealing With Time (Writing an Opera) has been featured on The Industry's blog. Original essay can be viewed here.