2013 Stony Brook Premieres!
Dimitris Tsoukas lives in Athens, Greece. He studied music in Athens and London. He was awarded the ALCM Diploma in Composition from the London College of Music, Thames Valley University, and the MMus in composition from Royal Holloway University of London with distinction. After gaining the Thomas Holloway Scholarship, he continued his studies pursuing a PhD in Composition supported by the PRS Foundation. Over the years he has written music for a variety of media (vocal, chamber, orchestral) being mostly influenced by the traditional and folk music of the Balkans. He has also produced a substantial amount of electronic music, exploring the relationship and expanding the boundaries between music, sound, noise, digital technology, audio culture and contemporary modes of expression through sound.
Anne H. Goldberg blurs the definitions of music and dance as a composer, choreographer, and performer. Founder and artistic director of the Synthesis Aesthetics Project, a collaborative of musicians, dancers, multimedia and spoken word artists, Anne has produced, composed, choreographed and directed a variety of productions, most recently as Emerging-Artist-in-Residence at The Field. In addition to Synthesis, Anne co-founded the new music ensemble Tempus Continuum Ensemble, premiering and performing both her own music and that of other 20th Touring the east coast and internationally, Anne’s music has been premiered and performed by ensembles such as the Boston New Music Institute, the Novatrio, NeoLit Ensemble, and at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at New England onservatory. Her artistry has been featured in music venues such as Symphony Space, the Kitchen, the Cell, the Flea Theater, and many others nationally and internationally.
Anne’s background, although based upon the study of science, mathematics and languages, never strayed far from her passion for the arts. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College with extensive course work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received her M.M. of Classical Composition at the Manhattan School of Music under Dr. Marjorie Merryman, and influences of Nils Vigeland, Reiko Füting, and Mark Stambaugh. She is a D.M.A. candidate at MSM under Dr. Reiko Füting. In addition to her musical and choreographic pursuits, Anne is a professional figure skater, holding gold freestyle, artistry and ice dancing titles in the United States and Canada as well as International ice dancing titles.
Martin Loridan is a French composer. He is graduated from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP) where he obtained 4 Premiers prix. He studied with T. Escaich, G. Connesson, W. Rihm, D. D'Adamo, A. Mabit, D.Cohen. His work includes chamber, orchestral and vocal music, as well as film-music, arrangements and orchestrations. His works have been performed through Europe, Asia, and America by various orchestras and ensembles such as ECCE, Arcis ensemble, opus21musikplus, the London Schubert players, The Stadler Ensemble, the Pittsburg symphony orchestra, l’Orchestre de la garde républicaine, the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM, and renowned soloist such as Claude Delangle and Veronica Khojukharova. He currently works with the Centre national de création musicale CESARE and the ensemble l’instant donné (France). Website: www.martin-loridan.com
Joshua Marquez (b. 1990) is a Filipino-American composer, currently pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at the University of Iowa. Joshua holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (MM in Composition '13), and Campbell University (BA in Composition '11 and BA in Classical Guitar '11).
He has studied with David Gompper, Mark Engebretson, Alejandro Rutty, and Milen Parashkevov and participated in master classes with Samuel Adler, David Lang, Roshanne Etezady, David Biedenbender, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Jakov Jakoulov, and Zae Munn.
Sebastian Armoza is an Argentine-American composer of contemporary music. His dramatic and energetic style reflects his interest in expression and gesture. Sebastian’s music extends from orchestral to chamber works, to electronic and computer-generated works. Broadcasts and performances include participation in North River Music Series, PASNY Festival, and The Box: Living Composers Concert Series; university performances at Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and Cal Arts. Commissioning ensembles include Yarn/Wire, TimeTable Percussion Trio, Linda Wetherill, Zella Trio, Ensemble Pamplemousse, The Miolina Violin Duo, and Iktus Percussion Quartet.
Current projects include a large music-theater piece, The Body Artist, (with text by playwright William Haas) for vocalist Emily Howard and The Ensemble Youkali of the UK. Sebastian received his music education from the State University of New York system (BFA Purchase College, PhD Stony Brook). His mentors include Dary John Mizelle and Daniel Weymouth.