Jason charney, composer (August 2015)

Jason Charney’s work as a composer addresses the connections among scientific phenomena, sensory perception, and performative gesture.  He writes music for both instruments and electronic media, often combining them. He is also an active electroacoustic performer. As a sound artist, Jason is interested in cultivating sound as a critical and expressive medium in gallery or site-specific installations, exploring ethical considerations and non-linear musical environments.

Jason holds degrees in music theory and composition from the University of Kansas and Bowling Green State University.

 

CONRAD FREIBURG, ARTIST (AUGust 2015)

Originally from rural downstate Illinois, Conrad Freiburg asserts that Nothing is in his bones. As a result, he is able to focus his artwork on the moment of constant discovery open to many different disciplines such as music, philosophy, astronomy, and engineering. His sculptures, drawings and installations often include the viewer to be physically interactive to complete the artistic experiment inherent to the work. Demolition and reconstruction are at the forefront of Freiburg's investigations. His work has mostly been exhibited throughout Chicago since 1998. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, busks all over the country, and is represented by Linda Warren Gallery. 

Keve Wilson, Oboe (January 2016)

Hailed by the New York Times for her “magnificently sweet tone”, Keve Wilson has enjoyed a varied musical career over two decades. Currently oboist of the hit Broadway musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, her CD Pure Imagination was released on Composer’s Concordance Records distributed by Naxos. A past winner of Concert Artists Guild with her quintet, Meliora Winds, Keve is solo oboist with Kristjan Jarvi’s Absolute Ensemble and can be heard on the group’s numerous albums, including the Grammy nominated Absolute Mix. With the Absolute Ensemble, she has traveled to Dubai, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Greece, London, France, Finland, South Korea, and Amsterdam where the group performed at the Concertgebouw.  In 2013 the Absolute Ensemble returned to Germany to perform in Leipzig with Simone Dinnerstein to release their latest album, Bach Re-Invented.  A two-time winner of the Clifford-Levy Creativity Grant, Keve spent ten days in the Makuleke Village in South Africa in June 2013 where she participated in learning and teaching folk songs of the region. 

Originally from Hyde Park, New York, Keve graduated from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied oboe with Richard Killmer, piano with Patricia Arden, and dance with Elizabeth Clark. She currently resides in her favorite city of New York with her husband and two Portuguese water dogs. 

Juraj Kojs, Composer (January 2016)

Juraj Kojs is a Slovakian composer, performer, multimedia artist and producer permanently residing in the US. Juraj's creative and research work reaches to the areas of music at the threshold of hearing, action-based acoustic and electroacoustic music, cyberinstruments created with physical modeling synthesis, tactile music, native instruments from central Europe, contemporary concert music, dance music, interactive audio-visual performance, muscle-powered multimedia, music with everyday objects and toys and graphic notation. 

Juraj is a co-founder of Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts (FETA) and the ensemble SofIA: Sonorities of Interactive Acoustics. He organizes 12 Nights and Acoustica 21 concert series at the Harold Golen Gallery in Miami, Florida. Juraj holds a PhD. in Composition and Computer Technologies from the University of Virginia. He had teaching appointments at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark, Yale University, University of Virginia and Ai Miami International University of Art and Design. Juraj is currently an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Music Theory and Composition at University of Miami's Frost School of Music.

Alumni

Andy Akiho, steel pan and composer (July 2013) 

Matt Albert, violin and viola (May 2014)

Lisa Kaplan, piano and composer (July 2013, January 2015)

Kerrith Livengood, flute and composer (January 2015)

Craig Marks, guitar and composer (August 2014)

Jennifer Woodrum, clarinet (August 2014)