Mikel Kuehn - Activities

Activities 2016

  • December 16, 2016, 1:00pm - Crack (2001, flute, alto saxophone, and electroacoustics) performed on the 2016 Asian Saxophone Congress by the Alea Duo (Paul Mizzi, flute and Chi Him Chik, saxophone). National Chiayi Universtiy, Chiayi, TAIWAN.
  • December 14, 2016, 11:00am - Several works from my new portrait CD, Object/Shadow are featured on the "New Muse, Episode 46: SEAMUS Meets Mikel Kuehn" radio program, Rochester New York. 
  • December 4, 2016, 3:00pm - Entanglements (2016, guitar and harp) performed on the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) "Untempered" program by Dan Lippel (guitar) and Nuiko Wadden (harp). Large Auditorium, Delaware County Community College, Media, Pennsylvania.
  • December 3, 2016, 6:30pm - Crack (2001, flute, alto saxophone, and electroacoustics) performed on the 2016 Arts X Festival by the Alea Duo (Paul Mizzi, flute and Chi Him Chik, saxophone). Bryan Art Gallery Commons,  Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • November 12, 2016, 10:08am - Unfoldings (2004, solo guitar) played on WHUS 91.7 FM "Pushing the Envelope: Music Decidedly Left of Center (Avant-garde) with Joel Krutt" radio program, Storrs, Connecticut.
  • November 11, 2016: Object/Ombre, the first portrait CD of Kuehn's work is released on New Focus Recordings viaNaxos, iTunes, Amazon, BandCamp, etc.. The CD features performances by Ensemble Dal Niente (Michael Lewanski, cond.), Flexible Music, and the BGSU Saxophone Ensemble in addition to solo works interpreted by percussionist Gregory Beyer, cellist Craig Hultgren, and guitarist Daniel Lippel. Composer/Flutist/Icon Harvey Sollberger has provided extensive program notes for the occasion. For more information or for purchase visit: New Focus,Naxos, Amazon, iTunes, and BandCamp
  • November 9, 2016, 7:30pm - The Spektral Quartet performs String Quartet No. 1 (If on a winter's night...) during their Institute for New Music residency at Northwestern University. Northwestern University, Galvin Hall, Chicago, Illinois.
  • November 8, 2016, 10:53am. Between the Lynes (1994, for flute, cello, and piano) played on WRUV 90.1 FM "The Floating Head of Zsa Zsa" radio program, Burlington, Vermont.
  • October 21, 2016, 8pm - The Spektral Quartet performs String Quartet No. 1 (If on a winter's night...) on the Bowling Green New Music Festival. Kobacker Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
  • October 11, 2016, 10pm - Chiaroscuro (2007, for cello and electroacoustics) broadcast on KGNU 88.5 FM, “The Present Edge,” with Ann Cantelow radio program, Boulder Colorado.
  • September 15, 2016, 5pm - Marianne Gythfeldt performs Rite of Passage (2014, bass clarinet and electroacoustics) on the International Computer Music Conference/Guadeamus Muziekweek. Fentener van Vlissingen in the Conservatory of Utrecht. Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • July 29, 2016, 1pm. World premiere of Entanglements by Dan Lippel (guitar) and Nuiko Wadden (harp) on the Mostly Mozart OpenICE Micro Commissions Concert. Lincoln Center, New York, New York.
  • June 12, 2016, 8:30pm - The Spektral Quartet performs String Quartet No. 1 (If on a winter's night...) on their season finalé at Constellation. 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois.
  • June 8, 2016, 8:00pm - Pianist Stephanie Titus performs Circular Variations (2011, solo piano) at the New Music on the Point festival, Leicester, Vermont.
  • June 3, 2016, time TBA - The Spektral Quartet performs String Quartet No. 1 (If on a winter's night...) at Comfort Station. 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, Illinois.
  • May 30, 2016, 9:00pm - Ensemble AKA (Marilène Provencher-Leduc and Tommy Davis) performs Crack (2001, flute alto sax and electroacoustics) for the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab. Cafe Resonance, Montreal, Canada.
  • May 22, 2016, 1pm - Hypercube Music (formerly Iktus Combo) performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano) at the Queens New Music Festival. Main Stage, 44‐02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens, New York.
  • May 16, 2016, time TBA - The Spektral Quartet performs String Quartet No. 1 (If on a winter's night...) live on  WFMT (FM 98.7) Chicago.  The performance will be live streamed here (time TBA).
  • May 6, 2016, 3pm - The Spektral Quartet performs String Quartet No. 1 (If on a winter's night...) at the Outer Ear Series. Experimental Sound Studio. 5925 N Ravenswood, Chicago, Illinois.
  • May 1, 2016. Guest Composer at the University of Chicago:
  • 1-2:30pm. Pre-concert talk about my music including an overview of String Quartet No. 1 (If on a winter's night...). University of Chicago, Classics Building, room 110.
  • 3pm - The Spektral Quartet gives the premiere of String Quartet No. 1 (If on a winter's night...). This concert will also include my work Colored Shadows (2012, viola and live electroacoustics) performed by Doyle Armbrust in addition to works by UC graduate composition students. Fulton Hall, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. 
  • April 30, 2016, 5-10pm - Join me at Dal Niente's PARTY 2016 where pianist Winston Choi will perform Returning the Complement (2013). Dal Niente Studio & 3rd Floor Commons, 4045 North Rockwell StreetChicago, Illinois.
  • April 27, 2016, 7pm - The Spektral Quartet will be holding an open rehearsal of my first string quartet. Fulton Hall, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
  • April 23, 2016, 8pm - Rite of Passage (Hyperresonance V) (2014, bass clarinet and live electroacoustics) performed on the DMA recital of clarinetist Gunnar Owen Hirthe. Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
  • April 22, 2016, 8pm - Rite of Passage (Hyperresonance V) (2014, bass clarinet and live electroacoustics) performed by clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt on Collide-o-Scope Music's concert at Tenri Cultural Institute. 43A West 13th St.,New York, New York.
  • March 23, 2016, 8pm - Crosstalk (2005/14, flute and violin) performed by Conor Nelson (flute) and Caroline Chin (violin) on the Faculty Composers Forum. Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
  • February 19, 2016, 8:00pm - ...blue circles streamed, like rainbows in the sky... (2015, piano and live electroacoustics) performed by Marilyn Nonken at New York University. NYU Blackbox Theater, 82 Washington Square East, New York, New York.
  • February 19, 2016, 8pm - Iktus Combo performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano). Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas.
  • February 18, 2016, 8pm - Iktus Combo performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano). Fine Arts Recital Hall, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
  • February 16, 2016, 8pm - Iktus Combo performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano).  Pottle Hal, Southeastern University, Hammond, Louisiana. 
  • February 1, 2016, 7:30pm - ...blue circles streamed, like rainbows in the sky... (2015, piano and live electroacoustics) performed by Marilyn Nonken at Le Poisson Rouge, New York, New York (world premiere).
  • February 1, 2016, 4pm, pianist Stephanie Titus performs Circular Variations (2011, solo piano) at Bluffton University. Bluffton, Ohio.
  • January 27, 2016, 8pm - World premiere of ...blue circles streamed, like rainbows in the sky... (2015, piano and live electroacoustics) by Marilyn Nonken at the University of Pennsylvania.  I will also be talking to the UPenn composition students before the recital.
  • January 13, 2016, 8pm - World premiere of Crosstalk (2005/14, flute and violin), by Conor Nelson (flute) and Caroline Chin (violin). Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 

Activities 2015

  • November 19, 2015, 8pm - Iktus Combo performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano) at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. 
  • November 18, 2015, 8pm - Iktus Combo performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano) at the Cincinnati Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH.
  • November 16, 2015, 8pm - Iktus Combo performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano) on the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music's Music at the Forefront series. Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
  • November 14, 2015, 8pm - Iktus Combo performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano) at Illinois State University, Normal IL.
  • November 13, 2015, 8pm - Iktus Combo performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano) at the 2nd Annual Southern Illinois University Guitar Festival, Carbondale, IL.
  • November 11, 2015, 8pm - Iktus Combo performs Color Fields (2008, tenor saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, piano) at SUNY Purchase, Westchester, NY.
  • October 24, 2015, 2:30pm - Rite of Passage (Hyperresonance V) (2014, bass clarinet and live electroacoustics) will be performed by Gunnar Owen Hirthe on the Bowling Green New Music Festival, Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
  • September 28, 2015, 4:30pm - Colored Shadows (2012, viola and live electroacoustics) performed by Ensemble Dal Niente's Ammie Brod at the International Computer Music Conference, Lyric Theater, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
  • July 10, 2015, 5:00pm - Etchings (2009, saxophone quartet) performed at the World Saxophone Congress by Echo Rogue (Christopher Anderson, Don-Paul Kahl, Matthew Mahaffey, and Jeff Vickers). Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 24. Strasbourg, France.
  • June 22, 2015, 4-5:45pm - The Secret World of Bookends (2005, 4-channel fixed media) will be performed on the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Abrons Arts Center, New York City.
  • June 10, 2015 - The Visual Resonance of Bookends (2012, 4-channel fixed media with image by Jean Detheux) screened at the Understanding Visual Music Conference (UVM) 2015, Bank of Brazil Cultural Center, Brasilia, Brazil.
  • June 2, 2015, 8pm. Crack (Hyperresonance I) (2001, flute, alto saxophone and fixed media) performed by Sara Baldini (flute) and Pieter Pellens (alto saxophone). Miry Concert Hall, Ghent, Belgium.
  • May 15-17, 2015 (Time TBA) - Mark Cox performs Jigsaw (1992, for solo tuba) at the ITA Midwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference. Bryan Recital hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
  • May 1, 2015, 8pm - Duo d'Entre-Deux (Tommy Davis and Nick Zoulek) performs a transcription of Tag (2006, for two flutes) for two alto saxophones on Les concerts de la metropole, Oratoire du Sacré-Cœur, 4816 rue Garnier, Montréal, Canada.
  • April 18, 2015, 8:00pm - Rite of Passage (Hyperresonance V) (2014, bass clarinet and live electroacoustics) will be performed by Gunnar Owen Hirthe on the New Music from Bowling Green show at. 1464 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
  • April 5, 2015, 8:00pm - Tag (2005, for two flutes) performed by Octavian Moldovean and Eun Hae Oh on Eun Hae Oh's performance certificate recital. Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
  • March 26-28, 2015 - Rite of Passage (Hyperresonance V) (2014, bass clarinet and live electroacoustics) will be performed by clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt on the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS) National Conference. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • March 10, 2015, 7:00pm - Resonances (2001, for soprano saxophone and piano) performed by Tommy Davis (saxophone) and Jason Noble (piano) at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • February 23-24, 2015 - Guest composer at the Eastman School of Music. Masterclass for student composers, talk on my music, and lecture on computer music.
  • February 14, 2015, 8:00pm - Crack (Hyperresonance I) (2001, flute, alto saxophone and fixed media) performed by Duo Zéphyr (Jean-Michel Goury, saxophone; Sophie Goury, flute) on the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Region 9 Conference. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Calgary, Ontario, Canada.
  • February 11, 2015, 8:00pm - ...lilac shrieks and scarlet bellowings... (2010, visual music with images by Jean Detheux) will be performed on the Faculty Composers' Forum. Bryan Recital hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. 
  • February 10, 2015, 7:30pm - Crack (Hyperresonance I) (2001, flute, alto saxophone and fixed media) performed by Duo Zéphyr (Jean-Michel Goury, saxophone; Sophie Goury, flute). Muttart Hall, Alberta College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • February 9, 2015, 6:00pm - I will be giving a talk about my work at the Manhattan School of Music.
  • February 8, 2015, 3:00pm -Rite of Passage (Hyperresonance V) (2014, bass clarinet and live electroacoustics) received its New York premiere by clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt at Spectrum NYC as part of the New York City 2015 Composers Now Festival. 121 Ludlow, New York, New York.
  • January 28 - 31, 2015, Residency at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois. Activities included:
    • January 30-31: Ensemble Dal Niente will be recording Between the Lynes (1994, flute, cello, and piano), Devouring Time (2010, marimba), and Undercurrents (2013, 14 instruments) for a portrait CD on New Focus Recordings.  Michael Lewanski, conductor.
    • January 29, 8:00pm: Ensemble Dal Niente presented four of my chamber works on a portrait concert at Northern Illinois University featuring Between the Lynes(1994, flute, cello, and piano), Unfoldings (2004, guitar), Devouring Time (2010, marimba), and Returning the Complement (2013, piano). Performers included Gregory Beyer (marimba), Winston Choi (piano), Emma Hospelhorn (flute), Jesse Langen (guitar), and Chris Wild (cello). The concert also included The Secret World of Bookends (2005, 4-channel fixed media).
    • January 29, 11am: Guest lecture: "Quotation in Contemporary Music" on the Northern Illinois University School of Music's All Student Convocation.
    • January 28, 6-8pm: Guest lecture on Max/MSP and my recent work for Northern Illinois University students.