Erik Ulman is a Lecturer in Music at Stanford University. He studied composition at UCSD with Brian Ferneyhough, and with Helmut Lachenmann at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule; he has taught at UCSD and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His music has been performed many notable interpreters, including the Arditti Quartet, Séverine Ballon, Claire Chase, the Formalist Quartet, Mari Kawamura, and Élise Roy. Among his distinctions are a commission from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard, a Hewlett Fellowship at the Djerassi Program, and a portrait concert at the Museo Jumex in Mexico City in conjunction with its Cy Twombly retrospective; and he was the featured composer in the wasteLAnd concert series in Los Angeles for its 2016-17 season. Ulman has published essays on music, film, and literature in various journals and books, and co-edited with Mark Applebaum an issue of Contemporary Music Review on compositional pedagogy; and he is also an experienced violinist, notably as a member of the sfSoundGroup. Since 2004 Ulman and Marcia Scott have organized fourteen Poto Festivals, a forum for artists in diverse media ( potoweb.org ).