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Andrew Greenwald

Andrew Greenwald (born Queens N.Y) is an American composer whose current work engages with issues of pixelated sound material viewed at increasing resolutions; rational formal containers for that material; and didactic indexing of those containers to form a perceived whole/hole. His work has been commissioned or independently programmed by Ensemble Pamplemousse, Arditti Quartet, JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Spektral Quartet, Ensemble Adapter, On Structure, Ensemble Dal Niente, Line Upon Line Percussion, and Seth Josel at festivals and venues throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Constantin Basica

Constantin Basica is a Romanian composer living in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose current work focuses on symbiotic interrelations between music, video, and performers. His pieces have been performed in Europe, North America, and Asia by artists such as Séverine Ballon, Tony Arnold, Karen Bentley Pollick, Olga Berar, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Liminar, ELISION Ensemble, Distractfold Ensemble, Mocrep, JACK Quartet, Spektral Quartet, kallisti, RAGE Thormbones, line upon line, Retro Disco, and Fresh Squeezed Opera.

Erik Ulman

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

Erika Arul

Erika’s career as a pianist has involved solo, chamber and concerto performances, and she has recorded (with Mary Jane Cope) the world premier of Emily Howell’s From Darkness, Light for Centaur Records (2010).  In 2000, she joined the music department at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she taught theory and piano, specializing in aural analysis.  She joined the music department at Stanford in 2013 where she teaches aural analysis and musicianship skills.

Giancarlo Aquilanti

Studied composition with Paolo Ugoletti, Glenn Glasow, Wayne Peterson, and Jody Rockmaker.

Numerous compositions, including songs for voice and various combinations of instruments, several orchestral, choral and band pieces, string quartets, and the operas La povertà, Lot’s Women, and Oxford Companions.

Recipient of the Walter J. Gores award for excellence in teaching (2003-04), Stanford's highest award.

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