David Coll
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Friday, September 02, 2016
By Greensboro Project Space

GPS Portals Lecture Series

Wednesday, September 7th 6pm - 7:30pm

David Coll


David Coll (b.1980) is a composer of concert music, installation art, and interdisciplinary projects that engage physical presence with technology to create works of dramatic, introspective, and often playful effect. His work has been recognized through commissions, prizes, and awards from Milano Musica, NewMusicUSA, the Zellerbach Foundation, ISCM World Music Days, IRCAM, the Salvatore Martirano Foundation and Royaumont, among others. Groups that perform his works in the USA include line upon line percussion, Ogni Suono saxophone duo, ICE, and Wild Rumpus; and abroad 2e2m, RepertorioZero, Itinéraire, among others. Soloists who have championed his work include Donatienne Michel- Dansac, Séverine Ballon, Lionel Peintre, and Mellissa Hughes. 

David’s music has been featured at festivals including Gaudeamus (2005 & 2009), World Music Days, MATA, Voix Nouvelles, Tzlil Meudcan, and the New Music Gathering. It has been performed at venues including the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Éspace de Projection, the Piccolo Teatro, Roulette, the Mondavi Center, the Krannert Center, and the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ.

As an educator, David has lectured at institutions including MIT, Columbia College, and Washington University. He was a Visiting Professor at Hanyang University (Seoul, Korea) and this year is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. For the 2016-2017 season, David is a composer-in-research at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, with further education at IRCAM (Cursus and Cursus 2), the Orpheus Institute, and the University of Illinois. He has studied with Edmund Campion, Ken Ueno, Franck Bedrossian, Yan Maresz, Erik Ulman, and Jason Eckardt, and participated in master classes with composers Chaya Czernowin, Steven Takasugi, Brian Ferneyhough, Alvin Curran, Martin Bresnick, Mauro Lanza, Philippe Leroux, James Dillon, Luca Francesconi and Mathias Spahlinger.

GPS Portals Lecture Series

The artist lecture and workshop series at the Greensboro Project Space will feature doers and makers from outside of Greensboro. Through a projected skype sessions, we are presenting a wide variety of movers and shakers in social practice and community engagement. The speakers will range from practicing artists to community leaders who have a passion to share with the public. Join us for engaging talks, interactive workshops, and opportunities to connect with incredible artists from around the world.

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