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Colin Tucker is a composer and curator who lives in Buffalo, New York. His compositions have been performed by ensembles dal niente, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ECCE), Edges, ELISION, Linéa, plus-minus, S.E.M. EnsembleSlee Sinfonietta, soundinitiative, SurplusthingNY, the St. Petersburg String Quartet, and the symphony Orchestras of Detroit, Detroit Civic, and Ann Arbor, at venues such as Akademie Schloss SolitudeCentre for Research in New Music, Center for 21st Century Music, Constellation Chicago Frequency SeriesDarmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Eastman School of MusicIssue Project Room, June in Buffalo, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary MusicOrchestra Hall, and the Slingshot Festival, and recognized by grants and awards from Akademie Schloss Solitude and BMI.

As a curator, he founded and currently leads Null Point, an initiative for new music and sound art in Buffalo whose projects include site-specific projects (sometimes in historic industrial sites), concerts thematizing on limit situations of performance and audition, and participatory workshop-concerts (often in accessible sites in working-class neighborhoods). His curatorial projects have been funded by Arts Council Norway, New Music USA, New York State Council on the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, and numerous universities.

He has studied with Aaron Cassidy and Bryn Harrison at the University of Huddersfield (MPhil, Vice Chancellor’s Award for an Outstanding Research Degree Thesis), with William Bolcom and Betsy Jolas at the University of Michigan (BM, summa cum laude), and with Mark André, Pierluigi Billone, Chaya CzernowinBrian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, and Augusta Read Thomas in masterclasses and private lessons. Currently he is a PhD Candidate (ABD) and Dissertation Fellow at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where he works with David Felder, and where he previously held a Presidential Fellowship. As a teaching assistant and adjunct lecturer at the University at Buffalo, he has designed and taught courses in composition, music theory, and music appreciation (contemporary art music, sound art, sound studies, and pop/rock).

Contact Colin at ColinLTucker [at] gmail [dot] com.

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