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Colin Tucker is a composer and sound artist based in Buffalo, New York. His music has 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, Issue Project Room, June in Buffalo, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary MusicOrchestra Hall, and the Slingshot Festival, and recognized by a BMI Student Composer Award. Also active in curation, he is founding curator of null point, an initiative for new music and sound art in Buffalo.

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).

He may be contacted at ColinLTucker [at] gmail [dot] com.

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