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June 22-28: composition Il Prete Rosso, for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer music, to be performed by Sarah Plum, at the New York City Electronic Music Festival, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

June 22-28: composition This Edge, for computer music accompanying video, a collaboration with video artist Joan Grossman, to be presented at the New York City Electronic Music Festival, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

May 19, 2015: composition Il Prete Rosso, for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer music, to be performed by Sarah Plum, at the Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA

May 15, 2015: composition Il Prete Rosso, for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer music, to be performed by Sarah Plum, at the School of Music and Dance, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

May 15, 2015: composition Commencement Address, for double brass quintet, to be performed by the Virginia Tech Brass Ensemble, for the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, Cassell Coliseum, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

May 13, 2015: composition Il Prete Rosso, for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer music, to be performed by Sarah Plum, at the Music Department, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

March 29, 2015: composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and video of animation and dance, a collaboration with choreographer Nicole Bradley Browning, animator and video artist Amber Marjorie Bushnell, poet and narrator Mark Gibbons, and dancer Allison Herther, based on research by scientist Mark Lorang, to be presented at the Poznan Music Spring International Festival "Poznanska Wiosna Muzyczna", Sala Blekitna, Academy of Music, Poznan, Poland

March 27, 2015: composition Unimagined Bridges, for band, choir, handbells, and computer music, to be performed by the Blacksburg High School Band and Blacksburg Middle School Choir, for the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference, Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

March 14, 2015: composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, a collaboration with media artists Amber Bushnell and Charles Raffety, presented at the Play Festival and Symposium, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Oberlin, OH

March 4, 2015: composition Chicken and Grits, for electric cello, marimba, and Jazz band, to be performed by the Virginia Tech Jazz Ensemble, Cube, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

February 28, 2015: composition Current Threat Level, for computer music accompanying video of dance, to be presented at the World Electro-Acoustic Listening Room, Recital Hall, California State University, Fullerton, CA

February 19, 2015: composition Gestures, five movements for solo violin, to be performed by Nicole Paglialonga, at the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

February 16, 2015: composition Gestures, five movements for solo violin, to be performed by Nicole Paglialonga, at the Music Department, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

December 19, 2014: premiered composition Commencement Address, for double brass quintet, at the Virginia Tech Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, Cassell Coliseum, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

December 5, 2014: presented composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and video of animation and dance, at the Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra Sonic Voyages: Surprise concert, Auditorium, Victoria Rooms, Bristol, England

December 1, 2014: premiered composition Il Prete Rosso, for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer effects, spatialized through 84 speakers, with violinist Sarah Plum, and performed a telematic improvisation with players at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia, on the Fall DISIS Event, Cube, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

December 1, 2014: telematically lectured at the Research Forum of the ZeroSpace Conference on distance and interaction, sponsored by the McIntire Department of Music, of the University of Virginia, at OpenGrounds, Charlottesville, VA, via Skype

November 11, 2014: performed composition Il Prete Rosso, for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer effects, with violinist Sarah Plum, on the Present~Continuous New Music Ensemble concert, Recital Hall, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

November 11, 2014: presented lecture "Extending Musical Virtuosity with Computer Interaction", for New Music Greensboro, UNCG Electronic Music Studios, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

November 8, 2014: performed composition Il Prete Rosso, for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer effects, with violinist Sarah Plum, at the Third Practice Festival, Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

October 27, 2014: presented composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and video of animation and dance, at the TripleCCRMA Festival, CCRMA Stage, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

October 20, 2014: performed composition Multiplication of Machines: IV. Circuits, for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and interactive computer-effects, with the Temple New Music Ensemble, Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

October 20, 2014: presented lecture "Extending Musical Virtuosity with Computer Interaction", for the conTemplum, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

October 18, 2014: presented lecture "Extending Musical Virtuosity with Computer Interaction", for the Creator/Interpreter lecture series, Turner Jazz Center, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

October 9, 2014: telematically presented paper "Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum: Translating limnology to performed and fixed multimedia", at the Korean ElectroAcoustic Music Society Annual Conference, Seoul National University, Seoul, S. Korea, via Skype

September 19, 2014: presented composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and video of animation and dance, at the International Computer Music Conference, Odeon Starcity, Athens, Greece

September 15, 2014: presented poster and published paper "Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum: a Multimedia Collaboration, with Sonified Data, Computer-Processed Narration, and Electric Violin", at the International Computer Music Conference, Odeon Starcity, Athens, Greece

July 28-31, 2014: taught electroacoustic musical instrument design for the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology Maker Camp, at the Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

July 10, 2014: composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and video of animation and dance, presented at the Australasian Computer Music Conference, Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

June 22-23, 2014: composition Bells Resound, for string quartet, performed by the Cascade String Quartet, and presented Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and video of animation and dance, at the Big Sky Alive Festival, Myrna Loy Theatre and Montana State Capital, Helena, MT

June 19, 2014: performed structured improvisation Satisfaction Guaranteed, for laptop ensemble, with the University of Rome Laptop Ensemble, and presented composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, on the "Two Lands - One Voice" concert series, of the Festa Della Musica Europa, at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy

June 16-19, 2014: taught a Max workshop "Max Programming for Laptop Ensemble Structured Improvisation", for the summer session "Performing the Space: Integration Among the Arts", at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy

June 14, 2014: performed structured improvisations Satisfaction Guaranteed, for laptop ensemble, with the Charlotte New Music Festival Laptop Ensemble, and presented composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, at the Charlotte New Music Festival, at Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC

June 10-14, 2014: taught a Max workshop, with Ronald Parks and David Schneider, at the Charlotte New Music Festival, Charlotte, NC

June 4, 2014: presented composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and video of animation and dance, at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

May 23 - July 9, 2014: composition Kimono Layers, for electric violin and computer effects, for an art installation with Marie Yoho Dorsey, presented at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

May 23, 2014: performed composition At the Boundary, for string quartet and interactive computer effects, with the Third Angle Ensemble, at the New Ideas in Music concert, Alberta Rose Theater, Portland, OR

April 18, 2014: performed structured improvisations by students Chris Kurmel, Alex Little, Erik Rodriguez, Paul Sathre, and Mark Soler, with the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), at the Undergraduate Research Conference, in the Graduate Life Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

April 13, 2014: performed a structured improvisation by student Chris Kurmel, with the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), at the Exposition Concert, in the Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

March, 28, 2014: presented composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and video of animation and dance, at the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference, Beckham Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

March 25, 2014: performed structured improvisations by students Brock Allen, Wisdom Ebirim, Erfan Faneian, Mason Gottschalk, Chris Kurmel, Alex Little, Erik Rodriguez, and Paul Sathre, and faculty Ivica Ico Butorac and Eric Lyon, with the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), soprano Lee Heuermann, and percussionist Annie Stevens, at the Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke Art Works, Roanoke, VA

March 1, 2014: composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data and computer-processed sound, presented at the EcoSono Biomes Concert, California State University, Fullerton, CA

February 22, 2014: performed structured improvisations by students Brock Allen, Wisdom Ebirim, Erfan Faneian, Mason Gottschalk, Chris Kurmel, and Paul Sathre, with the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), at the National Student Electronic Music Event, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

February 22, 2014: presented keynote lecture "Composing Human-Computer Interactivity for Musical Performance", at the National Student Electronic Music Event, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

January 22, 2014: awarded as one of six finalists, for the New Ideas in Music competition, for composition At the Boundary, for string quartet and interactive computer effects, by the Third Angle Ensemble, Portland, OR

January 21, 2013: joined the Editorial Committee for Cayambis Music Press, Blacksburg, VA

December 31, 2013: performed electric violin, bass guitar, and computer with Modality, at First Night Missoula, Zootown Arts Community Center, Missoula, MT

December 5 & 6, 2013: performed structured improvisations by students Brock Allen, Wisdom Ebirim, Erfan Faneian, Mason Gottschalk, Chris Kurmel, and Paul Sathre, with the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), at the Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA

November 9-10, 2013: premiered composition Nicolo, Jimi, and John, a concerto for amplified viola, interactive computer effects, and orchestra, with violist Brett Deubner and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, director Darko Butorac, at the Dennison Theatre, Missoula, MT

October 28 - November 24, 2013: premiered installation This Edge I Have To Jump, for four-screen video and computer-processed sound, a collaboration with media artist Joan Grossman, composer Eric Lyon, and programmer Carol Burch-Brown, at the Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

October 26, 2013: presented composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, at Electronic Music Midwest, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS

September 20, 2013: composition Posture, for computer-processed sound accompanying dance, a collaboration with choreographer Amy Ragsdale and the Montana Transport Company, presented at EMUfest Praeludium, Conservatorio di Roma "Santa Cecilia", Rome, Italy

September, 2013: compositions Pendulum, for clarinet and interactive computer-processing, performed by clarinetist Arianna Tieghi, and Så Vadå, for alto saxophone and bass clarinet, performed by saxophonist Michele Bianchini and clarinetist Guido Arbonelli, released on the CD, The Namaste Ensemble: No Borders Quartet, "In Memoriam Dinu Ghezzo", by International Arts Educators Forum and International Composers Interactive Artists

August 19, 2013: joined the faculty of the School of Performing Arts and Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

July 8 - August 2, 2013: awarded an artist residency, at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY

June 23, 2013: composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, presented at the Festa Europea Della Musica, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy

May 8-11, 2013: premiered composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and electric violin, accompanying narration, dance, live animation, and computer-processed video, with animator and video artist Amber Bushnell, dancer Allison Herther, and narrator Stephen Kalm, in Dance in Concert, at the Montana Theatre, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

May 1, 2013: inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT

April 30, 2013: presented lecture "Composing Human-Computer Interactivity for Musical Performance", at Virginia Tech University, Blackburg, VA

April 29, 2013: awarded as an alternate, by the Renée B. Fisher Composer Awards, for composition Quietude, for solo piano, New Haven, CT

April 18, 2013: performed composition No Title for Cacophony, a structured improvisation for iPhones, Wii controllers, and computer, with Jason Bolte, Christopher Burns, and Elainie Lillios, at the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference, St. Paul, MN

April 15, 2013: presented lecture "Composing Human-Computer Interactivity for Musical Performance", for Innovation and Imagination 2013, at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT

April 11, 2013: composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, presented on the BulldogBytes Concert Series, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC

March 29, 2013: performed electric violin, bass guitar, and computer with Modality, at Monk's, Missoula, MT

March 9, 2013: composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, presented at the Athens Slingshot Festival, Athens, GA

March 7, 2013: performed electric violin, bass guitar, and computer with Modality, at The Palace, Missoula, MT

March 2, 2013: : composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, presented at the CSUF New Music Festival: Voice in the 21st Century, Cal State Fullerton, CA

February 22, 2013: presented lecture "Composing Human-Computer Interactivity for Musical Performance", at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

February 5, 2013: performed electric violin, bass guitar, and computer with Modality, at Ole Beck VFW Post 209, Missoula, MT

December 31, 2012: performed composition In the Temple Common, for electric violin and interactive computer effects, at the Missoula Art Museum, for First Night, Missoula, MT

December 20, 2012: performed electric violin, bass guitar, and computer with Modality, at Ole Beck VFW Post 209, Missoula, MT

November 8, 2012: awarded a grant, for composition Nicolo, Jimi, and John, for amplified viola, interactive computer effects, and orchestra, from the Prop Foundation, Missoula, MT

November 7, 2012: awarded a grant, from the National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR), for composition Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum, for sonified data, computer-processed sound, and electric violin, accompanying narration, dance, live animation, and computer-processed video, from the Montana Institute on Ecosystems, Missoula, MT

November 4, 2012: composition Montana Dance Suite: II. Tango at the Downtown Dance Collective, for clarinet, violin, and piano, performed by the Sapphire Trio, at the Montana State Music Teachers Association State Conference, Kalispell, MT

October 22, 2012: composition Så Vadå, for alto saxophone and bass clarinet, performed by Johan Eriksson and Christopher Kirkpatrick, at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT

October 7, 2012: composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, presented at the Soundcrawl Festival, Nashville, TN

October 5, 2012: performed composition Multiplication of Machines, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and interactive computer effects, with the Third Angle Ensemble, at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT

September 25, 2012: presented lecture "Composing Human-Computer Interactivity for Musical Performance", for the Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT

September 11, 2012: performed composition No Title for Cacophony, a structured improvisation for iPhones, Wii controllers, and computer, with Ben Broening, Marko Ciciliani, Elainie Lillios, Eric Lyon, and Mauricio Valdes, at the International Computer Music Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 7, 2012: performed composition No Title for Cacophony, a structured improvisation for iPhones, Wii controllers, and computer, with Linda Antes, Jason Bolte, Kris Moon, J. Alan Strasheim, and Jake Whitecar, at the Mountain Computer Music Festival, Missoula, MT

August 6-17, 2012: awarded an artist residency at the Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

July 11, 2012: performed composition Pendulum, for clarinet and computer, with clarinetist Arianna Tieghi, at the Università Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

July 6, 2012: performed composition Pendulum, for clarinet and computer, with clarinetist Arianna Tieghi, at the International Summer Arts Institute, Città di Castello, Italy

July 5, 2012: composition Så Vadå, for alto saxophone and bass clarinet, performed by saxophonist Michele Bianchini and clarinetist Guido Arbonelli, at the International Summer Arts Institute, Città di Castello, Italy

May 12, 2012: awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, of the University of Montana, Missoula, MT

April 26, 2012: performed composition Originally Marketed Memoirs, a structured improvisation for six or more performers, telematically with computer musician Sarah Weaver and the Global Telematic Ensemble at New York University, video artist Cole Ingraham and computer musician Synthia Payne at the University of Colorado Boulder, and video artist Amber Bushnell and saxophonist Jacob Thomas at the University of Montana, for "Between Realities: A Telematic Music and Video Event"

March 31, 2012: composition No Title for Cacophony, a structured improvisation for iPhones, Wii Remotes, and computer, performed by Jon Bash, Kramer Elwell, Todd Smith, J. Alan Strasheim, and Jake Whitecar, for the Electroacoustic InterExchange, at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

February 3, 2012: presented lecture "Sensors and Instrument Design", at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

February 1, 2012: awarded as a winner, of the Electronic Masters Master Tape Competition, for composition Posture, for computer-processed sound, by ABLAZE Records, Cincinnati, OH

December 23, 2011: awarded a Composer Assistance Program Grant, for composition Nicolo, Jimi, and John, for amplified viola, orchestra, and interactive computer-processing, from New Music USA, New York, NY

December 19, 2011: awarded as a finalist, for the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, for composition The Blues Is Crying, for solo viola, by the National Academy of Music, Thessaloniki, Greece

October 20, 2011: presented composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, at the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Seoul, South Korea

September 9-14, 2011: presented composition Playground, for computer-processed sound, at the Sound Walk of Música Viva, Lisbon, Portugal

September 2, 2011: awarded a nomination, for the Cuarto Concurso de Composición Electroacústica y Videomúsica, for composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, by the Fundación Destellos, Mar del Plata, Argentine

August 1, 2011: performed composition Multiplication of Machines: I. Pistons, for violin and interactive computer-processing, with violinist Darragh Morgan, at the International Computer Music Conference, Huddersfield, England

June 11, 2011: composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, presented at Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach, FL

April 22, 2011: composition The Blues Is Crying, for solo viola, performed by violist Brett Deubner, at Bowling Green State University, OH

March, 2011: visiting scholar at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

January 21, 2011: presented composition Playground, for computer-processed sound and computer-generated video, at the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference, Miami, FL

December 21, 2010: composition Children's Garden, for computer-processed sound, presented at the National University of Music Bucharest, Romania

December 3, 2010: composition Children's Garden, for computer-processed sound, presented at the Folkwang University Essen, Germany

December 3, 2010: composition Children's Garden, for computer-processed sound, presented at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA

December 3, 2010: composition Children's Garden, for computer-processed sound, presented at the Art of Record Production Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, England

November 21, 2010: composition The Blues Is Crying, for solo viola, premiered by violist Brett Deubner, for the Sioux City Chamber Music Association, Sioux City, IA

November 6, 2010: compositions De Grijze Boom, for tenor saxophone and interactive computer effects, performed by saxophonist Susan Fancher, and Multiplication of Machines: VI. Pendulum, for clarinet and interactive computer effects, performed by clarinetist David Niethamer, at the Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival, Richmond, VA