Keeril Makan

Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street, NYC

Monday, October 17 at 7:30pm

$25 ($20 with SONiCPass)

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Keeril Makan: "Washed By Fire" (Either/Or, 2011)

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Recipient of the Luciano Berio Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, Keeril Makan has received awards and commissions. His work has been featured at the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco and the MATA Festival in New York, and internationally at the Gaudeamus Festival in the Netherlands, Musica Nova in Finland, and Voix Nouvelles in France. The first CD of his music, In Sound, was released on Tzadik with performances by the Kronos Quartet and Paul Dresher Ensemble. His second CD, Target (Starkland, 2011) features performances by Either/Or and the California E.A.R. Unit.

Makan was raised in New Jersey by parents of South African Indian and Russian Jewish descent. After training as a violinist, he received degrees in composition and religion from Oberlin and completed his PhD in composition at the University of California-Berkeley. Makan is Associate Professor of Music at MIT where he holds the Lister Brothers Career Development Chair. He makes his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.