Aaron Cassidy

Extended Play: Marathon Concert - Program 1

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

Sunday, October 16 at 12:00pm

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Aaron Cassidy is a composer and conductor with a growing international reputation. His work has been presented by leading contemporary music specialists including ELISION, Ensemble SurPlus, musikFabrik, Ictus Ensemble, ensemble recherche, the Kairos, Diotima, and JACK string quartets, and soloists including Garth Knox, Ian Pace, Mieko Kanno, and Christopher Redgate, at venues including Donaueschingen, Ultraschall, Warsaw Autumn, Huddersfield, Darmstadt, Gaudeamus (Jurors Prize nominee, 2002 & 2004), Bludenz, June In Buffalo, and the ISCM World Music Daysworldwide. He has received numerous grants, stipends, and commissions from S├╝dwestrundfunk, allerArt Bludenz, the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, Haupstadtkulturfonds Berlin, New York Foundation for the Arts, ASCAP, American Music Center, AHRC, British Council, and PRSF 20x12/London Cultural Olympiad. Recordings of his work are available on the HCR label, and two releases on NEOS are scheduled for autumn 2011, with a further release on Decca scheduled for 2012.

Cassidy joined the staff of the University of Huddersfield (UK) as Senior Lecturer in Composition in 2007, where he also serves as Coordinator of the MA in New Music. He was previously Lecturer of Composition at Northwestern University and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Buffalo State College