Kurt Stallman : Editor, SEAMUS Newsletter


KURT STALLMANN is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University where he is also Director of REMLABS, the electronic and computer music facility.  From 1999-2002, he taught in the Department of Music at Harvard University as Assistant Professor and as Associate Director of HUSEAC (Harvard University Studios for Electro-Acoustic Composition).  He has also served on the faculty at the Longy School of Music where he was founder of the Computer Music Studio, and at The Boston Conservatory (Dance Division) where he designed a multi-disciplinary course studying relations between music and choreography.

Kurt's compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe by ensembles including the New Millennium Ensemble, Speculum Musicae, Dinosaur Annex Ensemble, Cleveland New Music Associates, Phantom Arts Ensemble, Wellesley Chamber Chorus, Mendelssohn String Quartet. He was an active member of two composer’s collectives, Composers in Red Sneakers in Boston and Musiqa in Houston.  He has participated in festivals and workshops at the Aspen Music Festival, the Wellesley Composers Conference, the New Hampshire Music Festival, a Berio festival in Milan, the Platform Series in London, the “Le Musiche inquietanti”  festival in Ferrara, Italy, and at the IRCAM and UPIC studios in Paris.  Kurt’s works are published by BMG Ricordi, RM Williams Publishing, and Trigon Music Press.

Grants and commissions include those from the Fromm Music Foundation, Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County, ASCAP Annual Awards, American Music Center, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Dinosaur Annex Ensemble, New World Trio, Webster Trio, and the CrossSound Festival in Alaska.   Most recently, he premiered SONA: Sounds of Houston: Wind, Rain, and Trains at DiverseWorks ArtSpace.  This multi-disciplinary work included live quartet music for the Enso String Quartet along with real-time digital processing, videos by filmmaker Alfred Guzzetti, found sounds, and synthesized sounds inspired by the soundscape of Houston.