[ISEA97] Artists Statement: Todd Welbourne & Joseph Koykkar — Interfacing For Digital Keyboard and Live Computer Processing

Artists Statement 

Performed by Todd Welbourne, piano. Yamaha Grand Disklavier, sampler, and MAX/MSP. Audio: Interfacing, 1997

  • Todd Welbourne¬†(USA) has active recital appearances in the U.S.A. as well as in Europe. He earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Boston University where he studied with Leonard Shure and served as Mr. Shure’s teaching assistant. He was a Fulbright Scholar 1977-78, Geneva) at the Studio de Musique Contemporaine, and has a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Iowa, where he served as the pianist for the Center for New Music. Before taking the position at the University of Wisconsin/ Madison in 1984, he served on the piano faculty of the University of Oklahoma and has directed the new music ensembles at both institutions. His articles have appeared in Piano Quarterly, The American Music Teacher, and Piano & Keyboard. He has performed at national conferences of the Society of Electro/Acoustic Music and the International Society for Electronic Arts, and has lectured and performed at new music festivals around the country. Professor Welbourne’s main area of interest is in experimental piano music written since 1970, including piano/ tape compositions and (more recently) live-interactive computer/MIDI compositions.
  • Joseph Koykkar (USA) is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is the coordinator for the Interarts and Technology faculty, and Music Director for the Dance Program. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Indiana University, and the University of Miami, receiving his DMA from the University of Miami in 1983. His principal composition teachers have been John Eaton, Dennis Kam, and John Downey. His compositions are published by MMB Music, Inc., Belwin-Mills, and See Saw Music. Northeastern Records (Boston, MA) released a CD featuring six of his compositions in September 1992.ln August 1994, MMC Records released the CD Robert Black Conducts, which features his orchestral composition, COMPOSITE. Triple Play for Piano and Technology is included in the CD Series of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music United States (SEAMUS), Volume 3, released in February 1995. Double-Take for Mixed Chamber Ensemble was released on the In-Sync label CD, produced by the St. Louis new music ensemble, Synchronia. He has been the recipient of twelve consecutive annual awards from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) and has received an Individual Artists Award in Music Composition from the Wisconsin Arts Board. In addition, he has been awarded grants from Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, and the Wisconsin Arts Board. He has been a fellow at the International Summer Workshop for New Music in Darmstadt,West Germany, the Music of Our Time Seminar at Indiana University, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. He was the Composer-in-Residence at the NOW Festival 1996 at the Conservatory of Music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. josephkoykkar.com