"Improvisation, Composition, Notations, and Real-Time Electronics"
In the first lecture/recital of the year, the Contemporary Music Research Unit presents the composer, improviser and percussionist Sean Hamilton in this early evening event in the George Wood Theatre.
Sean Hamilton is a percussionist, composer, and improviser whose interests primarily lie in the conjunctions of new music, electroacoustic music, free improvisation, experimental music, and interdisciplinary projects.
Sean has served as an artist-in-residence with Leeds Improvised Music and Experimentation (LIME) in Leeds, UK, and has been a featured artist on WKCR-FM New York, WMNF Tampa, WSLR Sarasota, at the Asheville and Orlando Fringe Festivals, the Anxious Sound Series in New Orleans, Art in Odd Places Orlando, and the 2017 SEAMUS National Conference. Sean is most active with his solo drum set and electronics project, presenting lectures and performances throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom, at places including the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Afternoon New Music on WKCR-FM New York, the Gallery at Avalon Island (Orlando), the University of Michigan, New York University, California State University Long Beach, and the University of Leeds (UK). Additionally, Sean has given numerous premieres of new works for percussion, including Stuart Saunders Smith’s Queen Anne’s Lace for solo vibraphone, an evening-length work commissioned by Sean. His playing can be heard on his solo albums LOCI and LOCI // Live on WKCR, and as an ensemble member on albums with the McCormick Percussion Group, the Hamilton-Suarez Duo, the Jamison Williams Trio, and Mechanical Bull.
Sean is a regular collaborator with visual artists, dancers, choreographers, and musicians, having previously worked with artists including VERB Ballets, New Orleans Airlift, Lindsey Kelley Dance, Death Posture, Eli Blasko, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jacqui Dugal, Mbulelo Ndabeni, Claire Lefevre, and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. Notable projects include two weeks of creative research at the Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Choreographers and Composers Lab in Leeds, UK, emit:time and Lick in Nude with Lindsey Kelley Dance, several collaborations with visual artist Eli Blasko including The Sublime Operator and a Science of Dropped Calls and Afterthought: Reflections on an Undefined Process, and an evening-length collaboration with Tatsuya Nakatani.
Sean is artist endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets and Grover Pro Percussion instruments and accessories.
Sean Hamilton website
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