11.11.2014: Melting the Darkness, Miranda Cuckson's new recording of works for solo violin involving electronics and microtones by Xenakis, Georg Friedrich Haas, Oscar Bianchi, Chris Burns, Ileana Perez-Velazquez, Robert Rowe, and myself is now available here in CD form, as well as for digital download

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A Blu-Ray version, featuring 5.1 surround versions of the CD tracks will be officially released in January 2015. 


fcremaperc will be premiered by Eric Derr at McGill University (Montreal) on 05 December 2014. More information  here. 

réflex_postlude and the 5.1 surround version of VURTRUVURT was presented on the Miranda Cuckson Melting the Darkness CD launch event at Spectrum  (NYC) on 12 November 2014. 

down the bottle was performed by Matteo Cesari in Daegu, Korea on 21 October 2014. 

Future Creatures was presented on the Tulane University Sonic Event Listening Room concert on 05 October 2014

epiglottis was performed by the Paxos Ensemble on the 2014 ICMC-SMC at the Onassis Cultural Centre Main Hall in Athens, Greece on 19 September 2014. Future Creatures was also presented during the conference. 

VURTRUVURT was performed at the Busan Museum of Art on 30 July 2014 by Jihye Kim. 

le jardin des supplices was featured on the Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival on 26 June 2014, performed by Ensemble Phorminx.  Here is the recording. 

atrocity exhibition received its world premiere on 25 March 2014, presented by Discord Workshop at Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds, UK. It was subsequently performed at Miry Hall, School of Arts Ghent, Belgium on 17 April 2014. 

Here is the recording of atrocity exhibition; here is the score. 

epiglottis received its premiere on 16 February 2014 at Constellation in Chicago. Here is a video of Fonema Consort's remarkable performance. 

Future Creatures was screened on the UC San Diego Last Friday Listening Room concert series in October 2013 and on WOCMAT 2013 (Taiwan) in December 2013, and presented in March 2014 at the Slingshot 2014 festival in Athens, GA,  the  Sweet Thunder Festival in San Francisco in April 2014, and the New York City Electronic Music Festival (NYCEMF) on 02 June 2014. It will be presented on the New Music Miami ISCM series in 2015. 


I was selected for a Musical Research Residency at IRCAM (Paris), undertaken since January 2013. During this residency, I have been completing alarm/will/sound, a site-specific installation project and series of (re)designed car alarm prototypes, in conjunction with the IRCAM Sound Perception and Design (PDS) team and German product designer/visual artist  Matthias Megyeri. Details here

Here is the video of a presentation given at IRCAM during the first phase of my residency. 

works in progress:

Minotaur, a performance installation for dance, live painting, video, and sound sculpture (with Erika Tsimbrovsky, choreographer, Vadim Puyandaev, visual artist, and Lucas Krech, video and lighting designer).

dlXsf for ensemble (to be premiered by Ensemble Modelo62 during their California tour in October 2015). 

© Alexander Sigman 2013