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Alexander Sigman’s instrumental, electroacoustic, film, multimedia, and installation works have been featured at major international festivals, exhibitions, institutions, and venues across Europe, Asia, Australia, and the US. In June 2007, Sigman was Composer-in-Residence at the Musiques Démesurées festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Subsequently, he was awarded residency fellowships by the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany) the Djerassi Foundation, and the Paul Dresher Ensemble Artists Residency Center. In 2013 and 2014, he will be undertaking a musical research residency at IRCAM.

Since 2008, Sigman has been Co-Editor of the Search Journal for New Music and Culture  and Managing Director of Ensemble Modelo62.   In 2010, he co-founded the Menlo-Atherton Academy of Contemporary Music (MAACM), a San Francisco Bay Area arts education organization.  Recently, Sigman has joined KEAMS (the Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society) as an Editorial Board/Committee member.  

Recent and current projects include Minotaur, an intermedia performance installation for dance, video, live painting, and sound, realized in collaboration with choreographer Erika Tsimbrovsky, alarm/will/sound, a series of modified car alarm systems designed in conjunction with London and Berlin-based product designer Matthias Megyeri, and the score to the animated film Future Creatures by Korean visual artist Eunjung Hwang. This year, Sigman has received commissions from  Harpverk (Iceland), Saori Nakazawa and Daiske Kinoshita (Tokyo), Ensemble Modelo62, Fonema Consort, and Dischord Workshop,  among others. Nominal/Noumenal, Sigman’s first portrait recording, was released on Carrier Records in March 2012. This recording features performances by Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Ensemble SurPlus, and ensemble ascolta. In Fall 2013, his violin and electronics piece VURTRUVURT will be released on a 5.1 surround sound CD/DVD on the Urlicht label, as performed by New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson. 

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Sigman completed his doctorate in Music Composition at Stanford University in 2010. Prior to Stanford, he obtained a BM in Music and a BA in Cognitive Sciences from Rice University. Further postgraduate studies were undertaken at the University for Music and the Performing Arts Vienna, as well as the Institute for Sonology of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Netherlands). He is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea. 

© Alexander Sigman 2013