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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 North America. 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, the Paul Dresher Ensemble Artists Residency Center, and Gullkistan (Iceland). In 2013 and 2014, he undertook 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.  Since 2012, Sigman has been an Editorial Board/Committee member of KEAMS (the Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society). 

Current projects include Minotaur, an intermedia performance installation for dance, video, live painting, and sound, realized in collaboration with choreographer Erika Tsimbrovsky, and alarm/will/sound, a series of modified car alarm systems designed in conjunction with London and Berlin-based product designer Matthias Megyeri.  

Recently,  Sigman received commissions from  Harpverk (Iceland), Ensemble Modelo62, Fonema Consort (Chicago), Dischord Workshop (Belgium),  guitarist Nico Couck, percussionist Eric Derr, and pianist Frederick Croene, 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 November 2014,  his violin and electronics piece VURTRUVURT was released on violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson’s solo CD Melting the Darkness on the Urlicht Audiovisual label. In January 2015, a 5.1 surround sound Blu-Ray version of the recording will be available. 

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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