Ian Power

Ian Power is a composer living in Baltimore. He earned his PhD with Chaya Czernowin at Harvard University, and his music has recently been performed by Heather Roche in London, Ensemble Dal Niente in Chicago, and Ensemble Nikel in Tel Aviv.

Power has developed a notational style that gives the performer control over pacing and managing her own endurance while remaining deterministic in its rhythm and aesthetic effect, designed to produce gestures that the musicians can play independently and confidently, and which an audience perceives as uncanny yet warm. Power’s music has been described by the New York Times as having “resolute ooze and elemental graininess,” and by the late Pauline Oliveros as a “tough act to follow.” He also writes on music, performs Turkish music on the oud, and was recently named Assistant Professor and Director of Integrated Arts at the University of Baltimore.

More recordings of Power’s music can be heard on his SoundCloud page.

Last updated: August 27, 2014

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