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Alex HuddlestonBuffalo, NY
Alex Huddleston (b. 1989) is a composer from St. Louis currently completing his Ph. D. from SUNY at Buffalo, where he also works as a TA. He studies there with David Felder. Previous instructors include Joshua Fineberg, Evan Johnson, Marcos Balter, and David Reminick. Additional instruction from Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Pierluigi Billone, Brian Ferneyhough and others.
I have been working for several years now to develop a compositional practice that incorporates collaboration to the very fabric of the music. I like to think that what results is not so much ‘mine’ as ‘ours’ – whoever ‘we’ may be.
Recently, I have been writing electroacoustic music, and moreover, writing it in such a way that maintains the fundamentally collaborative exercise described above
I found a few configurations // Some stripes
For some time now, my music has been focused on an examination of texture and rhetoric as layers of counterpoint. This string quartet from 2016 is in 9 movements, each of which is scored for a subset of the total ensemble, each of which overlaps (to a greater or lesser extent) with its neighbors, and each of which has its own clearly articulated flow from beginning via middle to end.
Without pausing, they spoke through
This piece, for Ensemble Mise-En and written almost exactly one year after the quartet above, expands on the ideas of texture and rhetoric of form described above. It is the second half; the ‘fugue,’ if you like, succeeding the ‘prelude’ titled “Reflections, I think it’s the light”