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Alex Huddleston

Buffalo, 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.

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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”

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Tinnitus Mantra

This piece is both a solo violin and an individual movement from the piece above. This recording is from the magnificent Ashot Sarkissjan and is dedicated to my friend and mentor, Marcos Balter.

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