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Colin Tucker

Buffalo, NY   

Colin Tucker is a composer and curator who lives in Buffalo, NY. His music has been performed by ensembles dal niente, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ECCE), ELISION, Linéa, plus-minus, S.E.M. Ensemble, Slee Sinfonietta, soundinitiative, thingNY, the St. Petersburg String Quartet, and the symphony orchestras of Detroit, Detroit Civic, and Ann Arbor, at venues such as the Centre for Research in New Music (Huddersfield), Center for 21st Century Music (Buffalo), Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Issue Project Room, June in Buffalo, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (Bowling Green), Orchestra Hall (Detroit), and Slingshot Festival (Athens, GA) and recognized by a BMI Student Composer Award. He is also founding curator of Null Point, a curatorial initiative for new music and sound art in Buffalo, NY. 

As a curator, he founded and currently leads Null Point, an initiative for new music and sound art in Buffalo whose projects include site-specific projects (sometimes in historic industrial sites), concerts thematizing on limit situations of performance and audition, and participatory workshop-concerts (often in accessible sites in working-class neighborhoods). His curatorial projects have been funded by Arts Council Norway, New Music USA, New York State Council on the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, and numerous universities.

not this (2014)

Scored for bass flute, bass clarinet, alto/baritone saxophone, piano, percussion, mezzo-soprano, violin, viola, cello, and double-bass. Recording features ensemble soundinitiative (Paris).

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this is a performance about you, not its maker (excerpt) (2017)

for three to eight acoustic instruments in an indoor concert music venue
Katie Porter (bass clarinet), Nomi Epstein (piano), Erik Carlson (violin), and Colin Tucker (cello)
Performed live at Experimental Listening and Music Sessions (ELMS) (elmsession.tumblr.com/), Third Life, Boston, MA, August 6, 2017
Score and program note available here: colintucker.wordpress.com/works/this-is/

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David Dunn, PLACE, part 10 (world premiere)

Presented by Null Point, curated by Colin Tucker and Ethan Hayden

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