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Tina Tallon

San Diego, CA            

Tina Tallon (b. 1990) is a Boston-based composer, computer musician, vocalist, educator, and arts documentarian completing her doctoral studies in composition at the University of California, San Diego. Her music has been performed internationally by such esteemed musicians as the LA Philharmonic New Music Group, Ensemble Intercontemporain, wild Up, Talea, the La Jolla Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, Tony Arnold, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Calder Quartet, members of the JACK Quartet, h2 quartet, HOCKET Duo, and Transient Canvas, among many others. She has received grants and awards from organizations such as ASCAP, the Barlow Endowment, the La Jolla Symphony, UC San Diego, and others. Recent commissioners include the LA Philharmonic, Guerilla Opera, wild Up, Steven Schick and the La Jolla Symphony, HOCKET Duo, a 10-college wind ensemble consortium led by San Jose State University, pianist Michael Kirkendoll, and Dark Sky Projects. Her work has been presented internationally at festivals, conferences, and workshops including IRCAM’s ManiFeste, the LA Philharmonic’s National Composers Intensive, New Music Gathering, International Saxophone Symposium, N_SEME, the PARMA Music Festival, Cortona Sessions for New Music, soundSCAPE festival, New Music on the Point, and the UC Davis Composition Workshop. Academically, her research interests include technological mediation of the human voice, embodied music cognition, physical paradigms of sonic expectation generation, computational modeling of energetic relationships between various musical parameters based upon Newtonian mechanics, development of software for spectral analysis and composition, algorithmic composition, and computational approaches to musicological inquiry. In addition to research grants from Brandeis University, she won one of four inaugural Katzin Prize Fellowships to fund her research at UC San Diego, where she is currently ABD. Ms. Tallon holds B.S. degrees in Biological Engineering and Music from MIT and an M.F.A in Composition and Music Theory from Brandeis University. Her primary composition teachers include Peter Child, David Rakowski, and Lei Liang, and she has studied computer music with Tom Erbe and Miller Puckette. She is also the owner and lead documentarian of SALT Arts Documentation, a company that specializes in artistically-informed audiovisual recordings of the performing arts with a specialization in contemporary music, visual arts, theater, and dance. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Composition at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clark University.

luscinia (2017)

luscinia, for orchestra and live electronics
performed live by the La Jolla Symphony, Steven Schick conducting
Tina Tallon, electronics
December 10th, 2017

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sear (2016)

recorded by wild Up on 9/30/16 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as part of the LA Phil’s National Composers Intensive
Recording Engineer: Nick Tipp

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studies on the intensification of light and shadow (2016)

for tenor saxophone and wind ensemble
Philipp Stäudlin, tenor saxophone
Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble

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