CRAIG SHEPARD 


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ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES                                                                          
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Published by Edition Wandelweiser (since 1999)
 
 
2011
 
Tour with Peckinpah Trio performing Jürg Frey, Tom Johnson, and Christian Wolff
CD On Foot released on the Edition Wandelweiser Records label
 
 
2010
 
On Foot performed as part of the Sprachklang series at Kaiserwellen in Düsseldorf
Composition December performed by Tim Parkinson at Music We’d Like to Hear, London
Compositions Tiefenbrunnen and Chinagarten premiered at Make Music New York
Documentation for Trompetensee published by Edition Wandelweiser, Haan, Germany
 
 
2009
 
Commissioned by the Musikpodium der Stadt Zürich to write Zürichsee for 18 or more trumpets
Composition Weehawken performed by Philip Thomas at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Vallorbe, le 23 juillet 2005 selected as a finalist at Nothing New? competition at the University of Huddersfield
On Foot performed at the Stone NYC, curated by Travis Just
Performed on Henry Brant’s Orbits at the Guggenheim, New York
Collaboration with Doug Barrett, Sean Meehan, Al Laufeld, and Dan Perlin on Mark Shepard’s Hertzian Rain at Eyebeam, New York
 
 
2008
 
Documentation for the project On Foot published by Edition Howeg, Zürich
Toured with Christian Wolff
Performed on Thomas Buckner’s Interpretations series at Roulette, New York City
 
 
2007
 
Awarded grant from Change, Inc.
On Foot performed at Kunstraum Düsseldorf
Composition Words Move Music premiered at Klang im Turm Munich, and Kunstraum Düsseldorf
 
 
2006
 
Curated the Further series at the Schlosserei Nenniger in Zürich
String Quartet #1 performed by the Bozzini String Quartet at the Kunstraum Düsseldorf
 
 
2005
 
Conceived and realized On Foot, a 31-day concert tour of Switzerland
Commissioned by Tanja Masanti to compose Jane for two pianos
Trombonist with Collegium Novum Zürich (2001-2005)
Research into listening dispositions published in the Schweizerische Musikzeitung
Artistic Director of Vor und Nach
Artistic Director of Wolff Weiter, a concert tour with Christian Wolff
Composition Heartbeat performed by Maulwerker at TESLA, Berlin
 
 
2004
 
Commissioned by the Kantorei of the City of Solothurn to compose the work They Can Tell You for choir, two cornetts and two sacbuts
Performed on Alfred Zimmerlin’s Or-bit at the ISCM World New Music Days
Collaborated on the project Wir suchen überall das unbedingt in the Atelier Christoph Nicolaus, München
Curated the Cage Weiter series at the Schlosserei Nenniger in Zürich
Conceived and executed the research project Hördispositionen (Listening Dispositions)
at the Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich
 
 
2003
 
Empty : Open commissioned by the Gesellschaft für Literatur, Kunst und Musik Romanshorn
Performed with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Conceived and realized the 21-day project Ears to Hear at the Bellevue See-Promenade in Zürich
Collaboration on the project 120 Tage Kunst im Bunker, München
Composition Wind (3) performed at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Compositions October and December premiered by Guy van Dromme in the Kunstraum Düsseldorf
 
 
2002
 
Realized 6-hour live installation No Meaning on the roof of AndInc overlooking the Holland Tunnel in Manhattan
Performed Baroque trombone on the recording Ave Maria with the Vokalensemble München
 
 
2001
 
Performed Manfred Werder’s Stück 1998 in the Galerie Mark Müller Zürich and Stadtbibliothek Aarau
Premier of November by Jongah Yoon at the Kunstraum Düsseldorf
Premier of Orchard by Tobias Liebezeit and Marcus Kaiser at the Kunstraum Düsseldorf
Lines (6) performed by Caspar Glättli at the Gallerie Mark Müller Zürich
 
 
2000
 
Collaborated on Zehnmal Eins / Einmal Zehn (John Cage’s Music for Ten) in the Kunstraum Düsseldorf
 
 
1999
 
Joined the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble
Lines (1) premiered in the Gallerie Mark Müller Zürich
Lines (2) premiered by the Singeborgs at the Kunstraum Düsseldorf
Presented more than 20 performances of experimental music in self-renovated textile factory in Vernon, Connecticut.
 
 
1998
 
Received the Northwestern School of Music Dean’s Grant to perform and travel in Europe
Bachelor of Music, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, magna cum laude
Major: trombone (with Frank Crisafulli)
Minor: composition (with Michael Pisaro, Amnon Wolman, Alan Stout)
 


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