Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Artist Profile: Kevin Parks

Kevin Parks (Charlottesville, VA)

Kevin Parks, originally from New York. A graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, The City University of New York and later he received his M.A. degree from Dartmouth College. After working briefly at iEar studios of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. NY, Kevin moved to Seoul, Korea for many years. There, he taught computer music at the Seoul Institute of the Arts and collaborated with the Sadari Movement Lab. He is currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Composition and Music Technologies at The University of Virginia, where he studies with Judith Shatin and Matthew Burtner. I previously studied with Charles Dodge, Curtis Bahn, Noah Creshevsky, Larry Polansky, Jon Appleton, and Christian Wolff. I am also a member of the performance trio Pinko Communiods (with Wendy Hsu and Carey Sargent). Some areas of interest include: Computer music and computer music performance, musique concrète, tuning and timbre, American experimental music, popular musics, and Korean musics, and improvisation.

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