John Aulich is a US-based British composer whose works are performed internationally, including in the United Kingdom, United States, Israel, Thailand, Australia, and Italy, by world-renowned performers such as ELISION Ensemble and International Contemporary Ensemble. His work has been performed at MATA Festival, CEME, and June in Buffalo.

John’s work is characterized by evocative, highly-charged and volatile sound-worlds stemming from the physicality of performance, and often inspired by surrealist art and literature, science fiction and ancient mythology. His oeuvre as a whole takes as its first principle the idea that composing, performing and listening is a lived, embodied and physical experience. A particular focus of his latest work is abject, disgusting and surreal sound-worlds, conveyed in part through a contortion of the listener’s sense of space and perspective through orchestration and electronics.

On the completion of his undergraduate degree at the University of Huddersfield in the UK, he was awarded the Chancellor’s Prize, the J. Wood & Sons Prize for Composition and the Truscott Prize for All-round Achievement. As the recipient of a fee waiver, John received his Master’s degree at the same institution, under the tutelage of Aaron Cassidy and Bryn Harrison. John was until June this year a Presidential Fellow at the University at Buffalo, New York, where he completed his PhD with David Felder, and was recently a finalist for the MIVOS/Kanter prize.

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Friday, October 21, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
1750 Arch St
Berkeley, CA
This Event is Free and Open to the Public