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Kelley Sheehan is a composer and computer musician moving between acoustic, electronic, electro-acoustic, and performance art works. In any medium, her work centers on noise, performance, and interaction. Her work has been described as "Full of discovery, collaboration, and unpredictability" (Gaudeamus Foundation) with "Woozy Electronics" (LA Weekly).
Recently named the prize winner of the Gaudeamus Award 2019 and awarded first place for the ASCAP/SEAMUS commissioning competition, she has also been awarded residencies and fellowships to Bang on a Can Festival, the 2019 National Composers Intensive with LA Philharmonic and the International Contemporary Ensemble, among others. Her work has been presented at conferences such as New Music Gathering and series such as Omaha Under that Radar's Generator Series.
When not composing, she is performing as a founding member of The Plucky Plunkers, an improvisational duo focused on commission works for the toy piano and multimedia collaborations and as a member of the composer collective Ultravioleta.
Her work and research has led her to study composition with composers of various interests and backgrounds such as Sivan Cohen Elias, Marcos Balter, and Fredrick Gifford. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at Harvard University studying with Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutsku.
Instruments and Electronics
Et error no. 1 Duo for speaking performers and balloons. (2019)
Circle Speak for toy maze (2018)
4 Sharp Corners for string quartet and objects (2018)
Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)
3 Movements for chamber ensemble (2017)