Michael Edgerton

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Currently Associate Professor at the University of Malaya, Michael is a composer whose work elides the boundaries of complexity with practical applications of physical and perceptual models. Since the mid-90’s he has been pioneering work with Multidimensionality and Nonlinear Phenomenon applied to sound production and composition.

Michael’s compositions have received prizes and/or recognition from: Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, 2007 (First Prize, Tempo Mental Rap, #72, 2005): Composition Contest of the Netherlands Radio Choir, 2007 (Semifinalist, Kalevi Matus, #58, 2000): 5th Dutilleux International Composition Compétition, 2003 (Sélection, 1 sonata, #70, 2004): 31st Festival Synthese Bourges, 2001 (Sélection, The Elements of Risk in Creation, #59, 2001): MacDowell Club, 1996 (First prize, Unspoken Crime #09, 1988): Friends and Enemies of New Music, 1993 (Selection,Net/Byrinth:Rec.Study I, #15, 1991): Midwest Composers Symposium, 1989 (Selection, A Penny for the Young Guy #3, 1986): National Federation of Music Clubs, 1987 (Third Prize, Ai #5, 1987): National Federation of Music Clubs, 1987 (Honorable Mention, Dwellers of the Southwest, #2, 1986): Michigan State Univ-Orchestral Composition Contest, 1986 (First prize, The Final Diary of a Branch, #1, 1985).

His music has been performed by AuditivVokal Dresden, Ekmeles Ensemble, Ensemble Ars Nova, Kairos String Quartet, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Quartet New Generation, Works-in-Progress Ensemble and soloists Almut Kühne, Andreas Fröhling, Angela Rademacher-Wingerath, Chatschatur Kanajan, Gary Verkade, Jan Heinke, Jeffrey Burns, Mats Möller, Matthias Bauer, Philippe Arnaudet, Rebekka Uhlig, Stefan Östersjö, Timo Kinnunen, among others.

Michael is engaged with research into voice, acoustics and perception. His work with the extra-normal voice is internationally known through performances, journal publications and a book, The 21st Century Voice published in the New Instrumentation Series (Scarecrow Press).
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Tri par année. Les pièces les plus recentes apparaissent d'abord

Ensemble de Chambre (5 - 9 instruments)


Illusions #74 (2006/2019 2nd revision) (2019)
Beauty and Disappearance of an Unstable Orbit #96 (2017) (2017)
A Marriage of Shadows #77 (2008) (2008)
Sangītaśiromani #66 (2002) (2003)

Groupe de Chambre (2 - 4 instruments)


Loga, a nonlinear scale of time #104 (2019) (2019)
The Return of Takhi, the last Feral Horse #89 (2014) (2016)
Intitulata Fontegara #93 (2016) (2016)
Le Critérion #56 (2000/2008) (2008)
Regret of a Noiseless Sundering #22 (1995) (2006)
String Quartet #1 #64 (2002) (2002)
A Holy Person Falls into the Nile as a Pelican #39 (1997) (1996)
XHAIN #23 (1995/2008) (1995)

Instrument Solo


3. sonata: Bénard Instability #102 (2019) (2019)
Elonei Mamre #105 (2019) (2019)
Imitating the Vivacity of the Human Voice #99 (2017) (2017)
The Old Folks at Home #95 (2016) (2016)
Thrush #91 (2015) (2015)
2. Sonata #86 (2011-12) (2011)
Ari(rang) #85.a (2010) (2010)
Tempo Mental Rap #72 (2005) (2005)
1. sonata #70 (2004) (2004)
Tractatus I #65 (2002/2013) (2002)
Mamre #55 (2000) (2000)
Apposte Messe #35 (1996) (1996)

Voix solo


Cataphora: lulus brevicum #82 (2018) (2018)
Anaphora #62 (2001) (2001)

Ensemble Choral


Linda Kurba Leskinaine #103 (2018) (2018)
Keltainen huone (Yellow Room) #80 (2008) (2008)
Kalevi Matus #58 (2001) (2000)

Instruments et électronique


Beauty and Disappearance of an Unstable Orbit #96 (2017) (2017)
Hawking Radiation #98 (2016) (2016)

Ensemble vocal


Sirene Segmenti #101 (2017) (2017)
Lingua Palatal #2 #97 (2016) (2016)
AbaGa baʁatur #88 (2014) (2014)
Friedrich’s Comma #54 (1999) (1999)

Soliste (Instrument ou voix) et électronique fixée


Hawking Radiation #98 (2016) (2016)

Musique Orchestrale


Concerto for Orchestra #94 (2015) (2015)
Samsara #57 (2000) (2000)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Un jardin épineux (aka. The Garden of Risk) #84 (2009/2012) (2012)

Quatuor à Cordes


String Quartet #1 #64 (2002) (2002)

Voix soliste et accompagnement


Koli #63 (2001) (2001)

Orchestre de cordes


Samsara #57 (2000) (2000)
1. sonata #70 (2004) (2004)
2. Sonata #86 (2011-12) (2011)
3. sonata: Bénard Instability #102 (2019) (2019)
A Holy Person Falls into the Nile as a Pelican #39 (1997) (1996)
A Marriage of Shadows #77 (2008) (2008)
AbaGa baʁatur #88 (2014) (2014)
Anaphora #62 (2001) (2001)
Apposte Messe #35 (1996) (1996)
Ari(rang) #85.a (2010) (2010)
Beauty and Disappearance of an Unstable Orbit #96 (2017) (2017)
Cataphora: lulus brevicum #82 (2018) (2018)
Concerto for Orchestra #94 (2015) (2015)
Elonei Mamre #105 (2019) (2019)
Friedrich’s Comma #54 (1999) (1999)
Hawking Radiation #98 (2016) (2016)
Illusions #74 (2006/2019 2nd revision) (2019)
Imitating the Vivacity of the Human Voice #99 (2017) (2017)
Intitulata Fontegara #93 (2016) (2016)
Kalevi Matus #58 (2001) (2000)
Keltainen huone (Yellow Room) #80 (2008) (2008)
Koli #63 (2001) (2001)
Le Critérion #56 (2000/2008) (2008)
Linda Kurba Leskinaine #103 (2018) (2018)
Lingua Palatal #2 #97 (2016) (2016)
Loga, a nonlinear scale of time #104 (2019) (2019)
Mamre #55 (2000) (2000)
Regret of a Noiseless Sundering #22 (1995) (2006)
Samsara #57 (2000) (2000)
Sangītaśiromani #66 (2002) (2003)
Sirene Segmenti #101 (2017) (2017)
String Quartet #1 #64 (2002) (2002)
Tempo Mental Rap #72 (2005) (2005)
The Old Folks at Home #95 (2016) (2016)
The Return of Takhi, the last Feral Horse #89 (2014) (2016)
Thrush #91 (2015) (2015)
Tractatus I #65 (2002/2013) (2002)
Un jardin épineux (aka. The Garden of Risk) #84 (2009/2012) (2012)
XHAIN #23 (1995/2008) (1995)