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Jeff Weston (*1986, Iowa) composes music at the University of Pittsburgh where he is a Ph.D. Candidate in Music Composition and Theory, and has earned a Ph.D. Certificate in Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Sound Studies. Utilizing a non-extravagance of sound and task, Weston's music is focused upon the elementary and reoccuring. Weston serves as a part-time faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and as Directory of Music Theory and Composition at the Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra School of Music.
Weston has garnered performances and fellowships at such venues as the IRCAM Centre Pompidou (FR), Carnegie Museum of Art (US), IMPULS Festival (AU), International Young Composers’ Forum (NL), Vox Novus’ Composers Voice Series (NYC), Walden School Artist Residency (US), Contagious Sounds Series (NYC), and Radio France.
Interpreters have included the JACK Quartet, Ensemble Linea, Wet Ink Ensemble, H2 Quartet, Anubis Quartet, Amernet Quartet, the Color Field Ensemble, Orkest de Ereprijs, and pianist Michiko Saiki.
Mentors have included Klaus Lang, Mathew Rosenblum, Amy Williams, Eric Moe, Christopher Dietz, Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios, Michael Geary, and Brooke Joyce.
Masterclasses have included Trevor Paglen (visual artist), Lydia Goehr (philosopher), Georg Nussbaumer, Agostino Di Scipio, Richard Ayres, Carola Bauckholt, Amnon Wolman, Eve Bulgarian, Martijn Padding, and Dmitri Kourliandski.
Prior studies have been completed at Bowling Green State University (MM), and Luther College (BA).
He currently resides somewhere between the Atlantic Ocean and a cornfield.
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