Erin Gee

Assistant Professor of Composition-Theory

University of Illinois School of Music

1114 W Nevada St. MC 056 Urbana, IL 61801

erinegee_at_gmail.com

Education

2007 Ph.D. Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Graz, Austria.

2002 M.A. in composition, University of Iowa, Lawrence Fritts. Minor: Music Theory Pedagogy.

1997 Honors and highest distinction, B.M. in piano performance, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

 

Advanced Study

2001 to 2004 Postgraduate studies in composition with Beat Furrer, Graz, Austria.

2003 Akademie Schloss Solitude, master classes: Chaya Czernowin, Steve Takasugi, Stuttgart, Germany.

2002 Klangwege, master classes: Mathias Spahlinger, Graz, Austria.

2000 and 2002 International Summer courses for New Music, Darmstadt, Germany.

1999 June in Buffalo Music Festival, master classes: Aaron Jay Kernis and Jukka Tiensuu, New York.

 

Selected Awards and Grants

2015 Charles Ives Fellowship, American Academy of Arts and Letters

2015 Residency, Yaddo Artists Community

2013 John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb Fellow at the MacDowell Colony

2012 Lydian String Quart Competition, Honorable Mention.

2011 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Italy.

2010 Residency, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.

2010 Residency, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California.

2009 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, New York City.

2009 Grant, Austrian Ministry for Culture.

2009 Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

2008 Composition Prize, City of Graz, Austria.

2008 Featured Composer, 4020 Festival, Linz, Austria.

2007 Samuel Barber Rome Prize, The American Academy in Rome, Italy.

2007 UNESCO Picasso-Miró Medal (Rostrum of Composers) for Mouthpiece IX, Paris, France.

2007 Gianni Bergamo Prize, Tage für Neue Musik, Zurich, Switzerland.

2007 Teatro Minimo Prize (First Round), Zurich Opera House, Switzerland.

2006 Meet the Composer Grant.

2006 SCI/ASCAP National Student Competition, 3rd Prize.

2005 Look & Listen Festival Prize, New York, New York.

2005 Jerome Foundation Commissioning Grant.

2005 Publicity Prize 2005 for composition, SKE Fond, Vienna, Austria.

2005 Astral Career Grant, NFAA.

2005 Resident Composer, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan.

2005 Composer Assistance Program Award, American Music Center.

2005 Government Scholarship for Composition, Austria.

2005 Scholarship from the University for Music, Graz.

2004 Impuls Composition Prize, Graz, Austria.

2004 Rislov Foundation Scholarship.

2003 Scholarship for the Summer Academy Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.

2003 Michael Ziehrer Scholarship, Graz, Austria.

2002 Scholarship, University of Music, Graz, for Darmstadt Summer Courses.

2002 Rislov Foundation Scholarship.

2001 Scholarship, Huddersfield Festival of New Music, England.

2001 Graduate College Research Grant, University of Iowa.

2001 Performance Award, Graduate Student Senate, University of Iowa.

2001 Graduate Student Senate Research Grant, University of Iowa.

2000 Pelzer Award for composition, University of Iowa.

2000 Scholarship from the Darmstadt Summer Courses.

2000 Fine Arts Grant, University of Iowa.

1992 to 1997 Full Scholarship, B.M. in piano performance, University of Iowa.

 

 

Selected Commissions

2015 Ryan Muncy and Ross Karre of ICE Ensemble, New York City.

2014 Argento Esemble, New York City.

2014 Arditti Quartet for Musikprotokoll, Graz, Austria.

2013 Spektral Quartet, Mobile Miniatures.

2013 Mouthpiece XVIII for Unter 4 Ohren, Ensemble Chronophonie, Freiburg, Germany.

2013 Mouthpiece XXI for the North American Saxophone Alliance, 2014.

2012 Mouthpiece XIX for “Cercle – Konzertreihe für Neue Musik”, Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna.

2012  Mouthpiece XVI for Ensemble Ascolta, Stuttgart.

2011 Mouthpiece XX for Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna.

2011 Mouthpiece XV for Daniel Gloger, of the Neuevocalsolisten, Stuttgart.

2011 “…in the first place…”, an EMPAC electro-acoustic performance/installation, dir. Colin Gee. New York.

2011 Mouthpiece XVII for Hackbrett, to be performed in Basel, Switzerland, 2013.

2010 IMTA, Piano Solo for Réne Lecuona, Ames, Iowa.

2009 American Composers Orchestra for Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York.

2009 Repertorio Zero for the Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, Switzerland.

2009 Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Esa-Pekka Salonen, California.

2008 Witten Festival of New Music, Klangforum Wien, Germany.

2008 Featured Composer, Linz 4020 Festival, Austria.

2008 Two new works for Koto, 4020 Festival, Linz, Austria.

2007 Cornelia Hermann, Jeunesse Concert Series, Vienna, Austria.

2007 Zurich Opera House, Switzerland.

2006 Klangspuren Festival/Austrian Broadcasting Co. for Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna.

2006 Klangspuren Festival for Latvian Radio Choir, Schwaz, Austria.

2006 Petra Stump / Heinz-Peter Linshalm, Clarinet Duo.

2005 Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan.

2005 Bludenz Tage für Zeitgemäße Musik (Festival of Contemporary Music) Bludenz, Austria.

2005 Mozart Anniversary 2006, Vienna, Austria.

2004 Impuls Prize Commission for Ensemble Klangforum Wien, Graz, Austria.

2004 Klangforum Wien, Vienna, Austria.

2004 Player Piano, Minoritensaal Graz, Austria.

2004 Janne Rättyä, Accordion.

2003 University for Music, Graz, Brass Quintet.

2000 Duo Contour, Trumpet and Percussion.

 

Academic Experience

2012 - present                 Assistant Professor of Composition-Theory, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2011-12                         Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Harmony and Counterpoint”.

Senior Lecturer, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Graz, Seminar: “The Female Voice after 1950”.

1999 – 2001                   Teaching Assistantship, Undergraduate Theory and Musicianship Courses I – IV,

University of Iowa, Iowa City.

 

Selected Performances

2015 

6 FEB

Mouthpiece I, Viola Yip, voice. Arts Village, Bowling Green State University.

MAR

Mouthpiece I, Viola Yip, voice. Hong Kong

11 APR

Mouthpiece I + II, Charlotte Mundy, voice. Spectrum, NYC.

22 APR

Mouthpiece XXIV, Ryan Muncy and Ross Karre of International Contemporary Ensemble, Abrons Arts Center, NYC.

24 APR

Mouthpiece: Segment of the 3rd Letter, Ecce Ensemble. Dimenna Center, NYC.

22 MAY

Mouthpiece I Erin Gee, voice. Brooklyn Dance Space, Brooklyn NY.

 

 

2014

27 JAN

Yamaguchi Mouthpiece I + II Peyee Chen, voice, University of Huddersfield, UK.

30 JAN

Mouthpiece XX, Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna.

3 FEB

Mouthpiece I + II Peyee Chen, voice, Blackheaths Hall, London, UK.

16 FEB

Mouthpiece VI+1 with video + actor, Fonema Consort, Chicago.

28 FEB

Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter, Dal Niente, Fromm Concert, Harvard University.

5 MAR

Mouthpieces for solo voice Dartmouth College.

7 MAR

Yamaguchi Mouthpiece I + II Peyee Chen, voice, University of Leeds, UK.

21 MAR

Mouthpiece XXI, North American Saxophone Alliance, University of Illinois.

29 MAR

Nomo ne, Spektral Quartet, Chicago.

12 APR

Mouthpiece: Segment of the 3rd Letter, Eco Ensemble, Berkeley, California.

2+4 MAY

Mouthpiece XIXb Argento Ensemble, Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC

27 MAY

Mouthpiece I + II, Dave Broome, New York City.

28 AUG

“Dance an Impossible Space” with Molissa Fenley and Co. David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, NYC.

14 SEPT

“Dance an Impossible Space” with Molissa Fenley and Co., Judson Church, NYC.

10 OCT

Mouthpiece XXII, Arditti String Quartet, Musikprotokoll, Graz, Austria.

18 OCT

Mouthpiece I + II, Peyee Chen, voice. Coventry University, Coventry, England.

 

 

2013

28 MAR

Mouthpiece: Segment of the 3rd Letter, University of Illinois.

6 APR

“…in the first place…”, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY.

12 APR

Mouthpiece: Segment of the 3rd Letter, MGMC, University of Chicago.

27 JUN, 5 JUL

Mouthpiece XVIII, Unter Vier Ohren, Freiburg and Cologne, Germany.

2-5 OCT

Music for “Found Object”, Molissa Fenley choreographer, New York Live Arts, NYC.

25-27 OCT

Mouthpiece I, Hunters Moon Festival, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland.

2 DEC

Mouthpiece XIX, “Cercle – Konzertreihe für Neue Musik”, Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna.

2012

 

8 MAR

Mouthpiece XII, Mouthpiece: Segment of the 3rd Letter, Mouthpiece I, Yamaguchi Mouthpieces, Ars Musica Festival, Ensemble Le Balcon, Brussels.

15 MAR

Mouthpiece XV, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Daniel Gloger, Stuttgart, Germany.

22 APR

Mouthpiece VI, Empyrean Ensemble, Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center, UC Davis.

27-28 APR

Mouthpiece VII, with Hope Mohr Dance Company, Shotwell Studios, San Francisco.

15 JUN

Mouthpiece XVI Ascolta Ensemble, Schloss Solitude, Guibal Saal, Stuttgart, Germany.

SEPT

Mouthpiece XV Daniel Gloger, Germany.

6 NOV

Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter, Talea Ensemble, Contempuls Festival, Prague.

 

2011

 

 

17 OCT

Mouthpiece I, Yamaguchi and Akiguchi Mouthpieces, Miller Theater, Sonic Festival, NYC.

3 JUL

Portrait Concert, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.

3 JUN

Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter. Spring Festival. Either/Or Ensemble, The Kitchen, NYC.

2010

 

22 FEB

Mouthpiece I, Yamaguchi and Akiguchi Mouthpieces, NYU, New York.

16 MAR

Mouthpiece I, Yamaguchi and Akiguchi Mouthpieces, Tufts University, MA.

24 APR

The left wing of inhale no. 37, Totally-Trompete Festival, Berlin, Germany.

1 MAY

Mouthpiece VI, Wet Ink Festival, Roulette, NYC.

6 JUN

Mouthpiece XIV, IMTA National Conference, Réne Lecuona, Ames, Iowa.

27 AUG

Yamaguchi Mouthpieces, Montalvo Arts Center, CA.

SEPT - OCT

Mouthpiece XIV for piano, Réne Lecuona, six concert series in Brazil and Columbia.

3 OCT

Mouthpiece I, Yamaguchi Mouthpiece 3, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

25 OCT

Mouthpiece I + II, Yamaguchi and Akiguchi Mouthpieces, 3x3, Stuttgart, Germany.

23 NOV

Mouthpiece I, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, “Festival Shorts”, Peyee Chen, Huddersfield, England.

13 NOV

Mouthpiece I + II, Yamaguchi and Akiguchi Mouthpieces, 3x3, Kassel, Germany.

6 NOV

Mouthpiece I + II, Peyee Chen, York, England.

 

 

2009

 

25, 26, 31 JAN

SLEEP: an opera, Zurich Opera House, Switzerland.

7 APR

Mouthpiece XI, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond., Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA.

30 APR

Die fliegende Untertasse und der sterbende Baum, The left wing of inhale no. 37,

Duo Contour, Freiburg, Germany.

30 OCT

Mouthpiece I+II, Yamaguchi and Akiguchi Mouthpieces, Whitney Museum, NYC.

7 NOV

Mouthpiece XII, Repertorio Zero, Zürich Tage für Neue Musik, Switzerland.

19,20 NOV

Mouthpiece X, Metropolis Ensemble, New York.

30 NOV

Mouthpiece XIII: Mathilde of Loci Part 1, American Composers Orchestra, Zankel

Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York.

3,4 DEC

Dakota, SPIELART Festival, Munich, Germany.

 

 

2008

 

25 APR

Mouthpiece X, Klangforum Wien, Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, Witten, Germany.

26 APR

Yamaguchi and Akiguchi pieces, Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, Witten, Germany.

9 MAY

Mouthpiece IV, Mouthpiece Topology for choir, Latvian Radio Choir, 4020 Festival, Linz, Austria.

10 MAY                        Mouthpiece for Koto and voice, 4020 Festival, Linz, Austria.

 

2007

 

11 to 15 SEP

Across the Road, Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland.

5 NOV

Crim, Mouthpiece Remix Nuovo Consonanza, Rome, Italy.

18 NOV

Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter Tage für Neue Musik, Ensemble Recherche, Zürich, Switzerland.

2006

 

5 MAY

Yamaguchi pieces, Akiguchi pieces solo voice Look & Listen Festival, New York, New York.

1 JUL

Yamaguchi and Akiguchi pieces solo voice Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan.

10 to 16 SEP

‘Dakota’ for voice and electronics Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin, Ireland.

17 SEP

Mouthpiece Topology, Mouthpiece IV, VII, Yamaguchi pieces for choir, Mouthpieces I, II and IV, VII, Yamaguchi and Akiguchi pieces solo voice Klangspuren Festival Schwaz, Austria.

30 SEP

Mouthpiece IX for orchestra Klangspuren Festival Schwaz, Austria.

8 OCT 

Mouthpiece IX for orchestra Musikprotokoll Festival Graz, Austria.

 

 

2005

 

14 to 15 JAN

Mouthpieces I, II and IV solo voice "ludic space" Zagreb, Croatia.

19 FEB 

Mouthpiece VII for ensemble Helmut-List Halle, Klangforum Wien, Graz, Austria.

24 FEB

Mouthpiece VII for ensemble Wiener Konzerthaus, Klangforum Wien, Vienna.

25 JUN

Mouthpieces I, II and IV, VII, Yamaguchi Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan.  

7 to 11 SEP

‘Dakota’ for voice and electronics PS 122, New York, New York.

19 NOV

Mouthpiece VIII Vienna Mozart Year 2006 Radiokulturhaus, Vienna, Austria.

25 to 26 NOV

Mouthpieces I, II and IV, VII, Yamaguchi + Akiguchi pieces solo voice, Mouthpiece VIII Tage für Zeitgemäße Musik, Bludenz, Austria.

10 to 11 DEC

Mouthpieces I, II and IV, VII, Yamaguchi Mouthpieces solo voice with Ensemble Chronophonie, Freiburg, Germany.

2004

 

16 JAN

Mouthpieces I, II + IV solo voice Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria.

3 SEP

Mouthpiece VI for voice and ensemble Klangforum Wien, Vienna, Austria.

14 to 16 OCT

Mouthpiece I, II + IV solo voice, Canary Variations Diskurs Festival 04, Giessen, Germany.

 

 

2003

 

16 to 17 MAY

Mouthpiece I+II solo voice Klanggriffe, Karlsruhe, Germany.

8 JUL

Mouthpiece I + II Die Lange Nacht Der Toleranz, Cultural Capitol of Europe, Graz.

25 AUG

Mouthpiece III Ensemble Surplus, Summer Academy Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart.

11 NOV

Mouthpiece III Klanforum Wien, Klangwege 2003, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria.

 

LIST OF WORKS

2015                 Mouthpiece XXIV                                                               [tenor sax and perc]                         8 min.

2014                 Mouthpiece XXII                                                                [string quartet]                                  10 min.

2014                 Mouthpiece XIXb for soprano                                        [soprano+ensemble]                        8 min.

2014                 Mouthpiece XXI                                                                  [tenor sax, perc, voice]                     9 min.

2013                 Nomo ne: Ringtone for Spektral Quartet                   [String Quartet]                                  38 sec.

2013                 Mouthpiece XX: Mathilde of Loci Part 2                     [voice and orchestra]                        13 min.

2013                 Mouthpiece XIX                                                                  [tenor, vln, tbn, pno]                       7 min.

2013                 Mouthpiece XVIII                                                               [Bass Flute]                                         3 min.

2013                 Mouthpiece XVII                                                                 [Hackbrett/Voice]                             7 min.

2012                 “…in the first place…”                                                    [elect. acoustic]                                 15 min.

2012                 Mouthpiece XVI                                                                  [chamber ensemble]                        7 min.

2011                 Mouthpiece XV                                                                    [voice solo]                                          5 min.

2010                 Mouthpiece XIV                                                                  [piano]                                                 7 min.

2009                 Mouthpiece XIII: Mathilde of Loci                               [voice+orchestra]                              8 min.

2009                 Mouthpiece XII                                                                  [voice and ensemble]                       8 min.

2009                 Mouthpiece XI                                                                   [voice+large ensemble]                    10 min.

2008                 SLEEP: an opera                                                                [Mixed voice + Ensemble]              27 min.

2008                 Sawari Guchi – The Spinning Mouthpiece               [Koto]                                                    7 min.

2008                 Sawari Mouthpiece for Koto and Voice:                    [Koto]                                                    10 min.

The Buzzing Mouthpiece

2008                 SLEEP: an opera                                                                 [2 solo voices, choir, chamber ensemble]       27 min.

2008                 Mouthpiece X                                                                      [voice + ens.]                                   18 min.

2007                 Four Variations on a Mouthpiece                                  [voice + piano]                                7 min

2007                 Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter                      [voice + ens.]                                   8 min

2007                 Music for “Across the Road”                                         [elect. acoustic]                               15 min.

2006                 Mouthpiece IX                                                                     [voice + orch.]                                  15 min.

2006                 Mouthpiece IV for choir                                                   [choir]                                                 6 min.

2006                 Mouthpiece VII for choir                                                 [choir]                                                 3 min.

2006                 Yamaguchi Mouthpieces for choir                              [choir]                                                 7 min.

2006                 Mouthpiece Topology                                                      [vocal ensemble]                             9 min.

2006                 Inside the forrester, heights are misled                    [clarinet duo]                                   7 min.

2005                 Aki Mouthpieces                                                                [voice solo]                                       15 min.

2005                 Yama Mouthpieces                                                           [voice solo]                                       9 min.

2005                 Mouthpiece VIII                                                                 [voice + ens.]                                   15 min.

2005                 Canary Remix                                                                     [elect. acoustic]                              4 min.

2004/05                        Music for “from Dakota”                                   [voice + elec.]                                 40 min

2004                 Mouthpiece VII                                                                   [voice + ens.]                                  8 min

2004                 Inside the forest, heights become wide                     [acc., organ]                                   4 min

2004                 Mouthpiece VI                                                                    [voice + ens.]                                 6 min

2004                 Mouthpiece V                                                                     [voice + ens.]                                 6 min

2004                 Mouthpiece IV                                                                   [voice solo]                                     3 min.

2003                 Take a little in a water and put the In on the inside bit [player piano]                      4 min.

2003                 Mouthpiece III                                                                  [ensemble]                                      15 min

2002                 Mouthpiece remix                                                           [elect. acoustic]                            3.5 min

2002                 Mouthpiece for 9                                                             [ensemble]                                     9 min

2002                 Quill.h.                                                                               [vln,vla]                                          13 min

2002                 Mouthpiece II                                                                  [voice solo]                                     5.5 min

2001                 Das fliegende Untertasse und der sterbende Baum       [perc. .solo]                         7.5 min

2001                 formmask                                                                        [ampl. fl, cello]                              8 min

2001                 Crim                                                                                 [elec. acoustic]                                3 min

2000                 The left wing of inhale no. 37                                  [tpt, perc.]                                      6 min

2000                 Mouthpiece I                                                                [voice solo]                                      2 min

1999/2003         Sift        (a)                                                                  [cl., alt. sax., cello]                        4 min

                                    (b)                                                                   [clar. Klav. Cello]                          4 min

 

CDs

1.     Portrait CD, Mouthpieces, col legno, January 2014.

2.     Yamaguchi Mouthpiece Part 3,The Believer Magazine, Music Issue with CD, 2011.

3.     Mouthpiece IX (parallel version) 102 Masterpieces: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony

Orchestra miniatures, 2010. Label: Capriccio.

4.     Akiguchi Mouthpiece. Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, 2008.

5.     Yamaguchi Mouthpiece. Enstpannte Gleichzeitigkeit – Hammer Records, 2006.

6.     Mouthpiece VIII. Wiener Mozartjahr Österreichische Rundfunk, (ORF) 2006.

7.     Mouthpiece Remix. Soundreport 2002. Institute for Electronic Music, Graz, Austria.

 

Radio and other Media (Selected)

2014

FEB     Release of the game app Blek, with original music. #1 selling game app in May.

FEB     Composer Portrait, 1 hour, Zeitton ORF (Austrian Broadcastin Corp.)

JUN     Freies Radio Stuttgart

AUG    Q2 NYC

AUG    Iowa Public Radio

 

 

Publications

Mouthpiece: Segment of 3rd Letter. Project Schott New York (PSNY), 2012.

Mouthpiece: Segment of 4th Letter. Project Schott New York (PSNY), 2013 (forthcoming).

Mouthpiece VI. Project Schott New York (PSNY), 2013 (forthcoming).

 

Other Publications

“The Notation and Use of the Voice in Non-semantic Contexts: Phonetic Organization in the Vocal Music of Dieter Schnebel, George Aperghis and Brian Ferneyhough” in Vocal Music and Contemporary Identities. Ed. Christian Utz and Frederick Lau. Routledge Press, 2012.

 

Professional Experience

2014     

May                   Juror, New Music USA Grants.

MAR 3              Lecture, “Paper Engineering and Music Scores”, MIT Music Library.

MAR 5              Lecture/Class, “Free Improvisation based on memory techniques”, Dartmouth College.

APR 9               Lecture, UC Berkeley Composers Colloquium.

APR 11             Lecture/Class “Space”, Mills College.

APR                  Juror, Martirano Competition, University of Illinois.

APR 18             Lecture, Illinois State University, Bloomington, Illinois.

APR 12-13         Guest Composer, Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, University of Chicago.

2012     

FEB                  Juror, MATA Festival, New York City.   

FEB 17                         Lecture, MIT Composer Forum.

2011     

NOV 28            Lecture, Composition Colloquium, Harvard University.

2010     

FEB 17                         Lecture/Concert, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

FEB 22-26         Visiting Faculty, NYU, New York.

MAR 24             Lecture, Composition Seminar, Tufts University, Cambridge, MA.

APR 15-16         Lecture and Composition Masterclassses, University of Iowa.

APR 20               Presentation, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

OCT 2               Lecture and Composition Seminar, University of Western Ontario.

2009     

MAR 16                         Lecture, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Graz, Austria.

2006    

JUN 15              Lecture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan.