John Ivers is a bay area composer, clarinetist, sound artist, and improviser known for his dynamic compositions and aural explorations. Traversing both acoustic and electronic mediums, his work explores intimate musical textures, symmetrical constructions, structured improvisation, and multiple temporal spaces. Ivers’ work has been featured at the soundSCAPE, highSCORE, Walden CMR, Cluster, and Atlantic music festivals. He has written for ensembles such as Quartetto Indaco, Amaranth Quartet, Brooklyn College’s ConTempo Ensemble, for the Leftcoast Chamber Ensemble’s Intersection workshop, and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. His recent work on Distant Radio Transmission with Roscoe Mitchell has been featured by the Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble directed by Petr Kotik, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna conducted by Tonino Battista, at Ostrava Days Festival, and at the de Young Museum, San Francisco conducted by Steed Cowart. He is the co-founder of H/I ensemble, develops free, accessible, and collaborative music software for BandLab, and has recently guest lectured at UC Irvine and for WAC at Queen Mary University of London. John is currently pursuing an MA in Music Composition at Mills College studying with Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, and Fred Frith.
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