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PAMELA A. MADSEN, Associate Professor of Music

Pamela MadsenPamela Madsen’s work as a composer, theorist and performer focuses on the interaction of music, text, drama and electronics. She completed her Ph.D with Brian Ferneyhough at UCSD, with additional doctoral studies in music theory at Yale University supported with a Mellon Foundation Award, and post-doctoral studies in music technology at IRCAM, Paris. Madsen’s commissioned works have been premiered by internationally renowned ensembles including the Arditti String Quartet, Zeitgeist, SONOR, New York New Music Ensemble, California Ear Unit and the Yesaroun’ Duo, with her works garnering awards from the American Music Center, American Composer’s Forum and ASCAP. She’s a frequent guest composer/lecturer at major new music festivals throughout the world with publications on music technology and women in music. Composer residencies have included Envisioning the Future project with artist Judy Chicago, American Composers Forum, Composer's Suitcase project and at Mills College, San Francisco. She annually organizes, at Cal State Fullerton, the Women in New Music festival and International Women’s Electroacoustic Listening Room Project which she’s taken to numerous venues around the globe.

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2014 New Music Festival: Sonic Landscape