Composer Jeremy Sagala (B.M., M.M., M.A., Ph.D.) has been commissioned and performed by such performers as the New York New Music Ensemble, the Lydian Quartet, David Fedele, DoublePlay, the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, Steve Beck, the ACME Ensemble, his own Ensemble Ilusis, and many others. The New York Times described his musical language as "rugged but not harsh, and the timbres and gestures he used here — bent pitches, quarter tones, juxtapositions of introspection and explosiveness — yielded an undeniably dramatic sound world." Others have described his approach as "incredibly elegant" with "gorgeous pitches and lovely orchestration." Both his acoustic and electronic compositions are highly informed by spectral techniques and research into psychoacoustics and cognitive studies. He is grateful to have received awards and honors from ASCAP, SCI, New England Foundation for the Arts, the Wellesley Composer's Conference, among many others. He is the founder and chief director of Ensemble Ilusis, a new music/electronic music group that seeks to expand the public's understanding and appreciation of contemporary music of all kinds. His book "Form and Materials in Davidovsky's 'Flashbacks'" is published by VDM Verlag. He has taught at Northeastern University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and is currently teaching at SUNY Fredonia. His CD "...through autumn into winter" is available through major online retailers worldwide.
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