EducationD.M., Northwestern UniversityM.M., DePaul UniversityB.M., DePaul University
BiographyInstructor, Jeffrey Kowalkowski, is a composer who has focused primarily on collaborative forms of composition for the past several years. He is Artistic Director of the Milkwood Foundation, a not-for-profit sound art production company, which he founded in 1998. His opera collaboration Bosch tapped the gas pedal and the Caprice moved forward was premiered in Hamburg in 1996, and released on CD by No Harm Done Digital Media and Publishing, New York, 2000. With DePaul alumna-percussionist, Carrie Biolo, he released three CDs under the name Jack the Dog.
His music has been performed by ensembles in the U.S. and Western Europe: Prop Theater Group (Chicago); Ensemble Modern (Cologne); Interzone Perceptible (Essen); Het Trio and ASKO Ensemble (Amsterdam); and others. His radio works have been broadcast in Ireland (A.A.R.T.), Canada (Boreal), Berlin (Sender Freies), and the U.K. (BBC 3). He has been invited to the Center Acanthes in Avignon, France; June in Buffalo; the Gaudeamus and Darmstadt Festivals; and received a commission from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago for a sound installation and CD.
Additional projects include yearly teaching residencies through the Illinois Arts Council. He has also taught at the Experimental Sound Studio and The School of the Art Institute. Currently he is composer-in-residence for the Chicago performance collective, Lucky Pierre.
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