AWARDS, HONORS & RECOGNITION
Recognition for Composition
2016 1ST EXCELLENT AWARD, 5th China-Asean Composition Competition, THRUSH
2007 FIRST PRIZE,Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart,Tempo Mental Rap
2007 SEMIFINALIST, Composition Contest of the Netherlands Radio Choir, Kalevi Matus
2003 SÉLECTION, 5th Dutilleux International Composition Compétition, 1 Sonata
2001 SÉLECTION, 31st Festival Synthese Bourges, The Elements of Risk in Creation
1996 FIRST PRIZE, MacDowell Club, Unspoken Crime
1993 SELECTION, Friends and Enemies of New Music, Net/Byrinth: Rec. Study I
1989 SELECTION, Midwest Composers Symposium, A Penny for the Young Guy
1987 THIRD PRIZE, National Federation of Music Clubs, Ai
1987 HONORABLE MENTION, National Federation of Music Clubs, Dwellers of the Southwest
1986 FIRST PRIZE, Michigan State Univ-Orchestral Composition Contest, The Final Diary of a Branch
Award, Grant, Fellowship, Commission, Selection, Invitation, Miscellaneous
2016 Commission for new work. Proxima Centauri and Musicacoustica Festival. Commission for new work for percussion and electronics to be premiered during the Musicacoustica Festival in 2016 in Beijing.
2016 Acceptance to International Symposium (competitive award). My composition “Wassermann” was accepted for performance. 2016 Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (unable to attend…).
2016 Invitation for performance and Lecture. “The Art of Voice Synthesis” conference & expert meeting, workshop & concert (11, 12 & 14 May 2016) in Amsterdam. Organized by Dr. Julia Kursell & Dr. Hannah Bosma. Support was provided by University of Amsterdam: Computational Linguistics, Musicology, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis ASCA; Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences KNAW; Orgelpark, Organ Studies Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; STEIM, Amsterdam.
2016 Recipient Major Grants (2nd party support). Via Loadbang, The Guangxi Arts University & the 2016 China-ASEAN Music Week received support from by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
2016 Recipient Major Grants (2nd party support). Via Chris Tonelli & the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at Memorial University, Edgerton received funding (travel, stipend, per diem) for a week-long residency to train a choir and give concerts from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
2016 Commission for new work. Guangxi University of the Arts. A new composition (The Lanke Mountain) to be premiered during the 2016 China-ASEAN Music Week in Nanning.
2015 Commission for new work. Guangxi Symphony Orchestra. A new composition (Concerto for Orchestra). To be premiered by the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra; Cai Yang, conductor at the Guangxi National Palace Concert Hall in January 2016
2015 Biographical Inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in the World® 2016 (33rd Edition)
2015 Grant to attend and participate in the 2015 International Gugak Workshop in Seoul.
2015 Commission for new work. Guangxi Arts University. New work to be premiered during the 2015 China-ASEAN Music Week (#93__Opening of the Guangxi Blossom, for fl., vl. & pno)
2015 Commmission for new work. Guangxi Arts University. New work to be premiered during the 2015 China-ASEAN Music Week (#92_In silence, I hide my loudest scream) by the China-Asean Youth Orchestra, conducted by Michael Edward Edgerton. Guangxi National Palace concert hall.
2014 Deutscher Musikeditionspreis »Best Edition 2014« (this is an award to the organizers of the Party Pieces Project to honor the centenary of John Cage, for which I composed part #74 of the meta-composition)
2014 Inclusion. Who’s Who in the World (Marquis Who’s Who LLC) http://www.marquiswhoswho.com
2013 BabelScores® Reading Panel 2013: Compositions selected for inclusion in catalogue
2013 GfZK | Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig: Exhibition of music score in Art Gallery – Party Pieces Project – Exhibition of the scores in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig
2013 FAS|PR|2013 (Puerto Rican sound art fair, Oct 3-26, 2013): Anaphora selected for performance and exhibition
2013 University of Malaya Research Grant (under the umbrella “Exploring New Theories, Concepts and Pedagogical Insights Between Sound And Gesture”, research looking at “Vortices in Phonation”
2013 Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig [FZML]: Composition in the Party Pieces Project included in a publication titled Book for No-Thing
2013 SNIM Call for Works: The Oak of Mambre – shortlisted
2012 to 2013 Forum of Contemporary Music Leipzig – FZML (Germany & USA): Invitation to compose new work for John Cage centenary – The »Party Piece Project«
2012 NYFA/Stichting RIO New York/Netherlands composer exchange: Ensemble Ekmeles
performed the world premiere of Azure Suite by Edgerton in Brooklyn
2011 Deltart residency (Romania): Travel and Residential Grant
2010 Maisons Daura in St-Cirq-Lapopie (France): Travel and Residential Grant
2009 Künstlerhaus Eckernförde (Germany): composed The Garden of Risk (un jardin épineux)
2009 City of Oulu (Finland): commissioned The Book of One Man Dead, for Timo Kinnunen
2009 Kulturstiftung Dresden: commission of Cataphora & support to train vocalist Jan Heinke
2009 Kulttuurivoimala – Culture Power Station: commission for installation at Oulu city Silo
2009 Visiokonsultit Ay: Grant to assist performance of light/sound installation at Oulu city Silo
2009 City of Oulu, Technical and Social Dept: Grant to assist installation at Oulu city Silo
2008 Kemi City Council: Grant to assist commission sound design for triennale Kontakt Bastu 2009
2008 Nelimarkka Museum (Alajärvi): Residential Grant (composed two works and gave 3 seminars)
2008 Küng Blockflöte (Schaffhausen): Commissioned Balkan Dances for Quartet New Generation
2008 Künstlerwohnung Chretzeturm (Stein am Rhein, Switzerland): Stipend to prepare A Marriage of Shadows for premiere
2007 Institute for Digital Innovation (The University of Teesside): Commission for AVFest08
2007 Knowledge Transfer Grant: Assisted AHRC Standard Grant Application (Bristol & Abertay)
2000 to 2007 The Leverhulme Trust: Artist-in-Residence at the University of Abertay Dundee
2006 University of New Mexico: Supported travel/lodging at SCI conference for premiere & lecture
2006 Univ of Cal-Santa Cruz: Travel/lodging support for performance at Music for the Third Ear
2006 California Institute of the Arts: Funded travel/lodging for performance and lectures
2005 Paul Sacher Stiftung: Research Grant of the Paul Sacher Foundation
2005 International Congress of Voice Teachers 6th Conference: Invited Presenter (did not attend)
2005 Baldreit Stipendium (Baden-Baden): Finalist Presentation – Travel & Accommodation support
2005 Borderl-ne, New Music Festival Malmö, & the Malmö Academy of Music: Fully funded travel and lodging to attend premiere of Regret of a Noiseless Sundering by the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet
2004 Visualization of Context Driven Topologies-Digitizing the Non-Digital: Participant
2003 The American-Scandinavian Foundation: Grant to support performance of excerpts of Creation of the World in the School of Music at the Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). Grant involved training student performers, conducting rehearsals and presenting two seminars
2003 Visby International Center for Composers (Island of Gotland): Grant recipient
2003 Cons Superior de Música – Joaquín Rodrigo (Valencia): Support for Lectures, travel and lodging
2002 The European Union, State of Sachsen & Capitol City Dresden: Commissioned a new work
2001 The Arts Council of North Karelia: Residential grant to compose StringQuartet #1 and Koli; Presented one lecture at the University of Joensuu and directed a semester-long vocal ensemble at the Joensuu Conservatory of Music
2001 Humboldt University: Grant to conduct research on Nonlinear Phenomena
2001 Förderband e.V./Kulturbüro in Berlin: Commission for Ur-Sprung, an excerpt from Creation of the World, premiered during RESERVOIR V in Der Kleiner Wasserspeicher in Berlin
2000 Polli Talu Arts Center: Composed Kalevi Matus, gave workshops at schools and performance
2000 Akademie Schloss Solitude: Residential grant to conduct research on extended vocal techniques in Germany, ca. 1965 to 1990 – primarily with Hanna Aurbacher-Liska, author of Die Stimme in der Neuen Musik and member of the Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, directed by Clytus Gottwald. The research was intended as primary source material for The 21st-Century Voice
1999 The University of California – San Diego (CRCA): Served as Visiting Scholar to conduct research for The 21st Century Voice (Scarecrow Press, 2005) and directed a chamber vocal group.
1996 to 1999 The National Center for Voice and Speech: A 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. Studied voice science (acoustics and physiology) for The 21st-Century Voice. Applied research projects were focused on topics: reinforced harmonics, chant, ingressive airflow phonation, vocal violence.
1998 to 1999 Scientific American: Commissioned article “The Throat Singers of Tuva”
1998 American Composers Forum – Chicago: Composers Commissioning Program recipient
1987 American Composers Forum – Chicago: Composers Commissioning Program recipient
1996 to 1999 National Center for Voice and Speech: Recipient of Postdoctoral Fellowship
1996 Arts Midwest: Recipient of a Meet-The Composer grant
1996 Kittredge Fund: Grant recipient
1995 David Billman: Composed Songs of Vent for multi-percussion on commission from Billman.
2011 Deltart residency (Romania): Composed 2 sonata & did an audio-visual reinterpretion of “I Am Sitting in a room” by Alvin Lucier
2011 Steim (Amsterdam): Developed prototype of lingual-palatal controller
2010 Maisons Daura in St-Cirq-Lapopie: Composed Folk Songs
2010 Hotel25 (Berlin): Developed Blood-Sugar-Breath, a performance of the extra-normal voice
2009 Künstlerhaus Eckernförde (Germany): Composed The Garden of Risk (un jardin épineux)
2009 Culture Power Station in Kemi, Finland: Composed The Book of One Man Dead
2008 Nelimarkka Museum in Alajärvi, Finland: Composed Yellow Room, Desolate Land, le Critérion (revision) & offered semester-long course on modern music at local school, culminating in a performance at the Nelimarkka Museum
2008 Künstlerwohnung Chretzeturm (Stein am Rhein): Composed A Marriage of Shadows
2007 The University of Teesside, Institute of Digital Innovation: Composed A Marriage of Shadows
2006 to 2007 The University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland: Composed fragmenta Scotia, conducted psychoacoustic research with Dr Ken Scott-Brown, gave seminars and led a performance group culminating in a performance at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Dundee.
2005 Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel (research stipend): Studied the spectral research of Grisey
2003 Luleå University, School of Music (Piteå): Performed excerpts from Creation Of The World
2001 The Arts Council of North Karelia (Finland): Composed String Quartet #1 and Koli
2000 Polli Talu Arts Center in Vatla, Estonia: Composed Kalevi Matus and offered workshops
2000 Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart): Conducted research for The 21st Century Voice
1999 The University of California – San Diego, CRCA: Did research for The 21st Century Voice
1996 to 1999 The University of Wisconsin – Madison: Conducted research for The 21st Century Voice
1996 Atlantic Center for the Arts: Recipient of Associate Artist (did not attend)
1995 Hanyang University (Seoul): Composed XHAIN, wrote three papers and gave three lectures
1994 Indiana University, Latin American Music Center: Directed A Broken Collaboration
1994 Southold Dance Theater: Served as guest composer/performer and offered lectures