Hunter Ewen is 2017 CSMTA Commissioned Composer
The Commissioned Composition premiere will take place during the CSMTA State Conference on June 1-3 at UNC, Greeley, Colorado.
Hunter Ewen is a dramatic composer, educator, and multimedia designer. During the day, Dr. Ewen teaches students strategies for digital creativity. At night, he composes, solders, choreographs, and videographs solo and collaborative projects around the world.
His works rail against the faded borders that separate art from science, music from sound, and meaning from meaninglessness. Ewen values frenzy. He buzzes and sneaks and desperately loves. His work is soothing, startling, virtuosic, and absurd. It grooves with dense, layered textures. It lusts for yowls and yips and wails and squeals. For screams that masquerade as art. For clamor and deviance. His compositions swing from chandeliers.
At The University of Colorado, Boulder, Ewen is an instructor of composition, music technology, and sound for the Department of Critical Media Practices, in the College of Media, Communication, and Information. Ewen also directs the 64 Bit Composition Competition, serves on faculty of Reel Kids Theater Troupe, and works as the editorial assistant for Music Theory Online. Ewen’s compositions and orchestrations are published by Ken Dorn, Alphonse LeDuc, Music Minus One, Theodore Presser, and Skinny Dip Publications. Listen and watch at www.HunterEwen.com.