about

Matthew Sandahl (b. 1991) is a composer from Glastonbury, Connecticut. He is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at UC Berkeley under the instruction of Ken Ueno, Franck Bedrossian, Cindy Cox, and Edmund Campion. He received his BM in composition at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music where he studied under Suzanne Farrin, Du Yun, and Huang Ruo. He has participated in master classes with Bernard Rands, Jérôme Combier, William Bolcom, Alvin Lucier, and George Lewis. His works have been performed at Symphony Space and the Stone in New York City, the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine, and the HighScore music festival in Pavia, Italy. His music has been performed by Splinter Reeds, ECO Ensemble, Kyle Bruckmann, 15.19 Ensemble, Purchase New Music Ensemble, and the Iktus Percussion Quartet.

 

email: mattsandahl@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

 

UC Berkeley (PhD, Music Composition) 2013-Present

   Principal Teachers: Ken Ueno '15, Cindy Cox '14, Edmund Campion '14, Franck Bedrossian '13, '15

SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music (B.M., Music Composition) 2009-2013

   Principal Teachers: Huang Ruo '12-13, Du Yun '10-'12, Suzanne Farrin '09-'10

 

Festivals/Awards/Honors

 

highSCORE Festival (Pavia, Italy) Summer 2014

   Principal Teachers: Christopher Theofinidis, Amy Beth Kirsten, Dmitri Tymoczko, Mario Garutti

Bowdoin International Music Festival (Brunsick, Maine) Summer 2013

   Principal Teachers: Derek Bermel

 

Teaching Experience

 

Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley, Spring 2015

   Introduction to Music Theory (MUS25A)

Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley, Fall 2014

   Introduction to Music Theory (MUS25A)

Tutor, Learning Center at SUNY Purchase, Spring 2012 – Spring 2013

   Music Theory

 

 

 

Selected Compositions and Performances

Nine Movements for pierrot sextet (2015) 11'

  - written for ECO Ensemble

Blind Window for solo oboe (2014) 9' 

   - written for and premiered by Kyle Bruckmann

   CNMAT, Berkeley, CA 1/12/15

   - 5/11/15: Kyle Bruckmann

     Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Three Pieces for clarinet quartet (2014) 7' 

   - written for and premiered by 15.19 ensemble

      highSCORE music festival, Pavia, Italy

   - 12/15/14: ECO Ensemble, David Milnes, conductor

      Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Fragment for String Quintet (2013) 7'

   written for ECO Ensemble

String Quartet no. 1 for string quartet and mezzo-soprano (2013) 15'

   - premiered by Rachel Weishoff, Kenneth Trotter, Sarah Wolff, Naseer Ashraf, Maria Hadge

     05/13 SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

   - *Instrumental Version for string quartet (2013/2015) 10'

      - premiered by Alex Fortes, Katie Hyun, DJ Cheek, and Michael Nicholas

        05/03 The Stone, NYC, NY

Nisi Masa for chamber orchestra (2012) 9'

   premiered by the SUNY Purchase New Music Ensemble

   04/12 SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

Music for Winds and Percussion for clarinet and ensemble (2011) 6' 

   -performed at the Bowdoin International Music Festival

    07/13 Brunswick, ME

   -performed by SUNY Purchase New Music Ensemble

    11/12 SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

    11/11 SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

Three Movements for clarinet, electric guitar, and cello (2011) 6' 

    -performed by SUNY Purchase New Music Ensemble

     11/12 SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

     04/11 SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

    -performed by Marsyas Ensemble

     06/11 Symphony Space, New York, NY

Intermittences of Being for solo piano (2010) 5'

Duo for flute and cello (2010) 5'

Quartet for Percussion (2010) 9' 

   written for and premiered by the Iktus Percussion Quartet

© 2015 matt sandahl