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Roddy Schrock is a California-based digital composer. A mercurial presence in the new music scene for nearly ten years, his live performances, music and installations have been presented in Japan, Europe and North America. His music juxtaposes playful sonic surfaces and formalism, rooted in frivolity.
He is a recognized electronic music artist. His performances and installations have taken him around the globe multiple times. His work in software design has been used by award-winning composers. As an educator he has taught at STEIM, De Anza College, and currently CSMA. He is a regular contributor to New Music Box and has also written for e/i magazine, and Gridskipper. He received his MFA from Mills College and completed a certificate program in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in the Netherlands.
SELECTED PERFORMANCES & INSTALLATIONS
- 2008, Ghost Collect Output, ring-tone composition, “Sound Device”, Root Division, San Francisco
- 2008, with Kunsole, dot dot Knock, embedded installation, SFAC Window Installation Site, San Francisco
- 2007, music and portable sound diffusion, Kunsole participation in Deitch Art Parade, New York City
- 2007, Here. There. (Distance Study 1), collaboration with Jano Cortijo (video), Meridian Music Series, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco
- 2007, Freddie Herko Memorial Evocation, collaboration with Deric Carner, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco.
- 2007, MicroMusic for 15 Designs, collaboration with Momus, Pecha Kucha, SuperDeluxe, Tokyo
- 2007, Fractured Conversation, two channel incidental sound installation, in group show “Pause”, Blackbird Space Gallery, San Francisco and Factory Model, Art Miami Basel
- 2006, Love’s Geography Revisited, live music for performance piece by Sara Wookey, UCLA Graduate Symposium “Lessons On Love “, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
- 2006, Experimental Media Arts residency, new works and public lectures, Stanford University
- 2006, February, Solo European tour, performances in Oslo (Spasibar), Hamburg (Hoerbar), and Berlin (Zentrale Randlage and Ausland)
- 2004, Seconds of Salvation, with video designer Remi Gerard- Marchant, group show “Between Heaven and Earth”, The Lab, San Francisco
- 2004, adaptation of Slowly Turning Narrative, with Nathan Fuhr, “Kunstvlaai 5 Festival”, Amsterdam
- 2004, Pan Pacific Playground, real-time network performance in SuperCollider, STEIM, Amsterdam, w/Tadashi Usami (Tokyo), Michael Cox (Oakland), and Doug van Nort (Montreal)
- 2004, Hybrid Behaviors, sound installation with Seamus Cater, “66 East Gallery”, Amsterdam
- 2004, Re-Call, live sound and movement improvisation, with choreographer Malgorzata Haduch, Muiderpoort Theater, Amsterdam
- 2004, Joey’s Song, with filmmaker Ludovic Pierre, “CEAIT Festival”, RedCat Theater, Los Angeles
- 2003, Cobra, at Zaal 100, with Ensemble Collision Palace, “TryTone”, Amsterdam
- 2003, One Happy Moment, w/VJ Pillow, “Music at the Anthology Festival”, New York City
- 2003, Emotivesque, “Soundscrape 3″, New York City
- 2002, Pop!!! snap, crackle…, nationwide Japan tour as Tog, w/Robert Duckworth, on tour with Carl Stone, Momus, Christophe Charles, Hypo, and Sawako
- 2002, Folding Piece, with Randy Nordschow, “Strawberries and Violins”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- 2002, Improvisation #178, as Tog, “ShoboShobo Festival”, Tokyo
- 2002, Let’s Examine the Issues, “Sonic Circuits Festival”, Kennedy Center, Washington DC
- 2002, [Yet Another form of] Musical Allotransplantation, as Tog, “SoCal Exchange Festival”, CCRMA, Stanford University
- 2002, Logic Is Has Cow Is Stuck On You, with Rasmus Joergensen and Tadashi Usami, “Signal Flow Festival”, Mills College, Oakland
- 2001, Improvisation #153, “Tokyo Improvisation Festival”, as Tog, at Deluxe, Tokyo
- 2001, Just Enough to Break Them Up, performed by Heather Heise, Contemporary Performance Ensemble, Mills College, Oakland
- 2001, Improvisation #127, w/Christian Wolff and members of the Back Door Art Ensemble, The Parnik, Ostrava, Czech Republic
- 2001, An Almost Human Gesture, soloists of Janacek Symphony Orchestra, Ostrava, Czech Republic
- 2000, When You Can’t Remember Why You Came, Connections - Music by America’s New Generation, Fukushima University, Japan
- 2000, Improvisation #34, as Tog, w/Robert Duckworth, Theater Poo, Tokyo
- Royal Conservatory of the Hague, Certificate: Sonology, The Hague, Netherlands, 2004.
- Mills College, M.F.A., Electronic Music and Recording Media, 2003.
- Mississippi State University, B.A., Sociology, 1999.
SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIA
- 2001, Ostrava New Music Days, under the tutelage of Maria de Alvear, Jean-Yves Bosseur, Alvin Lucier and Christian Wolff, Ostrava, Czech Republic
- 2001, June In Buffalo, under the tutelage of Aaron Jay Kernis, Charles Wuorinen, Jukka Tiensuu and David Felder, SUNY Buffalo, New York
- California College of Arts, Oakland, CA. Instructor, Young Artist Studio Program, Summer, 2007
- De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. Instructor, Electronic Music 07.2004 - 07.2005
- Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), Amsterdam. Lecturer, SuperCollider audio software, 2004 - 2005, summers
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