Kevin Baldwin [is]
/exposing material for what it innately is
AS A PERFORMER
Kevin has traveled and performed as a soloist and in ensembles all over the world, including Beijing and Shanghai, China; Paris, France; and Maccagno, Italy. The New York Times reviewed one of Kevin’s concerts as “…precise and energetic…” Since then, Kevin has performed with numerous ensembles such as Iktus+, Ensemble Mise-en, Tactus, Qubit, Tempus Continuum Ensemble, and Inverted Space. Kevin has also been asked to perform as a soloist and with ensembles at many venues, such as Symphony Space, Roulette, Issue Project Room, and Galapagos in New York City.
AS A COMPOSER
Recently, Kevin has received commissions and several other premieres from ensembles such as andPlay, Cellophone, and Ensemble SurPlus. Additionally, Kevin has attended Akadmie Schloss Solitude in 2015, where he studied with Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders, and Ming Tsao. In 2011, Kevin attended the SoundSCAPE festival in Maccagno, Italy. Previously, Kevin received an honorable mention in the 2009 National Association of Composers of the USA Young Composers Competition for his piece, Meditation, for solo Bassoon.
Intrigued by the visual aesthetic of modern classical music's notation, Kevin began experimenting with visual art. Kevin began his visual art career exploring visual aesthetics in experimental music, such as notation, beyond the boundaries the genre would allow. Quickly, Kevin's works are becoming popular, and his works have been shown in numerous Seattle locations. Common Area Maintenance Art Gallery displayed Kevin's series of "Graphic Parts" [a series of 4 drawings, each performed simultaneously by a single musician], sponsored by the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research. Recently, Kevin's works could be seen at the 2016 Alki Art Festival in West Seattle.
Kevin is currently a DMA candidate in Music Composition at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, where he studies composition with Dr. Joel-Francois Durand and Saxophone with Dr. Michael Brockman. Kevin has earned his B.M. in Music Education and Music Composition at the University of the Pacific, where he studied primarily with Dr. François Rose and Dr. Robert Coburn in composition, and David Henderson for saxophone. He received his M.M in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Dr. Paul Cohen for saxophone, and Dr. Reiko Fueting in composition.