I’m a composer of the ‘classical’ variety with an affinity for the avant garde, based in Buffalo, NY. Many of my pieces utilize graphics or other non musical sources as a framework, treated with different degrees of intuition and literal translation, to create music with an unexpected shape and content. I very rarely compose a piece in the same method multiple times. I have a fondness of gesture, non functional harmony, extended techniques, odd timbres, and low sounds.
I’m currently a PhD candidate at Suny Buffalo, studying composition under David Felder and Jeff Stadelman. In 2013, I received my MM in composition at the Hartt School (University of Hartford), studying with Robert Carl and David Macbride, and in 2010 I graduated from Butler University with a BM in Music Composition, having studied with Michael Schelle, Frank Felice, and James Aikman. I am an electric bassist.
Any musicians interested in giving my music a go, I would love to hear from you! Please contact me through the comments.
I’m almost certain I’m the only person ever named Meredith Gilna.