On Friday January 17th, the FIU School of Music hosted the New Music Miami Festival 2014 at the College of Architecture + The Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios, which featured Keith Kerchoff. Kerchoff is a leading composer and performer of experimental and modern music, and has showcased his work at a wide variety of music festivals including the Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Festival Internacional de Müsica Contemporánea, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), Performing Arts at CAM (Chelsea Contemporary Art Museum, New York), the Oregon Festival of American Music, PianoForte Chicago, The Experimental Piano Series, Ives and His World, and The eXtensible Toy Piano Project. His featured performance is a highlight of the New Music Miami Festival, which “presents new music for diverse instrumentations throughout Miami, bringing together innovative composers and thinkers along with adventurous performers and audiences.” Kerchoff’s passion for electronic works also led him to create the Electro-Acoustic Piano project which “which supports and promotes new works for piano and electronics. Started in 2009, the project has so far commissioned over twenty different composers, and the program has been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, and England.”
Jacob Sudol, Assistant Professor at FIU’s School of Music, not only organized the concert but composed one of the original pieces that Kerchoff performed. To read the tweets and watch the Vines of the performance please click IMG_2538 and https://twitter.com/jstuartFIUMBUS.
Kerchoff’s show at the Miami Beach Urban Studios was from 7:30 – 9:30 on January 17th. For more information on Keith Kerchoff or the Electro-Acoustic Piano Project please visit http://www.keithkirchoff.com/electronic.html.