Charles Wilmoth


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

La Jolla, CA, United States


Aug 2007 - Aug 2007

Born in 1979 in West Virginia/USA.

Wilmoth graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA/USA, where he studied philosophy and music, then received a Master’s Degree in Composition from Wesleyan University, where he studied with Anthony Braxton, Neely Bruce and Alvin Lucier.

He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego/USA, where he studies with Roger Reynolds. Wilmoth is also a freelance writer and is a contributing editor for Dusted.

His music combines unusual sounds with jagged, uneven repetitions and jarring starts and stops. His pieces have been played by the Arditti Quartet, Steven Schick, and the Flux Quartet. Wilmoth has also improvised with Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Christian Wolff, Wadada Leo Smith and Mark Dresser, and he has played notated music on the viola with the new music groups SONOR and Wavelink.

Selected pieces: »String Quartet« (2007); »They couldn’t help it« for two vibraphones (2006); »Tether« for prepared piano (2006). He has participated in numerous festivals such as Darmstadt/Germany and Ostrava New Music Days/Czech Republic. He tours regularly with his rock group, FOX Japan, and plays in a country band.

Wilmoth has been an artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach/USA.