Ian H. Power


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Rochester, NY, United States


Aug 2007 - Aug 2007

Born in 1984 in Rochester, NY/USA.

Power studies privately with Robert Morris in Rochester NY/USA. From 2002 to 2006 he studied with Dana Wilson and with Gregory Woodward at Ithaca College, NY/USA. In 2005 he attended the Brevard Music Center, NC/USA.

Power has attended lessons and master classes with Helmut Lachenmann, Dieter Mack, Chaya Czernowin, Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Karel Husa, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Robert Beaser, Chen Yi and Donald Freund. In 2006 he was a presenter at Young Composer’s Forum INFM in Darmstadt/Germany and at the J. J. Whalen Academic Symposium, Ithaca College.

He has done work in the realm of popular music as well as, recently authoring a guest essay entitled »Covering a basis: Tactics of Experiental Manipulation in Skye Sweetnam’s Cover of Wild World« for the influential teenpop blog »The Cure for Bedbugs«.

Selected pieces: »Quartet« for clarinet, piano, percussion, violin (2007); »in memory of Austin T. Craig« for solo piano (2006); »Real Good« for 13 players (2006); »Passages of Dreaming and Waking« for string quartet (2006); »I’m Not Proud of How I Handle the Prospect of Rejection« for ensemble (2005). »Real Good« was awarded the Smadbeck Composition Prize 2006, Ithaca College.