Residency Dates
  • Jul 16th 2018 to Aug 12th 2018
  • Aug 17th 2017 to Aug 31st 2017
  • Apr 20th 2019 to Apr 28th 2019

Tammen creates sounds that have been described as “an alien world of bizarre textures” and
“a journey through the land of unending sonic operations.” His
projects include site-specific performances and collaborative efforts with
dance, light, video, and theatre, utilizing technology from planetarium
projectors to guitar robots and disklavier pianos. He received
aDigital/Electronic Arts Fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts
(NYFA) in 2009 for his Endangered Guitar: a hybrid guitar/software
instrument used to control interactive live sound processing. His Third
Eye Orchestra
, featuring open form compositions for large ensembles
and live sound processing inspired by Earle Brown’s Available Forms, was hailed
by Avant Music News as “a thrilling 75-minute display that
combined individual virtuosity in a cohesive and fun-filled framework.” His
works have been presented in festivals in the United States, Canada, Mexico,
Russia, India, Israel, South Africa, and all over Europe. He has received
grants and commissions from MAP Fund, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, American
Music Center, Chamber Music America, New York State Council On The Arts
(NYSCA), New York Foundation For The Arts (NYFA), American Composers Forum, New
York State Music Fund, and the Goethe Institute, among others. Read more
at tammen.org.