Tina Tallon (b. 1990) is a Boston-based composer, computer musician, vocalist, educator, and arts documentarian completing her doctoral studies in composition at the University of California, San Diego. Her music has been performed internationally by such esteemed musicians as the LA Philharmonic, Ensemble Intercontemporain, wild Up, Talea, the La Jolla Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, Tony Arnold, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Calder Quartet, members of the JACK Quartet, h2 quartet, HOCKET Duo, and Transient Canvas, among many others. She has received major awards, grants, and fellowships from organizations such as ASCAP, the Barlow Endowment, the La Jolla Symphony, NewMusicUSA, UC San Diego, and others. Recent commissioners include the LA Philharmonic, Guerilla Opera, wild Up, Steven Schick and the La Jolla Symphony, HOCKET Duo, pianist Michael Kirkendoll, and Composers in Schools. Her artistic and scholarly work has been presented internationally at festivals, conferences, and forums including the MIT-Grafenegg Forum, IRCAM’s ManiFeste, the LA Philharmonic’s National Composers Intensive, New Music Gathering, International Saxophone Symposium, N_SEME, the PARMA Music Festival, Cortona Sessions for New Music, soundSCAPE festival, New Music on the Point, and the UC Davis Composition Workshop. Academically, her research interests include technological mediation of the human voice, embodied music cognition, physical paradigms of sonic expectation generation, computational modeling of energetic relationships between various musical parameters based upon Newtonian mechanics, data sonification, development of software for spectral analysis and composition, algorithmic composition, and computational approaches to musicological inquiry. In addition to research grants from Brandeis University, she won one of four inaugural Katzin Prize Fellowships to fund her research at UC San Diego, where she is currently ABD. Ms. Tallon holds B.S. degrees in Biological Engineering and Music from MIT and an M.F.A in Composition and Music Theory from Brandeis University. Her primary composition teachers include Peter Child, David Rakowski, and Lei Liang, and she has studied computer music with Tom Erbe and Miller Puckette. She is also the owner and lead documentarian of SALT Arts Documentation, a company that specializes in artistically-informed audiovisual recordings of the performing arts with an emphasis on contemporary music, visual arts, theater, and dance. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Composition at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clark University, and was previously Lecturer of Music Technology in the Music and Theater Arts program at MIT.

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luscinia
Winner, 2018 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award

commissioned by the La Jolla Symphony, Steven Schick, Artistic Director

‘…FOR WE WHO KEEP OUR LIVES IN OUR THROATS…’ MENTIONED IN THE NEW YORKER’S “NOTABLE PERFORMANCES AND RECORDINGS OF 2018” REVIEW

Earlier this month, New Yorker music critic Alex Ross mentioned the world premiere of “…for we who keep our lives in our throats…” with the LA Philharmonic in the preamble to his list of Notable Recordings and Performances of 2018. Ross writes: “In October, at an event in the orchestra’s Green Umbrella new-music series, I […]

TINA TALLON WINS A 2018 ASCAP MORTON GOULD YOUNG COMPOSER AWARD FOR ‘LUSCINIA’

Tina has been awarded an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for her first piece for orchestra and live electronics, luscinia, premiered in December. To see the other winners and learn more about the awards, read ASCAP’s press release.

TINA TALLON WINS LA JOLLA SYMPHONY NEE COMMISSION

Tina has been selected as the Nee Commission recipient for the La Jolla Symphony’s 2017-2018 season. She will be writing a new piece for orchestra and live electronics to be premiered in December 2017. For more information, visit: https://lajollasymphony.com/nee-commission/

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