DOUGLAS OSMUN

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is a composer and improviser working largely in the domain of digital media, exploring how contexts shape interactive experiences or improvisatory structures and how they blur the boundaries between composer, performer, audience, and artificial intelligence. Osmun’s work is permeated by recurring themes of digital materiality, speculative interfaces, AI mediation, cybernetic subjectivity, and tech-ideology.

Osmun is a Ph.D. Candidate in Composition at the University of California San Diego studying under the advisorship of Michelle Lou, and also holds a Lecturer position in Composition at San Diego State University where he teaches courses on electronic music, recording, and composition. His music and research has been presented internationally, being shown at the SEAMUS National Conference, the SCI National Conference, NYCEMF, Neofonía Festival de Música Nueva de Ensenada, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, the Radigue at 90 Conference, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. He has written works for Alarm Will Sound, the St. Louis Symphony, and SPLICE Ensemble, as well as for numerous friends in close collaboration. He will be an Artist Resident at Arts Letters & Numbers in December 2023 and at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM-KUG) in Graz in the summer of 2024.

NEWS

Electroacoustic improvisation at High Desert Sounding
October 13 – 14
2023
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New work for flute, percussion and electronics
premiere, Sasha Ishov and Mike Jones
November 1, 7pm @ CPMC, UCSD
2023
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Ritual Time Dilation – evening length work for solo trumpet
premiere, David Aguila
November 13, 5pm @ CPMC, UCSD
2023
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Resident Artist at IEM, Kunstuniversität Graz
Summer 2024

 

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