Stephen Lilly (stephenlilly.net) is a composer, performer, audio engineer, and sound artist. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Stephen ventured east to study composition at the University of Maryland. In addition to his graduate degrees from UMD, he also has composition and bass performance degrees from the University of Idaho and spent a year studying at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague. Theatricality, language, and abstraction are themes that continually resurface in his work, the majority of which is scored for chamber ensembles, often incorporating signal processing and computer generated sounds. Stephen has written works for CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) Bristol, pianist Hayk Arsenyan, saxophonist Steven Leffue, and soprano Stacey Mastrian and has worked closely with a collective of composer-performers he helped found, the Bay Players Experimental Music Collective. His writings on contemporary experimental music have been published in Organised Sound, Performance Research, Perspectives of New Music, and Computer Music Journal. Recordings of his compositions are available from ink&coda, the SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures Recording Series, the SCI CD Series, and C7 Music and recordings he has engineered have been released on Neuma, Navona, and Albany Records. Stephen currently lives in DC where composes and performs (most often with the band These Quiet Colours).
2017 Featured Composition: Puzzles and Patterns