Travis Johns – Curriculum Vitae

Education

Mills College (2005-2007) MFA, Electronic Music and Recording Media.

  • Studies conducted with Chris Brown, Les Stuck and Hilda Paredes.

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (2001-2004) B.M. Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA).

  • Studies conducted with Tom Lopez, Gary Lee Nelson and Dr. HyeKyung Lee.

Publications

Scores and Recordings available from Thinktank Media (ascap). Recordings released on such labels as Setola di Maiale, Oberlin Conservatory, Mills College, Vox Novus, and Innova Recordings.

Awards, Residencies and Teaching Appointments

  • 2012 – Workshop, NYFA Mark’12 Program, Woodstock, NY.
  • 2011 – Winner, Bienarte 8 2011 Costa Rican Visual Arts Biennial, San José, Costa Rica.
  • 2011 – Honorable Mention, MUCEVI Concurso Centroamericano de Arte Sonoro.
  • 2011 – Workshop conducted with master artist Marcelí Antúnez Roca, TEC de Cartago/Teatro de Aduana, San José, Costa Rica.
  • 2008 – Residency conducted at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. as part of the Create @ iEar Program.
  • 2008 Visiting Instructor – Workshop in algorithmic music composition conducted on behalf of Grupo Oscilador, San José, Costa Rica.
  • 2007 – Elizabeth Mills Crothers Award for Outstanding Musical Composition, Mills College, Oakland, Ca.
  • 2006 – Residency conducted with master artist Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyna Beach, Fl.
  • 2005 – Honorable Mention, Drunken Boat Magazine’s 2005 Panliterary Awards.

Selected Performances and Installations

  • 09.11.2013 – Mariposario of El Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. Premier of Yorkin, a 2-channel sound installation designed for Inteligencia Natural, a show sponsored by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
  • 01.16.2013 – BAVIC, Panama City, Panama. Installation of Raro as part of the 8th Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American Isthmus.
  • 08.25.2012 – WXGC 90.7 FM, Catskill, New York, USA. Performance/installation of Bioprinting I as part of NYFA’s MARK on Main program.
  • 07.27.2102 – The Lab, San Francisco, Ca. Performance/installation of Raro as part of the 2012 Soundwave 5 Humanities Art and Music Biennial.
  • 07.14.2012 – Ciudad del la Imaginacion, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Installation of Bioprinting I, curated by MUCEVI.
  • 11.07.2012 – Galeria Nacional, San José, Costa Rica. Premier of Raro, a site-speific performance/installation presented as part of the 2011 Costa Rican Visual Arts Biennial.
  • 10.04.2011 – Centro Cultural de España, San José, Costa Rica. Performance/installation of Bioprinting I as part of MUCEVI’s inaugural Concurso Centroamericano de Arte Sonoro.
  • 08.06.2011 – Narrowsburg, Pa. Premier of Watermarks, a site specific performance/installation presented as part of the Electronic Music Foundation’s Ear to the Earth SlowFloat Event.
  • 05.25.2011 – Festival de Musica Electroacoustica, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. Duo Performance with Paulina Velazquez-Solis (m+v).
  • 09.11.2010 – Brava Theatre, San Francisco, Ca. San Francisco Electronic Music Festival.
  • 03.12.2010 – Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, Ca. Duo performance with Paulina Velazquez-Solis (m+v).
  • 02.23.2010 – Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Solo performance.
  • 10.17.2009 – International Live-Looping Festival, Santa Cruz, Ca. Solo performance.
  • 09.29.2008 – SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY. Premier of Ammaton, for two bassoons and three-channel acousmatic sound environment.
  • 06.25.2007 – Web premier of Priorseen, for stereo tape by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble.
  • 03.04.2007 – Santa Fe International Festival of Electroacoustic Music, Santa Fe, NM. Premier of ns06_je15-26 for stereo tape broadcast on KUNM 89.5 FM, Albaquerque, NM.
  • 02.25.2007 – Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland, Ca. Premier of thesis composition entitled Blank Verse, or the Order of the Sacred Leaves of Broken Spearmint. Awarded the Elizabeth Mills Crothers Award for Outstanding Musical Composition, May 2007.
  • 11.07.2006 – International Computer Music Conference, Tulane University, New Orleans, La. Performance with the Pink Canoes.
  • 07.13.2006 – ¿Que Centroamerica?, Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica. Solo performance.
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