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Erin Gee
is a composer, performer and vocal-artist. Her awards for composition include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, the 2008 Rome Prize, Zurich Opera House’s Teatro Minimo Prize, and the Picasso-Mirò Medal.

She has been commissioned by the Zurich Opera House for the opera SLEEP, by the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group under Esa-Pekka Salonen, and by Klangforum Wien (for four pieces).

The American Composers Orchestra commissioned Mouthpiece XIII: Mathilde of Loci Part I for Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall, which was highlighted in Symphony Magazine (March/April 2010), and cited in the New York Times as “subtle and inventive.”

Gee has had performances at the Wittener Tage für Neue Musik, musikprotokoll in steirischer herbst, Klangspuren, Darmstadt Festival summer courses, the Sonic Festival, and the Zurich Tage für Neue Musik, among others. She was in residence at the Montalvo Arts Center and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 2010.

She is active as a vocal performer of her own work, but it is not designed exclusively for her voice. Ms. Gee is currently an Assistant Professor of composition at the university of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Sound elements from the oral cavity meet musical instruments. An outstanding and terrific debut! 
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