Dual citizen (UK/USA), Dr. Evelyn Ficarra studied composition at the University of Sussex where she is currently Lecturer in Music Theatre and Acting Director of the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre. She was awarded her doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley. An experienced freelance composer, teacher and sound editor, her work has received support from the Arts Council of England, the London Arts Board, the Sonic Arts Network, the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust, the Hinrichsen Foundation, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Meet the Composer and Poems on the Underground. Her music has featured in concert halls, theaters, music festivals, film festivals, on television and in radio broadcasts in the UK, Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East. Her solo CD Frantic Mid-Atlantic is available on the Sargasso Label www.sargasso.com. Recent
projects include vagues-fenêtres for string trio and electronics, Wild Debris for orchestra, and Endangered, an installation collaboration (sound, sculpture, text) for the Intersection for the Arts Gallery in San Francisco. Current projects include; an on-going music improvisation exploration with composer/performers Myra Melford and Heather Frasch (‘laptop’ improvisation using Max MSP, with amplified prepared piano and flute), and a sound/video/performance collaboration with video design artist Ian Winters, Memory Table, recently performed at Noh Space in San Francisco.