BIO

Originally from Salem, OR, Sean Russell Hallowell is a musician and composer living in San Francisco, CA. The resonating devices through which his music has occasionally sounded have been characterized as “[sniff-worthy]” (his cat). His compositions have been instantiated at such events as the annual meeting of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, the First Annual Florida International Toy Piano Festival, and the Charlotte New Music Festival, and showcased by such entities as the University of Vienna Faculty of Physics and Vox Novus.

He holds degrees in music from Brown University (AB) in Providence, RI, and Columbia University (PhD) in New York City, NY, where he wrote his dissertation on the metaphysical dimensions of compositional tradition in Medieval Europe. He has studied music theory with Bergson, Husserl, and Kepler; his principal composition instructors have been Purcell, Ockeghem, and Pythagoras.

During the 2016-2017 academic year he served as Lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the fall of 2017 he began a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University. He may be reached @ < isorhythmics@gmail.com >.