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Nathan Davis

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Nathan Davis is an activist for new music as a percussionist and composer. He is a co-founder of the sextet Non Sequitur and the electroacoustic cello/percussion duo Odd Appetite. While living in Boston, he also performed regularly with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and played new and traditional Balinese music with Gamelan Galak-Tika, with whom he recently made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall. He has recorded solo and chamber works for Cold Blue, Centaur, Bridge, and Karnatic Lab Records.

Nathan’s piece Diving Bell was a winner of the 2003 ISCM Composers Competition. Soon to be released on a solo disc, his works have been performed in the US, the Netherlands, at the World Saxophone Congress in Montréal, and at the Festival de la Musica Electroacoustica in Cuba. He has received two grants from the Meet the Composer Fund, including a commission to write and perform a program of his pieces for percussion and electronics at the 2002 Outer Ear Festival in Chicago.

Before relocating to Amsterdam in 2004, Nathan taught percussion and led ensembles at Dartmouth College and Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, and he has given masterclasses on extended percussion techniques, theater, and electronics at Yale University, the Longy School of Music, and UMass Amherst.

Nathan earned Bachelors degrees in both composition and percussion at Rice University, and he received a Masters from Yale University. In 1996 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study with Robert Van Sice at the Rotterdams Conservatorium in Holland, receiving an Artist diploma in marimba performance.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Odd Appetite Thursday, November 3, 2005, 8:30p

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