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Mr. Evan Ware

Evan Ware is a composer, music theorist, teacher, and contemporary music advocate who is currently a dissertation candidate in the Ph.D. program in Composition and Music Theory at the University of Michigan.

Many influences, from minimalism to modernism, cognitive psychology to Zen Buddhism, Medieval organum to Noh theatre music, inform Evan's creative process. His works seek, through their intense and personal explorations, balance between the worlds we live in and the worlds which live within us.

Evan's music has been performed in the United States, Canada, Germany, and New Zealand by the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the Arraymusic Ensemble, members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the New Zealand Clarinet Quartet, cellist Paul Dwyer, cellist/dancer Anne Davison, clarinettist Rebecca Dandard, and violinist Philippe Djokic, at such venues as the Midwest Composers' Symposium in Cincinnati, Music 08 Festival in Cincinnati, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and the Mad Air Project in New York city. Evan is currently studying with Bright Sheng and has also had masterclasses with with Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon.

A passionate advocate for contemporary music, Evan is the founder of ONMC-CMNO (Ottawa New Music Creators/Crateurs de musique nouvelle de l'Outaouais), a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the development of a sustainable infrastructure for new music creation in Ottawa, Canada.

Evan is spending 2011-2012 in Tokyo, studying Noh drumming, kendo, and zen meditation.


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