© 2017 Kelley Sheehan

Short Bio (100 words):

Kelley Sheehan is a composer and computer musician moving between acoustic, electro-acoustic, and performance art works. In any medium, her work centers on noise, performance, and interaction. Her work has been described as "Full of discovery, collaboration, and unpredictability" (Gaudeamus Foundation) with "Woozy Electronics" (LA Weekly). 

 

When not composing, she is advocating for experimental music as co-artistic director of Cacophony Magazine and performing as a founding member of The Plucky Plunkers, an improvisational duo focused on commission works for the toy piano and multimedia collaborations. Currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at Harvard University studying with Czernowin and Tutsku.

Long Bio (215 words):

Kelley Sheehan is a composer and computer musician moving between acoustic, electronic, electro-acoustic, and performance art works. In any medium, her work centers on noise, performance, and interaction. Her work has been described as "Full of discovery, collaboration, and unpredictability" (Gaudeamus Foundation) with "Woozy Electronics" (LA Weekly). Kelley has been performed at performance spaces such as Disney Hall (LA), Experimental Sound Studios (Chicago), The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Banff Center for the Arts (Alberta). Recently, awarded the Gaudeamus Award 2019, she has also been awarded residencies and fellowships to MISE-EN Place Bushwick, the National Composers Intensive with the LA Phil, Nief Norf, wasteLAnd Summer Academy, and the Banff Center.

 

When not composing, she is performing as a founding member of The Plucky Plunkers, an improvisational duo focused on commission works for the toy piano and multimedia collaborations.  As an advocate for Experimental Music, she is Co-Artistic Director and Editor at Cacophony Magazine, a Chicago based magazine dedicated to the advocation of contemporary sound making and performance.​ 

 

Her work and research has led her to study composition with composers of various interest and background such as Sivan Cohen Elias, Marcos Balter, and Fredrick Gifford.  She is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at Harvard University studying with Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutsku.