Bio:
Clint McCallum is a composer, performer, poet, author, and teacher living in San Diego California, USA. Born in Denver Colorado, Clint grew up as a self-trained musician playing in punk and jazz bands. He studied music composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of music with Randy Coleman and Lewis Nielson. After completing his studies he performed in several experimental music groups. He resumed his studies at the University of California at San Diego under the mentorship of Philippe Manoury and Katharina Rosenberger, where he recently received the Ph.D. in Music Composition.

Clint's music has been performed in North America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe. He has collaborated with many renowned artists and ensembles such as Ensemble Ictus (Belgium), Ensemble Nikel (Israel), Ensemble Mosaik (Berlin), ZWERM (Belgium), the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra (Ohio), the Ohio Ballet (Ohio), Red Fish Blue Fish (San Diego), Gnarwhallaby (Los Angeles), and Fonema Consort (Chicago) among others. His music has also been presented at several contemporary music festivals and concerts series' including the Darmstadt Institute for New Music, Prague's Contempuls Festival, Tzlil Meudcan Festival in Tel Aviv, Opéra de Lille in France, and Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles. As a performer, Clint has traveled throughout North America in several bands and experimental music collectives.

His current work is an investigation of listening as a construction of the body. Taken as a whole, it could be seen as an ongoing elaboration of “the body” in multiple meanings: the individual body constructed from the existential/phenomenological point of the listener; the social body made up of audience and performer constructed by the empathetic and/or hostile exchange of the musical ritual; and the political body constructed by the architectures of our social institutions. In other words, his investigations into the body cover more aesthetic terrain than the tactility of sound and conceptualize the body multimodally. His interest lies in how our sense of being bodily can shift between and across these modes of meaning in the acts of listening and performing.



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