New PARMA Artist: Ken Walicki

We are excited to announce that composer Ken Walicki has joined the PARMA roster!

Ken draws musical influence from an array of genres, including jazz, pop, art, and world music. An innovator in composition, he was the first composer to ever feature a DJ and turntables as part of a standing ensemble.

As a Fulbright scholar, Ken studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen Helmut Lachenmann, and Rolf Hempel in Germany for two years, before earning his Ph.D at Michigan State
University after studying with Jere Hutcheson. He has also participated in master classes with Aaron Coplan, Samuel Barber, and William Schumann.

Ken’s music has been performed worldwide by notable ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, ETHEL, and members of the New York Philharmonic and Istanbul Borusan Orchestra, among many others. He is also the composer-in-residence for The Divan Consort.

Ken’s new album of electro-acoustic chamber works will be released in 2017 on Ravello Records. In the meantime, you can listen to his music here.

Welcome, Ken!

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