Michael Fiday

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February 2022: awarded Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council

February 18, 2022: Near & Dear, recording by percussionist Boyd Jeffries, released on his website, featuring same rivers different for solo percussion.

Upcoming Events

Novermber 1, 2022, 7:30pm: Hypercube: featuring works by Seong Ae Kim, Nicole Russell, Cole Reyes, Vicki Nguyen, Marcel Castro-Lima, and a performance of The Force for Good by Michael Fiday. Mis-en Place, Brooklyn, NY.

October 25, 2022, 7:30pm: Percussion recital, featuring works by Aperghis, Cage and others, including a performance of Automotive Passacaglia for piano and two percussion by Mark Tollefsen, Joseph Van Hassel and James Culley. Moore Hall Auditorium, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC.

October 14, 2022, 8pm: New Gallery Concert Series: Begin Here: featuring works by Kevin Day, Zoltan Almashi, Bohdan Kryvopust, Valentin Slivestrov, Yavhen Stankovych, Singer Mali, and a performance of Michael Fiday’s Junkyard Angel by pianist Sarah Bob. Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, MA.

October 12, 2022, 7:30pm: Crumb Legacy Concert: featuring works by former students of George Crumb, including Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Robert Maggio, Jennifer Hidgon, Ofer Ben-Amots, and a performance of Junkyard Angel by Michael Fiday by pianist Steven Beck. Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

October 2, 2022, 7:30pm: Modern Classic: Mrika Sefa and Nuno Pinto: featuring works by Xenakis, Cage, Sefa, Ellini ralli, and a performance of Michael Fiday’s slapback by electric guitarist Nuno Pinto. Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin, Germany.

October 1, 2022, 7:30pm: Concert:Nova: Fiday-Palooza: program devoted to music of Michael Fiday, featuring guest performers Hypercube, Mantra Percussion, Julianna Eidle, Dieter Hennings and Laura Sabo playing The Force for Good, Jim & John, 5 Haiku, Song for Eric, and the world premiere of Electric Guitar for percussion. Myaamia Hall, ARCO Cincinnati, 3301 Price Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.

September 27, 2022, 7:30pm: Michael Chertock – piano, works by Grieg, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Junkyard Angel by Michael Fiday. Werner Recital Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.

May 20, 2022, 8pm: Slapback: music by Donnacha Dennehy, David Lang, Caroline Shaw, and slapback for electric guitar by Michael Fiday. Derek Johnson and Todd Siebert – guitars, Rose Bellini – cello, Storm Benjamin – percussion. Royal Room, Seattle Washington.

May 14, 2022, 3pm: Duo Damiana, Molly Barth – flute, Dieter Hennings – guitar, works by David Lang, Chen Yi, Shafer Mahoney, Hebert Vasquez, and 5 Haiku by Michael Fiday. Niles Gallery of the Fine Arts Library, Lexington, Kentucky.

February 22, 2022, 7pm: World Premiere of The Force for Good by Hypercube Ensemble, composed on commission from Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. Short North Stage, Columbus, Ohio. 

Archive (by year)

2021

July 17, 2021, 8pm: Song for Eric for bass clarinet performed by Jeff Anderle during International Clarinet Association’s Virtual ClarinetFest 2021. Link to performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUMgZHln1Ns.

April 18, 2021: Song for Eric for bass clarinet premiered by Jeff Anderle during Bang on a Can online Marathon.

2020

March 2020: Something is Happening Here, CD by pianist/CCM alum Brianna Matzke, released on Bandcamp; featuring works devoted to her Response Project, including Junkyard Angel for solo piano.

March 8, 2020: performance of Junkyard Angel for solo piano by Robert Satterlee, Stroede Center for the Arts, Defiance, OH.

2019

December 7, 2019: performance of Slapback for electric guitar and delay unit by Christopher Wilke, Greater Cincinnati Guitar Society, 7pm, St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220.

November 29, 2019: European premiere of Jim & John for solo flute by Molly Barth, Royal Academy of Music, City University of London.

November 2019: publication of Sergio Sorrentino’s book, La chitarra elettrica nella musica da concerto: La storia, gli autori, i capolavori by Arcana Publications, featuring full chapter devoted to slapback for electric guitar.

November 9, 2019: performance of 5 Haiku for alto flute and guitar by Roberta Michel and Jay Sorce, Parlour Room Sessions, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn, NY.

October 18, 2019: performance of Junkyard Angel for piano solo by Robert Satterlee, Bowling Green New Music Festival, Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

September 26, 2019: performance of 9 Haiku for flute and piano, Anne Daley, Michael Delfin, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

September 5, 2019: performance of 5 Haiku for alto flute and guitar by Molly Barth, Dieter Hennings, Turner Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

April 5, 2019: performance of Junkyard Angel for piano solo by Brianna Matzke, The Hammert Building, Eudora, KS.

April 5, 2019: performance of 9 Haiku for flute and piano by Sarah Brady, Yoko Hagino, The Music Mansion, Providence, RI.

March 28-29, 2019: residency at Vanderbilt University, including March 29 performance of Jim & John for flute solo by Molly Barth.

March 1, 2019: performance of 5 Haiku for alto flute and guitar by Roberta Michel and Jay Sorce, All Saints Episcopal Church, Long Island City, NY.

February 1, 2019: performance of Junkyard Angel for piano solo by Brianna Matzke, Frisch Recital Hall, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI.

January 18, 2019: performance of 5 Haiku for alto flute and guitar by Roberta Michel and Jay Sorce, Turtle Bay Music School, New York City.

 

2018

November 30-December 31, 2018: in residence at Copland House, Cortlandt Manor, NY, composing new work for Mantra Percussion.

November 15, 2018: world premiere of Junkyard Angel for piano solo by Brianna Matzke, as part of the “Something is Happening Here” Response Project; Woodward Theater, Cincinnati, OH.

September 27, 2018: residency at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.

June 6-July 18, 2018: in residence at The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH.

May 2018: awarded Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.

February 19, 2018: performance of It Shakes My Teeth for two electric guitars and percussion, Derek Johnson and Sean Ashcraft with Mantra Percussion, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

January 2018: “Castillos de Viento” by Duo Damiana released by Innova Recordings (Molly Barth, Dieter Hennings), featuring 5 Haiku for alto flute and guitar.

 

2017

November 2017: awarded 2017 Commission from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, for new for Mantra Percussion.

July 2017: awarded General Commission from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, for new work for Hypercube Ensemble.

 

2016

November 25 and 26: Three for One premiered by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Taft Theater, Cincinnati, OH, Louis Langrée – conductor.

June: It Shakes My Teeth for two electric guitars and three percussion (parts I and II) performed at nief-norf festival, Knoxville, TN.

January 15: slapback for electric guitar and delay unit performed by Trevor Babb, Spectrum, New York, NY.

 

2015

August 14: Jim & John for flute solo premiered by Lisa Bost at National Flute Association, Washington, DC.

May/June: Composer in Residence at Musikhochschule Münster, Muenster, Germany.

February 11-16: Composer in Residence at University of Iowa.