Mari Kimura Joins the UCI Music Faculty
The UCI Music Department is pleased to welcome to its faculty Mari Kimura, a composer, performer, researcher, and leading figure in the field of interactive computer music. As a violinist Mari is renowned for her mastery of subharmonics—the production of pitches that sound up to an octave below the violin’s lowest string—as well as for her dynamic performances as an improviser and her premieres of many notable compositions by today’s composers. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fromm Commission Award, an artistic research residency at IRCAM, and a Composers Now creative residency at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is active in the development of a prototype motion sensor “µgic” (mugic) for interactive computer music performance, and she is the founding chair of Future Music Lab at the Atlantic Music Festival. Professor Kimura will be an important member of the Music Department's Ph.D. program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT).