Kurt Stallmann is a composer whose approach to sound is inclusive and integrative. His compositions include works for acoustic instruments, electroacoustic combinations, environmental sounds, and synthetic sounds. He also enjoys improvisation and frequently collaborates with artists from other disciplines. In 1999, after completing his Ph.D. in music composition at Harvard University, he joined the Harvard faculty where he served as Assistant Professor of Music and as Associate Director of the Harvard University Studios for Electro-Acoustic Composition (HUSEAC). In 2002, Stallmann joined the faculty at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where he currently serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Rice Electroacoustic Music Labs (REMLABS).
Kurt Stallmann’s work has been recognized through grants and commissions by Chamber Music America, Meet The Composer/New Music USA, Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Fulbright Senior Scholar, the American Academy of Arts and Letters (Goddard Lieberson Fellowship), and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His recent works indulging Time Present (2013), a collaborative work with filmmaker Alfred Guzzetti that couples parallel constructions in sound from Taipei and imagery from the United States (screenings in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, Berlin, Spain and the London Film Festival).