MARK GREY (b 1967 )
Originally from San Francisco, Music Alive! Composer-in-Residence Mark Grey made his Carnegie Hall début as a composer with Kronos Quartet in 2003. His solo, ensemble, and orchestral music has been performed in many venues such as the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Barbican Centre in London, Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, UNESCO Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, as well as at the Ravinia, Cabrillo, OtherMinds, Perth International, and Spoleto festivals. He has written several large works for soloists Leila Josefowicz, Joan Jeanrenaud, and Piotr Szewczyk, and after two decades as a sound designer, he has given premières of major opera and concert works for John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and the Kronos Quartet among numerous others. He was the artistic collaborator, sound designer and soundscape engineer for John Adams’s critically acclaimed On the Transmigration of Souls, which received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music as well as three Grammy awards in 2005. Grey was the first sound designer in history to design for the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall in 2002, and the Lyric Opera in Chicago in 2007, and is the first to design for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, for Adams’s Doctor Atomic in 2008. His music can also be heard on New Albion Records and Warner Classics.